Amid his repeated denials that he harassed women at the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain entertained the notion that the fire surrounding him might have been ignited by his rivals.
“This bull’s-eye on my back has gotten bigger,” the former businessman said at a luncheon at the National Press Club this afternoon. “We have no idea of the source of this witch hunt, which is what it is.”
Cain acknowledged twice today that sexual harassment charges were brought against him, but dismissed them as false and baseless.
“In all my over 40 years of business experience … I have never sexually harassed anyone,” Cain said. “While at the Restaurant Association, I was accused of sexual harassment – falsely accused, I might add.”
Cain said he allowed the association’s general counsel and human resources manager to look into the allegations, and that the investigation found no basis for the charges. But the head of the human resources department at the time, Mary Ose, told Politico that she was not aware of any complaints against Cain during that time.
The former chief executive of Godfather’s Pizza also said he was unaware of any reported settlement that gave the women money to leave the National Restaurant Association and not talk about the charges.
“If the Restaurant Association did a settlement, I wasn’t aware of it and I hope it wasn’t much because nothing happened,” Cain said in a Fox News interview this morning.I think they're a year early on their October Surprise because he scares them to death, and here's why. If a black Republican EVER gets into the WH, with a Republican run Congress and the country runs right for a month, it will raise questions for the DNC's leaders for-ev-er!
I always wonder why no one reminds them that Lincoln was a Republican and since the Lib / Dems have had the majority of blacks voting for them, the AA community has suffered damned near as much as before integration.
If nothing else, there were AA families back then. That sure as hell isn't the case now.
Update: Tue Morning
I got to pondering this situation after posting this, but HERE'S a question.
WHY is it, that when Bill Clinton, John Edwards, Elliot Spitzer, etc (all Dems) have these kinds of accusations, or situations in their lives, the following language gets used,
"...it's a family matter not a media matter.", "...we're taking care of this privately.", "...it's all false and we need to move on with the county's business...".
This is like the Gingrich thing. If a Republican is even ACCUSED of "X", it's time for a lynching, a Democrat being CAUGHT is time for the media to ignore it and to help circle the wagons. The Trent Lott / Strom Thurmond thing is a good example also. It's OK for a Democrat to be IN the KKK, but a Rep can't say the world would be a different place if he'd become President!
I'm sick of Dual Standards.