Atlanta radio talk show host Neal Boortz said this morning that it may be time for Herman Cain to think about dropping out of the GOP race for president.
Why does this matter? Because the Cain campaign on Monday touted Boortz as one of several VIPs slated to attend the Saturday morning opening of a new Georgia headquarters in DeKalb County.
Like Boortz, Cain was a featured voice on AM750 and 95.5FM News/Talk WSB, until shortly before he began his run for president.
On Tuesday, a caller brought up the topic of Ginger White, the Dunwoody woman who says she had a 13-year consensual affair with Cain that ended earlier this year. Cain has forcefully denied anything improper – but said he was attempting to help the woman financially.
”I know Herman Cain. This does not sound like Herman Cain to me. It doesn’t sound like him…..Additionally, it is very curious to me that every allegation against Herman Cain has come from his three years at the national restaurant association….”
Boortz noted that White, like another Cain accuser, had lodged a sexual harassment complaint against an employer. But he added this:
”That being said, I can’t say whether or not the allegations are true. I can say that they are damaging. I can say, in my opinion – which is worth no more than yours – it probably pretty much puts a fork in Herman Cain’s chances of winning the GOP nomination. True or not, it does that.
“It may be rapidly approaching the time for Herman Cain to concentrate on his relationship with his family, and try to get through this thing.”
Update: NRO is reporting that Cain, in a conference call to supporters, says he is “reassessing” his candidacy.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider