Without going into details, and regardless of what i think about the candidate or analyze the effect it might have on the Republican race over the next few months, here is why I think, a strong denial of the story is a necessary step to be taken for a candidate looking to become the next President of the U.S..
Following the publication of the story, Herman Cain's immediate response via his spokesman J. D. Gordon is troubling, not so much for the content of the statement which I very much disagree with, but with wavering away a strong denial of the story, portraying the Media as intentionally wanting to bring down Herman Cain to distract the American public from engaging in a serious discussion over his policies and tax plan, not only makes no sense, but raises serious questions on character and a sign of trying to hide something or trying to brush off some serious baggage Herman Cain might have hidden somewhere.
Here is Cain's spokesperson J.D. Gordon's statement:
“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.."
And in a phone interview with Fox News, Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon repeatedly evaded questions about whether the trade group made payments to two female employees who expressed discomfort with Cain’s actions. Pressed by host Geraldo Rivera as to whether there had been any cash settlements, Gordon said:
"All I'm going to tell you is this is a typical attack…"
which reminds me of the Late Anthony Weiner in the early stages of the Wienergate story, in a awkward attempt to prove the media that the story is nonsense and that he was not who sent the pic, rather claim that his focus is on his Job in congress, telling this to CNN reporter Dana bash: "If I was giving a speech to 45,000 people and someone in the back of the room threw a pie or yelled out an insult, would I spend the next two hours responding to that? No. I would get back.."
and we all know who ate up the pie at the end.
All I can advise Cain is: Herman, if its not true,just simply Deny it and run..end of story.. if its true, don't blame the Media, blame yourself, make up a story, and spin it around...
America understands Humor but hates lies.