Herman Cain reconsiders campaign -- and Twitterati weigh in
Herman Cain is reportedly reassessing whether to stay in the Republican race for the White House. That news comes just hours after his campaign was rocked by new allegations of sexual impropriety coming from an Atlanta woman -- Ginger White -- who says she carried on a 13-year affair with the married candidate.
White says she has proof of the affair, including cellphone records. Her claim follows numerous allegations of sexual harassment leveled at the businessman, and Cain has denied them all.
But the sheer number of women coming forward appears to have taken its toll on Cain's campaign. Cain's chief of staff, Mark Block, confirmed to ABC News that the Republican candidate was evaluating whether to stay in the race.
We'll stay tuned for that decision. Until then, the peanut gallery -- a.k.a. the Twittersphere -- is exploding with helpful observations:
--"I kind of want to allege that I had a consensual affair with Herman Cain to get him to say it's an inappropriate topic, but not deny it" --@EugeneMirman
--"Herman Cain is like a dude who tries to crop a girl out of his profile pic but part of her is still there."-- @BorowitzReport
--"Poor Herman Cain. If only he'd waited til his wife was sick & left her for the mistress he could be the GOP frontrunner." --@johnfugelsang
--"REPORT: Herman Cain Needs Secret Service Protection From His Wife" -- @LOLGOP
--"Just to settle this thing for once and for all. RT this if you have not had an inappropriate sexual encounter with Herman Cain" -- via @Fara1
--"First Read compares Cain campaign to "Sixth Sense" -- "Everyone knows this candidacy is dead, except the campaign" via @HotlineJess
--"Herman Cain weak on foreign policy but obviously expert on domestic affairs." --@GregMitch
--"Cain/Edwards 2016" --@michalianblack
-- Rene Lynch
Photo: GOP candidates Herman Cain, left, and Newt Gingrich shake hands after a debate earlier this month. Credit: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters