Herman Cain’s fire and brimstone press conference yesterday would have been brilliant – had he done it a week ago. He sounded confident, defiant and – most of all – utterly convinced of his innocence in the face of an increasing array of sexual harassment charges.
Of course he was also foolish, poorly prepared and utterly unconvincing to anyone other than a Herman Cain supporter.
I knew it was over when he said he didn’t even know his most recent accuser Sharon Bialek. Really? Remember what happened the last time a political leader claimed to not know a woman he was linked to in a sex scandal? Furthermore, who are Herman Cain’s speechwriters? Rap Stars, professional athletes and the Hulk can refer to themselves in the third person, but Presidential candidates? Not so much.
Other than the women who (inevitably) will come out to slam him for his chicanery, the person I feel most sorry for right now is Rick Santorum. He’s waking up every morning pissed off that he hasn’t been able to get any of that tasty conservative voter runoff that dripped from Bachman to Perry to Cain and now seems headed towards Newt Gingrich. When are conservative Christian voters going to give him a chance?
This article originally appeared online at Politic365.com.