Will alleged sexual antics or cover-up sink Cain?
November 1st, 2011
03:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Will alleged sexual antics or cover-up sink Cain?

Washington (CNN) - What did Herman Cain know, and when did he know it?

Over the past couple of days, the former pizza CEO's high-flying insurgent campaign has been thrown on the defensive by the revelation of sexual harassment allegations made against him in the 1990s. Cain's account of the incident has changed multiple times, leading to accusations of a half-baked cover-up.

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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Rove did the same thing to John McCain in 2000, as he is doing to Herb. Some day, the right wingnuts will wake up, and realize Karl is in this for Karl, and not for America.

    November 1, 2011 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  2. CCMars

    To answer the headline's question: knowing Cain's brand of Republicans? I doubt it.

    November 1, 2011 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    The coverup Cain tried to pull off has become his undoing. If the man cannot be honest about something in his past, how can we be confident of his integreity and honesty in the future. We can only judge Mr. Cain by his actions. His promises are meaningless because he has told several untruths on the subject. It was amusing to watch Mr. Cain go from knowing absolutely nothing to admitting there was a payout (which got bigger today) to providing details about what supposedly provoked the initial allegations. Incredible.

    If he had any dignity left, he would just simply fold and go home, which is too bad for Democrats. No doubt that the Obama Camp would rather run against Cain or Perry than Romney.

    November 1, 2011 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  4. richard mcenroe

    Cover-up of what? What crime has he specifically been accused of? Have you even read the Politico article? They have nothing. You're either ignorant of the law, modern business practices in personal disputes, and human decency, or have wilfully chosen to act as though you are.

    November 1, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I really cannot imagine any democratic organization would have wanted Herb out of the race. His improper use of campaign funds will hurt him more than this. How did a right wing media like 'politico' get the information? Certainly not from any democratic sources. Its a typical republican inside job.

    November 1, 2011 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  6. Paul

    CNN, Did Bill Clinton raping and groping women hurt him?

    November 1, 2011 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  7. Democrat Party - leftist "progressive" socialist communist losers hellbent on destroying the USA

    What kind of ridciulous hit job is this CNN??? Where is your PROOF on ANY of this???? I hope Herman Cain SUES you for libel over this.

    November 1, 2011 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  8. Expat American

    Much like Perry, Bachmann and the rest of the laughable GOP field; the fact that Cain has nothing substantial or intelligent to offer should sink his chances of becoming President.

    November 1, 2011 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  9. Kenny K

    @richard mcenroe

    Why were there settlement payments?

    November 1, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  10. Scott in Atlanta

    "Sinking Cain" would be like trying to commit suicide by jumping out of a basement window.

    November 1, 2011 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    Where are the outraged KochCain supports? Ya'll do understand that Romney and/or Rove are behind this, right?

    November 1, 2011 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  12. Sniffit

    "I hope Herman Cain SUES you for libel over this."

    He won't and there's a very simple reason for that. How long will it take for you to figure it out...tick tock....

    November 1, 2011 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    More distraction from Cain's campaign breaking election and campaign finance laws....ho hum...when will CNN stop covering for him?

    November 1, 2011 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  14. Patriot Awesome

    You neocons need to look to your own kind for who released this story. The liberals would love to have Obama go up against Cain. This has Karl Rove written all over it.

    November 1, 2011 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  15. bill

    It helped Clinton

    November 1, 2011 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  16. SecedingfromTexas

    Don't worry Herb, Ann Coulter said "our blacks are so much better than their blacks". I know that makes you feel
    feel better Herb, even if we don't know what it means.

    November 1, 2011 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  17. The Real Tom Paine

    Democrat Party-leftist blather, its called journalism.

    November 1, 2011 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  18. stevie

    Go Cain! Don`t be distracted by cheap smears. Obama got elected on pure fantasy and lies. You are far better.

    November 1, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  19. Maggie

    CNN is making this more than what it is........making a mountain out of a molehill. Imagine if he had done what Kennedy and Clinton had done while they were in the WH, CNN and the democrats would want to lynch him. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. I wonder what skeletons Obama has in his closets that we do not know about. I imagine we will hear about them after he is ousted out of office in 2012 and then we will have everybody writing books on what they know about him. Can't wait to see what will come out after 2012 when he is gone.

    November 1, 2011 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  20. Me in MN

    If anyone needed evidence that the Cain campaign is making it up as they go, take a look at his answers over the past couple of days. It's going from "who? what? where? to an eventual "oh yeah, them, well, they were asking for it."

    November 1, 2011 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |