NEW HAMPSHIRE-Even as rumors have it that Herman Cain, a Republican Candidate for the Presidency of the United States, is soon to quit his bid for the top spot, he is headed home to Atlanta today to open his National campaign headquarters there tomorrow. More importantly, however, he is going back to Atlanta to have a discussion with his wife over the future of his campaign and the current allegations concerning the Ginger White scandal.
Meanwhile, last night on MSNBC, White apologized to Cain’s wife and children on national TV. She stated, “I am not a cold-hearted person. I am a mother of two kids. And of course my heart bleeds for this woman because I am a woman and being in a situation like this cannot be fun,” she said. “And I am deeply, deeply sorry if I have caused any hurt to her and to his kids, to his family. That was not my intention. I never wanted to hurt anyone and I’m deeply sorry. I am very sorry.”
This came after Cain’s interview with the Union Leader, where Cain admitted that his wife did not know about his relationship with Ginger White or the fact that he was giving her money. He still completely denies that he and White had an affair however. He told the Leader that he suspects that White was paid a large sum of money to tell her story to the media. White denies that she has received any moneys for her tale.
Lin Wood, Cain’s attorney, appeared on Piers Morgan’s show and said he thinks that the media needs to dig deeper into White’s past. He stated, “What I find naive is the failure on the part of members of the media to be asking the tough questions of the accuser, someone who has, obviously a troubled past. You are participating in the deterioration of the political process.”
Wood has also released White’s cell phone records showing that they had 10 conversations over the last six months and over 200 texts. Cain says they are texts asking for money.
The Union Leader, in an editorial this morning, had a less than bright opinion of Cain as they posted, “Cain simply hasn’t prepared himself adequately for the presidency. That combined with the fact that he said yesterday he would change nothing about his handling of the allegations of the past several weeks, and his assertion of a conspiracy theory that stretches credulity, show a lack of self-awareness that should give any supporter pause,” the paper wrote. “We hope the allegations against Herman Cain prove untrue. Whatever the outcome, we suspect his wife will have him back from the campaign trail sooner rather than later.”
All of these allegations of Cain’s sexual past are certainly affecting his popularity in the polls. In Florida, where that straw poll pushed him into the race’s higher ranks, his numbers have fallen to 10% from a high of 34% in October.