The crowd seems solidly behind Herman Cain. One moderator asked him why if companies are reluctant to hire CEOs with character issues the American people should elect a President with character issues.
That prompted boos from the audience.
Cain replied, “The American people deserve better than someone being tired in the court of public opinion… I value my character and integrity above all else.”
Another moderator followed through, asking Romney if he’d fire a subordinate who was in Herman Cain’s position. “Would you keep him? Are you persuaded?”
The crowd booed again. Romney dodged.
“Look, Cain is the person to respond to that. The people in this room and across the country can make their own assessment.”
The moderator announced they’d switch back to the economy. That prompted cheers.