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So What Did the Cain Campaign Mean?

The economy, simplicity, limits of outsiders, say pundits

(Newser) - So, after a fleeting moment at the top of the polls , Herman Cain's run for the Oval Office is over. Now comes the political dissection, as analysts ask what his unconventional campaign meant:
  • The root of Cain's popularity was his campaign's "simplicity and unconventionality," says
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Cain Contradicted by Accuser's Former Boyfriend

Candidate spent evening with woman he 'never met,' says Victor Jay Zuckerman

(Newser) - Herman Cain spent an entire evening with Sharon Bialek, the woman the candidate claimed he never met , says her former beau. "Sharon indeed did meet and spend time with Mr. Cain," Victor Jay Zuckerman said at a press conference yesterday. Zuckerman, a Louisiana pediatrician, said he and Bialek... More »

Gloria Cain on Hubby: He 'Totally Respects' Women

Cain's wife defends him in Fox interview to air tonight

(Newser) - “He totally respects women," Herman Cain's wife says in defense of her husband in her first TV interview ever, set to air tonight on Fox, reports the Washington Post . Partial transcripts were released last night, with Gloria Cain, Herman Cain's wife of 43 years, declaring (... More »

Gingrich, Romney Tied for Second

Behind a damaged Herman Cain, according to new poll

(Newser) - Don’t look now, but Newt Gingrich appears to have crawled his way into the top tier of the GOP presidential field. A new CBS News poll has Gingrich tied with Mitt Romney for second place, at 15% each. Ahead of both is Herman Cain with 18%, but the poll... More »

Cain Makes Joke About ... Anita Hill

Not that it'll hurt his fundraising ability...

(Newser) - Herman, Herman, Herman... Just one day after Herman Cain apologized for referring to Nancy Pelosi as “Princess Nancy,” he stepped in it again with a joke about Anita Hill. That’s right: Cain, facing allegations of sexual harassment, made a joke about the woman who accused Clarence Thomas... More »

Cain Accuser Won't Share More Details Unless...

...The two other anonymous women come forward

(Newser) - It looks like Herman Cain might be able to end the week without any fresh sexual harassment headlines. One of his accusers, former National Restaurant Association employee Karen Kraushaar, hoped to hold a joint press conference with the other three accusers , but two of them haven't responded to her... More »

Despite 'Hell,' Cain Still Raising

Allegations haven't slowed donations, campaign says

(Newser) - The morass of sexual harassment allegations hasn't slowed Herman Cain's fundraising. The candidate has raised $9 million over the last six weeks, according to his campaign, with $2.25 million of that donated since the sexual harassment story first broke. If money keeps flowing to the Cain campaign... More »

Cain PAC Site Calls Female Accusers 'Bitch,' 'Bimbo'

Also, his attorney warns other women to 'think twice' before coming forward

(Newser) - The Herman Cain PAC site is carrying blog posts that refer to women who have accused the candidate of sex harassment as a "bitch" and a "bimbo." Cain's attorney, meanwhile, is warning any new sex harassment accusers to "think twice" before they go public, reports... More »

Cain Regrets 'Princess Nancy' Dig at Pelosi

Probably not the best week to belittle a female politician

(Newser) - Herman Cain may have decided now wasn't the best time to potentially alienate more female voters : He expressed regret for referring to Nancy Pelosi in yesterday's debate as "Princess Nancy" for her role as speaker in blocking a GOP health care bill. "We didn't hear... More »

Cain Accuser Filed Complaint at Next Job

Claimed unfair treatment 3 years later at INS job

(Newser) - The Herman Cain accuser who walked off with $45,000 over what he dismisses as an innocent comment about her height filed a complaint three years later at another federal job. In an effort to gain insight into how Karen Kraushaar responded to workplace conflict, the AP takes a look... More »

2nd Public Cain Accuser Hopes Others Come Forward

Karen Kraushaar thinks a joint press conference would work

(Newser) - She hoped to remain anonymous , but no such luck for Herman Cain accuser Karen Kraushaar. The 55-year-old is one of two women who got a financial settlement from the National Restaurant Association, and she's speaking out after her name was made public in the Daily today. Kraushaar, a spokesperson... More »

Herman Cain: Me Withdraw? 'Ain't Gonna Happen'

He forcefully rejects all the sex-harassment accusations

(Newser) - No surprises and no mea culpas: Herman Cain doubled down on his denials of the sexual harassment allegations against him at a press conference today and said those calling for him to withdraw from the race better think again, reports the AP . "Ain't gonna happen," said Cain.... More »

Herman Cain: Sharon Bialek Is Lying

He says he doesn't even recall meeting her

(Newser) - Herman Cain will be speaking shortly about the very specific accusations leveled against him yesterday by Sharon Bialek, but an interview he gave earlier today offers a sneak peak at his line of defense: “I can categorically say I have never acted inappropriately with anyone. Period,” he told... More »

No One Looks Good in 'Seedy' Cain Scandal

Dana Milbank suddenly finds the 2012 race distasteful

(Newser) - It’s kind of fitting that Sharon Bialek delivered her risqué account of her sexual encounter with Herman Cain at New York’s Friars Club. After all, the Club touts itself as a "ribald comedy" destination, and ribaldry is exactly what we got, writes Dana Milbank of the Washington ... More »

Bialek: Son Pushed Me to 'Tell On' Herman Cain

Sharon Bialek also recalls Tea Party encounter with Cain

(Newser) - It was Sharon Bialek’s 13-year-old son who convinced her to go public with her sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain, she told CNN this morning. "He said, 'Mom, you have to do the right thing. I think you need to tell on him.'" As for... More »

5th Woman: Cain Wanted Dinner With 'Lovely Lady'

Based on what Donna Donella saw, Cain should not be a 'serious candidate'

(Newser) - A fifth woman has come forward to tell a sketchy-sounding story about Herman Cain. Former USAID employee Donna Donella, 40, tells the Washington Examiner that after giving a speech in Egypt for USAID in 2002, Cain asked Donella to set up dinner between him and a “lovely young lady”... More »

Cain: My Wife Is 200% Behind Me

Campaign attacks latest accuser Sharon Bialek's credibility

(Newser) - Herman Cain's wife is supporting him and she is "disgusted" by how the media has twisted stories about him, the candidate told Fox's Bill O'Reilly hours after fresh sexual harassment allegations surfaced . "She is still 200% supportive of me and she is still 200% my... More »

Limbaugh on Cain Accuser: Her Name Is 'Buy-a-Lick'

Apparently, he doesn't believe her

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh can be a master of efficient character assassination. The most recent example: his take on the latest woman accusing Herman Cain of sex harassment. Limbaugh explained on his radio show that he had been mispronouncing the name of single mom Sharon Bialik, whom he referred to as a... More »

Accuser No. 4: Herman Cain 'Reached for My Genitals'

Sharon Bialek says she's coming forward to put a face on the accusations

(Newser) - A fourth woman came forward to accuse Herman Cain of sexual harassment today, and it was a sordid tale, reports Politico . Speaking alongside attorney Gloria Allred at a press conference today, Sharon Bialek said she met with Cain for help finding a job after being dismissed from the National Restaurant... More »

Woman No. 4 Accuses Herman Cain, Will Go Public

She has hired high-profile lawyer Gloria Allred

(Newser) - Yet another woman—this would be the fourth so far—is coming forward to accuse Herman Cain of sexual harassment, and she’s hired high-profile lawyer Gloria Allred to help her do it. The new accuser will appear with Allred at a press conference this afternoon, Radar Online reports. This... More »

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