Sunday September 27, 2020

Cain's bid for White House in deep trouble

Claims of sexual harassment may have sunk Herman Cain's chances of becoming the Republican nominee for the 2012 US presidential race, writes Niall Stanage in Washington DC

6th November, 2011
Herman Cain on the campaign trail last week in Cookeville, Tennessee. Photo: AP

One week ago, Herman Cain was riding high, an unexpected front-runner for the Republican Party's presidential nomination next year. Today, the question is whether his campaign can survive at all.

Since last Sunday, Cain has been buffeted by allegations that he sexually harassed female colleagues during his time as head of America's National Restaurant Association (NRA) in the late 1990s. Cain denies he did anything wrong.

The crisis has deepened as more details have become...

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