Here’s what we learned from Herman Cain’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night: sexual harassment allegations can be funny and the elusive Mrs. Cain is, in fact, a Democrat.
“My wife is a Democrat, but that doesn’t mean that’s how she votes all the time,” Cain told Kimmel.
Not much is known about Gloria Cain, the Republican presidential frontrunner’s wife of 43 years. We were supposed to meet her recently, but the Cain campaign abruptly canceled a planned appearance on Fox News. Last week, the Atlanta Journal Constitution profiled Gloria Cain and discovered that not only is she a Democrat, but that she “has voted in Democratic primaries and runoffs numerous times since 2000 — including the 2008 presidential primary that Barack Obama won with 66 percent of the vote, according to local voting records.”
Herman Cain confirmed the tale to Kimmel.
“She still says she’s a Democrat and I believe that,” Cain said, “but that doesn’t mean that she votes Democrat.”
On Monday night, Cain was happy to joke about the scandal that threatens to derail his candidacy.
From ABC News:
Cain spoke about the amount of money he has raised since these allegations came out, describing record fundraising numbers. Kimmel asked Cain if he thought the other candidates would hire women to charge them with sexual harassment.
Cain joked, “If they’re smart they will.”
And that’s what Week Two of the Cain story sounds like.
Here’s some video of Cain on Kimmel:
by EVAN MCMORRIS-SANTORO/ Talking Points Memo