Herman Cain really needed his accusers and their lawyers, or the press — or, heck, even the National Restaurant Association — to be demonstrably more tawdry than the allegations against him. None of the other actors on this stage are proving to be up to that role
Politico and other media covering the story haven’t overreached. The NRA is conducting itself with prudence and caution. The accusers have avoided the spotlight. And now the one accuser’s lawyer to have ventured into the glare of national TV seems neither grasping nor self serving.
It leaves Herman Cain alone on the stage very much exposed. He doesn’t strike me as someone who will notice or much care. But at some point even his supporters will see it, whether they are willing to acknowledge it or not.
David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.