Here is video showing the feeding frenzy Herman Cain is now having to put up with in the midst of this controversy over allegations of sexual harassment more than a decade ago. Here, Cain was trying to focus on another subject as he did a walking tour with doctors, but the media just asked question after question on those accusing Cain. He tried to tell them he would not be taking questions about other subjects, to no avail.
MSNBC’s Chuck Todd is suddenly tired of the “race card.” When one of his guests accused Rush Limbaugh and conservative commentators of playing it to defend Herman Cain, Todd asked, “Can we just agree not to play the ‘race card’ at all? When you see it played it is frustrating.”
Rush Limbaugh’s response: “Chuck wants to end playing the race card now? Really, did I hear that right? That must mean it ain’t working for them here.”
Here is audio of Herman Cain on Laura Ingraham’s Radio Show this morning, where he responded to questions about the Politico story containing allegations he engaged in sexual harassment against two women in the 1990’s. Cain says he never harassed anyone, although he was falsely accused.
Ingraham asked Cain why his story seemed to change through the day yesterday, from he didn’t remember any settlement with his accusers, in the morning, to he remembered a small settlement by evening. Cain explained he did not initially remember a settlement, but as he thought about it all through the day, he did recollect a settlement.
Cain pointed to his long record in business and the fact this is the only incident he was ever accused of. Cain said there is nothing else “to get out there.” Cain said he “does not recall” at all a second person ever accusing him.
Cain said he had one of his biggest fundraising days online yesterday – possibly meaning Cain supporters are not being fazed by the allegations.
Here is video of Herman Cain’s detailed interview tonight with Greta Van Susteren about the Politico story on allegations of sexual harassment leveled at Cain in the 1990’s by two women.
Cain reiterated that he has never sexually harassed anyone, but was accused by a woman when he worked at the National Restaurant Association. Cain said he made a gesture comparing the height of the woman to the height of his wife, never intending anything sexual about it. But the woman took it wrong and filed a complaint, which an investigation showed was without basis, he said.
Cain said he does not know who is behind this attack, but believes it is because he is now leading the GOP race.
Here is audio of Rush Limbaugh today calling the Politico story on sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain a “hitjob.” Limbaugh said the story “is a joke,” and that Bill Clinton must be “laughing his head off.”
Limbaugh said Politico has “launched an unconscionable racially stereotypical Attack on an independent self-reliant Conservative Black.” He called it “gutter partisan politics – the politics of minority conservative personal destruction.”
Herman Cain on Fox News says he was falsely accused of “inappropriate conduct” during his time at the National Restaurant Association. An investigation showed that the accusations were “baseless.” Cain said he wasn’t aware if the Restaurant Association settled the case, but if they did he hopes it wasn’t for much, because “nothing happened.”
Here is video of Politico Reporter Jonathan Martin directly asking Herman Cain if he had ever been accused of sexual harassment. Cain said he would not answer when Politico won’t even give him the names of the people involved. When asked curtly for a “Yes or No” answer by Martin, Cain asked Martin, “Have you ever been accused of sexual harassment?”
Here is video from this morning of Politico’s Jonathan Martin being asked to be more specific about exactly what Politico is saying Herman Cain did in the 1990’s that was “inappropriate behavior.” Politico has run with a story about two women who supposedly said Cain engaged in “inappropriate behavior” toward them while he was head of the National Restaurant Association over a decade ago.
But Martin refused to give any specific details, instead saying they have to be “very careful” to protect their sourcing.
Here is video of Geraldo Rivera taking a call last night from Herman Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon about the Politico story alleging that Cain was accused of “inappropriate behavior” by two women during the 1990’s when he was head of the National Restaurant Association.
Gordon said the allegations are “thinly sourced,” but he would not outright deny that money was paid to two women who accused Cain of “inappropriate behavior.”
Cain is going to have to address this head on and get the facts out there. These non-denials won’t put this story to rest. Cain is expected to appear before the National Press Club today and take questions from reporters.
Herman Cain’s Campaign is already firing back at a story published by Politico tonight on two women who supposedly accused Cain of “inappropriate behavior” back in the 1990’s when he was head of the National Restaurant Association. Cain’s campaign calls the story an “unsubstantiated personal attack,” using “thinly sourced allegations.”
DAILY CALLER: Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s campaign is accusing Politico of “unsubstantiated personal attacks” after the news outlet published a story Sunday night claiming two unnamed women made sexual harassment allegations against the candidate more than a decade ago.
“Fearing the message of Herman Cain who is shaking up the political landscape in Washington, Inside the Beltway media have begun to launch unsubstantiated personal attacks on Cain,” J.D. Gordon, Cain’s spokesman, said in a statement provided to The Daily Caller.
Gordon continued: “Dredging up thinly sourced allegations stemming from Mr. Cain’s tenure as the Chief Executive Officer at the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, political trade press are now casting aspersions on his character and spreading rumors that never stood up to the facts.” . . . Read More
UPDATE:AP reports the Cain Campaign says “allegations were not true.” When asked if they were denying the report, Cain spokesman said, “Yes.”