• Sex Scandal Gives Herman Cain a Huge Cash Boost

    It has become increasingly clear that GOP candidate Herman Cain exists in an alternate plane of existence where catchphrases are tax plans, low-budget Westerns are campaign ads, and breadsticks are credentials. And now, in the latest twist to the national tragicomedy known as the 2012 Republican primary, Herman Cain appears to be profiting from sexual harassment allegations

    The news media's focus on past accusations of sexual harassment this week hasn't been all bad for the Herman Cain. His presidential campaign raised at least $350,000 since Politico published its story Sunday night, a source close the campaign told Yahoo News.

    Mark Block, Cain's chief of staff, said Tuesday that the campaign had raised $250,000 online, but the latest information shows that contributors have given at least $300,000, campaign spokesman JD Gordon confirmed.

    In other words, upon hearing that one of their party's rising stars sexually harassed and paid off two female employees, GOP donors decided to throw even more money at him. Cain is clearly in the pocket of Big Breast Compliments. And it's a good thing, too, since his campaign is deeply in debt

    Herman Cain's two top campaign aides ran a private Wisconsin-based corporation that helped the GOP presidential candidate get his fledgling campaign off the ground by originally footing the bill for tens of thousands of dollars in expenses for such items as iPads, chartered flights and travel to Iowa and Las Vegas – something that might breach federal tax and campaign law, according to sources and documents.

    Internal financial records… show that Prosperity USA said it was owed about $40,000 by the Cain campaign for a variety of items in February and March.

    Herman Cain: bumbling GOP pawn or presidential pizza genius? The world may never know. Perhaps other cash-strapped candidates should create their own high-profile sex scandals to score campaign funds.

    Just imagine how much money Michele Bachmann could raise if she shocked voters by having sex with her husband.

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    Tags: Herman Cain, Primaries, Republicans, Scandalgate, Sex


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