On Fox News, Meghan Kelly interview Herman Cain’s campaign manager, Mark Block, and pressed Block on his charge, made yesterday, the Governor Perry’s campaign (in the form of GOP strategist Curt Anderson) leaked the sexual harassment story to Politico. Mr. Anderson emphatically denied the charge, and Block was able to watch clips of Anderson’s interview. Mr. Block, in turn, said he now accepts Anderson’s denial even as he (Block) stands behind what he said yesterday.
This is as incoherent an explanation as what Herman Cain has said on abortion, trading GITMO prisoners for hostages, appointing Muslims to a Cain cabinet, and his knowledge of a sexual harassment settlement agreement. It simply makes no sense. Mr. Block is pretending to reconcile two opposite claims.
If the Cain campaign is not the most amateurish of any presidential campaign in decades, I’m open to suggestions as to which ones were worse.
This is beyond embarrassing; it has now entered the land of Saturday Night Live parody. And that’s never a good place for a presidential campaign to be.