Debate: Who Would Hire Herman Cain

The crowd didn't like it when CNBC business reporters asked about Herman Cain's sex harassment issues at Wednesday's debate. But Herman was ready with a crowd pleasing response.

“I value my character and my integrity more than anything else,” Cain responded confidently. “This country’s looking for leadership, and this is why a lot of people, despite what has happened over the last nine days, are still very enthusiastic behind my candidacy.”

The question drew boos from the crowd, but Cain stood firm, saying that donations keep flowing into his campaign coffers regardless of the multiple sex harassment allegations that have been lodged against him. “The voters have voted — with their dollars,” he declared, adding: “They don’t care about character assassination. They care about leadership and getting this economy growing and all the other problems we face.”

Mitt Romney deflected when he was asked whether he would retain Herman Cain if he was CEO of a company that Mitt acquired.