A thought experiment: assume, for a moment, that Herman Cain did what the two (as of now) anonymous women accuse him of doing.
In 1998, didn't we all decide that sexual harassment was no big deal? Wasn't that the whole point of the second term of the Clinton presidency? Say it with me: Sexual harassment is no big deal.
Because it isn't. Back then, some Republicans thought it was, and then they learned that it wasn't. You can be an amazing, epic sexual harasser on a truly Biblical scale and still be a popular president, both with voters and -- more importantly, at least in this phase of an election -- with the press.
And that's because, say it with me: Sexual harassment is no big deal.
We thought it was, when Clarence Thomas was nominated for the Supreme Court, but then when Bill Clinton was president, we all realized it wasn't.