I was around during the appointment hearing for Justice Thomas and I say you are wrong! The same tactic is being foisted on Cain and it is wrong! Cain has a long and established record of solid performance and out of the wood work two people perceived his actions at some point to be sexual in nature? So what, now candidates have to worry about twelve year old accusations which by the way did not rise to any level of impropriety and suddenly it becomes “sexual harassment”. These women were gold diggers looking for the big cash out plain and simple. If Cain was some sort of sexual predator I am sure he would have a slew of woman coming forward. That is not the case. Yes this is another “high tech” lynching of a successful black man who has earned his place to be elected President. He will have my vote if he is the Republican candidate.
No it is not the same at all. In Justice Thomas' case a woman came out of the blue and accused him, with NO records of having filed a complaint at the time. She testified before congress to things and was an employee of the EEOC department and should have KNOWN how to file a complaint. In Cain's case, the woman filed at the time. It may or may not have been a smear, but Cain has admitted he knew about the complaint so it WAS filed at the time. It can still be a smear, but it is in NO WAY as vile at what was done to Thomas.
I don't know about the case because we haven't read the complaint, but I really don't think Cain is guilty, but even so, it is nowhere near as bad as what was done to Justice Thomas and you belittle Thomas by drawing the parallel.