Herman Cain Presser Live-Blog

5:34 Cain accuser talks.

5:28 "We do not have conclusive proof" that it's the "Democrat machine." I think I speak for the "Democrat machine" when I say they'd love nothing better than to run against Herman Cain.

5:23 "I also have instances of women sexually harassing men." And also, the black racism is history's greatest monster.

5:20 Reporter asks Cain will he take a lie-detector test. This gives me a moment to point out the psuedo-science of "lie detection." Cain of course said he'd take one.

5:18 Second Herman Cain accuser says she wants to go public.

5:15 Cain says accusations are the machinations of the "Democrat machine."

5:13 Always love when politicians denounce "politics." Indeed, what's with this whole voting, organizing and electioning thing?

5:11 Cain claims yesterday was the first time he'd seen this woman. Again, this seems like it should be knowable. 

5:07 "When recollections have fade..." Yeah, I tend to forget all the times I've reached up some woman's dress and requested some quid pro quo...

5:00 Nothing yet, but I wonder about the optics. Usually there's a wife brought out in this sort of situation. 

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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