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.
Ahh, another Anita Perry fan ripping Herman Cain.
Wrong.. this has Perry written all over it. His free fall finally settled and now he’s launching attacks against conservatives.
Rick Perry is a sleazeball.
Likely. But Perry has his own skeletons, and liberals in Austin are just waiting to reveal them.
” Romney or Perry behind this? Take your pick. “
A former board member contacted Politico.
“ The first woman was identified to POLITICO
by a former association board member
and her identity was confirmed by two additional sources.”
This particular board member was not told about the Cain settlement until he or she attended a board meeting and
trade expo in 1999.
The board member was upset that he or she wasn’t aware of the settlement earlier.
What I took offense at was that it was clear that rather than deal with the issue, there was an effort to hush it up.
She was offered a way out to keep quiet.
Take this crap to DU or somewhere else! All of your accusations are complete and utter B.S! Your post is beyond outrageous.
Who benefits the most from the timing? Rick Perry who finally halted his free-fall with a decent couple interviews.
This is 100% Anita Perry’s work.
When he was asked about the committee hearings he said it was all about one issue.
Roe vs. Wade.
When I heard him say that, it framed the entire historical picture differently.
It wasn't that I didn't know about the oppositional forces against his appointment. It was just the steely look in his eye when he said, “Roe vs. Wade” that made his appointment feel like that much more of a hard-won battle. He knew going in that it would be bloody. It became historical, and he was still appointed. That speaks to his resolve, I believe.
Cain is ready for this. He's been anticipating how nasty this race will become.
Lol...you still around Axelrod?
“Wheres Barrys women? Was he gay before he met Michelle”
No he turned gay after. LOL!
Oh, I gotta use that one. Thanks!
“They’re going to come after me more viciously than they would a white candidate,” Cain responded. “You’re right. Clarence Thomas. And so, to use Clarence Thomas as an example, I’m ready for the same high-tech lynching that he went through — for the good of this country.” Cain smiled broadly. “I’m ready for the same high-tech lynching.”
You dont think they would do the same to Gingrich? And WORSE?
Well, Newt is my second choice, after Herman. And, Newt has been around so long; what else can they dig up on him? If not Herman or Newt heading up the GOP Ticket in 2012, then who? Who is left who is Conservative and can win? Certainly not Bachmann or Perry. Santorum??? I dunno.
Yes, and I say he needs tobe very strong here and call it what it is..a tactic of the leftist to falsely judge a man in the mind of the voters. Pure evil and say it loudly Herman! Go on the attack, with a twinkle in your eye.
The denial was in the associated press article. Did you not see that?
Associated Press - “Asked if Cain’s campaign was denying the report, Gordon said, “Yes.””
That being said, I think Cain will weather this thing. If one of the complainants want to forfeit whatever they received in the settlement and bring their grievances into the court of public opinion, then we can evaluate the issue further.
lol @ “he or she”. If it’s a “he”, then I guess Cain will be able to get the GOProud vote /major, major sarc
Seriously, I want names. I wanna see if these board execs can be traced to a campaign, or if they were just trying to extort more money out of him.
Well, your tagline is a bit confusing then.
Geraldo tried to pigeon hole Gordon, Cain’s campaign manager, by trying to get him to categorically deny the story or that payments were made... this is what they do, lay out an impossible scenario so that whatever you say, you become entrapped. You can’t categorically deny the story, because it has not been fully flushed out yet... and you cannot categorically deny that payments were made, cause they probably were, but if you confirm that payments were made, they have the noose around your neck regardless the explanation... may God grant Cain wings of eagles, that he may soar above the filthy antics of these media elites and leftists bastards... and I account Geraldo a bastard.
A non-issue. So he must have said something that offended two women. There are politicians (like Gingrich) who have had actual affairs yet who continue to function.