Conservative Filmmaker to Cain: "You Drink Like a Fish, You Flirt All Over the Place"

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Nov. 29 2011 1:57 PM

Conservative Filmmaker to Cain: "You Drink Like a Fish, You Flirt All Over the Place"

Ladd Ehlinger, the man behind the Dale Peterson ads and a snatch of other viral commercials, blogs about how Herman Cain betrayed him. His campaign talked about cutting ads, then punted. "One of them led me on for roughly five months," writes Ehlinger. "Eventually I discovered that someone else already had an exclusive contract to do all of his videos."

Typical sour grapes-sounding stuff, until Ehlinger writes this:

All you are doing is playing your friends, your supporters, and some of my very good friends for your own fame and glory. And drinking parties. Yes - you drink like a fish, you flirt all over the place, and everyone who's attended CPAC knows it. Nothing wrong with partying. Unless you lie about it. And try to deceive the public about it. If you want to be the American-Tea-Party Berlusconi, then be up front about it, don't be a damned coward.
You should be ashamed of yourself.
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Quite a lot of conservatives have hobnobbed with Cain at this point. Ehlinger's the only one, right now, who portrays Cain as a party boy when the doors are closed.

David Weigel, a former Slate politics reporter, is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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