The Cain campaign seems stuck on stupid, should never have engaged in the blame game when everyone was defending him, and now is not only going to further harm his own credibility, but will potentially hurt the credibility of a lot of other good people when the women start speaking. And they will start speaking. – The Herman Cain Campaign Is Stuck on Stupid, by Erick Erickson
In the throes of a meltdown, Herman Cain decided he had to blame someone. What’s classic about this is that Republicans like Cain and his supporters don’t get that who leaked the story isn’t the primary concern of a sexual harassment charge. It’s whether the man is guilty of harassing women, something only someone on the right could miss.
So, Rick Perry, come on down.
Curt Anderson phoned me to say “I never heard about this story until I read about it in Politico. I have nothing but good things to say about Herman Cain. I’m not going to bad-mouth Herman Cain to anyone, on or off the record. I think he is a guy of great leadership and integrity.”
Perry spokesman Ray Sullivan said it was “patently untrue” that the Perry campaign had any role in placing the sexual harassment story with Politico.
But just in case Perry didn’t leak the story, Cain’s team has a back-up:
According to a source who is friends with the Cain campaign, not only is the Rick Perry campaign involved but also the Mayor of Chicago and former Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is likely involved with the sexual harassment accuser attacks. A friend of the Cain campaign believes a National Restaurant Association (NRA) employee out of the Chicago office leaked the story to the Perry campaign via information and influence from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office.
Sean Hannity played the tape, which came from WTOK, of a consultant who says he saw one of the offending incidents.
Wilson said for legal reasons, he can not discuss details of the incident. “But if she comes out and talks about it, like I said, it’ll probably be the end of his campaign.” The consultant said Cain is digging himself a deeper hole by challenging the woman. He also believes it has put the Restaurant Association in a position where it will have to release the woman from her confidentialilty agreement. “If she talks about it, I think it’ll be the end of his campaign.”
Then there is a third woman who the AP is reporting has come forward to allege she was also harassed by Herman Cain. No news yet on whether Herman Cain is going to blame Rick Perry for her story.
…and then something weird allegedly happened in Iowa with Herman Cain. You figure that one out and tell me if a new name will surface in the Herman Cain blame game, Mike Huckabee.
Meanwhile, very few right-wing or Tea Party types seem to care if Herman Cain is a dog. Someone who rarely travels with his wife, who has enjoyed anonymity until recently, is charming and handsome, but who is being accused of preying on women for his own personal amusement.