Herman Cain was naughty in the ‘90s with two female employees at the National Restaurant Association — and when the story just broke, he had one of his best campaign contribution days ever.
So much for GOP reverence for family values and zero-tolerance for sleaze — like they spouted when they tried to crucify Clinton.
Maybe Mitt Romney should consider a YouTube video of himself performing kinky sex with an underage girl who turns up pregnant — and then pay her NOT to get an abortion. By GOP logic, Mitt’s campaign coffers would overflow and he’d be guaranteed the nomination.
But back to Cain’s “problem”…
He initially claimed no memory of the incidents, but then vague little snippets started coming back to him.
Now we know the association silenced one of the women with a year’s worth of severance pay and made her sign a nondisclosure agreement.
When there’s that much smoke, it MUST have been a good fire.
On the other hand, so what? The incidents apparently occurred at booze-fueled parties, where people always say/do things they regret later.
If Cain IS as innocent as he claims, why is he being so evasive? Instead of faking amnesia or claiming he wasn’t privy to the settlements, he could have put the whole matter to rest with complete and decisive disclosure, proving he’s unafraid to look reality in the face.
Instead, he’s acting like a shifty, lying CEO — the same type Occupy Wall Streeters are fed up with and staging protests against.
I think Cain just blew his moment to sew up the nomination. He may have inspired the GOP’s biggest morons to redirect their Sarah Palin PAC contributions to him, but he’s quickly losing his cred and probably pissing away his chance at the presidency.
The only conclusion one can draw from Herman Cain’s behavior today is that whatever he did back then, it must have been pretty, pretty bad…