Tuesday, November 08, 2011
How long can one stand against a river of accusation before popular support is eroded? Presidential candidate Herman Cain is finding out. He has made blanket denials and is on the record saying that he has never engaged in sexual harassment. A total of four women -- three anonymous and one public --- disagree with him. It is possible that the women are mistaken or lying but it is less likely every day. Meanwhile, Cain has handled his protestation of innocence badly and put himself in a PR pickle. He is trying to move forward and ignore the news. However, the news media won't let him. There is a good chance that the air will come out of his campaign, and he will plummet. If so, he will go on the record as one more candidate who wasn't ready for the scrutiny of a presidential campaign.