Herman Cain is in DC today to talk to the American Enterprise Institute at 9 AM and the National Press Club at 1 PM. Both events are on C-SPAN, and the press event will include questions. Here’s the current weak-ass denial from his campaign:
Inside the Beltway media attacks Cain
Fearing the message of Herman Cain who is shaking up the political landscape in Washington, Inside the Beltway media have begun to launch unsubstantiated personal attacks on Cain.
Dredging up thinly sourced allegations stemming from Mr. Cain’s tenure as the Chief Executive Officer at the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, political trade press are now casting aspersions on his character and spreading rumors that never stood up to the facts.
Since Washington establishment critics haven’t had much luck in attacking Mr. Cain’s ideas to fix a bad economy and create jobs, they are trying to attack him in any way they can.
Sadly, we’ve seen this movie played out before – a prominent Conservative targeted by liberals simply because they disagree with his politics.
Mr. Cain — and all Americans, deserve better.
If you read the Politico story, it’s pretty clear that they’ve committed an act of journalism. They have the names of two women who were paid off by the National Restaurant Association (the other NRA), they have documents in one of the cases, and it sounds like they have a good number of NRA employees on the record. “The liberal media is out to get me” isn’t going to cut it in face of those kinds of facts.