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'The View' Debates Herman Cain's Latest Scandal (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Nov 29th 2011 2:10PM
Herman Cain is currently in the process of "reassessing his candidacy" after a Georgia woman came forward Monday alleging that she and the Republican presidential candidate were involved in a 13-year extramarital affair. This new revelation comes on the heels of allegations of sexual harassment from four separate women, all of which he denied fervently.

The ladies of 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) tackled the scandal in their 'Hot Topics' segment, and as usual, opinions different around the table. Whoopi Goldberg observed that this latest accusation isn't against the law, and wondered if it was the public's business at all. Sherri Shepherd said it would be hard to trust a man running for president who's been this deceptive in his private life.

Elisabeth Hasslebeck interjected, wondering if Shepherd felt the same way about Bill Clinton when similar allegations surfaced about him in the early '90s. "I felt the same way about Bill Clinton. It says something about your integrity," she responded. When Hasselbeck asked Whoopi if she could trust a politician who'd been unfaithful to their spouse, Whoopi said she could.

Thankfully, Joy Behar broke up the heated discussion with some levity. "What bothers me is that this guy's been so freaking busy ... I mean no wonder he doesn't know China has nuclear weapons."

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Perhaps a difference with Clinton was he was already in office and so his record as a successful president offset whatever personal problems he did have. He also was a ptrviosuly elected office holder which gave him another bump over Cain in that Clinton showed he could handle a pressure job without mind freeze. Monica Lewinsky never came after him, which would have also altered the perception. And Hillary made peace with it,as did their daughter in look-back interviews when she was older. We were left with, "If his family is OK with it, then we have to be OK with it." In Cain's Case we have a wife in denial or really casting a blind eye. Many differences beyond infidelity.

November 29 2011 at 6:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think between Cain and Clinton we are comparing a bushel of apples with long shelf lives to a couple of avocados that once they have been picked need to be to loved soon after in a zesty preparation like a California Dip, or a comic book literary knowledge where you can finish a book in a week or so to a deconstructed analysis of Joyce's "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" and the development of the Epiphany in literature.

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November 29 2011 at 3:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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What is that last sentence referring too? And what does it even mean?

BTW - aoltv stop posting view clips every day.

November 29 2011 at 5:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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