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Lot of people felt like I was a long shot -- was we knew -- was a long shot we we did.
But we saw something going on before I even put together my exploratory we sell something in the American people out there.
That the people in DC when this in the professional politicians were missing.
They won't open to a businessman.
Straight talking problems often we picked up on an even before I even.
They'll make the final decisions and we just continue to build -- that.
But all of a sudden the whole -- train yes.
-- thought to be -- with -- harassment argue yes.
They are weighing on your support with women -- -- on the survey -- you've you've lost about.
Half their support since these allegations first about -- still resilient in the polls is still committed a lot of the key states the front runner nationally is still.
Even ahead of Mitt Romney -- what do you think this is costing him.
-- -- -- -- We I'm not surprised.
That some people are responding to this cloud as if it were true.
But the good news is most people.
Aren't behind it because I went and that basically addressed all of the issues that no facts.
To substantially the claims and I do believe that most of the people are going to put it behind him.
We -- in Michigan as an example for yesterday.
We stopped and -- locations we -- -- and they were.
Her McCain rally is standing room only.
It all of them and it was snowing -- one of the locations and people couldn't get in and them the message.
Man and that the message of energy independence.
The message of problem solving -- Washington DC is resonating with people that you.
Steal -- little concerned but I mean since you've hired to spell -- yes they did lawyer yes it raised concerns especially when he.
Apparently warned any the other women who might be considering coming forward -- any other harassment allegations.
That you should think twice.
It maybe it wasn't his intent.
But it sounded like a threat.
Wasn't it wasn't a threat it was putting people on notice that you cannot continue to attack my integrity.
If you don't have some facts or some basis.
I'll tell you who first suggested that we do that my wife Gloria.
My -- she feel about -- all of course it if it was it's been hard on her than it has been only.
Because I'm out there in the -- punch in every day basically doing things sticking to the schedule sticking to the message we didn't council one even -- one commitment.
For the last couple of weeks that we make commitments because we -- not gonna be distracted.
From our strategy -- plant automatically when it even -- 43 years yes these settlements came annuity -- and the national restaurant remission but.
One agreement agreement OK one agreement did you talk to her at the time I guess that ninety minute yes I did she say -- but.
Because it was found baseless Ayatollah Google -- -- happening within the process -- we have reaffirmed her that it was -- double no truth to that so she knew about it back in 99 and a so what your daughters had been names -- it did you know of others at the time no this had no idea no I didn't.
They didn't no idea about the bubbles that suppose you know -- that settlements that we're going to come up at the time no I knew about and agreed then.
Because it turn out to be a typical employee employee your severance agreement.
That was no legal settlement.
And so when I was first question about this.
On the day that the story broke from political.
I interview were settlement to mean legal I knew that had not been a legal settlement the words that we use in business -- Agreement but -- later there was settled no but there there's money extra it's not not not for new president of the association CB the -- -- As I recall that was.
Some sort of severance agreement and some sort of severance amount I never and you -- -- any association and I think about it no and his wife.
It was a routine personnel map.
That I sensitivity -- yet but the big cheese doesn't get involved in things unless they go almost certain amount and because of the amount that was being dealt with mine general the General Counsel at the association alone will probably human resource department.
They put all that together and they were able to execute your pretty hands on -- trial career he has got from your -- and it gets very.
-- that you're very hands on.
Would imagine you'd be aware of a lot of these.
It your current agreements or settlements but it wasn't -- -- that's the only it was it was a very simple straightforward thing which is why.
My people didn't think I needed to get directly involved they had the authority.
Because one of them was -- officer of missiles -- To basically commit the association to something that didn't need my attention so -- years later -- when these.
Issues come up all over again yes there's Gloria yes -- put up with you for 43 years yes she's hearing that's what is -- saying.
She is saying to me that the family.
-- you back.
We're not gonna let them.
You know continued to -- that we have there I'm never doubted -- -- -- hammered out at me never ever doubted me and fact.
As you know when she saw this as sound and American have you here yes armed.
This -- and it's yes she did because I called her right after the bad right that press conference that -- here.
And I -- -- my wife I said hello sweetheart did you see that in -- -- -- yes.
So well -- you think.
She used some language that I have never -- yeah.