It's always difficult to decide whether a candidate should bear any responsibility for the actions of their supporters. A large and diverse nation is bound to contain a fair share of deranged people who have a right to express their political opinions without sullying the politicians they support.
Donald Trump, however, is no mere supporter of Mitt Romney. Since endorsing Romney in February, Trump has recorded more than 30 robocalls and participated in more than 50 radio interviews. An upcoming birthday fundraiser in honor of Ann Romney will be held at a sold-out Trump Tower. As the adage goes, when you lie down with whatever animal lives atop Trump's head, don't be surprised when you wake up with fleas.
The latest Trump imbroglio began when he – admirably! – reversed Miss Universe Canada's decision to kick contestant Jenna Talackova out of the pageant for being a transgender woman, but not before offering to introduce the world to Little Donald…
Donald Trump is confident … attorney Gloria Allred would be blown away by his man junk. The Donald called in to TMZ Live moments ago, claiming, "I think Gloria would be very very impressed with [my penis]."
Donald's genitals became a topic of contention earlier today during Gloria's news conference with transgender beauty queen Jenna Talackova — when Gloria said, Jenna "didn't ask Mr. Trump to prove he's a naturally born man, or see photos of his birth, or to view his anatomy…It made no difference to her." [...]
Donald also said he wouldn't apologize for disqualifying Jenna last week from the Miss Universe pageant on the basis of her birth gender — even though he later reversed his position — and added, he "couldn't care less" if Jenna even competes.
I can somewhat understand the confusion on Trump's part. When he's goes around claiming vaccines cause autism, lots of people mutter "what a dick."
But bro, they're not saying what you think they're saying. And though Gloria Allred has done well for herself, she doesn't have Romney money; I doubt she can easily afford the discretionary expense of an electron microscope and microtweezers needed for this procedure.
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Say what you will about Herman Cain's qualifications to hold the nation's highest office. When it comes to sexual harassment charges, the guy's comic timing can't be beat. And to think he probably could've scored the same laughs just by repeating the word "handler" a few more times.
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With today's news, only 994 left to go until we hit the magic number!
Coverage continues after the jump.
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Lifelong Republican and former employee of the National Restaurant Association Sharon Bialek, standing next to her attorney Gloria Allred, just finished telling a really dirty story to the press. I mean, really dirty. Genital-grabbing dirty! And the main characters in this story are herself and Herman Cain. Whether this is non-fiction or fan-fiction remains to be seen, but I can guarantee this story will be told and told and told again.
Here's a kind of overview of the story: Back in 1997, the story's protagonist Ms. Bialek met Mr. Cain, was impressed by him and asked him when he was going to run for president. Hahahahaha! All very cute. Sometime soon after, Bialek found herself in need of employment, and her boyfriend suggested she contact Cain, who was CEO of the National Restaurant Association at the time. She did, and they made plans to meet in Washington D.C.
When Bialek arrived at her hotel, she discovered that her accommodations had been changed and she was now staying in a very nice suite. Upon meeting up again, Cain told her "I upgraded you," which just sounds dirty already.
Then, a bunch of boring stuff happened and finally Cain, according to Bialek, put his hand on her leg under her skirt — which, I'm pretty sure, is the wrong side of a skirt for a gentleman to place his hand — and reached for her genitals. (If you heard a deafening "Yikes!" a few minutes ago, that was probably the sound of the entire country reacting to that statement.)
When she protested, he allegedly responded, "You want a job, right?"
And that, children, is where destroyed presidential campaigns come from.
Update: Here's the video of the press conference…
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