He may be leading Republican presidential preference polls, but he's behind the curve in addressing sexual harassment allegations when he was head of the National Restaurant Association 12 years ago. On Sunday, Politico reported that two unnamed, female NRA employees received financial settlements after accusing Herman Cain of sexual harassment. The news website gave him 10 days to respond before publishing the story. Yesterday, over a round of interviews, Cain's story changed. Today he told CNN, "I absolutely believe that this is an intended smear campaign... Like I said, I'm not even aware of the second one." Wayne Slater is senior political writer for the Dallas Morning News.