Nov 04, 2011 3:49 AM GMT
"As the Washington Post notes, Herman Cain started out blaming his accusers and the news media for the story alleging inappropriate behavior with at least two female employees when he headed the National Restaurant Association. He then turned to Democrats and liberals, arguing that they don’t want to see him win the GOP presidential nomination. And now Cain and his campaign are blaming Team Perry for leaking the story, saying that he told Perry adviser Curt Anderson in 2003 about a charge stemming from his time at the restaurant association. (But if Cain told folks about this in ’03 to discuss opposition research on him in preparation for a Senate bid, why was he so unprepared to respond after the Politico story came out Sunday night?) "The Perry campaign needs to apologize to Herman Cain and his family," top Cain aide Mark Block said on FOX yesterday. Perry and his campaign deny leaking the story. “We found out about the allegations against Mr. Cain the same time everybody else did," Perry told Red State’s Erick Erickson, per NBC’s Carrie Dann."