Back in March, Herman Cain reassured conservative bloggers in a conference call that there weren’t any skeletons in his closet.
“They’re gonna find that I have a 20 handicap, and it has never gotten lower,” he joked, according to audio posted by The Daily Caller. “They’re gonna find that in my closet. Other than them finding that I have a mediocre golf game -- I play just well enough in order to be able to enjoy it.”
But note as he goes through the litany of things one could look for in a closet, he’s very specific and never mentions a sexual harassment financial agreement. In fact, he says, “If they come up with something and try to damage my reputation, they will have made it up.”
That’s one way he has tried to swat away the allegations in this current controversy.
Cain said on the call in March that other than his mediocre golf game, “I can assure you, I have an original copy of my birth certificate. I don’t have any illegitimate babies. I don’t have any mistresses. You know, you tick 'em off, and I can tell you. … I have never been arrested. I’ve never gotten a DUI warrant. Uh, absolutely none of that…”
“So, no, I don’t have any of those kind of skeletons in my closet and what I have told people, if they come up with something and try to damage my reputation, they will have made it up.”