Transcript for Herman Cain: Like Clarence Thomas?
The Republican front runner Herman Cain battling that tempest three women claiming sexual harassment. And today the candidates supporters rallied around him evoking a racially charged chapter in American history. ABC's Jon Karl explains. Herman Cain supporters are firing back launching a blistering new video seen here first on ABC news. Portraying the sexual harassment story as racially motivated. -- -- -- -- -- Beautiful may apparently came. Video was made by a pro -- group independent of his campaign. Closes with the words of Clarence Thomas from his 1991 confirmation hearing and it is a message. But unless you kowtow. To an old war. You'll be lynched. Destroyed. Caricature weren't. Rather than hung from a tree last night McCain campaign -- Rick. Perry for this story Rick Perry needs to apologize to Herman Cain and quite frankly to America. Kerrey denied it but to -- -- stood by his allegation that it was the Perry campaign that leaked the story. Let's just say there aren't enough brick -- That we can lay down and admit that leads. You know we're at this particular point I don't -- in overweight -- come -- None of the three women who accused -- of going public. But the lawyer for one of them has asked the National Restaurant Association to allow him to release a statement on her behalf. That could come as soon as tomorrow. -- stayed out of the limelight today meeting privately with Henry Kissinger in New York. It is Iowa campaign headquarters -- supporters worked the phones standing up for him but also taking some questions from Iowans about the harassment story. That came up with every phone call and I think there's a concern about that I I really think that he's the bond -- -- to this. I don't think that this -- hurting at all. Despite the confusing and conflicting accounts offered by -- this week. His campaign has been raking in cash. Claiming to raise one point two million dollars since the story broke last Sunday -- that's almost half as much as he raised in July. August and September combined. OK Jon Karl reporting from Washington.
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