Well. It seems that Herman Cain may very well be a dirtbag after all. Maybe not a harassing dirtbag, but likely a cheating one.
I say likely because after being accused of a 13 yr extra-marital affair by an Atlanta woman, the campaign issued this defacto-admission.
“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.”
Don’t ask, don’t tell?
Gimme a G. Gimme U. Gimme an I….
What kind of bizarro world do we live in where Newt freakin’ Gingrich is looking better each day but the honorable Rick Santorum can’t get above 2%?
At least Newt’s peccadilloes are old an out in the open, I hope.
So this is my choice now? Newt or Mitt? Wow, life sucks.
And btw, Newt made his most convincing argument yesterday saying “I am not perfect, but I am more conservative than Mitt. And I am electable.” Yes, yes, and maybe. But I don’t know if I trust Newt anymore than I trust Mitt, just for different reasons.
Cheaters and Liars.
Rick, you have my vote.