Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has a new twist to his Casanova-like campaign with alleged mistress Ginger White, from Atlanta, coming forward with the allegations of a 13-year affair according to Fox 5 Atlanta.
Cain’s campaign has been dogged by claims of sexual harassment while he was in charge of the National Restaurant Association.
Cain has denied the affair and basically told the media that his private life is his private life.
“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.”
The affairs have not ended his chances for the Republican nomination but they have no doubt hurt him as he continues to drop in the polls.
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