November 30, 2011
BRUCE A. BRENNAN BLOG FROM THE WORLD AND MY MIND
The news as I see it and the views as I want them.
November 30 is … Stay At Home Because You're Well Day
Just take the day off although we have several holidays on the horizon. Perhaps taking today off could be to prepare for the next few days off.
Last week the ‘Supercommittee’ agreed on one thing. They greed they could not agree. All of the members had an office in the same building, many just across the hall from one another yet the ‘Super committee’ did not meet in November.
One other thing they all agreed on, at least the members of the Congressional Supercommittee finally came to an agreement on something: That they wouldn't be able to reach an agreement. In a joint statement, co-chairs Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) told the press that, while they couldn't bridge their ideological divide, they agreed something clearly needed to be done about the economy. But all was not lost: The 12 members increased their average daily fundraising, money that often comes from powerful lobbyists, by $2,720 per person. In other words, while they couldn't agree on budget cuts, they unanimously supported accepting checks from groups that would have been affected by the cuts.
Herman Cain is starting to see the writing on the wall. The quicker he gets close enough to read what it says, the better the Republican Party and his wife and family will be.
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told his staff Tuesday morning that he is reassessing his candidacy and will make the decision whether to remain in the race in "the next several days."
Cain's campaign has been plagued by sexual harassment allegations, and Monday a woman came forward alleging a 13-year affair with the candidate.
The Des Moines Register has more quotes from the Tuesday morning conference call. Cain reportedly told about 90 staff that the latest affair story might create “too much of a cloud” around his campaign.
"If a decision is made, different than we should plow ahead, you all will be the first to know,” he said. "Now with this latest one we have to do an assessment as to whether or not this is going to create too much of a cloud in some peoples' minds as to whether or not they should support us going forward."
He went on to deny the woman's story as he did Monday when it broke. NRO has the full transcript of the five-minute call.
Cain's Iowa campaign chairman, Steve Grubbs, told the AP that the allegations have hurt Cain's fundraising and taken a toll on his family. Still, Cain will continue his campaign for now and deliver a foreign policy speech in Michigan on Tuesday.
Top Republicans have called for Cain to drop out of the race, as HuffPost's Sam Stein reported:
"Cain is irrelevant, and the quicker he gets out of the race the better it will be," said Ed Rollins, a longtime Republican strategist. "My fear is that he marches to the beat of his own drum and he may try to drag it on and deny and deny and deny. And my sense is that will likely be the pattern here. But there is no way he can be the nominee of our party. The quicker he gets out, the better for him and for us."
Cain indicated Monday that he intended to remain in the race as long as he had the support of his wife, Gloria.
Tuesday the The Draft Herman Cain PAC, the Super PAC backing the candidate, abandoned him and changed its name to Beat Obama PAC.
Ginger White, the Atlanta businesswoman who claims she had a 13-year consensual relationship with Cain, has described the alleged affair as "very inappropriate," "fun" and "exciting
Just a couple of thoughts I had and you should too or at least think about.
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