The Hill reports that Herman Cain told supporters that he is “reassessing” whether to remain in the race in the wake of new allegations that he carried on a long affair with an Atlanta businesswoman.
Cain said on a conference call Tuesday morning, with around 90 supporters listening, that he was concerned the story would cause “too much of a cloud,” according to multiple media reports.
“Now with this latest one we have to do an assessment as to whether or not this is going to create too much of a cloud in some peoples’ minds as to whether or not they should support us going forward.”
Cain’s campaign said later Tuesday that the “reassessment” was similar to other low points in the campaign, but did not imply that Cain was considering dropping out.
“It’s a reassessment of where we stand and the road ahead, similar to other times in the campaign’s history,” Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon said in a statement. “We’re looking forward to getting back on message tonight with the Foreign Policy and National Security speech at Hillsdale College in Michigan.”
It’s over for Cain. His campaign will keep up a brave face and he might even trudge on to sell more books. But he’s done. I wonder if Brad Marston will pay up on his bet? I’ve emailed him to find out.
Update: Marston replied to my email. He said:
If and when he drops out I will definitely pay up. Having just gotten off the phone with on of HC’s senior advisers I wouldn’t expect a check anytime soon.
This is gonna be fun.