At the center of the allegations against Herman Cain is current Obama administration employee, who was also the spokeswoman for Janet Reno during the Elian Gonzales fiasco during the Clinton Presidency. For those unfamiliar with Elian Gonzalez, he was a young boy who survived an ill-fated trip to America in November 1999. Twelve Cubans set out for Cuba in an unstable boat, but only Elian and one other person would make it to America alive. Elizabeth Gonzales was attempting to do something that has been done more than a thousand times since Castro's revolution that brought communism to the tiny island. Elian's mother gave her life so that her son could be raised in freedom, but it was never to be.
After floating in the ocean on a tube for days, Elian and one other survivor was eventually rescued by two fishermen who turned him over to the U.S. Coast Guard. There is a law that states that if a Cuban refugee makes it to American soil, they must be allowed to stay. At first the U.S. authorities gave Elian over to his paternal great uncle, but his father in Cuba claimed not to have known he was taken taken from Cuba and demanded his return. Since young Elian never made it to land, the stage was set for a tragic ending where no one would win, especially young Elian.