Lawyer and media bigwig Gloria Allred is now on the scene, representing the fourth woman who is charging Cain with wrongdoing. How many more alleged victims will surface? Allred will certainly smoke them out. Cainís political base may have been thrilled by his effort to bash the ďliberal mediaĒ and treat reporters like dirt. Allred is a PR fireball who cannot be extinguished by Cainís media warnings of ďDonít even go there.Ē
Allred presided over todayís New York press conference that introduced Sharon Bialek, who claims she was groped by Cain when he was chief lobbyist for the National Restaurant Assn. She got results. The room was packed.
As usual, the Cain campaign attempted once again to run away from the accusations. It released this feeble statement:
"Just as the country finally begins to refocus on our crippling $15T national debt and the unacceptably high unemployment rate, now activist celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred is bringing forth more false accusations against the character of Republican front-runner Herman Cain.
All allegations of harassment against Mr. Cain are completely false. Mr. Cain has never harassed anyone. Fortunately the American people will now allow Mr. Cainís bold Ď9-9-9 Planí, clear foreign policy vision and plans for energy independence to be overshadowed by these bogus attacks.Ē
Note to Herman: Allred isnít bringing forth any accusations against you. Bialek is.
Allred is the conduit that assures the accuser gets maximum media exposure for her charges. Itís up to you to set the record straight. America doesnít want a president who will take cover when the going gets tough.
On a personal note, as Cainís candidacy implodes, I will miss Hermís riveting campaign ads.