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-- -- -- moments ago I spoke with mark block Herman cain's chief of staff.
Mark thank you very much for being here and so now we see Herman Cain leading the Republican field.
This poll taken yesterday I -- to -- reports.
Which is 34 days into.
The the controversy.
Over this political -- article what does that tell you.
It tells me that if you tell the truth to the American public.
And as Kurt Andersen said in the earlier piece the people will listen if you discuss issues as mr.
-- has done.
In resonates with the people you'll get their respect.
And it's time to move -- of this.
The story that we've been embroiled in this week and get on with the campaign.
And we're thrilled but.
By the numbers that came out today and look forward to proceeding ahead with their campaign.
Do you think that the American people care about that story and the coverage of it do you think that it's important to that.
I I really don't and the and the reason why is if somebody tells the truth as mr.
-- is done.
And it's a tactic by anonymous sources.
They just don't think it should be politics as usual.
And they're sick and tired of it and we're glad to see those results and we're thrilled to be moving on whether campaign and you can you talk about -- That is not just those poll results it's the the response that.
-- has gotten across the country for -- not canceling events.
Taking these allegations on head on.
And it's evidenced by our fundraising quite frankly in last 24 hours we have the best day ever yesterday since we started this in January.
Is that right the best day ever the best -- ever so where we're in a position to to move ahead.
To campaign hard the -- in Iowa and New Hampshire South Carolina Florida and the other states and we're getting to be in the position.
Again because mr.
-- has run this campaign like a business.
To be able to be extremely -- competitive and all those states.
They mention Kurt Andersen our viewers may not know who that is he's a GOP strategist.
Who tried to help Herman -- get elected to US senate back in 0304 a bid that was unsuccessful.
He now works for the Perry campaign.
And you were on special report would -- -- last night and you were.
Pretty explicit about accusing Kurt Andersen working for Rick Perry of being behind the -- to Politico because you suggest that Herman Cain had told Kurt Andersen.
That there was this allegation years earlier at the time Anderson was helping her McCain.
And that it two weeks ago he went to work for Rick Perry -- you said you know in two weeks ago guess what what allegations surfaced in the press.
Well mister Anderson came on happening now earlier today if she did and he denied that and I want to play you impart what he -- They've gone out and send you know -- some things about me that are not true and and you know I think in these situations this is exactly why people hate politics all this foolishness.
And -- the best thing to do and a situation like this is just tell the truth.
And I didn't know about any of this stuff and I didn't -- at any reporters.
And quite frankly I'll also say this if someone tells you something -- confidence.
And then you go out and you tell other people that's unethical and I don't live my life that way.
And you know I don't think anybody should I that I think transparency would be the best thing here for everyone.
-- -- had only nice things to say about Herman Cain and fed on on the airwaves that any reporter to whom he's ever shared anything about Herman Cain is free to go ahead.
And report exactly what he said there for.
If Politico is using him as a source they are now -- to report -- they.
Have not done anything like that so you tell me do you stand by that accusation you made yesterday.
All the evidence that we had and what have transpired in the last two weeks.
Led up to mr.
Anderson is being in the SARS we were absolutely thrilled that he came on.
Your straw and said that it wasn't because mister -- and always had the utmost respect for him I'm gonna do the same thing the mister Anderson has done.
And move on to talk about issues and get off of the silliness as he called it and -- get on with the campaign.
Do you do you stand down then from your accusation that the Perry campaign is behind.
What you referred to as a smear.
I -- they -- behind it what we said yesterday and was again thrilled that mr.
Anderson said it didn't come from him.
And we put apology that I mean to belabor the point I am I -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Yesterday you accuse the Perry campaign and in particular mr.
Anderson who works for -- of being behind it and today you say what.
The -- the things that we had been told yesterday as an example I think that you had also reported that.
That a lawyer for one of this super pacs are supporting Perry had had some miscellaneous earned mr.
Information on the radio station Oklahoma until we get all the facts.
You know I'm just gonna say that we accept what mr.
Andersen -- said.
And we wanna move on with the campaign let's get over at this these things that don't mean anything to the American public Megan.
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