It was going to happen sooner or later. His campaign ended on a scandalous note, which is just pathetic to me.
Ginger White claimed to have had a 13-year affair with Cain. Then Lin Wood, Cain’s attorney issues a statement about it:
…Rather, this appears to be an accusation of private, alleged consensual conduct between adults – a subject matter which is not a proper subject of inquiry by the media or the public. No individual, whether a private citizen, a candidate for public office or a public official, should be questioned about his or her private sexual life. The public’s right to know and the media’s right to report has boundaries and most certainly those boundaries end outside of one’s bedroom door.
Mr. Cain has alerted his wife to this new accusation and discussed it with her. He has no obligation to discuss these types of accusations publicly with the media and he will not do so even if his principled position is viewed unfavorably by members of the media.
Um. Not exactly a denial. Soon after, he stated he was going to “reassess” his campaign. And then after “prayer and soul searching” he drops out of the race.
Did he really believe that people would buy that he was just helping out Ginger White financially? Why did she tell the world about it? The story was going to be leaked. Better to get your side of the story first out there. And the sexual harassment accusations and settlements? OK, one could be suspect. But four? Four, to me, is a pattern.
I’m glad he’s out of the race, but this isn’t the last we’ve seen of him. He said it himself:
“I am not going away. I will continue to be a voice for the people.”
I wouldn’t be surprised if he is being considered as a running mate. And he’s going to be throwing his support behind “someone” soon. And he’s still hocking his book.
Let’s find the bright side. No more 9-9-9. Simple joys.