Neal Boortz: It may be time for Herman Cain to think about leaving race

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.

Said Boortz:

”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

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166 comments Add your comment

catlady

November 29th, 2011
11:36 am

Abandon ship! Abandon ship!

philman

November 29th, 2011
11:43 am

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SAWB

November 29th, 2011
11:45 am

Why do all these accusers have a history of lying? Also, why are they all kind of hard on the eyes? I mean if I was rich dude and planned to cheat on my wife I would at least find a honey not some psycho skank. Anyway, Herman is done…

clem

November 29th, 2011
11:47 am

wish neal would too

td

November 29th, 2011
11:48 am

It is a shame that we the American people allow this blatant character assassination happen in this country with no ramifications. Politics is a dirty business and Cain was the first one hit with unfounded allegations supported and assisted by the media.

This will be the dirtiest political campaign since Andrew Jackson.

Teddy Roosevelt

November 29th, 2011
11:52 am

Send obama on the trail of beers?

Please

November 29th, 2011
11:53 am

td — get over yourself. The far right has engaged in the politics of destruction for decades. Karl Rove created a whole new class of conservative hit men. So don’t act all surprised.

Bob

November 29th, 2011
11:55 am

td, Cain’s campaign didn’t deny the claims. Please stop it with the “unfounded allegations” nonsense. “Blitz” asked Cain if the woman was lying and Cain would not say that.

Please stop the lame excuses and review the obvious. It doesn’t matter anyway, he’s not running a campaign. He has put little investment in the early states and continues to be a book tour, not a campaign.

Again, I ask for common sense, not lame AM radio nonsense.

wrestler

November 29th, 2011
11:56 am

Anyone wonder why none of these accussations came out against Cain the first time he ran for a political office earlier in the 2000’s. And now he runs for President against a former speaker of the house (during the 90’s), they are coming out of the woodwork. Doesn’t anyone find it strange that with the exception of the lady who came out yesterday, all the other ones worked in DC during the 90’s. Now Cain’s numbers are going down the former speaker’s number are going up.

greg

November 29th, 2011
11:58 am

Cain is a true narcissist just as Boortz is, once these type of personalities get money they are always right and are incapable of seeing others opinion or feelings. Another trait of this type of personality disorder is arrogance; both of these guys have huge closets full of dirt. WSB is loaded with these types of people, it’s called the one percent, they do not believe in abortion and also do not believe in taking care of those less fortunate, then when people are brought up in object poverty they blame the same people for getting into trouble. They bring nothing to the table, make no products, just pander to the less intelligent for the likes of the Koch brothers to further their greed.

Raising Cain

November 29th, 2011
11:59 am

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

Cain, please stay in!

November 29th, 2011
11:59 am

Cain, please stay in! …This will be what you are known for if you quit. Please stay till the end. I know this is hard on you and your family. Stay in. The Dems want you to leave. Tough it out.

concerned

November 29th, 2011
12:00 pm

What’s the big deal? I see…..if you’re running for office, it matters. If you are already in office, you get a pass, e.g., Clinton and JFK

Just Wondering

November 29th, 2011
12:01 pm

This may be a consensual affair, but doesn’t it leave the possibility open for later blackmail of Cain if by some fluke he wins the primary/national election? I think that’s why all of this is more than dirty laundry being aired. We need a “clean” presidential candidate for very practical reasons.

Mark

November 29th, 2011
12:01 pm

@ td

You have to be kidding! Conservatives have been involved in trash politics for a long time now. Please don’t act as if this is the first case. Why not advised your candidates if they want to run to present all their trash up front.

TY@ATL

November 29th, 2011
12:02 pm

Cain’s repsonse when told that a third accuser was coming forth with having a 13yr affair with him. NINE, NINE, NINE!!!

sparta_bubba

November 29th, 2011
12:02 pm

Given the background of Spermin Cain and Newtie Gingrich I think they’d make a great team as the national GOP ticket. Just think of the notes they could exchange and the parties, WOW!!!!! Course you’d have to lock up your wives and daughters if they came into the state to campaign.

Steve From Dalton

November 29th, 2011
12:03 pm

The Black left will continue to go after Cain. The black left can’t stand the fact that Cain does not agree with them and think of Cain as a trader.

DawgDad

November 29th, 2011
12:04 pm

If this is all it takes to sabatoge a political candidate in the eyes of the public then – - – we are lost as a Nation (as we have known it). This is so transparent.

First – what is being accused here? Infidelity? Non-issue. My lifetime began in the Eisenhower years. How many Presidents in my lifetime have NOT had sexual relations outside of marriage in their lifetime? How many were unfaithful to their wives? Sexual mores have evolved, and I’d particulary point to the standards the Democrats applied in the Clinton case, trumpeted by the media.

Second – Why are these allegations (unsubstantiated at that) being raised at this time, and in this manner? To derail Cain’s candidacy, if possible. No other explanation is plausible.

Third – Why is the media trumpeting these allegations? To derail Cain’s candidacy. No other explanation is plausible. Look at the AJC – front page, photo of a teary-eyed woman looking as hurt as a professional photographer can make her appear. Why does she appear this way? Please explain. Where is there ANY shred of journalistic integrity? Completely unsubstantiated allegations, weak at that, trumpeted and blown out of all sense of proportion. Where is the investigative reporting the AJC hails as their hallmark? Non-existent; purely a political hit, gleefully executed.

Frederick Douglass

November 29th, 2011
12:06 pm

Cain’s hopes for the White House started to sink the second he couldn’t answer pertinent questions about the economy, foreign affairs, domestic affairs, armament, or anything except his non-sensical 9-9-9 plan.

td

November 29th, 2011
12:06 pm

Please

November 29th, 2011
11:53 am

Thank you admitting that this is yet another example of the lefts “politics of destruction”. Let the games begin and let us see how low in the mud the next year will be.

joop

November 29th, 2011
12:07 pm

i wouldn’t exactly call impeachment getting a pass.

MrLiberty

November 29th, 2011
12:08 pm

Ron Paul – married 55 years to the same woman, has children, grandchildren, no skeletons in the closet and the most consistent, pricipled, pro-american, pro-liberty, pro-freedom agenda of any candidate running. When all of the other shooting stars have burned out, and even more of his predictions have come true, republicans and americans will come around to realize that he is the only man worthy of leading america through and out of this depression. Ron Paul 2012.

Voting for future

November 29th, 2011
12:08 pm

This is all about Obama not wanting to run against another black american. That would be really bad for Obama because if Cain turns those people over to the conservative movement the entire Democrat party would be affected. They simply cant have that.

As for Cain, I would take every single women that has made accusations against him and file a lawsuite against them. Make them prove this in a court of law. Money damages and character? You bet. By the way, where is that man who takes the voices and tells who is lying? Would really like to hear this one. And again, why is it that all the accusers are from the Union? All of them are from the same union? Something is really funny here.

pb

November 29th, 2011
12:08 pm

Just doesn’t make Cain look good (or honest) when all this stuff keeps coming out. Whether all charges are true or not, don’t know. But don’t think all of these women are lying. Odds are against that. Herman is basically through. Between these charges and his apparent lack of knowledge on foreign policy, he is no longer a viable candidate.

see no evil

November 29th, 2011
12:09 pm

Hmmm.. blatant character assasintation. Seems a bit unusual that all of these women have the same story and they are the ones being labeled as liars. Herman Cain can’t tell the truth if his life depended on it. He constanly feeds the public a stream of lies about every topic imaginable and it’s a fool who believes a word coming from his lips. Just check out any of the “Polifact” inquiries into statements he has made. Most of them are “pants on fire”.

p.s. Boortz is nothing more than a blow-hard who likes to stir the pot. You get more good news from TMZ.

[...] Earlier this morning, Atlanta radio talk show host Neal Boortz, for whom Cain often subbed on AM750 and 95.5FM News/Talk WSB, said that it might be time for Cain to leave the race. [...]

shaggy

November 29th, 2011
12:11 pm

greg,

If you were a 1%’er, just what would you do with that evil money, burning in your pocket? Give it all for world peace, endless Haitian disaster relief, put a McDonalds in Somalia?

AtlJack

November 29th, 2011
12:11 pm

For those who think the attacks on Cain are a left wing hachet job, you are deluded. There is nothing the left would like more than Herman Cain running against Obama.

The “Libya” moment doomed Cain with any person with an IQ over 80. (if you don’t know what the Cain Libya moment was, please stop rendering an opinion on politics and please don’t vote, you’re head is in the sand).

Cain know NOTHING about foreign policy, which is the primary duty of the President. Cain had NO chance against Obama and professional Republicans knew it. Republican strategists believe on Romney can beat Obama but they fear Romney will never get past the far right voters.

Jeff

November 29th, 2011
12:12 pm

Why doesn’t the best GOP candidate get any play? It has blown my mind since we started this mess http://www.jon2012.com/

Sandra

November 29th, 2011
12:15 pm

This is so unbelievable…..just now, this moment she comes out…..amazing.

Tommy Maddox

November 29th, 2011
12:15 pm

Wrestler @ 11:56 AM – I agree with you.

Bishop Eddie Longs Red Panties

November 29th, 2011
12:16 pm

I don’t belive any of ths B.S. because I think Herman Cain is a smarter man than to jump in to this election whith all the baggage following him
It basic Suicide

shaggy

November 29th, 2011
12:16 pm

Somebody does not want a conservative black man to get a crack at obama. They know just how dangerous that would be to disrupting the entitlement status quo.
No, you can’t have a successful, black business man setting an example for voters. Herman will just have to go back to the plantation, where the liberals want him…not disrupting the hand outs for their votes.

Tommy Maddox

November 29th, 2011
12:16 pm

…and the lynching continues…

Jeff

November 29th, 2011
12:17 pm

Jon Huntsman has the intellect of Newt, the charisma of Cain, the character of Ron Paul, and the experience of Romney… but instead of giving him a serious look we’d rather spend our energy on this feel-bad soap opera without a future.

Jimmy the Cricket

November 29th, 2011
12:19 pm

Cain you should NOT have slept with that whyyte woman. You’re toast…

Ed

November 29th, 2011
12:19 pm

Cain was a threat only to those running for the republican presidential nomination, he should look within his own party for the source of the allegations.

clem

November 29th, 2011
12:20 pm

BitterEXdemocrackkk

November 29th, 2011
12:20 pm

The democrackkk party of SLAVERY is NOT about to allow a black republican gain any voter confidence. Democrackkks are the party of pure and exponential EVIL.

td

November 29th, 2011
12:21 pm

AtlJack

November 29th, 2011
12:11 pm

Cain knows as much about foreign policy at this point in the campaign as Obama did and knows 100 times more about how to run a business and how the economy works.

What were Obama qualifications to be President again? What has he accomplished in office that the American people wanted?

BitterEXdemocrackkk

November 29th, 2011
12:21 pm

Ron Paul 2012 !!!

Fact checker

November 29th, 2011
12:22 pm

The media has certainly handled this much differently than the first Clinton race for the White House. Where is the venom toward the accusers that the media launched then. I think we all know the reasons, but it certainly is a sad statement for our national media.

gowaydevil

November 29th, 2011
12:22 pm

This guy is a joke. Anyone who ever listened to his talk show knows he ain’t exactly bright. And smear campaign? Remember when the right smeared John Kerry, a decorated Vietnam vet, while supporting a draft dodging, alcoholic, war mongering ,daddy’s boy. How many kids lost their lives in that worthless war in Iraq? Unforgivable.

JR

November 29th, 2011
12:23 pm

MrLiberty, if Ron Paul ever made a serious run at the White House, you can rest assured skeletons will find their way out of his closet.

td

November 29th, 2011
12:24 pm

Ed

November 29th, 2011
12:19 pm
Cain was a threat only to those running for the republican presidential nomination, he should look within his own party for the source of the allegations.

Obama has a billion dollars to spend. Do you really think his campaign is just sitting patiently on the sidelines waiting to see who the Republicans nominate? Can I sale you some ocean front property in Gilmer county?

DawgDad

November 29th, 2011
12:24 pm

One other important point to make. Boortz and many others keep talking about “electability” in the context of selecting a GOP candidate who can beat Obama. This is a ploy in primary elections, designed to divert voters away from the candidate best representing their interests. Primaries exist for a reason; people should vote in their perceived self-interest and not be swayed by these tactics. This is NOT an election for High School Class President or Miss America – this is far more serious for all of us.

Ronald Reagan was deemed “unelectable”. And, if an independent/undecided voter is seriously considering voting Democrat they need to be EDUCATED as to the fallacy of thier political leanings. Reagan was the perfect candidate for that mission. Perhaps a Cain, or Bachmann, or Paul, or someone else with a strong conservative/libertarian voice can carry the banner in 2012. Don’t let the media shills silence your voice.

Cap Pistol

November 29th, 2011
12:24 pm

Cain’s own libel-happy shyster refers to the relationship as “consenual.” Which contrasts with Cain’s flat denial. They ought to try and get on the same page. Borezt is a rat deserting a sinking ship.

chris

November 29th, 2011
12:24 pm

Not surprised. The right has tried and tried to call the President’s character into question for the last 3 years, with every cheap shot they could come up with. The birther crap, calling him a communist, a muslim, etc… Why should a member of there own party be exempt?

Been there

November 29th, 2011
12:25 pm

As to these slowly seeping allegations of illicit sexual activities. . . Hey, guys — it if looks, walks and talks like a duck? QUACK QUACK
Cain minces words and looks heavenward when he is forced to comment on these charges and if you don’t know what that means, I do. I’ve been the unwanted recipient of sexual overtures from the CEOs of Fortune 100 companies, among others, and, yes, Mrs. Cain, it is schizophrenic behavior — fueled by liquor 99 per cent of the time.