Cain reassesses campaign (thankfully)

I was getting pretty tired of headline after headline that tried to apologize for Herman Cain’s inappropriate behavior towards women. But when the allegations came out yesterday that he had a (consensual–with this guy you have to be specific) 13-year affair with a woman yesterday, I kept wondering–HOW will he get around this one? After all, harassment and assault accusations are easy for politicians to deny and dimiss in our culture of rape–but adultery can sometimes be a game-changer.

Well, it looks like the Cain campaign is thinking the same thing. This afternoon it was released that his staff is reassessing their strategy–as in, they realized they have none and they were propping up a sham politician who was not only backed by evil, but is a complete liar. In fact, according to an interview with Ginger White, one of the reasons she spoke out about her affair with Cain was because she was sick of everyone assuming that his accusers were lying.

Embattled Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told his staff Tuesday he is “reassessing” the viability of his campaign in the wake of a new allegations he engaged in a lengthy extramarital affair, CNN has learned.

One top campaign source told CNN he expects a decision “within a few days,” based on whether Cain’s fund-raising dries up.

Another source familiar with internal campaign deliberations told CNN the question now is “money and support.” The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the already small campaign operation would likely have to lay off some staffers.

“We just staffed up some, but at a minimum it looks like (there is) no choice but to staff down,” the source said. “We are in the period of the campaign where we need to spend to perform, and the question is will donors and Republicans believe” Cain or his newest accuser.

via CNN.

Reassessment means defeat, so hopefully by tomorrow we will hear that he has step down. Cain has already taken up too much airtime and more will most likely give way to stories about his lifelong career of treating women like shit. Time to shift our attention to the Republicans that may actually pose a threat.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted November 29, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    Finally, we can stop talking about this callous, comically egotistical misogynist. Time to move on to… uh… let’s see… Newt Gingrich.

    Wait a minute…

    • Posted November 30, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

      Eeeewwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How is Newt any better?

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