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Cain reassessing campaign, adviser says

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 12:26 PM
Last updated 12:30 PM
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ATLANTA — Embattled presidential candidate Herman Cain told staffers today that he’s reassessing his campaign a day after an Atlanta businesswoman alleged a 13-year extramarital affair with the Republican.

Cain has fiercely denied the affair as well as several other accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior that have surfaced over the past month and he has repeatedly vowed to stay in the race. He told senior staff in a mid-morning conference call lasting roughly 10 minutes that all public events will go forward this week but he will review the campaign’s strategy over the next several days.

One participant on the call, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the conversation, said that as part of that assessment, Cain’s campaign is examining the impact of the newest allegations. This person described the tone as positive but also said there was some uncertainty coming from Cain.

“He said obviously it’s taken an emotional toll on his family, but he’s moving ahead with the campaign,” said Steve Grubbs, Cain’s Iowa campaign chairman. “He said that they will be reassessing the campaign.”

Grubbs added: “He said this lady was a friend, someone he thought was a friend, that he was trying to help out financially and had been a friend for some period of time. But that nothing inappropriate occurred.”

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Ushouldnthave
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Ushouldnthave 11/29/11 - 01:29 pm
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Ooops! Forgot about a

Ooops! Forgot about a skeleton in the closet, did we?

Iwannakno
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Iwannakno 11/29/11 - 01:35 pm
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Well if infidelity
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Well if infidelity automatically cancels a campaign then how do you explain just about every other politician. Congrats to the MSM for making the election about digging up dirt. Where are you when the dirt is on Obama? Oh wait that would be racist and hate speech. Unless the black guy is a republican...

no4word
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no4word 11/29/11 - 01:49 pm
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All these allegations stem

All these allegations stem from his time at the National Restaurant Association. Does anyone else make that connection? What? Did he just suddenly go nuts while there? How can he have worked for 40+ years in numerous other areas and businesses but all these allegations stem from the same place? It sounds impossible to me.

dms10102001
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dms10102001 11/29/11 - 01:49 pm
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I agree. So what if this

I agree. So what if this allegations are even remotely true. This guy has a proven business record and a great plan to fix the debt problems which if not resolved will bankrupt us like Greece. When that happens no other country is going to help us. They will all be laughing at us. Even if these allegations are true, it's nothing that 99% of guys out there haven't done in the past. Many have just not been caught yet and may not get caught doing it. Wake up and listen to the issues. This election is not just another afternoon soap opra to follow. It is serious.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 11/29/11 - 01:55 pm
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No man could do more

No man could do more womanizing than Clinton did and they all have skeletons in their closets. Some are just better at keeping them locked up or maybe paid off.

curly123053
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curly123053 11/29/11 - 02:05 pm
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There is no doubt that this

There is no doubt that this charade will play out no matter who the Republican frontrunner is if the mainstream medias feel that candidate is a threat to defeat Obama next November. The medias did not jump on Clinton's affair as they have Cain. The next frontrunner can expect the same type of attacks to hit before November 2012!

Black Mamba
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Black Mamba 11/29/11 - 02:14 pm
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"The medias did not jump on
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"The medias did not jump on Clinton's affair as they have Cain"

Really???

Apparently you missed the Clinton impeachment and whatnot.

onlysane1left
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onlysane1left 11/29/11 - 02:33 pm
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Infidelity is an assumption

Infidelity is an assumption of character. You never see a cheating husband as being a great guy to trust your business or any other personal affairs with.

At the moment, only Cain and his accusers know what happened. They can battle back and forth in the media, but some of these women are coming to the media. For people to blame the media is a bit unfair. This story sell papers, online viewing time, and television time. The media will use it to their advantage, it is the nature of the beast. If people became less preoccupied with stories like this, they would go away, but that is not the case.

ispy4u
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ispy4u 11/29/11 - 03:47 pm
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Yes, get back to more

Yes, get back to more important things, like the President's birth certificate. His step- brother. His Aunt. Whether or not he wears a flag shaped lapel pin. If his toilet paper is over or under. Whether or not he squeezes the tooth paste tube from the bottom or the middle. Does he drink directly from the milk carton? What about boxers or briefs?

bjphysics
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bjphysics 11/29/11 - 03:58 pm
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The women alleging this 13

The women alleging this 13 year affair is not attractive; if she was hot I’d give Herman a break.

My bad

nothin2show4it
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nothin2show4it 11/29/11 - 07:12 pm
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Just imagine what people do
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Just imagine what people do that you never find out about to stay in power. Herman Cain is an outsider and a straight talker so all of DC is afraid. It doesn't matter if the stories are true not not the two parties struggling to have power will fabricate lies if they can't find skeletons in someones closet. Cast them all out and start over.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 11/29/11 - 09:28 pm
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"He said this lady was a

"He said this lady was a friend, someone he thought was a friend, that he was trying to help out financially and had been a friend for some period of time. But that nothing inappropriate occurred.”...

Herman Cain is either the most unlucky guy on the universe or there is a pattern of behavior here. Watch how he capitulates to just enough of the truth on each of the stories. He is always just trying to help these unfortunate, emotionally, and financially disabled women. He is the hero that has been misunderstood...he didn't do anything wrong.

Herman Cain has a lot of problems...and they are always someone else's fault. Poor, poor, misunderstood, Herman.

scgator
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scgator 11/29/11 - 09:52 pm
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My late father-in-law was in

My late father-in-law was in politics for several years; and the thing he told me that he hated most was the campaign battles. He told me that if you wanted to "gain" on your opponent, simply put out "any" info that can be considered immoral and the MEDIA and the LIBERALS will make sure that it grows................WHETHER IT IS TRUE OR NOT IS IRRELEVANT; ITS PURPOSE IS TO DAMAGE CREDIBILITY.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 11/29/11 - 10:17 pm
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scgator, truth always

scgator, truth always matters.

allhans
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allhans 11/29/11 - 11:25 pm
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This is how it's done. One

This is how it's done. One of the many ways, that is.

"Washington Post Blogger Asks for Dirt About Newt Gingrich on Twitte"r

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 11/29/11 - 11:37 pm
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We really can't blame others

We really can't blame others for discovering our misdeeds. If it's there; it's fair game.

The problem isn't as much that someone has made a mistake; none of us are perfect; it's about whether we we own it, take responsibility for it, and what we choose to do about it.

Lying and covering up just won't cut it in any honest relationship. None of us can live perfectly; but we are all capable of living honestly.

Vito45
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Vito45 11/30/11 - 12:14 am
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Yes Willow, as I said last

Yes Willow, as I said last night, it is the blatant dishonesty that boils my blood. The hate Bush crowd can rationalize all they want, but they are flat out wrong if they accuse him of blatant dishonesty. He wasn't my first choice and I disagreed with a lot of his policies, but he is a sincere, honest man; and I will always believe that unless he shows me different.

For that matter, I think Jimmy Carter is too though I disagree heartily with him on most things.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 11/30/11 - 12:41 am
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Yep, I agree, Vito, good

Yep, I agree, Vito, good night, sweet dreams. Tomorrow is your day.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 11/30/11 - 08:22 am
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I guess what we need is a

I guess what we need is a candidate who is SINGLE!
Male or female.
This way if someone comes out of nowhere and accuses them of something it would only make them look better.
They can say something like "Yea I had sex with her/him. So what. I don't remember that much so it couldn't have been that good."

Poor Herman is probably waiting to see what the fallout is going to be over this latest bombshell. It's a shame. If he was going to go down I would rather the man at least go down swinging.
Ole Rick Perry can't remember the voting age or the date of the election. At least Herman seemed energized with some fresh ideas.
Oh well...

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 11/30/11 - 09:55 am
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SFB, we don't have time for

SFB, we don't have time for another candidate with some "ideas". We need someone who can hit the ground running with some realistic strategy and plans with the goal to save this country's economy and keep us FREE people.

Based on where we have been and are heading, Elmer Fudd, would be an improvement.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 11/30/11 - 11:44 am
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I couldn't agree more

I couldn't agree more Willow!
This morwning I annowence muy wunning for prwesedent owf Amewica.
pweeze vote fowr Elmuwr Fwudd! Pweeze!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/30/11 - 11:58 am
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Gingrich is now leading the

Gingrich is now leading the polls in SC, FL and IA. A national poll has him leading, too. I don't know if Romney can stop him. Who would have thought Newt would be back?

Vito45
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Vito45 11/30/11 - 12:15 pm
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shrimp for

shrimp for breakfast
Wednesday, Nov. 30 10:44 AM

"I couldn't agree more Willow!
This morwning I annowence muy wunning for prwesedent owf Amewica.
pweeze vote fowr" Bonny Fwank! "Pweeze!"

When did Barney announce?

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 11/30/11 - 12:39 pm
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Vito, Not THAT Elmer!!

Vito, Not THAT Elmer!!

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