After a barrage of attacks from the media on Mr. Cains sexual harassment’s, his standings have not been greatly affected. With a recent poll showing that 70% of Republicans dismiss the so called scandal.
Most recently a woman by the name of Sharon Bialek has come out, making some serious claims about an encounter with Cain nearly fifteen years ago. My question is if this actually happened, why would you wait fifteen years to tell this story. This is very serious charge, and if Bialek is found to be not telling the truth, I say she could face a backlash. Not just from the media, but from women who have actually gone through a traumatic experience like this.
Also, Bialek’s attorney is Gloria Allred. Someone that most people will probably know of, and she does not have the best reputation. For those who are unfamiliar with her, she was the attorney that represented the girl and her father that filed a complaint to the Boy Scouts of America because they ‘excluded’ her. She also fought against the former drug store chain Sav-On, for having both a boys and girls toy section.
The other day, Herman Cain held a news conference in which he made statements saying that he really tried to remember if he knew Bialeks face or name, but did not remember her. Cain also took questions from the press and did well responding to them.
And then in the most recent political debate, the moderators brought the subject up, which the audience responded to by booing the moderators. Cain responded to the non-political question. Then the moderators tried to pull Romney into the fray, but he refused, which I feel was the right thing to do. After all, the debate format is meant to talk about the positions of the candidates.
Over all, I don’t believe that these sexual harassment claims will harm Cain, and if they do it will be very little.
The true test for all of these candidates will come in less than two months in the 2012 primary.