November 29, 2011 Leave a comment
Seriously, the arrogance of Herman Cain has just GOT to make him the perfect candidate for the GOP. I think he could be caught having sex with an intern on live TV and he would still deny it.
For the record, he is admitting knowing Ginger White for 13 years, texting and calling her at all hours of the day and night because he was “helping her financially”. Here’s the details through TPM:
Ginger White, the Atlanta businesswoman who is claiming that she had a 13-year affair with Herman Cain, has given details of the alleged relationship to the local Fox station in Atlanta.
White told the station that Cain would fly her out to cities where he was speaking, and that they would then stay nice hotels. She claims that their physical relationship ended about eight months ago, right before Cain launched his presidential campaign.
One juicy detail is what she said he signed on her copy of his recent book: “Friends are forever! Everything else is a bonus.”
White said she came forward because she was worried about potential media coverage about herself — and because of Cain’s attacks on the other women who have accused him of sexual harassment. “It bothered me that they were being demonized, sort of, they were treated as if they were automatically lying, and the burden of proof was on them,” White said. “I felt bad for them.”
White also showed the station evidence of some kind of contact with Cain — cell phone records, with Cain himself responding when the station tried the number:
She showed us some of her cell phone bills that included 61 phone calls or text messages to or from a number starting with 678. She says it is Herman Cain’s private cell phone. The calls were made during four different months— calls or texts made as early as 4:26 in the early morning, and as late as 7:52 at night. The latest were in September of this year.
“We’ve never worked together,” said White. “And I can’t imagine someone phoning or texting me for the last two and a half years, just because.”
We texted the number and Herman Cain called us back. He told us he “knew Ginger White” but said these are “more false allegations.” He said she had his number because he was “trying to help her financially.”
Will THAT be enough evidence to torpedo such a confirmed liar? I doubt it. But he’s reconsidering his run now, because of the toll it might take on his family. Like, they might wake up and smell the coffee, and torpedo his ass themselves. (The one good thing I could see coming out of this would be if his wife stood up for herself and dumped his lying, cheating, sexual-harrassing ass.)
Huffpo on the reassessment:
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told his staff Tuesday morning that he is reassessing his candidacy and will make the decision whether to remain in the race in “the next several days.”
The Des Moines Register has more quotes from the Tuesday morning conference call. Cain reportedly told about 90 staff that the latest affair story might create “too much of a cloud” around his campaign.
“If a decision is made, different than we should plow ahead, you all will be the first to know,” he said. “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 peoples’ minds as to whether or not they should support us going forward.”
He went on to deny the woman’s story as he did Monday when it broke. NRO has the full transcript of the five-minute call.
Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon told the Washington Post that Cain plans to remain in the race.
“It’s a reassessment of where we stand and the road ahead, similar to other times in the campaign’s history,” Gordon wrote in an email. “He is not thinking of dropping out of the race. He is simply reassessing the state of the campaign. We intend to be full speed ahead.”
Top Republicans have called for Cain to drop out of the race.