Looks like we haven't seen the last of the Hermanator yet. A defiant Herman Cain is still denying the accusations of sexual harassment against him, yet right on cue, it appears another woman has just spoken out publicly for the first time about her allegations against Cain.
Here's more on Cain's presser this Tuesday from TPM -- Cain Blames ‘Democrat Machine’ For Allegations Of Sexual Harassment:
So, turns out it was the “Democrat Machine” all along.
Herman Cain held a press conference Tuesday evening, addressing the accusations of sexual harassment that have dogged his campaign for the last week and a half.
During the press conference, Cain stated unequivocally that the accusations against him are false, and further said that he does not remember meeting Sharon Bialek, the latest woman to accuse Cain of unwanted sexual contact — at one point saying that “the Democrat machine in America has brought forth a troubled woman to make false accusations.”
Whatever the truth of the matter, it cannot be counted out of the realm of possibility that Cain’s performance might boost his standing among some Republican primary voters, with his contention that the accusations are being lodged in order to undermine him politically as an agent of change. [...]
Cain then took the stage, saying he wanted to speak to the American people — saying that he was departing from his usual practice by using prepared remarks, in order to ensure that he would not miss any necessary point.
“With respect to the most recent accusation, I have never acted inappropriately with anyone, period,” said Cain. “I saw Ms. Allred and her client yesterday in that news conference for the very first time. As I sat in my hotel room with a couple of my staff members, as they got to the microphone, my first response in my mind, and reaction was, ‘I don’t even know who this woman is.’
“Secondly, I didn’t recognize the name at all. The time that she referenced was during the time that I was the CEO and president of the National Restaurant Association. It’s headquartered in Washington, DC, where about 150 workers work, and we have about 150 people in Chicago, where she said she worked for our educational foundation. I tried to remember if I recognized her, and I didn’t. I tried to remember if I remembered that name, and I didn’t. The charges, and the accusations, I absolutely reject. They simply didn’t happen. They simply did not happen.”
He said that he has received support from people across America, and would not drop out of the race: “Ain’t gonna happen.” He then further called out his accuser, Sharon Bialek, and accused her of being put up publicly by Democrats who are out to derail his candidacy.