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Republican Presidential nomination: Herman Cain in thick soup
After a number of sexual allegations against the Republican Presidential nominee Herman Cain, his chances for nomination look bleak. A series of women have alleged sexual misconduct on behalf of Cain.

WITH JUST 362 days to go before the US Presidential elections next year on November 6, 2012, Presidential candidates from both the Republican and Democrat parties are in the news for various reasons. Nobody wants to be in the news for negative reasons, as it would hamper chances of getting nominated as the party's candidate.  The Republican candidate, Herman Cain, has been in the spotlight in the recent past for his involvement in sexual harassment, which might play spoilsport for him.

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It has been reported by nytimes.com that a person by the name of Sharon Bialek had approached him for a job in the year 1997, and Cain is said to also have taken her out in Washington. When they were inside the car, she claimed that Cain tried to put her hands up her skirt. Cain has called this allegation false and even said that it did not take place. He even called Bialek a troubled woman.

This is not the only case that has brought a bad name to Cain, as last week, another woman also accused him of series of unwanted advances, as reported by Reuters. These women are also thinking of holding a joint conference, where all those women who were harassed by Cain would lay out their cases. If these women carry out their plan, it could be one of the most embarrassing situations for the Republican candidate.

On the other hand, it could be an interesting day today for many a people as Cain is expected to give a speech about the sexual harassment cases. One wonders, when as many as 4 women have come out in the open and talked about his sexual intentions with them, how will he clear the air? If it was just a case of a single girl alleging sexual harassment, we could have agreed that it is false allegations, but when many claim about it, all hands would be pointed towards Cain.

Cain is clear in his mind that he will not opt out of the Republican Presidential nomination race. With such kind of allegations against his name, it would be very difficult for Republicans to nominate him as their candidate. They do not want to spoil their party name due to a single person. After all, the party is always placed higher than any individual. 

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