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November 02, 2011

Cain Going To Offer a "Positive Development," Which Turns Out To Be A Hit On Rick Perry

AllahPundit tipped this vague "positive development" from Camp Cain.

Erick Erickson hears it will be a "full-court press" on blaming Perry for the disclosures.

Um, personally? I don't care. If this lurking out there, it needs to be out there before the general election.

I expect the press conference will look something like this:

Thanks to Star Chamber Maid for that video clip.

Cain Accuses Former Adviser, Now Adviser To Rick Perry: Um, but...

I don't see how that makes Cain innocent or anything.

In the summer of 2003, Cain recalls briefing Anderson—his general campaign consultant at the time—that sexual harassment claims were brought against him while he was chairman of the National Restaurant Association from 1996 to 1999.

“I told my wife about this in 1999 and I’ve got nothing to hide,” Cain told me Wednesday. “When I sat down with my general campaign consultant Kurt Anderson in a private room in our campaign offices in 2003 we discussed opposition research on me. It was a typical campaign conversation. I told him that there was only one case, one set of charges, one woman while I was at the National Restaurant Association. Those charges were baseless, but I thought he needed to know about them. I don’t recall anyone else being in the room when I told him.” ...

Aside from knowing about the alleged sexual harassment accusations, Cain campaign officials point to the timing of Anderson’s hiring by Perry as evidence of his involvement. The campaign announced Anderson’s role on October 24, just a week before Politico broke the story.

Uh, yeah, I heard about this in late September/early October.

Denial: Kurt Anderson (the former Cain aide turned Perry aide) denies being behind it and says he only knew of the story when Politico published it.


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