Nov 022011

In the previous post we discussed how Rick Perry’s campaign is quickly winding down. Now it appears that another Republican contender may be nearing the end of his fifteen minutes. I say “may be” because the problems Herman Cain is having may not really be seen as problems by Republican voters. Chances are that half of them will see this as something conjured up by “the liberal media” and the other half view women as property anyway. In a sane world, Herman Cain would be done.

AP Exclusive: Third worker says Cain harassed her

Herman Cain
Herman Cain

WASHINGTON (AP) — A third former employee considered filing a workplace complaint against Herman Cain over what she considered aggressive and unwanted behavior when she and Cain, now a Republican presidential candidate, worked together during the late 1990s, the woman told The Associated Press on Wednesday. She said the behavior included a private invitation to his corporate apartment.

The woman said he made sexually suggestive remarks or gestures about the same time that two co-workers had settled separate harassment complaints against Cain, who was then the head of the National Restaurant Association.

She did not file a formal complaint because she began having fewer interactions with Cain, she said. Afterward, she learned that a co-worker — one of the two women whose accusations have rocked Cain’s campaign this week — had already done so. She said she would have had to file if they hadn’t.

The woman spoke only on condition of anonymity, saying she feared retaliation. She was located and approached by the AP as part of its investigation into harassment complaints against Cain that were disclosed in recent days and have thrown his presidential campaign into turmoil. She said she was reluctant to describe the encounters she had with Cain when they worked together at the Washington-based restaurant trade group.

The employee described in conversations with the AP over several days situations in which she said Cain told her that he had confided to colleagues how attractive she was and invited her to his corporate apartment outside work.

His actions “were inappropriate, and it made me feel uncomfortable,” she said.

We shall wait and see how the Republican voters react to these allegations. Personally, I hope they nominate the guy. He is definitely the least electable of all the people vying for the Republican nod. Mr. Cain would lose to President Obama in a landslide.

UPDATE: This is gonna get good…

Struggling Cain accuses Perry in harassment case

(Reuters) – Republican U.S. presidential candidate Herman Cain accused rival Rick Perry’s campaign on Wednesday of being behind explosive sexual harassment claims as the 2012 White House race erupted into acrimony.

Cain said his opponents were “trying to destroy me” and got testy with reporters demanding answers even as reports surfaced of a third woman claiming she was harassed.

Cain chief of staff Mark Block issued a scathing indictment of rival conservative Perry’s camp which he said had spread false allegations.

“It’s an outrage,” Block told Fox News. “The Perry campaign needs to apologize to Herman Cain and his family and America for this despicable action.”

You can stick a fork in both of them. They’re done. Professional presidential candidate Flip-Flop Mitt will be the Republican loser nominee.