This afternoon Midtown Manhattan was treated to the spectacle of a Gloria Allred press conference featuring a woman who accused Republican presidential front-runner Herman Cain of grabbing her genitals and telling her that she need to have sex with him if she hoped to secure a job with the National Restaurant Association, which he led.
The Cain campaign just responded with a statement, slamming Ms. Allred as a “celebrity activist lawyer” and saying that allegation of harassment are “completely false.”
And, not surprisingly, now that Mr. Cain’s campaign has the nation’s ear, they put a plug in for his “9-9-9″ flat tax plan:
Just as the country finally begins to refocus on our crippling $15 trillion national debt and the unacceptably high unemployment rate, now activist celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred is bringing forth more false accusations against the character of Republican front-runner Herman Cain.
All allegations of harassment against Mr. Cain are completely false. Mr. Cain has never harassed anyone. Fortunately the American people will not allow Mr. Cain’s bold “9-9-9 Plan”, clear foreign policy vision and plans for energy independence to be overshadowed by these bogus attacks.