Skip to comments.Cain responds to sex harassment allegation
Posted on 10/30/2011 7:06:28 PM PDT by markomalley
Herman Cain's campaign headquarters has released a response to a story, broken this evening on Politico, that in the 1990s two female employees of the National Restaurant Association "complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain," who at the time was head of the trade group.
Calling the story "thinly source allegations," Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon said: "Since Washington establishment critics haven't had much luck in attacking Mr. Cain's ideas to fix a bad economy and create jobs, they are trying to attack him in any way they can." Gordon did not address any of the specific allegations in the report. Asked for a more specific answer, the campaign did not provide details.
Here is Gordon's complete response:
Inside the Beltway media attacks Cain
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.
Dredging up thinly sourced allegations stemming from Mr. Cains 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.
Since Washington establishment critics haven't had much luck in attacking Mr. Cain's ideas to fix a bad economy and create jobs, they are trying to attack him in any way they can.
Sadly, weve seen this movie played out before a prominent Conservative targeted by liberals simply because they disagree with his politics.
Mr. Cain -- and all Americans, deserve better.
Cain is likely to face questions about the matter on Monday. He is scheduled to appear at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington in the morning to discuss his 9-9-9 tax plan, and then speak -- and take questions -- at the National Press Club at lunch.
You think they'd have learned when they tried this on Clarance Thomas a few years ago.
You always have to bring out the “abused” women. Where’s Barry’s women? Was he gay before he met Michelle??
hussein obama and larry sinclair in the back of a limo report..
Pray for Herman Cain: Psalm 17:6-9
Zact replay of Thomas..! WHY do libs find this stuff so plausible? Cuz they’re guilty of the racism they claim to aim to eradicate.
Japanese-Americans were interned under FDR —they’d just show up and tell you to go to prison.
Ah, progressivism..! [sic]
I’m actually kind of excited to see how Cain responds.
I hope to see a bit of blood on the floor, and it won’t be Cains’.
It worked pretty well with Thomas, they dragged him in front of a congressional committee and had televised hearings for a few weeks.
Don’t blame the communists for fighting to win, blame the right for being wimps and incompetents
I suspect he still is.
The liberal media will just make fools of themselves and innoculate Cain from further attack. Every Republican must go thru this hazing from the media. Those who do win the battle.
Was any formal legal action filed? If not, there is no basis.
I love how these rumors and unproven allegations are reported as fact. There is no such thing as journalism anymore.
Ahh yes the old LIEberal playbook..if you can’t tag those conservatives with the racist tag then go for plan B, reach down into the sewer and dredge up some sexual lie accusations. Is that all they got???? LOSERS to their rotten cores.
On October 24, a Cain spokesperson acknowledged to Politico that he was familiar with certain old and tired allegations but insisted that the matter was settled amicably among all parties many years ago and that raising it now amounts to a smear campaign. A few days later, he told Politico that he had spoken about the matter with Cain, who remembered there was something vaguely, some allegation, but he wasnt familiar with it.
uh huh a man forgets about something like this? RIIGHT!
Cain is UNBELIEVABLE!
Drag $100 bills through trailer parks, theres no telling what youll find. - James Carville
The left is just filthy.
Geraldo is quivering with excitement.
My response would involve a baseball bat.
Time to bring out BO’s past in full force. This time we don’t have McCain who was a frightened little boy to speak of BO’s Muslim upbringing, “rev” Wright and his admitted drug use and God only knows what else. The gloves should come off about BO’s past. Gay lovers and all. Bring it on—anyone with a spine.
Yup, they are.
I think he was saying he was vaguely familiar with some kind of smear.
Even if it’s true, it doesn’t rise to the level of Clinton and Monica or Kennedy drowning a woman.