Cain to hold press conference Tuesday
November 7th, 2011
10:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Cain to hold press conference Tuesday

(CNN) - Republican presidential contender Herman Cain will address the latest sexual harassment allegations against him at a Tuesday afternoon news conference, his campaign announced late Monday.


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  1. Liz jans

    There's a Video of "Cain accuser silenced by Allred as she laughs about her new hairdo before 'news' conference"..... hmmm– sounds like this "victim" is trying to make a quick buck & will be laughing her way to the bank-–thank goodness for Karma!

    November 8, 2011 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  2. enbeuu

    Hope you tell us what is really happening with the women reports.

    November 8, 2011 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  3. Rod Miller

    What is the big deal for God's sake?

    Ralph Abernathy acknowledges in his autobiography that Martin Luther King had a "weakness for women" and indulged in extramarital affairs meaning that some of the best among us have our weaknesses for the opposite sex (for the most part).

    Men and women flirt ... that is what we do. Like Cain, we all have the right to confront our accusers. For gutless gold diggers to hit and run is appalling. Apparently Gloria did not tell Sharon to shed some tears and not to smile.

    Even if Cain did it, show me a love child or a stained dress. THEN maybe this farce will have importance?

    November 8, 2011 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  4. Nanna

    I like Cain and I don't believe these people for one minute, its despicable what they are trying to do.

    November 8, 2011 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  5. bcm

    I'm sure he's just gonna blame all of this on someone else. What a disgusting human being!

    November 8, 2011 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  6. kenny

    What a smear job. Sorry though, Americans know that these allegations are entirely fabricated. That's why Cain's poll numbers continue to rise. Americans have wised up to the deceit of the media propaganda machine. They no longer believe the lies.

    November 8, 2011 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  7. romanmel

    Hummm. Didn't the good Mr Cain just say publicly that he was "moving on" and would not respond to additional questions from the press about his sexual encounters? Maybe he just remembered something he wanted to say about his 9-9-9 plan.

    November 8, 2011 01:43 am at 1:43 am |
  8. Thaddeus S. Kaczor, Jr.

    This is dragging on W-a-a-a-a-y too long. Regardless of the charges, Cain and his campaign's handling of this whole episode is ridiculously ham-handed and amateurish. He may be a 'nice man' and presents himself well, but based on his continued series of gaffes, miss-steps and inability to even organize a ground game (other than the pre-packaged one given t him but the Koch/AFP conglomerate) I would not want him near the levers of power.

    November 8, 2011 01:48 am at 1:48 am |
  9. andy adkins

    Wow! Big Shock! The most corrupt state and municipality in America is able to trumpet out someone affiliated with the Cain while he was at the NRA as though it is not possible to use LinkedIn to vet personalities who are most willing to stand against the Candidacy of Cain.....The likes of Gloria "where's the camera" :Allred are using dead imaginations to comb for dirt. I would hand her every ounce of dirt in my life and then thoroughly trounce her and the buffoons she so desperately works (I hate frauds whose policy ideals rely upon enslaving as many as possible so that they can effect massive pilfering from the public trust)

    November 8, 2011 02:09 am at 2:09 am |
  10. Brooks

    Go Herman, put this to bed. File a lawsuit against these stupid women.

    November 8, 2011 02:17 am at 2:17 am |
  11. Anonymous

    What will he say? It depends on what his goal is in this nomination race. No, it isn't the nomination: he knows and has always known that, push come to shove, whitey would never let it happen.

    So why is he running? My guess is that he's really after something far more important than the nomination: namely, national prominence. Why? Because that is all he needs in order to attain the unique power, influence and wealth that is his real goal.

    How so? Well, the key is that he is the only African-American who is firmly positioned in the two camps of the top GOPs and the African-American community. This allows him to both

    1)convince the eventual GOP nominee (whoever that may be, it doesn't matter) that, if treated right, he (Cain) can deliver a significant number of African-American votes that would otherwise go to Obama, and

    2)(after the GOP nominee wins the 2012 presidential election) convince the African-American community that he (Cain) is the only brother who has whitey's ear and that accordingly they should make him their leader.

    Think of the power, the influence, the national importance that would vest in him. And the wealth, of course. But it means that he must remain prominent in the race, which means that no matter what, he can't drop out, which means that he can't admit to impropriety no matter what. So don't tune in expecting any mea culpas today.

    November 8, 2011 02:25 am at 2:25 am |
  12. Bill L

    Personally I don’t care how many sleazy, publicity starved lawyers and their Bimbo clients come out of the woodwork! Americans are sick of the lies and slanderous attacks from the mainstream media and other candidates. This is NOTHING but an attempt to slow down the Herman Cain express train of support...which by the way is bringing in more than $10,000 an hour in Iowa

    November 8, 2011 02:40 am at 2:40 am |
  13. Anonymous

    This should be fun. If Cain wants to attain his goals he must both remain in the nomination race and retain a substantial measure of popularity even if he doesn't win the nomination. Unlikely.

    November 8, 2011 02:44 am at 2:44 am |
  14. Ted K

    "Na na na na, hey hey, good bye"..... I like Cain but he's fast becoming Clinton'ish with all these women coming out of the woodwork...and I like Clinton, but c'mon man. He should probably step aside, it's taking the focus off of what's important, Obama's horrible policies suffocating the economy, businesses and job growth.

    November 8, 2011 03:23 am at 3:23 am |
  15. Stevereeno

    What he should be announcing is a law suit.

    November 8, 2011 04:06 am at 4:06 am |
  16. ich9.com

    Will this be the press con where he bows out of the race?

    November 8, 2011 04:13 am at 4:13 am |
  17. retnav

    I hope he frames a question like Where were these ladies when I was running for the United States Senate? And where were these ladies when I was at 2% in the polls? Kind of odd how all of a sudden I take the lead and all of this comes out of the thin air. This has the smell of Chicago type politics all over it.

    November 8, 2011 04:30 am at 4:30 am |
  18. judy king

    Mr.Cain you cannot use the race card for the mess that you have got yourself in,you said that blacks were brainwashed by Obama, and if people are not rich they should blame themselves, well if you cannot get out of this mess you can blame yourself, I don't think that your two brothers from another is going to go around the country telling everyone that you are innocent. You sounded very stupid saying the Koch brothers are your brothers from another, what you should of said is your are their uncle tom. You are a disgrace to your race.

    November 8, 2011 05:03 am at 5:03 am |
  19. John

    It is obvious that mr. cain was present at this time in his past and participated to what extent we are not sure. The accuser was very convincing yesterday and it requires cain to comment on his total involvement in this mess! I feel for his wife of 43 years and the country who truely as had enough of politicans thinking these type issues are for us to overcome and still vote for these sewlfish men and women who don't see the values of honesty and intregrity in politics! America first always, and don't half step!

    November 8, 2011 05:32 am at 5:32 am |
  20. DrEdu

    There is a saying in Spanish "Calumnia, Calumia, que algo queda"

    The translation is something like "Lie about him, lie about him, than even if it is a lie something will always sticks".

    I have great difficulties believing this 'accuser'. The timing of this thing smacks of a ‘Chicago machine’ operation.

    I think the Obama-Media is doing a fine job lynching a black man who dared to reveal the existence of the Democrat Plantation. To them, it is anathema for a black man to succeed by thinking for himself.

    November 8, 2011 05:46 am at 5:46 am |
  21. Sparky2

    Cain may have to drop out of the race. Knowing how the media relishes in attacking true conservatives (Palin, O'Donnell, Perry, Gingrich), we gave Herman the advantage and assumed he was just being 'Palinized' by the media....CNN in particular was nasty in that regard. But with the press conference by this 4th person, even if its not true, may be too much for Cain to wither the storm.

    November 8, 2011 05:51 am at 5:51 am |
  22. Keith

    Thia alleged incident took place 14 years ago, as they all seem to have, and no complaint was filed. Add Gloria Alred to the mix and this story is a non-starter. If Bill Clinton could get a pass after Gennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, and Monica Lewinsky, then Herman Cain has nothing to worry about. Let's move on and see if the man should be President based on his abilities and qualifications.

    November 8, 2011 06:07 am at 6:07 am |
  23. Roberto

    I want Cain to do well. I want him to be the man he seems to be.The Nation needs leadership. We know the press is dishonest but do not disappoint us, please!

    November 8, 2011 06:59 am at 6:59 am |
  24. daveugber

    if he did it, he should withdraw from the race...i like what herman cain has brought to the 2012 republican field, but i also remember the clinton years...i don't want to do THAT again!!! it'll be interesting to see how this plays out...ahhh, if only the press had done this kind of digging on our current president...

    November 8, 2011 07:15 am at 7:15 am |
  25. Indy

    One more lie and its all over for Cain, wonder if he will come clean or end his chances by continuing to lie on a daily basis.

    November 8, 2011 07:34 am at 7:34 am |
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