Herman Cain is already surrounded by major sex scandals and he hasn't even been elected to a political office! Imagine what could come out after he's elected! Since gaining success in the polls, Cain's campaign has been rocked by charges of harassment, adultery, and a weird looking political ad with a smoking campaign manager. There's absolutely no way another scandal that could hurt his image and credibility. Right?
Yesterday, news broke that a woman admitted to having a thirteen year affair with the Presidential hopeful.
"It was pretty simple. It wasn't complicated. And I was aware that he was married. And I was also aware that I was involved in a very inappropriate situation, relationship," the accuser, Ginger White, told reporters.
"He made it very intriguing. It was fun. It was something that took me away from my sort of humdrum life at the time," she added.
She claimed that Cain took her out to dinner after a business convention and then he invited her to meet him in Palm Springs where the affair began.
Cain was actually on CNN at the time and took the odd and unusual action of breaking the news himself.
"This particular individual which will be named in the story as we understand it, my attorney has talked with the reporter who's going to come out with this story. This individual's going to accuse me of an affair for an extended period of time. I don't want to specify because I don't know what's in the story," Cain said.
"Secondly, it is someone that I know, who is an acquaintance that I thought was a friend. That much I do know. But other than that, Wolf, when we dealt with the previous allegations and I went forward, went in front of the public and said they are false and they are baseless, we ‑‑ we were reacting to what we knew. At this point I'm just simply saying these are going to come out and until we know what they are, then my attorney doesn't know what to respond to. Those are all of the details that I have."
"Now, given that, I know that the court of public opinion is going to formulate its own opinion. I can't control people who are going to make a decision based upon accusations. When specifics are made through my attorney, because we are trying to run a campaign. We are trying to connect with the people on the issues. Through my attorney we will respond to every detail and every allegation, but I just wanted to give you a heads‑up," Cain concluded.
"There are so many lies that are happening right now that you don't know what to believe. I mean, it really takes some divine help here on what do you believe. What's true; what's not true. You just have to be extraordinarily careful now," Glenn said.
"If Herman Cain is this guy that these women are claiming, he's the last guy we should have in office. And character does matter. If you're thinking about voting for Herman Cain, you have to answer that to your satisfaction. There cannot be a shadow of a doubt. Character does matter," Glenn added.
Glenn then read from the statement of Cain's attorney:
Mr. Cain has been informed today that your television station plans to broadcast a story this evening in which a female will make an accusation that she engaged in a 13-year long physical relationship with Mr. Cain. This is not an accusation of harassment in the workplace – this is not an accusation of an assault – which are subject matters of legitimate inquiry to a political candidate.
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.
The entire radio crew agreed that this statement did not come off as a denial but seemed to be more of an admission of guilt.
"I'm sorry, but you've got to be the dumbest man in the world. If he did this, beyond the immoral thing. If he did this, he's the dumbest man in the world," Glenn said.