|Cain: "it ain't so"|
The article continues about Herman Cain's press conference: "Declaring at the National Press Club that he 'would be delighted to clear the air,' Mr. Cain said that he is unaware of any settlements paid to his accusers. 'It was concluded after a thorough investigation that it had no basis,' Mr. Cain said to questions by Mark Hamrick, the president of the press club after Politico first reported on the allegations. 'I am unaware of any settlement. I hope it wasn’t for much, because I didn’t do anything.'"
More: "In the press club remarks, Mr. Cain said that he had 'recused myself' during the investigation into the charges made by the women. He derided the report in Politico as being based on 'anonymous sources.' 'We are not going to chase anonymous sources, when there are no basis for the accusation,' Mr. Cain said. 'I have never sexually harassed anyone and those accusations are totally false.'"
Compares Himself To Clarence Thomas
From The Hilll, about the allegations: "Herman Cain on Monday likened his sexual allegations controversy to the charges made against Clarence Thomas in 1991. Asked by The Hill whether he sees a similar dynamic to the allegations brought by Anita Hill against the African-American Supreme Court Justice, Cain told The Hill, 'There seems to be some similarities....Probably so.' He added, 'The only question would be how long are people going to drag this baseless, false accusation out? I can’t determine that.'
More: "Cain earlier this year predicted liberals would attack him in a similar fashion to the way they treated Thomas, who replaced Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black Supreme Court justice. In May, Cain told The Washington Examiner, 'They're going to come after me more viciously than they would a white candidate.....And so, to use Clarence Thomas as an example, I'm ready for the same high-tech lynching that he went through — for the good of this country.'"