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Cain Says Scandal Behind Him [VIDEO]

Herman Cain in Nashua says it's 'a stretch' to catch Mitt Romney in New Hampshire.

Herman Cain says the scandal is behind him, "As far as I'm concerned."

"There's no new information. No new documentation. No new nothing," Cain said to reporters after speaking in Nashua today.

Before pitching his 9-9-9 plan and the need for a businessman in the White House during his remarks at the podium, he also took head-on the allegations and criticisms of his campaign.

"I think before I speak," Cain said referring to his 11-second delay in responding to an question on Libya. "And sometimes I have to stop to gather my thoughts."

Cain arrived about an hour late to the noontime event at the Radisson Hotel in Nashua. He made a passing reference to a stop at the Airport Diner in Manchester, where he said reporters there wanted to talk about the scandal controversy, and his recent televised "11 seconds of silence" on a foreign policy question about Libya, rather than talk about what the voters want to hear.

"Some people want to convict me in the court of public opinion, but the people on the Cain Train don't get off because of that crap – a and I know that's not a politically-correct word," Cain said.

He also reaffirmed his answer to a reporter who asked him whether he really believed the Commander in Chief didn't need to know the details of foreign policy to lead the country.

"And I said 'Yes.' Who knows every detail of every country of every situation on the planet? Nobody! A leader is supposed to make sure we work on the right problem," Cain said. "We need a leader not a reader."

Afterward, Cain shook hands with attendees and signed autographs while fielding some questions from reporters along the way, who asked if he believed the sexual harassment allegations were behind him, to which he said yes.

Cain also said that "it would be a stretch" to catch Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney in New Hampshire. Second place may be more realistic, given the former Massachusetts governor's lead, he said. 

Moudsie November 18, 2011 at 11:09 PM
Typical GOP candidate -- lie, lie and lie some more and then try to put the blame on the accusers! And, did you seen him on the news today -- crying when he was talking about him taking the Oath of Office -- he could "see the Bible" over there and then he had to stop and get control -- like this is ever going to happen. OMG-- what an idiot!
Tony Williams November 18, 2011 at 11:12 PM
If Cain really wants votes, he should adopt the slogan ... "Pizza for all Americans". Tony
mic November 18, 2011 at 11:27 PM
HOPE AND CHANGE!!! HOPE AND CHANGE !!!! REPEAT AFTER ME!!!! HOPE AND CHANGE!!!Yeah nice try.That will make everyones problems go away!!!!
Tony Williams November 18, 2011 at 11:44 PM
Let's give Herman the respect he has earned and deserves. Everyone stick your tongue out.
mic November 18, 2011 at 11:58 PM
Emile but if we go by the your fellow liberal standards you guys can't say that "Black Walnut"only he can,otherwise it's racist. Remeber in 08' when some Republican used the full name Barak Hussein Obama and that was declared racism because 'we all new what those racist Republican really meant?' or when blacks refer to themslves sometimes bu the 'N' word but only they can do it.Mmmmm I think your use of his term "Black Walnut' was racist by liberals own standards and was done with malicious intent..
douglas weiss November 19, 2011 at 12:09 AM
Cain, or his staff, seems to have a sense of humor and enjoy the Simpsons. Watch the attached video from the Simpsons movie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9f1TYyvEx8&feature=player_embedded
james giarelli November 19, 2011 at 12:11 AM
why does he not take a lie test,why the body guards,why waste good money after bad man
james giarelli November 19, 2011 at 12:14 AM
who was the guy with consuption tax,& what happened??????????????????
Tony Williams November 19, 2011 at 12:14 AM
Hey mic, It's Barack, not Barak., He's only been president now for more than three years. Maybe you could learn how to spell his name.
Tony Williams November 19, 2011 at 12:18 AM
Herman has constipation, and he also wants a consumption or national sales tax. Great idea, huh? Add 9 percent to whatever you are already paying in state sales tax. He's serious. Seriously.
Tony Williams November 19, 2011 at 12:20 AM
HC wants Secret Service to look important. He wants his 15 minutes of fame, then he will return to flipping pizzas.
Jaime Lopez Ortega November 19, 2011 at 02:51 AM
could be that the name Cane is a warning of how he will govern.. he keeps telling us to believe him cuz he said so... or else..
Donna November 19, 2011 at 03:29 AM
Cain is being used by the Republican party and he doesn't even have sense enough to realize what is happening. Look what happened to Michael Steele, you never hear his name anymore. They threw him under the bus. IMHO, the Repubs threw Caine into the mix to try to split the black vote. They never dreamed that he would come as far in the polls so they had to create a diversion to bring him down. I think they knew about the sexual harrassment accusations already . They were just waiting for their chance to throw it out to the public. I agree that this is one delusional man.
Jeff November 19, 2011 at 04:11 AM
All you liberal comentators hate those who are conservative it wouldn't matter who rises on top of the campaign race of G.O.P candidates you people would vote for Joseph Stalin without scruitiny. Oh I forgot you people did its Mr. Obama.
Tony Williams November 19, 2011 at 04:14 AM
So logically, you would vote for Hitler then? What is "scruitiny"? Buy a dictionary or use the one online.
sieben13 November 19, 2011 at 04:25 AM
We voted for President Obama because we was tired of mess the repuglicans put our country in # 1 unwarranted wars Iraq & Afghanistan 4k+ of our brave troops,22k+ causalities # 2. Banking disaster # 3 The housing Market The list goes on and on. Had it not been for President Obama we would be in a depression,stuck in Iraq & Afghanistan Motor industry in ruin. Yes voted in President Obama and we plan on doing it again. Our goal is to never again allow your party to gain control of America. By the way its President Obama ,not Mr. Obama .
zp November 19, 2011 at 05:15 AM
We need a leader, not a reader. Oh no! Not another hopeful who can't read. I can't take this anymore!!!
zp November 19, 2011 at 05:17 AM
Who is floating this guy's campaign? Whose hard-earned money is being flushed away just so he can write a book about the time he ran...? He is a horrid choice for ANY job. I mean, Godfather's Pizza CEO? At least give us Bill Gates or a person of merit and worth if you're going to give us a non-politician. 11 seconds to think about whether he agrees or disagrees with Obama on Libya. Cut the crap. And btw, using unPC words is the LEAST of his problems!
David November 19, 2011 at 05:21 AM
That was a pretty low class post there Jeff. I know that is you GOPers way but it just makes you people look worse then you are already viewed. To say that the left are stupid enough to vote for Stalin for any reason is a prime example. Then to compare our President to him..like I said, low class plus completely a lie. Although I will say one thing, if Stalin was running against the GOP candidates you guys would still lose. There is nobody you guys will win over.
Bob November 19, 2011 at 05:27 AM
The wenches gave it a good money grabbing try. Back anonymity. Yes we CAIN!
Tony Williams November 19, 2011 at 05:30 AM
Calling Cain a leader is like calling Paris Hilton an actress. Cain on Libya ... duh? He was absolutely clueless.
David November 19, 2011 at 05:32 AM
It's true the president hasn't done everything he set out to do this term. The thing is, the reason he hasn't is because the republitards vote down anything he proposes, refuse to allow bills to even be discussed and waste time on things that don't matter so as to keep his ideas from happening.. Anyone remember that great bill they passed to make gold souvenier coin?.That really helped all the out of work Americans. They have also said in public out loud that the GOP's job from now on is to make sure Obama dowsn't get reelected. Funny, I thought the politicians job was to help make life better for the people of our country and thay sure aren' doing that.
Tony Williams November 19, 2011 at 05:32 AM
Hey, the guy would make a great leader ... of KFC ... When he couldn't answer the reporter's question on Libya, Cain said, "He had a lot of things twirling around in his mind." Probably the young blonde he spotted on the street corner that morning.
Fred November 19, 2011 at 05:43 AM
No Hermmy, it's not all behind you. Not by a long shot.
robert November 19, 2011 at 11:10 AM
Well, you may or may not be right. The problem here is that people in general (including me sometimes, its hard not too. ie:OJ) , try people in the news. I also suspect that at least some of the stuff is true. It might be the end for him. Shame, I liked him, but I will not waste the vote on him.
robert November 19, 2011 at 11:12 AM
You might be right, but don't try him by newspaper. If there is really anything to it, maybe a court should decide.
robert November 19, 2011 at 11:13 AM
And many democrats supported Clinton. Lets face it, whether you like it or not, the Republicans do not own the franchise on lying. I think its pretty much an equal split, and lets leave a little left over for the libertarians, etc.
robert November 19, 2011 at 11:15 AM
WEll I pretty much agree at this point. From your letter it seems that you support Romney also. Good show James, We the People are with you!
robert November 19, 2011 at 11:17 AM
Yes, and Clinton didnt inhale, and wants to know the definition of sex.
Tawanda The Avenger November 21, 2011 at 03:42 AM
GOP=misogynists. Racism and sexism go hand in hand. No wonder you support Cain.

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