Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Herman Cain Pretty Well Ends His Campaign

The allegations against Cain about sexual harassment were serious, and his failure to file a slander suit against Bialek suggested to me that he did not want any of these allegations tested in court.  Now, another woman is claiming that she had a 13 year long sexual relationship with Cain, ended only when he started preparing to run for President.

Again, this is a woman with financial problems and a somewhat cloudy history who could perhaps be persuaded by the promise of a big payday for either blowing the whistle or lying about their relationship.  But the repeated phone calls to her from Cain's private cell phone number--some in the wee hours of the morning--suggest that there is something there.  (And by the way, for those who think Fox News is partisan--that is who apparently broke this story.)

But the most devastating part of this is the response from Cain's attorney, after denying that this happened:
Rather, this appears to be an accusation of private, alleged consensual conduct between adults - a subject matter which is not a proper subject of inquiry by the media or the public. No individual, whether a private citizen, a candidate for public office or a public official, should be questioned about his or her private sexual life.
This sounds like something President Clinton would have said.  If someone can't be faithful to their own spouse, how far can we trust him to be faithful to his duties to the nation?  Cain is done.

UPDATE: I see that he has acknowledged giving this woman some money in the past.  Maybe it is all very charitable, and has nothing to do with what she says...but Cain is done.

1 comment:

  1. No! No! There's still a chance!
    He can get on National TV with his smoking Campaign Manager (If President Clinton could be persuaded to be there, too, that would be better) and announce he is changing his party affiliation to Democrat. They obviously don't have as much trouble with the idea of THEIR candidates behaving this way, and it might make some voters wonder why treat the two men differently. It could at least be a teaching moment.

    I had a Product Line Manager when I worked in Aerospace, who told me that the mind is the SECOND thing to go. At least we know Mr. Cain's mind is still safe.

    Hmm, the verification word is Ringl, which is the first 5/8 of Ringling, of the famous circus, and this sure is.