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Jimmy Kimmel to Herman Cain: “So How Was Your Day?”

Late night has become a campaign stop, but Jimmy Kimmel’s booking of Herman Cain was fortuitous: The day that woman No. 4 came forward with sexual harassment allegations, in what could turn out to be the single most damaging day since the story broke.

“So how was your day?” Kimmel asked the candidate.

“Well, all things considered, I’m still alive,” Cain responded as the audience laughed.

Cain announced that he would be holding a press conference to address the allegations, but said that the latest allegations from Sharon Bialek, coming during a press conference with Gloria Allred, took them by surprise. “At least it wasn’t one of the many that have the first name anonymous so now this one actually had a name and so we watched to see what it was and who it was,” Cain said. “We are dealing with it and tomorrow we’re going to have a press conference. We’re taking this head-on.”

Cain reiterated that there was “not an ounce of truth” in the allegations. Kimmel even brings up the Tiger Woods scandal, noting that silence didn’t help him. The whole video is here.

Candidates turn to late night to increase the likability factor. But in the jocular environment of Kimmel, Cain has a kind of ironic detachment from the story itself.

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