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1:23 PM, January 17th, 2012

In case you missed the reference in Colbert’s latest ad, which you should definitely watch. (via Firth of Forth)

10:50 PM, January 16th, 2012

Send them a message. On January 21st, vote Herman Cain.

The Stewart Super PAC ad for “Herman Cain” is even better than the one for Colbert. (via the amazing Buzzfeed)

3:12 PM, January 13th, 2012
I think that focusing so much on someone’s personal, sexual, or marital affairs is a distraction. It’s a matter of degree; if it’s above a certain point, yes. If you have someone who has lived a polygamous life, that would raise questions about their character and ability to obey the law. But the fact that somebody had been divorced and remarried—so what? Infidelity? If people want to put that into their evaluation, they have the right to do so. But the first thing I want to assess is your ability to lead and solve problems.
Herman Cain, he the one-time frontrunner of the GOP primary campaign, tells us about the role he thinks sexual behavior ought to play in evaluating candidates for public office.  (via newsweek)
Reblogged from Newsweek
11:11 AM, December 15th, 2011

Frontpage: Thursday, Dec. 15

Photo: Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin arrives for his annual question-and-answer television program. Putin said the results of Russia’s parliamentary elections reflected popular opinion but said he was pleased by the sight of mass protests of mainly young people. (Alexey Druzhinin, AFP / Getty Images)

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11:55 AM, December 9th, 2011
I never heard of Libya. I didn’t know whether that CNN dude’s name was Wolf or Blitz. And my only training for running the #1 nation in the world was running its #8 pizza chain. Yet none of that, I repeat, none of that disqualified me. In fact, I was the front-fucking-runner, as long as I kept my 9-9-9 in my pants. (I have no idea what I meant by that—I just like saying 9-9-9.)
7:55 PM, December 5th, 2011

ICYMI: David Graham, resident Herman Cain expert, explains the wacky Pokemon quote that Cain referenced during the last speech of his campaign. 

11:15 AM, December 5th, 2011
When he first started, it was pretty sporadic, but the last 2 1/2 years, there was consistent financial help every month. It was ‘Here’s something to help with this; here’s something to help with that.’ I was appreciative of that. I said thank you, every time. But I think every time he had sex with me, he was getting a lot more than I was getting.
Ginger White opens up about her affair with Herman Cain—one of financial support in exchange for, well, sex.
2:18 PM, December 2nd, 2011
She hated doing that interview defending him on Fox but felt pressured to do it by him and the campaign…She doesn’t want to be forced to do that again because she knows he’s had girlfriends for many years. She just looked the other way. But if he won’t get out of the race, she may have to.
Friends say Gloria and Herman Cain’s marriage never felt “real,” with Herman traveling most of the time some even saying the couple has lived separately for years.
9:06 AM, December 1st, 2011

The Ad Campaign That Could Save Herman Cain

Mournful music that gradually becomes more hopeful plays throughout the commercial.

Open on Ginger White looking out a window on an overcast day.

Female Voice-Over (compassionate yet searing): She was an unemployed single mother of two, struggling to make ends meet. She had filed for bankruptcy. Had been evicted from her home. She felt no one was there. Then she met …

3:26 PM, November 30th, 2011

Herman Cain’s official website is highlighting his vision on national security and foreign policy today. Above is the second page of the two-page “brochure.” Its middle school simplicity continues to make us wonder what was he thinking.

(To be fair he also has an 8-page document on foreign policy.)

12:19 PM, November 29th, 2011
Any time you put another cloud of doubt, unfortunately, in the court of public opinion, for some people, you’re guilty until proven innocent. And so, the public will have to decide whether they believe her or whether they believe me. That’s why we’re going to give it time, to see what type of response we get from our supporters.
1:00 PM, November 8th, 2011
As one attendee described the event, it was like holding a feminist rally at “the house that sexual harassment built.”
Gloria Allred—savior of the broken, mistreated, and tabloid adjacent—held a press conference for Sharon Bialek, the latest woman to accuse Herman Cain of sexual harassment and the first to attach her name to the accusation, at the Friars Club on East 55th Street in Manhattan. Once a men’s-only comedy club, the Friars Club is still home to the occasional misogynist roast.
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