The report that GOP presidential frontrunner Herman Cain was the target of two sexual harassment complaints while he headed the National Restaurant Association has dominated politics on the Internet today.
Talk radio man Rush Limbaugh this afternoon declared the Politico piece to be an “unconscionable, racially stereotypical attack” on Cain. Liberals, he and others in the medium have said, are no doubt responsible – a wholly unlikely scenario, given the stage of the campaign.
Others, even conservatives, have wondered about the holes in explanations pushed forward by the Cain campaign.
The situation is, in fact, one that will require better staff work than the former pizza executive from Georgia had in the past, if he is to survive.
But Cainiacs have done at least one thing right – they’ve come up with a form of crisis advertising we haven’t seen in politics before.
Right now, Twitter is a white-water river of 140-character posts about Herman Cain. But at the top of every Twitter search of the candidate, this Tweet pops up from his campaign:
From Team HC: Sadly we’ve seen this movie played out before. Mr. Cain and all Americans deserve better
The message includes a link to a Washington Examiner post that includes a full denial from the Cain campaign’s spokesman, J.D. Gordon.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider