Cain: Amazing Grace Under Pressure

Herman Cain addressed accusations of sexual harrassment at an appearance today.

It was concluded after a thorough investigation that it had no basis,” Mr. Cain said to questions by Mark Hamrick, the president of the press club after Politico first reported on the allegations. “I am unaware of any settlement. I hope it wasn’t for much, because I didn’t do anything.”

Mr. Cain’s comments were similar to ones he made earlier in the day during a Fox News interview. They came after a speech in which he talked about foreign policy and about his “9-9-9″ tax plan.

In the press club remarks, Mr. Cain said that he had “recused myself” during the investigation into the charges made by the women. He derided the report in Politico as being based on “anonymous sources.”

“We are not going to chase anonymous sources, when there are no basis for the accusation,” Mr. Cain said. “I have never sexually harassed anyone and those accusations are totally false.”

Mr. Cain is new on the national consciousness, so we really know precious little about him. But the more you see of him the better he looks, something that can't generally be said about people running for higher office.