"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Cain "Presumed Innocent" - But Faces Many Other Questions

There is way too much smoke going on with Herman Cain not to believe that some of this is true and that he has not been properly vetted as a candidate.  Treat all candidates the same and vet them before it comes time to vote, but as usual some of the media have fallen down on the job about vetting starting with Fox News unless your name is Rick Perry.  Why has Cain not been vetted for his church where he is an assistant minister as pointed out below?  Conservatives went after Rev Wright with Obama which they should but why do conservatives not care about Cain's church?

If Cain's people did leak the sexual harassment charges for whatever reason with his approval, then he needs to drop out of the race.  That is not something you do but then the fact the women were paid money not to say anything shouldn't be taken lightly either.  It is definitely not something you leak to get sympathy votes and then blame the media.  There are way too many instances of sexual harassment to pull that stunt IMHO.

Found this article to be very enlightening and from a person who has been vetting Cain:

Cain "Presumed Innocent" - But Faces Many Other Questionsby ThinkFirst Email 
Herman Cain has the same right as every citizen to be presumed innocent until proved guilty of the charge of sexual harassment, and given the apparent weakness of the accusations, he may find the potential scandal easy to dismiss. (Indeed, some have suggested that his campaign operatives may have floated the story to distract attention and elicit sympathy.)
However, Cain faces many other challenges to his ethics and policies:
1. Immediately following the sexual harassment charges come questions about Mark Block’s “Prosperity USA” organization. Not only has Block been fined and forbidden to participate in Wisconsin politics, due to ethics violations, his now-defunct pre-Cain group appears to be on the wrong side of “federal tax and campaign laws". (See below.)
2. Well-documented charges, linked elsewhere on this blog, that Godfather’s Pizza was never “near bankruptcy” prior to his leadership - as Cain has frequently claimed. 
3. 9-9-9/9-0-9/3-3-3 imposes a national sales tax that may expose many to a third sales tax on purchases where state and local sales taxes already exist. The European-style national sales tax would also co-exist with a national income tax (which can only be repealed via an unlikely Constitutional Amendment or a very dangerous Constitutional Convention). And that 9-0-9 and 3-3-3 represent pandering to special interests which complicate what was supposed to be simple. 
4. Malcolm X, a violent radical Muslim separatist, is listed as a major influence on the church where he is an assistant minister. 
5. His proposal to electrify a fence along the US-Mexico border to electrocute anyone who touches it. Not only is random-capital punishment illegal how would one prevent a child, or unawares person, or animal, from being killed? 
6. His false race-card attack on Texas Governor Rick Perry, for which he never apologized, even though he was proved-wrong by a black Democrat Texas Supreme Court Justice.
Report: Wis.-Based Org’s Cash to Cain Might Breach Campaign Laws
By National Journal Staff
Updated: October 31, 2011 | 11:49 a.m.
October 31, 2011 | 11:40 a.m. 
Two senior aides to Herman Cain ran a private organization based in Wisconsin that helped the Republican presidential candidate launch his candidacy by paying for “iPads, chartered flights and travel to Iowa and Las Vegas,” a possible breach of federal tax and campaign laws, accordig to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

Speaking Monday on Fox News, Cain said he could not address the Journal Sentinel report.
“I’m not aware of this report. … We are gonna look at it to see if there is any validity,” Cain said. 

The Journal Sentinel obtained internal records that show the Cain campaign owes Prosperity USA around $40,000 for a number of items. Prosperity USA, which now appears to be defunct, according to the report, was run by campaign chief of staff Mark Block and deputy chief of staff Linda Hansen. 

It is unclear whether the campaign repaid the funds, but Cain’s federal election filings do not mention the debt, and the figures do not match payments from the candidate’s campaign, the Journal Sentinel reported.

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