When did Cain not know and when did he not know it? :-)
Dirty Politics Readiness 101 for the Non-Politician — if you’ve got a potential scandal in your past, have an account from a constant point of view (i.e. when it was all wrapped up in an agreement or whatever) to address it if it should come up — and don’t let them see you sweat and get mad at getting blindsided.
I think if examined, almost everything that Cain said can be borne out depending on the view at a particular point in the time line of the understandably distasteful experience.
Despite all else, my years of watching campaigns says that Cain has to stop the bleeding over this shortly. Another 2 weeks of continuous negative press, and his campaign is fatally injured.
His best bet, in my opinion, is to free up any of the females to speak openly provided they also offer up their identity.
In terms of foreign policy comments, everyone knows that’s an area he has to grow. I actually agree with him on US energy independence being a deterrant to Iranian agression, and I agree that a Naval task force or two has all kinds of possibilities in terms of overt and covert operations against Iran.