Herman Cain fired a shot at the media for failing to ask tough enough questions about President Barack Obama’s relationship with former “Weatherman” Bill Ayers, while focusing on allegations that he was accused of sexual harassment.
In an interview with Sean Hannity on his radio show, Cain said of the media: “Why didn’t they ask Obama about his relationship with Bill Ayers more than once?”
“They ought to be asking questions to President Obama about his relationship with Bill Ayers, not asking me,” he repeated.
Cain also repeated his charge that former adviser and Perry staffer Curt Anderson leaked the harassment allegations to POLITICO, saying “Let’s just say that there aren’t enough breadcrumbs to connect this anywhere else [other than the Perry camp].”
Obama was repeatedly questioned about his relationship with Ayers — who bombed New York Police Department Headquarters and the Pentagon — and the issue drew a question at a Democratic primary debate.
“This is a guy who lives in my neighbourhood, who’s a professor of English in Chicago who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from,” Obama said at the time. “He’s not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis. And the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was eight years old, somehow reflects on me and my values doesn’t make much sense.”
The Obama-Ayers relationship, however tenuous, was featured in countless robo-calls, ads, and attacks during the 2008 election.
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