Campaign Buzz December 3, 2011: Herman Cain Suspends Presidential Campaign — Drops Republican Presidential Nomination Bid

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By Bonnie K. Goodman

Ms. Goodman is the Editor of History Musings. She has a BA in History & Art History & a Masters in Library and Information Studies from McGill University, and has done graduate work in history at Concordia University. Ms. Goodman has also contributed the overviews, and chronologies in History of American Presidential Elections, 1789-2008, 4th edition, edited by Gil Troy, Fred L. Israel, and Arthur Meier Schlesinger to be published by Facts on File, Inc. in late 2011.

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Herman Cain, whose bid fell apart amid accusations of sexual misconduct, spoke on Saturday with his wife, Gloria, behind him.

IN FOCUS: HERMAN CAIN SUSPENDS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AFTER ATLANTA WOMAN ACCUSES HIM OF 13 YEAR AFFAIR

“As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign. Because of the continued distractions, the continued hurt caused on me and my family, not because we are not fighters. Not because I’m not a fighter.” — Herman Cain

“Herman Cain’s 999 plan got our country talking about the critical issue of tax reform and he elevated the dialogue of the primary. I am proud to know Herman Cain and consider him a friend and I know he will continue to be a powerful voice for years to come.” — Newt Gingrich on Tweeter

“Herman’s campaign was one of ideas. His decision was based on what is best for him and his family. We wish Herman and Gloria the best.” — Mitt Romney on Twitter

“Herman Cain offered a unique and valuable voice to the debate over how to reform our country’s uncompetitive tax code and turn around the economy. I understand his decision and wish him and his family the best.” — Jon Huntsman

“I would urge any Cain fans looking for a true outsider with a solid conservative record and a clear vision for America to give Perry a look.” — Perry’s media coordinator, Will Franklin, wrote on Twitter

“I know this was a difficult decision for Herman Cain, his family and his supporters. He helped invigorate conservative voters and our nation with a discussion of major tax reform. Anita and I wish him and his entire family all the best.” — Rick Perry

“Herman Cain provided an important voice to this process. His ideas and energy generated tremendous enthusiasm for the conservative movement at a time it was so desperately needed to restore confidence in our country. I wish Herman, his wife Gloria, and his family all the best.” — Michele Bachmann

“I have no doubt Herman Cain will remain a significant voice in the dialogue about the many important issues we face. His rejection of business-as-usual in Washington has been a valuable part of this campaign, and clearly resonates with a great many Americans. I wish him the best.” — Gary Johnson

Herman Cain suspends his campaign for GOP presidential nomination: Herman Cain, a little known businessman who unexpectedly became a front-runner in the Republican presidential race, suspended his campaign Saturday in the wake of allegations of an extramarital affair and claims of sexual harassment.
He has denied the charges but his support has fallen and campaign donations stalled…. – WaPo, 12-3-11

Republican Candidate Herman Cain Will Suspend His Presidential Campaign: Republican candidate Herman Cain said that he was suspending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination to avoid news coverage that is hurtful to his family. Mr. Cain’s announcement came five days after an Atlanta-area woman claimed she and Mr. Cain had an affair for more than a decade, a claim that followed several allegations of sexual harassment against the Georgia businessman. Mr. Cain, whose wife stood behind him on the stage, made the announcement before several hundred supporters gathered at what was to have been the opening of his national campaign headquarters.Mr. Cain had surged in polls until news surfaced in late October that he had been accused of sexual harassment by two women during his time as president of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s…. – NYT, 12-3-11

  • Cain announces he’s suspending his campaign: The Cain train has come to a stop. Herman Cain suspended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Saturday following a steady drumbeat of sexual misconduct allegations he said were harming his family and drowning out his ability to deliver his message.
    With just one month to go until the lead-off Iowa caucuses, Cain’s announcement is tantamount to a concession. Still, he told supporters, he planned to continue his efforts to influence Washington and announced “Plan B” — what he called a grassroots effort to return government to the people…. – AP, 12-3-11
  • Herman Cain suspends campaign: Herman Cain bowed out of his presidential campaign Saturday, saying he was doing so because of “the continued distraction, the continued hurt to me and my family” after a series of accusations of sexual impropriety.
    “We had to come to this conclusion that it would be best to suspend this campaign. That’s the bad news. The good news is, the pundits would like for me to shut up, drop out and go away,” he said at what was to have been his hometown headquarters opening.
    But Cain insisted that’s not going to happen, announcing the launch of a website to show “the people are still in charge of this country,” he said — by promoting his trademark 9-9-9 tax plan and other positions…. – Politico, 12-3-11
  • Herman Cain suspends his campaign for 2012 GOP presidential nomination: The brief but dramatic campaign of Herman Cain ended on Saturday, when the little-known businessman who captivated the Republican race said the relentless attention on accusations of his sexual misconduct had become too much to bear…. – WaPo, 12-3-11
  • A Defiant Herman Cain Suspends His Bid for Presidency: An unapologetic and defiant Herman Cain suspended his presidential campaign on Saturday, pledging that he “would not go away” even as he abandoned the Republican presidential race in the face of escalating accusations of sexual misconduct… – NYT, 12-3-11
  • Cain backs out of presidential race: Republican Herman Cain suspends his campaign after accusations of sexual harassment, groping and an extramarital affair. He tells supporters in Atlanta that he will change Washington from the outside…. – LAT, 12-3-11
  • Herman Cain Suspends Campaign Under ‘Cloud of Doubt’: At what was meant to be the grand opening of his campaign headquarters, former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain on Saturday announced he is suspending his campaign for the Republican nomination…. – Time, 12-3-11
  • Herman Cain suspends presidential campaign: Herman Cain said today he is suspending his presidential campaign, acknowledging the toll it has taken on him and his family as he battled allegations of an affair and sexual misconduct. The businessman vowed to … – USA Today, 12-3-11
  • Herman Cain drops White House bid: Embattled White House hopeful Herman Cain effectively ended his presidential bid Saturday after support dried up in the wake of accusations from a string of women that he had engaged in sexual impropriety…. – CBS News, 12-3-11
  • Defiant Herman Cain suspends campaign, vows to keep fighting: Ending days of intense speculation, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain announced Saturday that he will suspend his unlikely campaign, citing the toll that weeks of sex harassment and adultery allegations … – LAT, 12-3-11
  • Herman Cain ‘suspends’ presidential campaign, effectively ending it: Herman Cain continues to deny any wrong doing involving other women. But the “continued distraction” has led him to suspend his campaign, ending what had been a meteoric political rise…. – CS Monitor, 12-3-11
  • Cain suspends campaign: Herman Cain announced Saturday he is suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. This suspension comes after weeks of scrutiny over alleged sexual misconduct and accusations of an extramarital affair. … – MSNBC, 12-3-11
  • Scandal-damaged Herman Cain suspends his bid for White House but vows his voice will be heard Says he will continue to promote his 9-9-9 tax plan and attack President Obama: Ending days of speculation, Herman Cain announced Saturday that he will be suspending his unlikely quest for the White House.
    Cain, whose brief stay atop the polls collapsed amid accusations of sexual harassment and adultery, stood next to his wife and vowed that while he would no longer be a candidate, his voice would heard….. – NY Daily News, 12-3-11
  • Cain Announces He’s Suspending His Campaign: Herman Cain suspended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Saturday following a steady drumbeat of sexual misconduct allegations he said were harming his family and drowning out his ability to deliver his … – ABC News, 12-3-11
  • Herman Cain Drops Out of the Race for Presidency: Herman Cain announced today that he will not continue his bid for the Republican nomination for president, but he continues to call the claims of infidelity against him “false” and “baseless.” “As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul … – U.S. News & World Report, 12-3-11
  • Herman Cain suspends Republican presidential bid: Herman Cain ended his Quixotic bid for the White House on Saturday, telling hundreds of supporters in Atlanta the path to victory no longer was passable…. – Atlanta Journal Constitution, 12-3-11
  • Cain’s burned supporters fret over next step: For Herman Cain’s supporters, his decision to suspend his presidential campaign brings confusion about where to go next, frustration with the political process and heartbreak. They won’t go to their next choice with the same fervor — if they get … – Politico, 12-3-11
  • In hours before big decision, Cain makes calls to GOP rivals: In the hours before he makes his planned midday announcement about the future of his presidential campaign, Republican candidate Herman Cain reached out to some of his rivals. “We have talked to the Cain Camp, but we don’t want to characterize the … – CBS News, 12-3-11
  • Cain suspends campaign: ‘I am at peace’: Herman Cain suspended his presidential campaign Saturday, declaring at a rally in Georgia that while he will not “be silenced,” the weight of damaging charges of sexual harassment and marital fidelity had become too much for him to continue his bid for … – Politico, 12-3-11
  • Herman Cain’s Departure Helps Other Candidates, but Which Ones?: Herman Cain made it official Saturday after a date night with his wife, Gloria, and a morning meeting with top supporters in Atlanta…. – Daiy Beast, 12-3-11
  • Herman Cain Suspends Presidential Nomination: Republican candidate Herman Cain announced he is suspending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. During a televised announcement … – WAMU, 12-3-11
  • Herman Cain Drops Out … Weeks After It Mattered: In the end, Herman Cain left the presidential race as he entered it—more a sideshow than a contender. And he wrapped up his never quite believable run in characteristically bizarre fashion.He closed the effort at the official opening of his campaign … – U.S. News & World Report, 12-3-11
  • After weeks of allegations and stumbles, Cain shifts to ‘Plan B’: In the waning days of his embattled presidential campaign Herman Cain sounded like a man crafting his own political obituary…. – CNN, 12-3-11
  • What does ‘suspending’ mean?: With news Saturday that Herman Cain is suspending his bid for the 2012 GOP nomination, many are wondering what the move means for his future. Federal law doesn’t have a specific definition for “suspending” a political campaign, meaning Cain is … – CNN, 12-3-11
  • The race is on for Cain endorsement: Now that Herman Cain is out of the Republican presidential race, the race is on for the endorsement of the retired restaurant executive whose ability to articulate anti-Washington fervor at one point rocketed to the top of the polls. … – CBS News, 12-3-11
  • Cain supporters blame media: In announcing today that he was suspending his campaign, Herman Cain positioned himself and his supporters squarely against what he called “the media class,” which many of his supporters were eager to blame for the candidate’s decision. … – Politico, 12-3-11
  • Cain Iowa supporters: Media ‘took a good man down’: Staff and supporters at Herman Cain’s Iowa headquarters shared tears, hugs and overall fond memories of a candidate they say they’ll continue to support in whatever his next venture may be…. – CNN, 12-3-11
  • Cain Suspends Campaign Shifting GOP Race: A defiant Herman Cain suspended his faltering bid for the Republican presidential nomination Saturday amid a drumbeat of sexual misconduct allegations against him, throwing his staunchly conservative supporters up for grabs with … – ABC News, 12-3-11
  • Herman Cain: how Republicans fell out with their once preferred candidate: Herman Cain’s decision to suspend his campaign removes the remote but tantalising prospect of a 2012 battle for the White House fought between two African-American candidates…. – The Guardian, 12-3-11
  • Republican presidential nominee Herman Cain quits race: Cain’s announcement came five days after an Atlanta woman claimed she and Cain had an affair for more than a decade, a claim that followed several allegations of sexual harassment against the Georgia businessman…. – Mirror.co.uk, 12-3-11
  • Martin Bashir: Herman Cain Should Resign From His Church Over Affair: MSNBC host Martin Bashir called on Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain to resign from his church over his alleged 13-year affair with an Atlanta woman…. – Huff Post, 12-3-11
  • Cain’s constant search for the next big thing: Herman Cain always was a man in a hurry. Even before his improbable and peculiar presidential campaign, he had spent five decades restlessly, endlessly seeking the next big thing…. – WaPo, 12-3-11
  • Cain’s reaction to allegations concerned some supporters: Herman Cain’s announcement Saturday that he would suspend his run for the presidency left many metro-area Cain supporters disappointed, but accepting…. – Atlanta Journal Constitution, 12-3-11
  • Herman Cain’s Most Embarrasing Gaffes: In the wake of Herman Cain suspending his campaign for the US presidency today, we thought it would be a good idea to reflect on some of his less-than-presidential comments as outlined by The Daily Beast…. – News One, 12-3-11
  • Herman Cain helped his brand, says expert: Herman Cain may have been forced out of the race for president amid accusations of unseemly and inappropriate sexual behavior, but his White House bid and surprising rise in the polls have nonetheless boosted his earning power, a branding expert told … – CBS News, 12-3-11
  • On Herman Cain, Donald Trump and an eager Newt Gingrich: The GOP race has, at times, seemed more like a reality show than a political process, a fact that probably worries the wiser heads in the party because it diminishes the candidates as well as the party in the eyes of the public…. – Atlanta Journal Constitution, 12-3-11
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Campaign Buzz December 1, 2011: New Hampshire Union Leader Interview with Herman Cain: Wife didn’t know about friendship, ‘financial assistance’ to Ginger White

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Cain: Wife didn’t know about friendship with Ginger White:
Herman Cain revealed Thursday that his relationship with Ginger White — who he characterizes as a “friend” to whom he gave money for “month-to-month bills and expenses” — was unknown to his wife Gloria until Monday, when White came forward accusing the Republican presidential candidate of a 13-year-long extramarital affair. In an interview with New Hampshire’s Union Leader, Cain acknowledged that Gloria “did not know that we were friends until she (White) came out with this story.”… – CBS News, 12-1-11

Herman Cain: Wife didn’t know about friendship, ‘financial assistance’ to Ginger White

Source: New Hampshire Union Leader, 12-1-11

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is questioned by New Hampshire Union Leader publisher Joe McQuaid in Manchester Thursday.

C-SPAN video of Union Leader interview with Herman Cain

Asked whether leaving the race is one of the options he is currently assessing, Cain said, “Yes, it is an option.” Regarding his decision, he said, “You will know by next week” as he takes the weekend to reassess where he stands in the campaign.

Cain said he believes that “someone offered (White) a lot of money” to make the allegation. He said he can’t prove it.

Overall, Cain told the New Hampshire Union Leader, “One of the things that I have learned in this situation is that running for President has become a very dirty game. It’s a dirty game – OK?”

Cain also said he believes there is a concerted effort by “a network of people,” both Democrats and Republicans, to bring him down.

Cain said that in about 70 text messages White sent him between Oct. 22 and Nov. 18, she was “asking for financial assistance because she was out of work, had trouble paying her bills and I had known her as a friend.

“She wasn’t the only friend who I had helped in these tough economic times, and so her messages to me were relating to ‘needed money for her rent’ or whatever the case may be. I don’t remember all the specifics.”

Cain said White told him in the texts that she did not have a job and was unable to get financial help from her family, “and that quite frankly, I was the only person who was a friend at the time – and I underscore ‘friend’ – that was in a position to help her.

“I’m a soft-hearted person when it comes to that stuff. I have helped members of my church. I have helped members of my family.

“And I know a lot of other people who had done the same thing. She was asking me to help her, and sometimes, quite frankly, it was desperation,” Cain said.

Cain said that in 17 reported texts back to her, he would respond with messages such as, “What are you doing to get a job?”…

And, he acknowledged, “My wife did not know about it, and that was the revelation. My wife found out about it when she went public with it.” …

“My wife now knows,” Cain said. “My wife and I have talked about it and I have explained it to her. My wife understands that I’m a soft-hearted giving person.”

He said his wife “is comfortable with the explanation that I told her.”

Cain said that in retrospect he should have told his wife about his friendship with White sooner, “but retrospect doesn’t necessarily change what’s going on now.”

He said White never threatened him with going public with the allegation of an affair if Cain did not give her money, “nor was there any indication that there might be blackmail or anything like that.

“I thought I was helping a friend, end of story,” he said.

Cain said he does not know why White has gone public with the allegation, “but I have very strong speculation that someone offered her a lot of money.

“I was helping her with month-to-month bills and expenses, and somebody _ this is speculation only _ offered her a lot of money.

“And one of my objectives is to clear my name and my reputation,” Cain said.

Cain said the two “struck up a friendship” many years ago when she attended a conference in Louisville, Ky., where he was the keynote speaker.

He said that although he is considering leaving the race, “We weren’t slowing down” in the campaign. “We’re keeping all commitments and we’re reassessing several things.

“So, yes, getting out is an option,” he said. “That just meant we were not going put the brakes on until” he made his decision….

He said he will leave the race if his wife asks him to do so, “but my wife wouldn’t ask me to get out.“I would make a decision based on how all of this stuff is affecting her, because I will put her first,” he said. “But she’s not the type to say, ‘You ought to get out.’”…

“If financial backers started to not want to contribute, because _ and I’ve heard this from some people _ they see this cloud not going away.

“I haven’t been convicted of anything except in the court of public opinion, but the media drives the court of public opinion,” he said.

“Every time a new story comes on TV, it mentions sexual harassment charges. That’s inaccurate because they were found baseless. I call them false accusations.

“They were false. They were not proven, so every time they are called sexual harassment charges, that just keeps saying to people sexual harassment, rather than false accusation.

“So, understandably, some people might say I can’t get the nomination with this cloud, so they’re going to stop giving,” he said.

Cain said that while some in the media are “professional, there are some that are truly not professional. Those that love to play ‘gotcha’ politics.”

He also said politicians have an audience in “the political class,” as well as “the third audience,” which, he said, is “we the people.”

“I have got totally difference responses and reactions from those three audiences,” he said. “The establishment says it’s a distraction to the party. It is.

“The establishment says, ‘You can’t get the nomination because of the cloud.’ Maybe, but that’s the way they think.

“The people are ones who are saying, ‘We love your solutions, your optimism. Don’t drop out, if that’s an option.’ But it’s always got to be an option. It’s like a business,” Cain said.

As for the motive behind the latest allegations and earlier allegations that he sexually harassed former co-workers at the National Restaurant Association, Cain has said that “they” are “attacking” him and and his “character, my reputation and my name, in order to bring me down.”

He said Thursday, “The ‘they,’ I believe, is a network of people who would not like to seem me challenge President Barack Obama as the Republican nominee.

“I believe some of them are Democrats and there might be some Republicans. I don’t fit the traditional paradigm. So, when I say ‘they,’ it’s not just one side of the aisle. I believe there is a tendency on both sides of the aisle,” he said.

Campaign Buzz November 28-29, 2011: Herman Cain Reassesses Bid for Republican Presidential Nomination After Atlanta Woman, Ginger White Accuses Him of 13 Year Affair

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By Bonnie K. Goodman

Ms. Goodman is the Editor of History Musings. She has a BA in History & Art History & a Masters in Library and Information Studies from McGill University, and has done graduate work in history at Concordia University. Ms. Goodman has also contributed the overviews, and chronologies in History of American Presidential Elections, 1789-2008, 4th edition, edited by Gil Troy, Fred L. Israel, and Arthur Meier Schlesinger to be published by Facts on File, Inc. in late 2011.

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IN FOCUS: HERMAN CAIN REASSESSES PRESIDENTIAL BID AFTER ATLANTA WOMAN ACCUSES HIM OF 13 YEAR AFFAIR

 

Cain reassessing whether to remain in presidential race: Businessman Herman Cain told senior members of his campaign this morning that he is reassessing whether to remain in the Republican presidential race. One adviser said Cain is expected to make a decision by the end of the week…. – WaPo, 11-29-11

Herman Cain Is Reassessing His Bid for Republican Presidential Nomination, an Aide Says: Herman Cain told members of his campaign staff on Tuesday that he was reassessing whether to proceed with his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, an aide confirmed, a day after an Atlanta woman disclosed details of what she said was a 13-year affair with him.
In a morning conference call with his advisers, Mr. Cain said that he would make a decision in the coming days about whether to stay in the presidential race after his campaign was rocked by another round of allegations about his sexual conduct…. – NYT, 11-29-11

“We have to do an assessment as to whether or not this is going to create too much of a cloud, in some people’s minds, as to whether or not they would be able to support us going forth.” — Hermain to his staff in a phone call transcribed by National Review Online

“Obviously, you’re all aware of this recent firestorm that hit the news yesterday. First thing I want to do is say to you what I have said publicly: I deny those charges, unequivocally. Secondly, I have known this lady for a number of years. And thirdly, I have been attempting to help her financially because she was out of work and destitute, desperate. So, thinking that she was a friend — and I have helped many friends — I now know that she wasn’t the friend that I thought she was. But it was a just a friendship relationship.

That being said, obviously, this is cause for reassessment. As you know, during the summer we had to make some reassessments based upon our financial situation. We were able to hang in there; we reassessed the situation and kept on going. We also did a reassessment after the Iowa straw poll and we made another reassessment after the Florida straw poll. When the previous two accusations, false accusations, came about, we made another assessment. The way we handled those was, we continued on with our schedule. We made an assessment about what was going to happen to our support. But our supporters, and even some folks that we didn’t have as supporters, they stood with us, and they showed it not only in terms of their verbal support, they showed it in terms of their dollars.

Now, with this latest one, we have to do an assessment as to whether or not this is going to create too much of a cloud, in some people’s minds, as to whether or not they would be able to support us going forth.

Over the next several days, we are going to continue with the schedule as usual. I’ve got a major speech tonight at Hillsdale College on national security and foreign policy, and I will deliver it with vim, vigor, and enthusiasm. And then tomorrow we’ve got some media appearances scheduled. So we’re going to continue until we complete our assessment over the next several days.

But if a decision is made, different than to plow ahead, you all will be the first to know. So until that time, I want to continue to thank you all for your support, thank you for your prayers. It’s taken an emotional toll, but the people in the audience tonight will never know it.

It’s also taken a toll on my wife and family, as you would imagine. Any time you put another cloud of doubt, unfortunately, in the court of public opinion, for some people, you’re guilty until proven innocent. And so, the public will have to decide whether they believe her or whether they believe me. That’s why we’re going to give it time, to see what type of response we get from our supporters.” — Herman Cain

“I want to give you a heads up and everyone a heads up. “Here we go again. I didn’t do anything wrong.” — Herman Cain to Wolf Blitzer on CNN

“It was pretty simple. It wasn’t complicated. I was aware that he was married. And I was also aware I was involved in a very inappropriate situation, relationship.” — Ginger White on Fox 5 Atlanta

“If these allegations by Ms. White are true then it certainly goes to the issue of the character and the honesty of Herman Cain. I have to ask, how many more skeletons are there in his closet and what happens if more come out? When is Herman Cain going to come clean with the American public? He’s now accused a total of five women of being liars and Ms. White is just the latest that he’s accused of lying. I think that the American people are going to be able to make a judgement if they have not already done so….

There are millions of women in this country and millions of men as well having financial problems. The fact that she’s had them in the past doesn’t bear on whether or not she’s credible on this issue. As I understand it, she was concerned that people were getting in touch with her, finding out. She also didn’t like Herman Cain’s attacks on the women that had come forward and she decided it was time to come forward, tell the truth, as she knows it and she’s lived it.” — Celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred

In a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released just prior to Thanksgiving, Cain stood at 17 percent — down from 25 percent in a similar survey conducted a month ago.

  • Amid Talk of Affair, Cain Is Reassessing Campaign, Aide Says: Herman Cain tells aides he is reassessing whether to stay in the presidential race…. – NYT, 11-29-11
  • Cain tells aides he is reassessing his campaign: Herman Cain told aides Tuesday he is assessing whether the latest allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior against him “create too much of a cloud” for his Republican presidential candidacy to go forward. … – AP, 11-29-11
  • Herman Cain reassessing presidential candidacy: Businessman Herman Cain told senior members of his campaign on a conference call this morning that he is reassessing whether or not to remain in the Republican presidential race.
    On the conference call, which National Review listened to and transcribed, Cain denies the allegation of an affair with an Atlanta woman named Ginger White, which came to light on Monday, but acknowledged that the “firestorm” had caused a rethinking…. – WaPo, 11-29-11
  • Herman Cain preemptively denies new sex allegation: Herman Cain revealed Monday that an Atlanta-area woman is coming forward alleging an “extended” 13-year extramarital affair with the Republican presidential candidate…. – CBS News, 11-29-11
  • Herman Cain ‘reassessment’: What will his voters do if he drops out?: Though Herman Cain has denied the most recent allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior, the claim has prompted him to ‘reassess’ his campaign…. – CS Monitor, 11-29-11
  • Cain advisers largely standing by candidate: In the hours after Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told his staff on a conference call that he was “reassessing” his campaign, senior advisers in states across the country were standing by their man – for the most part. … – CBS News, 11-29-11
  • John Coale Now Advising Herman Cain: John Coale, a Washington lawyer and husband of Fox News Channel’s Greta van Susteren, is friends with Herman Cain and now informally advising the embattled candidate as he faces allegations by a Georgia woman of a 13-year consensual affair…. – ABC News, 11-29-11
  • Cain Speaks on Foreign Policy, Avoiding Accusations: Herman Cain addressed a crowd of several hundred in a college gymnasium in Michgan, but he made no mention of the allegations against him, instead focusing on vague and optimistic foreign policy ideals…. – NYT, 11-29-11
  • Cain at Hillsdale: ‘Peace through strength and clarity’: The U.S. must maintain peace through strength of its military and the clarity of its missions, embattled GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain told a gathering at Hillsdale College on Tuesday.
    Cain, stung by recent accusations of a long affair, pressed ahead with his planned foreign policy speech the same day he told aides he may abandon his campaign for president.
    He did not discuss the controversy in his remarks…. – The Detroit News, 11-29-11
  • Cain doesn’t talk about alleged affair in speech: Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is sticking to his topic — defense spending — in his first public speech since an Atlanta businesswoman alleged that they had a 13-year extramarital affair…. – Boston.com, 11-29-11
  • Cain’s first public speech since allegation of affair stays on message about defense issues: Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is sticking to his topic — defense spending — in his first public speech since an Atlanta businesswoman alleged that they had a 13-year extramarital affair…. – WaPo, 11-29-11
  • Conservatives Are Turning Against Herman Cain: Conservatives who once showered love on Cain are rapidly jumping ship, as the candidate’s latest sex scandal threatens to permanently derail his upstart presidential campaign…. – Business Insider, 11-29-11
  • Towery: Cain ‘Dropping Like A Rock’ in Polls, Likely to End Run: Presidential hopeful Herman Cain is “dropping like a rock” in the latest Newsmax/InsiderAdvantage poll and is likely to be forced out of the presidential race by the end of the week amid reports that a number of prominent … – NewsMax.com, 11-29-11
  • Herman Cain lawyer Lin Wood refuses to rule out legal action against accuser: Embattled presidential candidate Herman Cain ‘s personal lawyer, Lin Wood, said in an interview Tuesday that he believes his client is telling the truth that he did not have a 13-year-affair with an Atlanta woman named Ginger White. … – WaPo, 11-29-11
  • Ginger White, latest Herman Cain accuser: Who is she?: The woman whose accusations may have prompted Herman Cain to reassess his campaign for president is a 46-year-old single mother of two grown children. Ginger White, who has worked as a fitness instructor, alleges that she carried on a 13-year affair with Cain.
    In two television interviews with Atlanta stations, she appeared soft-spoken and said she came forward only to defend her reputation after she feared the story would leak out. Cain has emphatically denied the affair, calling White a “destitute” friend whom he tried to help.
    “I couldn’t imagine anyone coming out and lying about this. Who would want this? It’s really not been fun,” White told Atlanta television station WSB outside her apartment Monday…. – WaPo, 11-29-11
  • Jon Huntsman: Maybe time for Herman Cain to go: That’s the word from the former Utah governor, though he gets to it in something of a roundabout way: “Given the bandwidth that has been taken out of the discussion of any other issues pertinent to this campaign, a reconsideration might be in order” … – Politico, 11-29-11
  • Newt: Cain will ‘have to talk to the county’ about latest accusations: Newt Gingrich, who has been friendly with Herman Cain but who has suggested his opponent needs to deal with the drip-drip of allegations about his past, suggested the businessman needs to address the claims made by Ginger White. … – Politico, 11-28-11
  • Woman Claims Affair With Cain, and He Denies It: An Atlanta woman came forward in an interview broadcast Monday night with details about what she called a 13-year affair with Herman Cain, the Republican presidential contender whose campaign was already struggling to overcome damage … – NYT, 11-28-11
  • Herman Cain denies allegation of 13-year affair: Atlanta businesswoman Ginger White tells a TV news station that she had a relationship with the Republican presidential contender. He calls her ‘an acquaintance who I thought was a friend.’ Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain denied … – LAT, 11-28-11
  • Ginger White accuses Herman Cain of long affair: An Atlanta woman said Monday that she engaged in an extended consensual affair with Herman Cain that began after a business meeting in the 1990s, continued as he flew her from city to city for dates and ended eight months ago — as Cain launched his … – Washington Post, 11-28-11
  • Woman alleges 13-year affair with Cain; he denies wrongdoing: In an explosive allegation, a Georgia woman said Monday she and Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain had a 13-year extramarital affair that lasted nearly until the former businessman announced his candidacy for the White House … – WaPo, 11-28-11
  • Businesswoman alleges 13-year affair with Herman Cain: An Atlanta businesswoman said Monday she and Republican presidential contender Herman Cain had a 13-year extramarital affair that ended right before Cain announced his campaign…. – USA Today, 11-28-11
  • Woman says she and Cain had 13-year affair; Cain denies accusation: An Atlanta businesswoman has accused GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain of having had an affair with her that lasted nearly 14 years. “I was aware that he was married, and I was also aware that I was involved in a very … – CNN, 11-28-11
  • Ginger White and the (alleged) love letters of The Herman Cain: Three allegations of sexual harassment may be regarded as a misfortune, but a 13-year affair looks like carelessness. At some point in those 13 years she must surely have realized that he was not going to give her a job. … – WaPo, 11-28-11
  • Herman Cain called back after Atlanta TV reporters texted him: This, from the Atlanta Fox affiliate’s report on Herman Cain’s alleged affair, will be tough for the candidate to explain: She [Ginger White] showed us some of her cell phone bills that included 61 phone calls or text messages to or from a number … – Politico, 11-28-11
  • Atlanta businesswoman claims Cain affair: An Atlanta businesswoman said Monday she had a 13-year extramarital affair with Herman Cain, prompting an extensive and harsh denial from the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO. But in an extraordinary step for a presidential candidate, Cain preempted the … – Politico, 11-28-11
  • Herman Cain denies he had an affair: A Georgia businesswoman said Monday that she and Herman Cain had a 13-year extramarital affair, an allegation the Republican presidential hopeful denied as strongly as he has earlier allegations of sexual harassment…. – AP, 11-28-11
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