Can Herman Cain’s campaign weather latest sexual harassment allegations?
Perry Bacon Jr. and Dan Eggen
Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain faced a new set of political challenges Monday after graphic allegations by a Chicago woman raised questions among GOP operatives and activists about the candidate's ability to survive the growing scandal.
After eight days of accusations and denials of alleged sexual harassment by Cain, the specific and explicit nature of the new allegations could threaten his position among a core group of supporters who have stood by him, or at least stayed silent.
This is the first time that the allegations have been about physical rather than verbal harassment. These are much more serious charges that require Cain to provide a more specific explanation than a blanket denial, said Daniel Schnur, who advised Sen. John McCain's 2000 presidential campaign but is uncommitted in the 2012 contest.
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"Can Herman Cain’s campaign weather latest sexual harassment allegations?", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2011. Consulté le 25/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/can-herman-cain-s-campaign-weather-latest-sexual-harassment-allegations-