Politico is reporting that two women have come forward with allegations that GOP front-runner Herman Cain sexually harassed them while he was the head of the National Restaurant Association. The report states that the two woman were paid off after coming forward saying that there was a display of “inappropriate” and “sexually suggestive” behavior directed at them by Cain. When one of Cain’s reps was asked about the story and the allegations she said, “It sounds vaguely familiar.”
Today the Republican candidate was confronted by reporters outside of CBS News on West 57th street in New York City. When a reporter asked Cain about the allegation, the candidate said ” I’m not going to comment on that.” When pressed further by reporters, Cain tried to stare them down.
Hey Herman, I hate to break it to you, but you aren’t their boss, you can’t go around trying to intimidate people by staring them down. Maybe that works when you’re an over-paid big shot CEO in the corporate world, but the reporters are going to keep asking the questions about this until you come clean on it.
Herman Cain needs to call two people to get their advice on this kind of situation. Gary Hart and Bill Clinton. With Gary Hart’s advice, do the exact opposite of what he did, by challenging the media to catch him in a lie about his indiscretions. With Clinton, listen to every word he says and use it as a playbook as to how to handle the media with this kind of story.
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