Herman Cain Jokes About Anita Hill on Camera

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Presidential hopeful Herman Cain, already facing allegations of sexual harassment from four women, was caught joking about Anita Hill during a campaign stop this week.

A college professor, Hill infamously became the poster woman for such claims when she made them 20 years ago about Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.

A Fox News camera caught Cain laughing about Hill during a campaign visit to Kalamazoo, Mich., Thursday, when a supporter brought up the professor's name.

"You hear the latest news today? Anita Hill is going to come …" a man told Cain. "Is she going to endorse me?" Cain joked, as he and the crowd laughed heartily ...

Herman Cain insisted later that he wasn't trying to insult Hill.

"We walked into this room and ... one of my supporters said, 'Anita Hill was trying to contact you' and my response was, 'Is she going to endorse me?'" he said.

"He said it in a humorous way. I gave a humorous response."

The Republican continues to fend off allegations that he sexually harassed four women when he was head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s.

Karen Kraushaar allegedly received a settlement to leave the group along with another woman. Sharon Bialek alleges Cain tried to grope her at a later date.

Joking about Hill, while essentially harmless, is not likely to help Cain, who some say has been less than forthcoming, shake the story that has dogged him for weeks.

How will the sexual harassment allegations impact Cain?

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T jones

It seems OBVIOUS to me that SOME people needs to get a life! Trying to fight a battle that IT has already lost!!

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Hey T-Bone! I thought you were thru the other day! Are you sure? I was going to give you a Pardon- and let you lay! Riot? Ha- you give me way to much credit! Thanks just the same!

T jones

@ Obvious. you do know that your riot inciting antagonism doesn't work here, don't you?! Enough said! Because I am through with you!

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Tammy- it's a good thing you don't- want to come back! Black Males do not provide and I'm guessing you know this from experience! It's hard to support little Tyrone and buy Spinners. It's hard to expect- Respect with whom im sure you run with.

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Racism? Oh yeah! Right! I'm guessing "T-Bone" also figures OJ was also framed? This Race Card People continue to carry in their Pocket is exactly why "T-Bones" people will never get any Respect! Each and every time they don't get their way they "Pull" the card! When is your ignorant ASS going to realize that WHEN YOU DO play that card and that Card is not justified then at that moment people see where your head is at! They see this has been your Hidden Agenda
all along. We have caught on to your kind - T-Bone- and nobody's playing the Game any longer.

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Who would actually want to come back. Are you serious. Obviously Nooootttt!!

T jones

Anyone with any sense of decency can see that this is a political ploy to keep Cain from running for president of the USA. Except that it also has an added twist, but it's the same old adage....RACISM!!!

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Herman Cain's comment about anita Hill was not funny. Sexual harrassment is not funny. I no longer will support him.

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Nothing wrong w/ what he said. Not at all. Btw Obvious- it's OUT of wedlock. Ignorant, angry fool.

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Hilarious

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