With several women accusing businessman Herman Cain of sexual harassment that allegedly occurred more than a decade ago, some observers question whether he will stay in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. But he does not seem to be planning to drop out.
"Ain't gonna happen," Cain said.
He said he had never even met one of the accusers before she made her claims at a press conference -- accompanied by Democrat campaign donor and celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred. The woman said Cain engaged in improper conduct toward her 14 years ago.
But Cain later declared: "I don't even know who this woman is. I tried to remember if I recognized her and I didn't."
So far, there is no clear evidence that the accusations are true.
It's hard to say if Cain will go far in his presidential quest, though. While he is at or near the top in polls of voter preference among GOP candidates, he lacks the money and organization of some other candidates.
Still, no candidate has been able to generate clear majority support among GOP voters. Some consider former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney the front-runner, though he has not broken from the pack.
So the question of who will face Barack Obama in 2012 remains extremely unclear.