Engineers refer to products that are advertised but never delivered as vaporware. Politics is full of the stuff. Think of the Recovery Summer of 2010 or all those green high-tech jobs.
The claims made against Herman Cain are nothing but vaporware so far. After a week, we have nothing concrete to examine. Anita Hill at least had the
decency gumption to confront Clarence Thomas.
Cain may be guilty, but of what? Even the charges are undefined. As I posted before, the accusers need to put up or shut up.
Meanwhile, Cain’s allies are beginning to push back effectively with, for example, a pointed political commercial. Ed Morrissey has it embedded in a post at Hot Air.
UPDATE—The National Restaurant Association has waived confidentiality and given permission for Cain’s accuser to speak out. She is declining to do so. Details here.
Notwithstanding the Association’s ongoing policy of maintaining the privacy of all personnel matters, we have advised Mr. Bennett that we are willing to waive the confidentiality of this matter and permit Mr. Bennett’s client to comment. As indicated in Mr. Bennett’s statement, his client prefers not to be further involved with this matter and we will respect her decision.