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Herman Cain Laughs Off Sexual Harassment Allegations on 'Kimmel' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 8th 2011 5:45AM
Herman Cain, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'According to Herman Cain, the sexual harassment allegations that have been laid at his campaign doorstep over the past week haven't been all bad. While he's planning a press conference to address the accusations directly, and affirms that "there's not an ounce of truth" in the claims, he also indicated on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (Weeknights, 12AM on ABC) that fundraising has actually improved.

"The day of ... these accussations, we had the highest fundraising day online in the history of this campaign and it has not stopped," he said. "The American people are saying, 'We are sick of gutter politics.'"

When Kimmel jokingly asked Cain if he thought the other candidates should hire some women to accuse them of sexual harrassment, Cain responded, "If they're smart, they will." A funny joke, or something else he's going to have to back away from in the weeks to come?

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I suspect Jimmy knew Cain would laugh.

The real question is why Jimmy would have him on his comedy show.

Would he invite on an accused rapist and laugh about it?

This is part of the problem.

November 08 2011 at 11:28 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Tony DiMeo

It is a big problem we give these clowns a forum to spew their bullshit

November 08 2011 at 1:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Step one...Denial, Step two Drag out the wife in front of the cameras, Step three, lets get pass this, Step four, go on a reputable talk show and make fun of it all...ALL WAYYYY TOO PREDICTABLE.
Step four to come??? "YES, I DID IT, PLEASE FORGIVE ME"....BYE BYE PIZZA MAN !

November 08 2011 at 11:27 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Al Hamlin, I realize you can't stay on track here, but remember that Bill Clinton was impeached.

Also, Anthony Weiner was driven from office within 2 weeks.

I'll say there's a double-standard here, but it's the opposite of the one you suggest.

November 08 2011 at 11:27 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Al Hamlin

It was OK for Clinton to do what he did and when women came out they were not given any time to prove what was done to them it was not until Monica had proff that it was noticed but he stll had everyone on his side. Mr. Cain did not sleep with any of the accusers. What a double standard if you are a Democrat which I am you do no wrong. If it happens to be Republican tear them apart. Cain would make good president.

November 08 2011 at 11:22 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

Herman Cain is a practiced liar and should not even be considered as a candidate. What have we come to?

November 08 2011 at 11:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Why wouldn't his ratings go up with Republicans! They think woman are just property any way, don't they? They want to control what woman can do with their own bodies, force them to bear children and stay on their knees.

November 08 2011 at 11:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I've heard that when people know they are on weak ground. they try to create a walkway for themselves by throwing out increasingly strong over-the-top denials. And, of course, denials that seem out of proportion make others increasingly suspicious and more interested in looking closer. It is a losing strategy.

November 08 2011 at 6:40 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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