The Arena: Can Herman Cain Survive?

The Arena: – Ex-Assemb. Michael Benjamin Bio.

Can Herman Cain survive?

It’s a privately settled matter. Herman Cain should address it as a settled personal matter. He should state that sexual harassment in the workplace should not be tolerated and neither should false allegations be tolerated. He should then discuss the anti-sexual harassment policies he put into place while at Godfather’s Pizza and the National Restaurant Association.

This story shouldn’t be too damaging considered the personal baggage carried by the other GOP contenders. Romney’s and Huntsman’s shared Mormonism, Perry’s Niggerhead camp, Newt’s philandering, and Bachmann’s loopiness are foibles causing 65 percent of Republicans polled wanting someone other than of these frontrunners. Maybe one of the sidelined GOP “stars,” eg, Gov. Mitch Daniels, will step in to save his party from a landslide defeat next November.

Maybe Cain will join Gov. Perry in supporting “loser pays” tort reform.

Read more of my Arena commentaries here.

About SquarePegDem

A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email FOMB08@GMAIL.COM.
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4 Responses to The Arena: Can Herman Cain Survive?

  1. marcjan says:

    Had you been a consultant to the campaign on that issue, and if your advice was followed [which as you know generally does not happen because of the egos around the kitchen table], the story may have died. But, it seems that a “media war” is unfolding That’s not good for politics.

    This pattern seems to be indicative of the an emrging media cycle for the 2012 Presidential Election: mainstream political media hits, for example, GOP candidate Herman Cain, and an independent PAC supporting his candidacy hits back on 11/3 with the online launch of a VIDEO web ad attacking media.

    Will the lid could blow next week and even longer in the intensity and sheer meanness in coverage of Herman Cain and other candidates in the GOP contest by mainstream political media as surely everything media will hit back?

    Is the stage being set for what will evolve as the tone for the media coverage of the nominees following the primaries?

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      • marcjan says:


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