Herman Cain sings at National Press Club luncheon
By Natalie Jennings,
When the moderator of Herman Cain’s National Press Club luncheon Monday asked if he wanted to “end things on a high note,” Cain explained how arduous it was to be asked to sing on top of his demanding speaking schedule. What Cain didn’t mention in that moment was the day’s controversy over sexual harassment allegations from his time as head of the National Restaurant Association (Cain says he was “falsely accused.”)<iframe style=”” frameborder=”0” width=”450” height=”253”marginwidth=”0” marginheight=”0”src=”http://specials.washingtonpost.com/mv/embed/?title=Herman%20Cain%20sings%20at%20National%20Press%20Club&stillURL=http%3A//media.washingtonpost.com/media/images/2011/10/31/10312011-53v_480x270.jpg&flvURL=/media/2011/10/31/10312011-53v.m4v&width=450&height=253&autoStart=false&clickThru=&jsonURL=/media/meta/2011/10/31/10312011-53v.jsn”><p>Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames.</p></iframe
Then deep-voiced Cain eventually indulged the crowd with a rendition of the hymn, “He Looked Beyond My Fault,” that contained no actual high notes.
Post chief political correspondent Dan Balz was at the packed luncheon and captured the performance on video.
Cain has sung the Dottie Rambo hymn previously on the campaign trail, but the song choice seemed pointed after the former Godfather’s CEO spent the morning fending off reports about sexual harrasment accusations brought against him in the 1990s.
Cain’s musical endeavors are well-known on the Web, including his take on John Lennon’s “Imagine.”