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 wonder what kind of a toll this has taken on Ginger White's girlfriend?
Cain's campain is being run like a this because CAIN isn't ready for prime time, he's completely inept in the political arena and it shows clearly to anyone bothering to look. This guy is not remotely able to handle or ready to do the job of President and should not be given the job, pure and simple.
Has nothing to do with allegations, has nothing to do with MSM, has everything to do with the man. Nice enough guy, but not remotely worth serious consideration for the most important job in the world.
At this point he's white noise, and the longer he stays in, the more and more folks are going to realize this guy just isn't up to par.
Because -- unfortunately -- American voters simply didn't care and actually seemed charmed by Clinton's dalliances. After the revelations about Lewinski came to light, his popularity climbed significantly. However, when a conservative is accused -- not even guilty but simply accused -- the assumption is he's unfit for office.
It sucks.. but it's reality.
It seems, from what Cain has said about meeting face to face with his wife, that some FReepers are more trusting of Cain than is Mrs. Cain.
It seems Mrs. Cain believes there might have been an affair.
The character assassinations are from TEAM ROMNEY, as well.
Remember Election 2008?
Did she say 13 yr, she meant 16 yr. Nice find! She’s a big fat liar.
Pray for Cain
In for a good ass whipping? Why is that? Because some woman “claimed” an affair and “claimed” documents which she refuses to show? Cain denied any sexual contact and said he helped this woman out financially over the years, something the woman herself admitted to in an interview last evening with Stehanopalib?
Win or lose Cain needs to stick by this denial if it is true and only he and the woman know if it is. She, like all the others haven’t a shred of evidence to back up anything they say and as far as Cain it is impossible for him to prove he did not have an affair since one cannot prove a negative.
Win or lose the primary he should stick it out until the very end and keep his head high and message clear. To quit the race will signal to many his absolute guilt and the media knows this. It will also encourage this same action by the sleazy media in the future, while a Cain refusal to buckle in the face of lies will be a lesson to others on whom this disgraceful tactic is used to stay the course and if innocent never quit.
My opinion is in the face of all of these allegations, not a one of which has produced a shred of proof to back them up, it is the media which is being hurt more then is Cain.
Cain’s campaign is on death watch, but if Ginger White is the reason, it’s the wrong reason. Her unsubstantiated accusation says NOTHING about him. If any of his supporters abandon him because of that, it says a great deal about them.
The accusers and their enablers have manipulated the political process in an evil way.
If Cain is innocent (and he is fully entitled to the presumption of innocence) he should be suing for slander/libel, and fast.
Given that Ginger White has already been adjudged a libeler in one court, it should be a slam dunk.
They would rather throw another election rather than change the status quo...
Oooh! Oooh! Let me answer this one!
Because Romney has been annointed by the MSM to be the GOP Candidate. : D
You think Cain is toast?.....that surprises me from you.
There hasn’t been a hint of other women in any of Romney’s previous campaigns, so that’s why I don’t think we’ll see any this time. That said, in no way do I want Romney. I just used him as an example of a boring, buttoned-up candidate.
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