1. The settlement looks bad, but is in no way an admission of either guilt, or conclusive evidence that anything happened…..Corporations often make the calculation that it’s infinitely less expensive in terms of energy, reputation and money for a company to make something go away.
2. The problem for Cain is that he’s “winging it”…..He’s trying to handle everything as he remembers it. We saw him contradict himself on whether he knew about the settlement. He said at the beginning, no, then on the Greta Show he talks about details of it.
3. What he needs to do – (it’s not as if he’s lying) – I can’t remember what I had at lunch, yesterday, let alone what happened 15 years ago….He needs to retire with his staff, to make sure he knows the facts, call people who might remember it, and get the story in his own head straight, otherwise he’s in deep trouble.
I agree 100% – That’s actually good advice for Cain on any number of issues in which he’s been less than stellar.