Looks like your 15 minutes are finally up and there's no way for you to keep feeding the meter. Not with this on your plate:
Oklahoma political consultant Chris Wilson says if the woman behind the reported sexual harassment complaint against GOP Presidential hopeful Herman Cain is allowed to speak publicly, it'll be the end of Cain's run for the White House.
But you saw it coming. Everyone did.
Interviewed today on KTOK's Mullins in the Morning, Wilson, of Wilson-Perkins-Allen Opinion Research headquartered in Washington, D.C. explained he was a witness to the incident. "I was the pollster at the National Restaurant Association when Herman Cain was head of it and I was around a couple of times when this happened and anyone who was involved with the NRA at the time, knew that this was gonna come up."
Wilson described the woman as a low level staffer who was maybe two years out of college. "This occurred at a restaurant in Crystal City (Virginia) and everybody was aware of it," he continued. "It was only a matter of time because so many people were aware of what took place, so many people were aware of her situation, the fact she left---everybody knew with the campaign that this would eventually come up."
Wilson said for legal reasons, he can not discuss details of the incident. "But if she comes out and talks about it, like I said, it'll probably be the end of his campaign." The consultant said Cain is digging himself a deeper hole by challenging the woman. He also believes it has put the Restaurant Association in a position where it will have to release the woman from her confidentialilty agreement. "If she talks about it, I think it'll be the end of his campaign."
Sounds like a threat, Herm. A very clear one at that.
The GOP establishment didn't have you in mind for Super Tuesday, and they weren't going to let your special brand or hell, anyone else's special brand of Teabag bullcoonery screw up their plans. You can hope for this to somehow blow over, but I doubt it will play out that way. You can either back off now or let this all blow up in your face.
I mentioned something about the GOP burning through each and every one of their hopefuls so Mitt Romney can emerge just before the GOP convention and play the "Only Sane Man" role to the hilt. Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Dick Santorum and others flashed and fizzled out on the GOP stage, with Mittens puttering around in the background (nevermind Jon Huntsman. I doubt anyone even realizes he's campaigning at this point). I'm sure Newt Gingrich will get his shot at leading the polls and then fade out just like the rest of them. Romney's nomination was set in stone months ago.
The music's stopped and everyone's looking at you funny. Well, maybe just the crazy Christian cat lady and a trail of anal post-coital effluent:
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) last night joined Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) in questioning former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain over recently-uncovered sexual harassment allegations from Cain’s time at the National Restaurant Association.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney have both completely ignored the harassment claims (and Cain’s odd responses).
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), who can (and does) say whatever he wants, commented only to speculate about “who is making the charges and what the motivations are.” Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich dismissed the allegations as “gossip.”
If one of Cain’s accusers goes public and reveals damning details, the story might become so big that the top-tier candidates feel compelled to weigh in.
Even the DJ's looking at you with disbelief, Herm. There's no way you can get people back to doing the "Cain Train" again.
Meanwhile, you got not one, not two, but three women willing to speak out on your alleged sexual harassment. Damn, Herm, exactly how many women did you ask about the pubic hairs on your Coke can...wait, wrong guy.
A third former employee considered filing a workplace complaint against Herman Cain over what she deemed aggressive and unwanted behavior when she and Cain, now a Republican presidential candidate, worked together during the late 1990s, the woman told The Associated Press on Wednesday. She said the behavior included a private invitation to his corporate apartment.
The woman said he made sexually suggestive remarks or gestures about the same time that two co-workers had settled separate harassment complaints against Cain, who was then the head of the National Restaurant Association.
At least Clarence Thomas' sexual harassment of Anita Hill didn't hamper him any. Then again, he wasn't in the direct path of a candidate pre-picked by GOP establishment figures. It helped his victim wasn't a white woman, either.
People are leaving the party. Soon enough, you'll be the only one left in the room, aside from the DJ, but he's just waiting to get his pay for the evening.
Last person to leave the room, please cut off the lights.