Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain responded, finally, to accusations that he sexually harassed several women while he headed the National Restaurant Association (the other NRA) in the late 1990s.
Cain's response, however, was less than emphatic. He said to reporters, "As I have been beat upon all day on this, I'm trying to think back to, well what could it have been?" He added, "I am unaware of any settlement. I hope it wasn't for much, because I didn't do anything."
That said, as ProPublica's Stephen Engelberg opines elsewhere on TucsonSentinel.com, the story lacks detail and substantiation from other than "unnamed sources". Cain will probably dodge this bullet, if in fact it was a bullet, but his handling of the matter has been less than deft.
Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).