Herman Cain On Anita Hill: “Is She Going To Endorse Me?”

You gotta love a guy who can keep his sense of humor, even amid scandal.

While on the campaign trail in Michigan on Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain laughed along with a voter who joked about his having the support of Anita Hill. In 1991, Hill made sexual harassment accusations against then Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas during his confirmation hearings.

Like Thomas then, Cain finds himself fighting harassment accusations, which he flatly denies and says are an attempt to ruin him politically. Comparisons between Thomas and Cain have been made since the allegations against the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza surfaced in the media last week. …

The audio available shows a person in the crowd first bringing up the subject, asking Cain if he had heard “the latest news today” about Hill. While the whole question is inaudible in the video, Cain responded, “Is she going to endorse me?” to the raucous laughter of those present.

This is why, despite the media dwelling on the allegations of sexual harassment against Cain, he doesn’t seem to be fading in the polls.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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