BLITZER’S BLOG: Cain keeping his head up despite controversy
November 1st, 2011
03:37 PM ET
11 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: Cain keeping his head up despite controversy

Washington (CNN) - I saw Herman Cain briefly today in the CNN Washington bureau. He had just wrapped up a lengthy interview with HLN’s Robin Meade.

The Republican presidential candidate appeared to be in a good mood despite all the uproar over allegations that he sexually harassed two women back in the 1990s when he was head of the National Restaurant Association here in Washington. He had answered all of Robin’s blunt questions, clearly eager to move on.

Political Notebook: Listen as CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Bob Costantini discuss Herman Cain’s sexual harassment revelations and what it means to his candidacy. Plus, we’ll hear from a veteran campaign reporter from New Hampshire.


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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Its his own fault, so he has to live with it.

    November 1, 2011 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  2. Democrat Party - leftist "progressive" socialist communist losers hellbent on destroying the USA

    Way to fight back Herman!! Don't let these sleaze balls get to you. You had to know it was only a matter of time before they started the usual leftist slimeball atacks. They did the exact same thing with John McCain.

    November 1, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  3. unsub

    if the two victims r black women, Cain survives. But if they r white women, stick a fork in him cause he's done!

    November 1, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Demo- You do know that those 'sleaze balls' are republicans, don't you? This is the same thing that Rove did to McCain in 2000, and he is worried that Mittens will be rejected by the baggers.

    November 1, 2011 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    CNN reporting nonsense about Cain "keeping his head up" instead of reporting on very real and very factually supported allegations that Cain's campaign broke all sorts of election and campaign finance laws ealier this year. Propping him up much? Trying to distract from the financing illegalities much?

    "You had to know it was only a matter of time before they started the usual leftist slimeball atacks. "

    Hey, junior, the left gets nothing out of rtaering Cain down during the Republican primary...Obama polls much better against him than against Mittens. Cowboy Fonzie on the other hand has much to gain by tearing down Cain: he's more likely to pick up the people supporting Cain than Mittens is. Of course, a reasoned approach that highlights the facts and likely motivators probably just goes right over your tinfoil hatted head.

    November 1, 2011 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  6. The Real Tom Paine

    Denocrat Party – leftist, blah blah blah, it was Karl Rove in 2000 who was truly slimy by insinuating MCCain was biracial. Please get your facts straight.

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

    Wire palladin, S.F., I just realized this is our resident FOXNews echo-chamber boy we are attempting to reason with: I doubt he comes back to respond, probably too busy waiting to see if his disability check arrived.

    November 1, 2011 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  8. GI Joe

    But what about all the contributions/gifts from his manager's non-profit? Illegal use. Check the records.

    Bought by the Koch Brothers.

    November 1, 2011 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  9. 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 |
  10. Voice of Reason

    I'm not so offended by the philandering – there are a lot of politicians who have been guilty of that – and time will ultimately judge. But what kills me is that he lies about it. And that it's so transparent. I dont know if i am offended more by the fact that he's lying to us, or that he thinks so little of our ability to reason.

    This is Simple: He said he knew nothing about it. That was a lie. Then he said he remembered there was something that happened, but he didnt know the details. That was also a lie. Now he's admitting that he knew the details, and thought it was no big deal. Getting closer to the truth now... Where does this end? Jeez – it's like Clinton looking right into that camera and flatly denying ANY relationship to Lewinski all over again.

    Hey Herm! We are not idiots. We see though these tissue-paper thin lies. And we will remember.

    November 1, 2011 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  11. Democrat Party - leftist "progressive" socialist communist losers hellbent on destroying the USA

    it was Karl Rove in 2000 who was truly slimy by insinuating MCCain was biracial.
    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! That is hiliarious... Where the heck do you get this garbage? What disease ridden leftist blogs you inhabiting that prints that total BS??? Honestly, thanks for the best laugh of the day.

    November 1, 2011 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  12. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Demo- I am getting the impression you did not know that Karl and the Bush campaign let it slip that McCain fathered a back child. Check your facts. By the way, are you taking medication?

    November 1, 2011 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  13. The Real Tom Paine

    Democrat Party- leftist whatever, I get those ideas by reading your fellow travellers on here every day. I see the viewpoints you put out, and you are right, it is hilarious, but its an example of how desperate your ilk are. Keep the laughs coming, junior, your ignorance brightens my day.

    November 1, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  14. Voice of Reason

    @Democrat Party – blah blah blah:

    I CHALLENGE you to make a coherent point without namecalling. I dont think you have it in you.

    November 1, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  15. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Demo- It is written grasshopper, he who denies facts is a right wingnut hell bent on destroying America. I'll bet you believed that O'Reilly was telling the truth when he talked of $16 muffins.

    November 1, 2011 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  16. stevie

    Oh man, even if it were remotely true about the alleged "allegations", who cares?? Clinton was president and he was a serial womanizer and rapist. Nobody cared. And Hillary covered for the creep. Herman is the man!

    November 1, 2011 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  17. Lost in Texas FOREVER and EVER

    Herman Cain has the backing of his right wing base so this will far from dent his standings UNLESS it is found out that the women that have accused him are white..THEN I think it would be a problem. I always said and STILL believe had Anita Hill been a white woman Clarence Thomas would NOT be a SOTUS today.

    November 1, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  18. The Real Tom Paine

    Democrat, we've all seen your outrageous comments and attacks that have no basis in fact. The truth is, there was a rumor out in SC in 2000 that McCain was biracial. AS stupid as that sounds, it was cited by McCain as an example of the sleeziness Rove pulled, sleeziness Cain is feeling now. I would not be surprised if Rove was behind that with the blessing of Perry. Personally, I would love to see any of the top 3 go against IObama, because theya re supplying us with all the ammo we need to make sure they collapse.

    November 1, 2011 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  19. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    GI JOE you and Sniffit have been posting this illegal use of campaign funds but still no story from CNN. Guess they are milking this latest scandal of Cain for all the advertising revenue that it is worth.

    November 1, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |