November 1, 2011, 12:02 pm
I have hesitated to write about Herman Cain because, well, as best I can recall I used him for years in my classes to discuss “modern minstrelsy.” You see, I was searching those terms a few years back and I came upon a video of the man, like this one of him delivering a speech at the ultraconservative CPAC.
Now Cain himself has fuzzy memories of allegations against him of sexual harassment. I mean, who could remember something as minor as a couple of employees coming forward and saying that you sexually harassed them? Cain’s response is to say he kinda sorta remembers now, after he initially denied it ever happening.
Cain… in his first interview… called the allegations that he harassed two employees of the National Restaurant Assn. when he was its chief executive “false” and “baseless.” He also, as he would later claim during a speech at the National Press Club, said he…