Herman Cain, the Pizza Man who would be king, is getting his political baptism of fire this week; the media sharks are circling, smelling blood in the water surrounding sexual harassment allegations, and now some more chum has been thrown into the mix with another probable scandal concerning corporate donations.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‘s reporting that writer Daniel Bice has obtained information suggesting alleging a private Wisconsin-based company footed tens of thousands of dollars to Cain’s campaign to help get it off the ground providing financing of private chartered flights, iPads and additional travel and campaign expenses. It appears “Mister Outside” may have violated federal campaign finance and tax laws. Of course when asked about the allegations Cain was unable to address them.
“I’m not aware of this report, so my staff has not had time to go through it,” he said in an interview with Fox News. “I’m not aware of it. They’re not aware of it. We are going to look at the report and see if there is any validity.”
Yeah, you go ahead and do that Pizza Man, look into it and never let us know. No doubt it will be another, “there’s absolutely no truth to these allegations” moment; but welcome to the big leagues Mr. Outsider, this is what it means to run for the presidency.