Cain says he will defeat forces trying to 'destroy' him
November 2nd, 2011
11:19 AM ET
3 years ago

Cain says he will defeat forces trying to 'destroy' him

(CNN) – Embattled GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain will huddle behind closed doors on Capitol Hill with Republican lawmakers Wednesday as his campaign struggles to weather a storm of controversy over previously undisclosed sexual harassment allegations.

Appearing before a consumer group in Virginia Wednesday morning, Cain accused his critics of engaging in the politics of personal destruction, and insisted his candidacy would survive the maelstrom.

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  1. once upon a horse

    look at your OWN party first there Mr Cain..which I doubt if you will. Maybe give Karl Rove or Grover Norquist a call. And perhaps tell Rush and Ann Coulter to STOP playing the race card because it really makes you look weak using that as an excuse. Or you could take your own advice like you said about the poor and unemployed and BLAME YOURSELF!

    November 2, 2011 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  2. ChiTownArkie

    Welcome to big time politics Mr. Cain.

    November 2, 2011 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  3. James

    Cain, just ignore them and get on with the business of running for President. You certainly couldn't do any worse. As much as I wish Bill Clinton would run for President it won't happen. He was impeached and found guilty of lying etc, etc. but no one ever told him to go home. So whats the problem with the Cain issues. Just forget it .

    November 2, 2011 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  4. Dave

    This was as predictable as the sunrise... Here we have example 1,034,532 of Conservative Victimization Syndrome. Poor Herman is just another victim of those out to get him, those who hate him, and get ready for it, the horrible terrible media. I'm actually surprised it took him so long to play the victim card. However, he is a Republican and these people are nothing more than victims who are not responsible for anything that can be construed as "bad." It's always the other person's/group's/party's fault. Pathetic.

    November 2, 2011 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  5. BB

    Take it to the lord with prayer! and send burning coal on their croocked hands!

    November 2, 2011 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  6. Four and The Door

    Welcome the scrutiny and expect some increased participation by the DNC. This is the politics Democrats play when they see successful Republicans. Get used to it. And get used to being a successful Republican. You have what they don't. Ideas that will work for America.

    November 2, 2011 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  7. Harry From Pa

    He will defeat forces trying to destroy him...... what if that force is himself? Seems like he has an uncanny nack for saying things he shouldn't say and things that get him into trouble. Remember being a president is to have tact at all times, you are constantly working and you wont always have days to think about the right thing to do or say. You done this to yourself Hermain Cain, instead you are trying to blame everyone but yourself. It's not even the point of whether these women are telling the truth, but why you lied to cover it up in the first place. You are outy 5000.

    November 2, 2011 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  8. vet in texas

    In the past 6 months alot of republicans have gotten behind the following people thinking they would be great presidents:

    Palin
    Trump
    Cain
    Perry

    And you wonder why liberals laugh at you daily and make jokes.........Cain thinks China is a danger to the country because they are trying to secure nuclear weapons, didn't know what the right of return was, and has no idea of Ubeki-beki-stan-stan.

    He is now leading polls for the republican nomination to run against the President of the United States........hilarious, Please, Please, Please nominate Cain! Pretty please!

    November 2, 2011 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Cain told Fox News on Tuesday night that he is someone "Democrats, liberals do not want to get the nomination."
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    Doesn't that statement suggest that a President Cain could completely misjudge the source of a terrorist attack and attack the wrong party or parties? You could have mud for brains and see that taking down Cain now, before he won a nomination, works against liberals who actually prefer a Cain nomination; just look at the polls. This scandal actually benefits one or more of the other Republican candidates.

    November 2, 2011 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    Four wrote:
    Welcome the scrutiny and expect some increased participation by the DNC. This is the politics Democrats play when they see successful Republicans. Get used to it. And get used to being a successful Republican. You have what they don't. Ideas that will work for America.
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    Stop drinking the tea and listening to right wring demagogues.. Read the polls. Cain would lose in a landslide if he were the nominee of the Grand Old Tea Party. If Democrats were going to spring this story, they would wait until Cain were nominated.

    November 2, 2011 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  11. Reggie from LA

    Cain says he will "defeat forces trying to 'destroy' him". Sounds like something Superman would say. I've already warned about that ego. There's a bit of a manifestation of it right there. Believe me, if in office he would behave like some kind of super man. We've already done that a few years back. Someone want to argue what was accomplished for America then?

    November 2, 2011 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  12. JoeW

    Very combative and a little paranoid. These are the same character assesments one could apply to another beloved republican, Dick Cheney. If he really had nothing to be concerned about, he would be much more forthcoming rather than try and change the discussion. Me thinks he doth protest too much.

    November 2, 2011 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  13. Four and The Door

    Rudy NYC
    ...Stop drinking the tea and listening to right wring demagogues.. Read the polls. Cain would lose in a landslide if he were the nominee of the Grand Old Tea Party.
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    There's only one candidate the Republicans could nominate who would give Obama a chance of winning and I don't think that's going to happen. Jimmy Carter is not coming out of retirement and he is still a Democrat.

    November 2, 2011 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |