Herman Cain, Martyr for the 9-9-9 Cause
Perhaps Herman Cain has noticed reporters have started using terms like "snowballing" and "modified limited hangout," a Richard Nixon reference, to refer to allegations of sexual harassment against him, because he's shifted from hoping the story will go away to blaming it on his rivals.
Perhaps Herman Cain has noticed reporters have started using terms like "snowballing" and "modified limited hangout," a Richard Nixon reference, to refer to allegations of sexual harassment against him, because he's shifted from hoping the story will go away to blaming it on his rivals for the Republican nomination. Having already denounced the racist motivations of the liberal media, Cain is shifting into full-on martyr mode. He's raising money off the attacks, saying his enemies are "intimidated" by his 9-9-9 tax plan, and sitting down with Ginni Thomas, wife of another famous victim of liberal treachery.
Rick Perry's campaign denies it had anything to do with the story. "We found out about these allegations at the same time as I suppose everybody else did," Perry told Red State's Erick Erickson. Cain fingered a Perry adviser, Curt Anderson, because Cain told Anderson about the claims in 2003, when they were working on Cain's Senate campaign. Which means that somehow, in the years that followed, Cain forgot the story -- he blames his initial denials on faulty memory -- but Anderson remembered it. No way, Anderson says: "Herman needs to issue an apology to me. That's what needs to happen," he told The New York Times. Politico, which broke the sexual harassment story, printed Anderson's denial. So as Hot Air notes, "Unless they’re willing to print denials which they know for a fact are untrue, then Anderson probably isn't the source." Chris Wilson, who worked for the National Restaurant Association and now works for Perry, says he's not the source either. "I had nothing to do with leaking this in any way," he told the Times.
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.