The headline on Drudge this morning says it’s ” All But Over” for Herman Cain’s campaign to be the GOP presidential nominee.
Yesterday, though still denying Kimberly White’s claim of a 13-year affair, Cain did admit that he’s repeatedly given money to White to help her “with month-to-month bills and expenses” without the knowledge of his wife of 42 years, Gloria.
How many married women among FotM’s readership think this is okay? I’d be really really upset if my husband were to do that — give our money, repeatedly, to another person, much less a female, without my knowledge or consent.
Even Cain’s denial of the affair is not believable. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos interviewed Kimberly White on “Good Morning America,” November 30, 2011. This is from the transcript of the interview:
WHITE: Well, to begin, our relationship was on and off for the last 13, 14 years. This was not a consistent love affair that went on every day for the last 14 years. So, he is correct when he made that statement. And as far as I can tell, or what I’m hearing, that is the only thing he has been correct in saying.
STEPHANOPOULOS: He also says he has helped you- Excuse me. He also said he has helped you financially over the past few years. Has he given you money?
WHITE: Yes, he has.
STEPHANOPOULOS: On what occasions?
WHITE: I’ve received gifts and money for the last two and a half years consistently.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Did he ask for anything in return for that money?
WHITE: No. This was nothing- this was not sex for cash.
STEPHANOPOULOS: One thing I’m struck by is that you’ve also shown phone records showing at least 61 phone calls over the last several months. Even after the physical relationship ended. And, and, and most strikingly, you just gave us earlier this morning, phone records from October and November, showing multiple texts, back and forth, between cain, just as these other stories about sexual harassment allegations are breaking in the press. He seems to be calling you in late October, on November 2nd. November 3rd. November 4th. November 5th, November 7th. November 8th, 13th, 14th and 18th. He’s texting you all month long, all this month!
WHITE: That’s correct. Our communication has, you know, just up until last week, when, you know, the leak- several leaks and media- the media was- they were calling my cell phone. They were calling family members. And just up until last week, that was my last contact with Mr. Cain. And you know, the thing is, I can’t imagine waking up one morning and deciding to come out with this, if this was not true. This has been a very difficult situation for myself, for my family. And it’s nothing that I am proud of. The truth of the matter is-
STEPHANOPOULOS: Go ahead.
WHITE: The truth of the matter is, when I entered into this inappropriate relationship with Mr. Cain, I was single. I was not married. Mr. Cain has been married throughout the entire relationship. And, you know, it’s unfortunate. As far as any proof, which has- you know, I was watching several media shows just last night. When you enter into a private relationship that you really do not care to share with the public, you really don’t enter into something like that holding on to receipts. Holding on to gifts or if there were any notes or anything like that, to come out eventually and say, “Yeah, this is what happened and here is my proof.” That’s absolutely something that —
STEPHANOPOULOS: What was the relationship, exactly? Was it an affair? Was it fun? Was it just sex? Tell us about it.
WHITE: It was a very casual affair. Am I proud to admit to that? No, I’m not. It was a very casual affair that Herman flew me to- on several trips. I went on several trips with Herman. We- one particular trip was the Mike Tyson/Holyfield fight in Las Vegas. You know. I can’t make this stuff up. And frankly speaking, I wouldn’t want to make this up.
H/t Media Research Center
Has anyone noticed that throughout all of Cain’s “bimbo eruptions,” his wife Gloria never once came forth to say she believes in and supports him?
Cain says he’ll make up his mind whether he’ll continue with his campaign after meeting with his wife today.
I’d sure like to be a fly on the wall at that meeting….