TPM: How Mitt Romney Revived A Scandal-Plagued CEO’s Career

On November 18, 2011, Talking Points Memo reported:

As Herman Cain’s sexual harassment scandal dominated campaign coverage, Mitt Romney was asked point blank at a CNBC debate whether he’d “hire” Cain as America’s CEO based on his own experience in the business world.

Romney declined to answer. “The people in this room and across the country can make their own assessment,” he told the moderator.

In this particular case, however, Romney’s business experience really was instructive. As an executive at Bain Capital he faced a similar situation in the private sector with a businessman whose successful career had been derailed by a sex scandal…

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