Cain must give straight answers, and fast
November 2nd, 2011
07:04 PM ET

Cain must give straight answers, and fast

(CNN) - Herman Cain may very well bounce back and remain a popular contender for the GOP presidential nomination, but the normal rules of politics would say that he has about 48 hours to get his campaign under control.

As he struggles with the allegations swirling around him, it is worth remembering that so far, there is no hard evidence that he has done anything wrong. It is also worth recalling that in sexual harassment cases, perceptions of men and women can differ and lines can be blurry. That was especially true in the 1990s when the alleged events took place. He deserves the benefit of the doubt until we know more.

His fortunes have been bolstered as well by the way conservatives such as Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter have rushed to his defense. Limbaugh has sparked a familiar cry among tea partiers about "liberal media witch hunts." On Wednesday, Politico - the news organization that broke the story - reported that voters in Iowa aren't paying much attention: Cain still rides high there.


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  1. Aja

    Any time anyone makes an allegation of legal consequence, the accused has the right to face the accuser! The girl hiding behind an attorney is a sham in most citizens eyes unless she is known public. Otherwise it is a lie to cover up the identity of the person that leaked this information that has EVERYTHING politically to gain by this crap!

    November 2, 2011 at 8:17 pm |
  2. Ron Stevens

    Why is it that the Republican party thinks the average American doesn't see what they are doing? This Cain/Perry story today is the end of it for both!! I'll put my money on Gingrich and this was always planned from the beginning; for the Republicans are planning this all along,for they never nominate another black on black or a Mormon.Cain was used to get the half or majority of the Black vote and greed got in the way, so they lose now.It will interesting for I can see Cain indorsing Gingrich.I'll bet Bill Mahal on this one $1.00 per million. Bill is right also.....HAHA!!!!!!!!

    November 2, 2011 at 8:15 pm |