Team Cain scrambles:
And in Iowa, campaign volunteers furiously dialed supporters, using a script that aimed to play down the controversy.
“How are you doing this evening? I’m calling this evening to confirm your continued support for our next Republican nominee, Herman Cain,” the script said. “Are you still a Herman Cain supporter? Will you be attending the caucuses?”
If people expressed concern about the accusations of sexual harassment, callers were instructed to say, “It’s completely untrue and it’s out of character for Mr. Cain to do that,” said a campaign staff member who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.