Cain 'Reassessing' Whether to Stay in Race

He tells staffers on a conference call that affair allegation might sink him
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2011 12:10 PM CST
Herman Cain Tells Supporters He Is Rethinking His Candidacy
In this Oct. 3 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain stops to address the media as he arrives for a meeting with developer Donald Trump in New York.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

(Newser) – Herman Cain is “reassessing” his campaign in the wake of Ginger White’s allegations. “This is cause for reassessment,” Cain told staffers on a conference call today, according to a transcript posted on the National Review. Cain reiterated his denial that he’d had an affair, but said, “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 would be able to support us going forth.”

Cain said he’d keep his schedule for the next few days, including a speech at Hillsdale College tonight and media appearances tomorrow. “But if a decision is made, different than to plow ahead, you all will be the first to know.” About 94 people were on the conference call, according to the Des Moines Register. Afterward, a spokesman told the Washington Post that Cain “is not thinking of dropping out of the race. He is simply re-assessing the state of the campaign," adding that Cain had done similar assessments before. (Read more Herman Cain stories.)

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