We may not have Herman Cain to kick around anymore. This morning, the one-time Republican presidential frontrunner told his staff that he’s “reassessing” his campaign in the wake of a woman coming forward and claiming she had a 13-year affair with Cain.
Cain has survived a lot, from gaffes to Gloria Allred, so it’s possible he’ll stick it out once he’s done reevaluating his position this time. But reports of the Cain team conference call this morning suggest Cain is taking a serious look at his unlikely campaign for president.
From the Des Moines Register:
Cain reminded his staff that it’s not the first time he has reassessed his candidacy.
“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 people’s minds as to whether or not they should support us going forward,” he said.
As reports of the Cain conference call blew up online, Cain’s spokesperson, JD Gordon, made it sound like the Cain train will roll on.
“We’re moving forward,” Gordon told TPM.
Benjy Sarlin contributed.