This could be the last word on Herman Cain. If the fat lady hasn’t sang yet, she’s definitely warming up.
NEW YORK (AP) — Speaking in a halting voice, a Chicago-area woman accused Republican presidential contender Herman Cain on Monday of making an unwanted sexual advance against her more than a decade ago, saying she wanted to provide “a face and a voice” to support other accusers who have so far remained anonymous.
“Come clean,” Sharon Bialek challenged Cain, demanding he confess to any inappropriate behavior with her or other women.
Cain’s campaign instantly issued a denial. “All allegations of harassment against Mr. Cain are false,” it said.
She described an evening in mid-July 1997 when she had dinner in Washington, D.C., with Cain, whom she had contacted in hopes he could help her find a job. The two were in a car for what she thought was a ride to an office building.
“Instead of going into the offices he suddenly reached over and he put his hand on my leg, under my skirt toward my genitals,” she said.
“He also pushed my head toward his crotch,” she added.
She said she told Cain to stop, adding that he did.
White conservative men (and Ann Coulter who might as well be one) have rallied around “their Black,” saying Cain is under attack by the liberal media.
That was fine when Cain was dogging out Black folks calling them “brainwashed.” That was fine when Cain was telling anyone who isn’t rich like he is to “blame yourself..” It was superfine when he was saying he’d be the first Black president because nudge-nudge Barack Obama is half-White, not all-Black like him.
It was all fine as long as the accusers remained anonymous. That’s over now. Now we have a name and a face and even more importantly, we have details. Nasty details.
Even if it was proven Cain had sexually harassed women, that still would have been okay with his White male conservative base as long as they women were not White. Herman Cain is from the South. That shit is not going to fly with the good ol’ boys. They may like a lot about Cain’s croonin’ and coonin’, but they are not going to like one bit the idea of Cain putting his hand near a White woman’s holiest of holies and the suggestion he tried to force a White woman to put his mouth on his sausage and pepperoni.
Man, that’s grab a rope and find a tree time for some of these rednecks.
That’s all folks,for Herman Cain 2012. He won’t just quit and go away but he will become a punchline first and an afterthought soon after. White conservatives will put up with a lot, but they won’t put up with a Black conservative feeling up a White woman. We aren’t that post-racial yet.
Cain can’t joke away the damage and he can’t refuse to answer questions in the vain hope that will stop the questions. If he is lying about the allegations he’s going to soon find out he’s running out of fools that believe his lies.
When this all broke loose Cain’s response to a reporter who asked if he had ever sexually harassed anyone was to take a long pause and then snarled, “Have you ever sexually harassed anyone?”
“I know you are but what I am?”answers to awkward questions won’t save Cain’s sorry ass.
What happens next won’t be politics as much as it’s math.
Take one accused sexually harasser flailing for a credible explanation…
Add a blonde Republican accusing him of some filth flarn filth.
- Sharon Bialek: Herman Cain Tried to Grab My Junk! (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- Gloria Allred says another woman to accuse Republican Presidential hopeful Herman Cain of harassment (nj.com)
- Associated Press: Herman Cain made ‘bold’ advance on Sharon Bialek (dailykos.com)
- Sharon Bialek and Herman Cain’s Other Accusers (evelyngarone.wordpress.com)