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Herman Cain is “reassessing” his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. From the NYTimes:
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.
First, cool that NR broke the story. Bravo to Robert Costa for getting it first.
Second, did anyone really imagine that Herman Cain would win the nomination? I like him a lot, but had a hard time envisioning him as the Republican nominee. But he has a lot of supporters, and if he drops out, I wonder where they’ll go? To Romney? To Newt? Or will there be some kind of draft movement for Christie?
Okay, okay. Probably not that last one. But I have echoes of Pat Caddell in my head from last week’s podcast: this is going to be a tumultuous season. Published in