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    The Herman Cain campaign is "reassessing" its strategy in the wake of a woman's claim that she and Cain had engaged in a 13-year extramarital relationship, a senior staffer to the campaign told CBS News.


    The staffer made the statement following reports that Cain told supporters Tuesday morning that he is reassessing whether to remain in the Republican presidential race.


    On a five-minute conference call, Cain told his senior staff that he would make a decision on staying in the race "over the next several days," according to National Review.



    And the Des Moines Register reports that Cain said on the call that he needs to decide if the affair allegation creates "too much of a cloud" for him to continue his run.
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    I'm disappointed, but it is what it is.

    Last night I "reassessed" my monthly contribution to his campaign. He can't win. And maybe he shouldn't.:(
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    The Democrat Party's Schutzstaffel ÜbergruppenFührer David Axelrod, and Politico's Sturmabteilung OberstgruppenFührer Jim Vandehei are just getting started. Just a bunch of Nazis. They cannot tolerate a conservative African-American like Cain, or a strong conservative woman like Palin, as a Republican presidential candidate. Their meme is that the Republican Party is the party only of old, rich, evil white men.



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    Now Newt Gingrich is moving up in the polls - I wonder if the Democrats will find any marital dirt on him??
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Now Newt Gingrich is moving up in the polls - I wonder if the Democrats will find any marital dirt on him??
    If the Democrats don't his ex wives will!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    I'm disappointed, but it is what it is.

    Last night I "reassessed" my monthly contribution to his campaign. He can't win. And maybe he shouldn't.:(
    Yep. It's highly unlikely that all these women are just out in some grand conspiracy against Cain. Even if it was, he must have one heck of a questionable past for this stuff to even surface
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Now Newt Gingrich is moving up in the polls - I wonder if the Democrats will find any marital dirt on him??
    Funny how we are watching Cain crash based on "allegations".

    Yet Newt basically screwed everything that walked while married 3 different times and is going to get a pass on it.

    Do American's really have that short a memory?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molon Labe View Post
    Funny how we are watching Cain crash based on "allegations".

    Yet Newt basically screwed everything that walked while married 3 different times and is going to get a pass on it.

    Do American's really have that short a memory?
    Not a short memory, but a "convenient" one. At this point for a lot of people, if a conservative could beat Romney, it wouldn't matter if he used to coach at Penn State or Syracuse.... if you know what I mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molon Labe View Post
    Yep. It's highly unlikely that all these women are just out in some grand conspiracy against Cain. Even if it was, he must have one heck of a questionable past for this stuff to even surface
    I'm still not really buying the sexual assault/harassment allegations. Those had entirely too much of an air of bullshit about them. Plus, they managed to just turn up and then vanish within the span of one week? No way. That's an orchestrated political attack.

    This one, though, is far more plausible. Ongoing affair of a man who is frequently out of town is very plausible indeed. In fact, my father did exactly that back in the '70s and '80s. Carried on an affair for something like sixteen years. When you really stop and think about it, it's not really all that hard to do, from a logistical standpoint. And while I don't particularly care where someone sticks their willie, this does become a pretty big trust issue, AFAIC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Wood View Post
    I'm still not really buying the sexual assault/harassment allegations. Those had entirely too much of an air of bullshit about them. Plus, they managed to just turn up and then vanish within the span of one week? No way. That's an orchestrated political attack.

    This one, though, is far more plausible. Ongoing affair of a man who is frequently out of town is very plausible indeed. In fact, my father did exactly that back in the '70s and '80s. Carried on an affair for something like sixteen years. When you really stop and think about it, it's not really all that hard to do, from a logistical standpoint. And while I don't particularly care where someone sticks their willie, this does become a pretty big trust issue, AFAIC.
    That's pretty much my take. The other accounts, by women who were all out of Chicago, and who claimed fleeting contacts with Cain in which he just happened to grope them out of nowhere rang false. This one, OTOH, doesn't, for all of the reasons that you cited, plus the fact that Cain admitted that he knew the woman, but his wife did not, and there are numerous phone contacts between them. Plus, in the presence of a reporter, she called Cain and he called her back within minutes. Of course, Bill Clinton's numerous affairs didn't bother Democrats, who wanted to win at any cost, and lack any shame about how they do so, but Republicans tend to ask more of candidates, and if Cain cannot prove that this allegation is false, then this will probably end his campaign.
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