In the interview, Ginger, with the obvious help of the interviewer, make it clear that some Atlanta paper was going forward with the story whether she cooperated or not. One of her friends, whom she must have told, ‘leaked’ the story and it was coming out.
I find it very hard to believe there is no documentation to back up her story. Nothing? Really? No pictures? No receipts? (sorry) No unique physical features? Nothing?
That said, as someone who very much liked Mr. Cain, I don’t think Ginger can just be washed away. Mr. Cain is going to have a radically uncomfortable converstaion with the Mrs. My guess is his entire world is about to come undone. Very, very sad.
Why hasn’t the Atlanta paper come out with that story? Who is the friend? Should we simply accept Ginger’s word for it? If the friend went to the press where is she and why wouldn’t she talk now?
If her foster mother, ex husband and ex business partner say she’s a compulsive liar why are we supposed to believe her now without a shred of proof?
Since we now know the majority of the texts are from her and we know she had stalking charges against her (using text, email & phone calls) why are we to assume she’s telling the truth this time? If the texts exist why can’t we see them?
If she was sued for libel and her ex business partner won why are we to assume she’s suddenly being pure and honest now? If none of the people close to her have come forward to support her allegations (and her ex business partner who she saw daily says she never heard anything) why are we supposed to believe her?
Why are we only asking questions about Cain and not her? The press has done NO investigation into her background. Why have they done nothing to check out her story? Were her & Cain really at the boxing match? There were cameras everywhere. He flew her all over the place and they stayed at some pretty ritzy hotels according to her...what about records of at least HIS stay? How about little gifts & Cards? After 13-14 years there has to be something.
Why doesn’t someone ask why she originally said 13 years “on & off” and then after it was discovered the fight was 14 years ago it became 13-14 years “on & off”?
Why has there been no attempt to talk to people around her? An interview with the reporter who said they were going to go forward with the story? This could possibly be a reporter’s “big break” why isn’t this person all over the news shouting to the rooftops about his/her great journalistic discovery?
If all this were true, if she really weren’t a mean person why wouldn’t she simply tell the reporter “we’re just friends, he helped me out when I was struggling, that’s all there is to it, my friend doesn’t know what he/she is talking about”?
Even if she doesn’t give a rat’s butt about Cain and his family she also has 2 children...whether this is true or not they’ll forever be wallowing in her mess.
Why do we demand less of questionable accusers and the press than we should? If he’s telling the truth (and considering the lack of evidence on her part, I don’t see how one can believe her) where does he go to get his name and life back? How does his family recover?
This is the exact thing that was done to Sarah Palin and we still put the burden of proof on the person who has to prove he “stopped beating his wife”.
There are people who will always believe Trig is Todd & Bristol’s baby. There are always people who will think Herman Cain is a big, black womanizer (like Clarence Thomas). And most probably his real crime is being conservative while black. I wish we were better than this but I guess we’re not.
I like Cain and would vote for him but even if he could never be the nominee with or without these allegations, I’d really like the chance to choose our candidate based on factors important to running the country. They took Bachmann down really quickly...a couple faux pas saturated by press coverage and she’s done. Perry? Bad debate performances and half truths about some of his positions...the “dumb Texan meme”. Cain? It’s taken a little longer and a lot more work to bring him down.
We’re left with Newt & Romney. If you think the left and the press (but I repeat myself) aren’t preparing for either one of those in the general we’re fooling ourselves. This election is going to be vicious & ugly. They’re just warming up, testing the waters to see how deep they have to fill the pool before they drown our candidate. So far they must feel pretty good about it.