Skip to comments.Meeting with wife may be key to future of Cain bid
Posted on 12/01/2011 4:31:42 AM PST by upchuck
He's plotting an aggressive campaign schedule across several states, but Herman Cain has begun to outline a possible exit strategy from the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
The former business executive, facing a woman's allegation of a 13-year extramarital affair, says a heavy emotional toll on his family particularly his wife, Gloria, who he has not seen since the charge surfaced could force him to call it quits. The shift comes as a growing chorus of would-be allies suggests he is no longer a viable presidential contender and Cain himself says fundraising has suffered.
Cain, a top-tier candidate just weeks ago, says he'll decide in the next "few days" whether to abandon his White House bid, but not before he meets with his wife.
"Since I've been campaigning all week, I haven't had an opportunity to sit down with her and walk through this with my wife and my family. I will do that when I get back home on Friday," Cain told reporters gathered at his New Hampshire campaign headquarters Wednesday night. "I am not going to make a decision until after we talk face to face."
Cain said he had spoken to his wife only by phone since Monday, the day an Atlanta television station reported the woman's accusation. Since then, aides have crafted a packed campaign schedule with stops in Ohio, New Hampshire, Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia and prepared to launch a fresh round of TV ads in Iowa.
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I'd say he is going to be in for a good whipping when he gets home.
Cain wrote that the allegations are a crock and I believe him. People aren’t contributing because everyone wonders if he is going to fold. This is no way to run a campaign.
He’s been targeted so the dems can claim & hold the racial card all to themselves. There has been no evidenced offered (at least made public) that any of the claims are valid so why is Cain on the defense about this?
Something isn’t connecting here.
If Rev. Cain quits, we are all screwed.
Just how did he carry on an extramarital affair while on his what looked like his deathbed with cancer? Has she explained that yet? Or the shady dealings in her past? If David Axelrod can gin up a scandal campaign like this out of his apartment building, no conservative is safe. And I thought this stuff didn’t matter anymore. “Move On” to coin a phrase...
These thugs would be politically powerless if it were not for a complicit newsmedia and a brainless, gullible public.
If Cain is innocent, then I hope he will be vindicated. If he is guilty of adultery, then I would say that better to find out now before it is too late to put our efforts to elect him to POTUS firmly behind another candidate.
Clinton “moved” on and he was guilty as Hell—why can't Cain who has no credible evidence against him do the same? It's political suicide to even acknowledge the Leftist and RINO smear campaign IMHO.
Until I see evidence, I see a patteren here. Going back to Karen Kraushaar (ya know the one who filed a complaint at her very next job) was released from confidentiality by the NRA, so she could have shown the documentation of what her complaint was back in 1999. She chose not to show the documents. My take is that it was more damaging to Cain to leave it to people’s imagination.
Now, onto Ginger White. I’m sure she does have text messages and emails from Cain. At this time, we have not been shown any of them. I doubt we ever will see any of them. Why can’t she or the news media show what these messages say???? Again, it’s more damaging to Cain to leave it to people’s imagination.
At what point do you challenge the accusers instead of questioning the integrity of Cain? Every single one of these has proven false. Yet you give credence to the next one.
I know that the allegations appear to be questionable, but why is it that Cain is the only candidate who is being hit with these allegations? I doubt that Willard will have women coming forward to make allegations. Like it or not, Cain is done. There is no way that he will be able to overcome the allegations so as to become a contender for the nomination. He can try to talk foreign policy now, but all that is being heard are the various women and the lawyerly initial response to the affair.
No way do I want to see Romney as the nominee, but I’m sure that Cain has no chance.
Whoa fella! In your blind support of Herman Cain, I think you misread my statement. Personally, I hope the man is not guilty of the charges, but if there is the slightest chance that he is, get him out now while a replacement can be found. We need strong moral leadership for this country now more than ever. Herman Cain may be that man, but his record must be cleared.
No blind support for Cain, but the hatchet job against a good man pisses me off. You are supporting the hatchet job. You are giving credence to unsubstantiated charges made by a person of proven low character.
Perhaps you know of a perfect candidate, I haven’t seen one yet. Jesus apparently hasn’t filed his election papers yet.
—If Rev. Cain quits, we are all screwed.—
I’m a little more sanguine than you. I think his quitting will affect HOW we get screwed. It was coming one way or another. There is no human solution to our current world situation that doesn’t involve a world of hurt.
We are facing the greatest collapse in the history of mankind. The word “possible” is intentionally missing. I firmly believe it is going to happen, only the timing remains a mystery. But I’m looking at within the next year - or two at the absolute outside.
There’s nothing to find out. Even with Gloria Allred in attendance, nothing has surfaced from Bialek. The other lawyer couldn’t produce squat. There has been nothing but innuendo put out there by individuals with a background of either financial or other issues.
At the very least, Herman Cain lacks sound judgement.
I would KILL my spouse if he handed out money to single women and didn,t tell me. What man does that? If he handed out money to anyone, I’d be pessed.
Sounds like poor Gloria wasn’t involved in any financial decisions of the family’s money.
You must break the system before you can rebuild it.
We’re all screwed anyway.
The character assasinations that the Dems perform have made it impossible for any sane, competent, happy person to run for President.