It isn’t just the women coming out of the woodwork with accusations against Herman Cain that’s done his campaign in. I was a huge supporter, but got to the point where I could no longer defend his lack of a grasp of some of the most important issues of our day. It looks like he’s starting to see the light, and is considering dropping out of the primary.
Herman Cain told members of his campaign staff on Tuesday that he was reassessing whether to proceed with his presidential campaign, an aide confirmed, a day after an Atlanta woman disclosed details of what she said was a 13-year affair with him.
In a morning conference call with his advisers, Mr. Cain said that he would make a decision in the coming days about whether to stay in the race after his campaign was rocked by another round of allegations about his sexual conduct.
The call, which was first reported by National Review, came as Mr. Cain was heading to Michigan for a campaign stop on Tuesday evening. He said that he was discussing the future of his campaign with his family and was considering his options.
“This is cause for reassessment,” Mr. Cain said, according to one participant on the call who spoke on condition of anonymity. “During the summer we had to make some reassessments based on our financial situation. We were able to hang in there.”
I don’t think they can hang in there much longer, at this point it’s looking futile. He may as well get out now.
For those of you thinking the race now boils down to Romney and Gingrich, don’t forget there are still a few other candidates left in the race. Will Bachmann and Santorum get a second look? We’ll see.
The Other McCain isn’t too happy, since his dream of an ambassordship to Vanuatu is all but eviscerated.