Herman Cain’s troubles…..Who leaked the story?

I won’t call them sex scandals because he never had sex with anyone that was involved in this issue.  At least it has never been alleged!

There are two issues at hand.  First, what are the details of the event that occurred.  Second, who leaked the story?  I am only concerned for the sake of this post with the second part of this issue – who leaked the story?

There are two theories.  One theory – the Democrats, namely Barack Obama’s team, leaked the story.  Maybe they did not want to go head to head with Cain in the general election?  The idea of two black men running for the highest office in the land was too daunting to them.  It certainly would change the dynamics of the race unlike anything we have seen before.  

The second theory is the story was leaked by another Republican in the race.  If so, who?  Perhaps it was Mitt Romney, who suddenly finds himself in a dead heat for the Republican Party’s choice.  Or maybe it was Rick Perry, who was the presumed ‘anti-Romney’ candidate in the race until Herman Cain beagn making waves.  How about Rick Santorum, who was more than happy to throw dirty punches in the last debate against another candidate?  Maybe Michelle Bachmann did it?  

I would love to know, as the idea that a candidate would leak a personal blemish (if it is that) against another candidate says more about the ‘leaker’ than the victim.  It also contradicts Ronald Reagan’s advice about speaking no evil against another Republican.

What do you think?  Who leaked?  And if we find out it was a Republican would it change your thoughts about that Republican?  

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  • MerrimackMan

    After all, they are a liberal institution.

    If a Republican was found to be the source, it wouldn’t change my mind, unless that candidate had been abstaining from negative campaigning. From what I can tell, they have all been trashing each other, including Cain. It’s fair game then.  

  • Cain himself. His campaign found out about these skeletons in his closet and they leaked them to Politico to control how they came out. So they can not only tar the Democrats and other Republicans with aspersions about being racists, but also lock up the beleaguered guy vote, and remind everyone how embarrassing and annoying feminists were back in the 90’s, and still are.

  • …my thoughts from last night and Herman seems to agree

  • Or perhaps it’s more of a daydream.

    I’d like to see a Romney/Cain ticket.  Cain endorsed and worked for Romney in 2008, and I’ve noticed that both have been careful to spar and not jab when they clash in the debates (Cain even went so far as to say that he’d pick Romney as his VP when asked which person on the stage he’d choose).

    There is one person who would be utterly squelched if that happened.  Rick Perry.  Who perhaps saw this as a way to eliminate Cain AND spike the Grand Plan (which I know exists only in my head…).

    Now, I don’t like Perry.  He seems boorish and arrogant, a bully pleased with himself for no obvious reason.  I admit my distaste for him might influence my willingness to think he is behind this.

    (Craig Ferguson is on while I am typing.  Just said that a 3rd woman came out with a Cain story.  “Three women.  So he was immediately endorsed by Bill Clinton…”)