Herman Cain got only one day off from scrutiny while everyone made fun Rick Perry's inability to name all three government agencies so oppressively regulatory they must be abolished. Friday brings more probing of Cain's character in the wake of four women saying he sexually harassed them while he ran the National Restaurant Association. Though Karen Kraushaar says she won't talk any more about what she says Cain did until more women agree to speak publicly, the candidate is not being spared scrutiny. A new poll shows him losing support among Republican voters while Gingrich is gaining on him; female Republican officials aren't laughing at his jokes. And The Washington Post's Krissah Thompson and Aaron C. Davis report that while Cain was running the lobbying group in Washington -- while his wife lived in Omaha -- he loved socializing with even low-level staffers and said he hated eating alone.
The Post explains that Cain lived a pretty kickin' bachelor's life while running the NRA, which "paid for an apartment, car service, first-class airline travel, country club dues and, often, Cain's restaurant tabs, said one current association official ... 'He lived a great lifestyle,' the official said. 'Meetings and whatever, he would hang out in the bar ... late into the night,' often with staffers." Staffers liked that Cain was nice to even the lowliest of peons -- once, he took a couple dozen staffers to a junket in Hawaii, The Post reports. But his after-work hangouts are where three of the four women say Cain harassed them.