Your morning jolt: Ginger White says Herman Cain took her to Tyson-Holyfield match

Following up her debut on local Atlanta television, Ginger White went national today with an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” — where she declared herself disappointed that Herman Cain, with whom White says she had a 13-year affair, is calling her “troubled.”

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From the Associated Press summary:

She told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that her relationship with Cain was “a very casual affair. Am I proud to admit that? No, I am not.”

White also said she took several trips with Cain, including a flight to Las Vegas to see a Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield boxing match.

She also said that she had “consistently” received gifts and money from Cain over the past two and a half years, but added that this was “not sex for cash.”

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The alleged relationship with Ginger White cost Herman Cain a key supporter in New Hampshire on Tuesday. From the Associated Press:

New Hampshire state Rep. William Panek endorsed Cain at a news conference earlier this year. But he changed his mind Tuesday after seeing reports that Ginger White, the woman accusing Cain of the affair, showed evidence that she had traded 61 text messages and cellphone calls with the candidate. Panek has endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in the upcoming primary.

“I felt like we were being lied to,” he said. “I’m putting my name in New Hampshire as a state rep behind him and I just didn’t like the way it was being played out.”

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While we wait for Herman Cain to reassess his presidential chances, others can’t afford to.

Late Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney turned his focus on Newt Gingrich, his newest rival for the nomination, in an interview with Fox News:

Romney was first asked about the decision by the New Hampshire Union Leader to endorse Gingrich. Said the former Massachusetts governor:

”Speaker Gingrich is a good man. He and I have very different backgrounds. He spent his last 30 or 40 years in Washington. I spent my career in the private sector. I think that’s what the country needs right now.”

Romney also addressed Internet video pushed out by the Democratic National Committee – a display of his changing positions over the years. Said Romney:

”There is no question but that people are going to take snippets and take things out of context and try and show that there are differences – where, in some cases, there are not. But one place I changed my mind, which is in regards to the government’s role related to abortion. I am pro-life. I did not take that position years ago.”

But in that, Romney said, he was no different than Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush.

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Channel 2 Action News has followed Newt Gingrich into South Carolina, an early state where polling now shows him with a substantial lead. Gingrich leveled his attacks on President Barack Obama – but with Herman Cain imploding and Democrats slamming Mitt Romney – there’s little incentive for him to do otherwise:

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Meanwhile, Larry Peterson of the Savannah Morning News picked up on this effort by Newt Gingrich to avoid getting caught between Georgia and South Carolina when it comes to the hot topic of harbor deepening:

Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich wants to use revenue from ramped-up offshore gas drilling to deepen Savannah’s and Charleston’s ports….

The former Georgia congressman and U.S. House speaker said both harbors need to be deepened because the Panama Canal is being modified to float giant new vessels.

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Up in northeast Georgia, News Talk 810, a Fox radio affiliate, says the special election runoff to fill the state Senate seat left vacant by Jim Butterworth has taken a nasty turn. John Wilkinson, a Republican who faces former state Rep. Rick Austin, R-Demorest, next Tuesday, has been the target of a heavy-handed direct mail piece:

The front of the piece includes pictures of prominent liberals, President Barack Obama and former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes and the warning that the pair are “trying to sneak a Democrat into the Senate”.

The back of the mailer claims Candidate John Wilkinson has:

- Never balanced a budget, never cut taxes, never created one job

- Refused to sign the Americans for Tax Reform Pledge

- Voted for democrats in 4 of the last 7 primaries”

No one is stepping up to claim responsibility for the mailer. Says the radio station:

The budget and job claims are spurious on their face. If nothing else Wilkinson’s campaign for state senate and prior campaign for Agriculture Commissioner required both budgeting and hiring. As for cutting taxes, he’s not held any office that would have placed him in a position to cut or raise taxes.

While it is true that Wilkinson did not sign off on the Americans for Tax Reform Pledge, it is also true that the majority of republican state legislators and the Lieutenant Governor did not sign that pledge either, neither did Wilkinson’s opponent Rick Austin while he was in the State House.

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Stan Wise, the long-time member of the state Public Service Commission on Tuesday formally launched his bid for re-election with the unveiling of a new website that touts his support for a measure that allowed Georgia Power to charge ratepayers for some of the early costs associated with the construction of two new nuclear plants:

Fighting back extremists in the environmental lobby, I advanced a funding mechanism that will soon result in the first license issued for a new nuclear reactor in this country in over thirty years, while also saving ratepayers over $300 million in interest. I supported a $200 million overhaul of the backbone of our natural gas infrastructure to make sure our delivery system will meet demand for decades to come.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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197 comments Add your comment

Rich T

November 30th, 2011
9:29 am

Hey, Jim. When are you going to write about Obama’s shady past? I’m still waiting on your take about a few issues pertaining to him?

ab

November 30th, 2011
9:32 am

Shady past? The drama!

Royal MAN MAN

November 30th, 2011
9:33 am

If you are going cheat, why do it with gutter trash? Herman Cain needs training from Chipper Jones on how to pick a good misstress..

Rich T

November 30th, 2011
9:39 am

I’m sorry ab, but yes. If you don’t consider hanging out with Bill Ayers and listening to sermons from Rev. Wright as concerns, then you have your priorities in the wrong place.

hnbc

November 30th, 2011
9:43 am

Romney has a bit of nerves saying people will take things out of context … he’s very guilty of the very thing he seems to be saying is not good. Would that make him a hypocrite?

Rich T

November 30th, 2011
9:45 am

What

November 30th, 2011
9:45 am

All that trash talk’in on his radio show is catching up with him. Karma!

brad

November 30th, 2011
9:46 am

Rich, go back under your rock.

Ga Values...Just call me heartless

November 30th, 2011
9:47 am

Please tell me the difference in Herman & Newt’s morals.. If anything Hermans are better, he has been married to the same woman for 20 years & had the same girlfriend for 13. How many wives & sluts has Gingrich had during this period?. Vote for high morals vote Herman Cain.

Obama 2012

November 30th, 2011
9:47 am

Obama has written two autobiographical books that were published before he was elected the 1st time, it is all there in black and white. Of course most Americans are too lazy to read past page 3.

cartoon

November 30th, 2011
9:48 am

The Tyson-Holyfield match in Vegas? Lets see, Tyson bit Holyfield’s ear, and Cain whispered sweet nothings in Ginger’s ear, and friends romans countrymen, lend me your ear….

and you can’t make a silk parse out of a sow’s earmark.

Cain 2012: That beach is lyin’

Buck Hayek

November 30th, 2011
9:49 am

It is karma. Cain lies his ass off and is now getting exposed for it. His life is a lie.

I hate that redneck Neal Boortz but tuned him in just to enjoy his frantic Cain cover-up.

td

November 30th, 2011
9:51 am

Do we not have any reporters left in this country with any basic common sense? This woman claims she has had a 13 year continuous sexual affair with Herman. Where is this basic question: Herman Cain just finished a 4 year long battle with stage 4 CANCER. Did you and him continue your affair during this time? Can you give us dates and times you and him meet and had your affair?

Oh yea I forgot, these questions do not fit into the narrative that the media is trying to portray.

td

November 30th, 2011
9:54 am

brad

November 30th, 2011
9:46 am
Rich, go back under your rock

No my friend. Rich is asking legitimate questions but you want to keep your head in the sand.

ATLER

November 30th, 2011
9:54 am

Let it go Rich T, let it go. When will you people give it up. What are you going to do when Obama is re-elected for his second term?

ATLER

November 30th, 2011
9:56 am

I never understand why women come out when the spotlight’s on the man whom they had an affair with. What’s her motive?

honested

November 30th, 2011
9:56 am

To everyone asking about the President’s past….

News flash, it isn’t the President who has been playing the holier-than-thou card.

This is about a man with no qualifications whatsoever that has been hammering the President pretending to hold some sort of ‘moral high ground’.

That ‘high ground’ is apparently a swamp.

Enjoy sloshing around!

Independent voter

November 30th, 2011
9:56 am

What does the republican nonimation got to do with president Obama as presidency.
Everytime dirt come out in the open about republican candidacy here goes Obama name.
I cant wait until 2012 election so we can elect Obama 4 more years.

td

November 30th, 2011
9:56 am

Buck Hayek

November 30th, 2011
9:49 am

Can you explain how Herman was fighting stage 4 cancer and still had the time and energy to keep up a continuous affair with this woman? Common sense tells you that this woman is not telling the truth but you go ahead and believe her because it is what you want to believe.

Buck Hayek

November 30th, 2011
9:58 am

Herman Cain = Eddie Long. The same filthy cloth. What is it about preachers and priests that makes them think they are above the fake morality they spew?

td

November 30th, 2011
10:00 am

ATLER

November 30th, 2011
9:54 am

If you want another 4 years like the past two where nothing gets done in Washington then go ahead and vote for Obama because the US House will be controlled by the Republicans after the election and probably the Senate as well.

Do you really think they are going to let his agenda get passed?

honested

November 30th, 2011
10:03 am

td

Is the repug plan to make the shrub depression last indefinitely?

Is it impossible for the repugs to admit failure and move forward?

Why do repugs hate America so much?

joe

November 30th, 2011
10:05 am

Funny that the time she says they were having $ex, he was undergoing cancer treatment in Houston. I’ll bet she’s getting a windfall from someone who is bank-rolling her in exchange for her claim…

Straight Talk

November 30th, 2011
10:17 am

I have followed Herman for years and have met and talked with him and his lovely wife Gloria. Herman is by far the best qualified candidate to lead our country out of the morass we are in now. He has a unique combination of proven leadership skills, demonstrated ability to turn around failing organizations (which our government is now), problem solving skills (asking the right questions and getting needed information before making a decision) and – most of all – integrity we sorely need in the White House. When Cain is nominated in 2012, then the voters will have the opportunity to live out Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision in his ‘I Have A Dream’ speech and judge Cain and Obama “not on the color of their skin but on the content of their character.” Herman Cain is going to make a great President!

No, honested...

November 30th, 2011
10:19 am

…the better question is “why does Obama hate America so much”?

He has a Marxist/Communist agenda – uncontrovertable

He is anti-capitalism (an American committment from day one to “real” Americans – uncontrovertable) – see item one…

He has never held a “real” job – uncontravertable…

These three things describe him as totally anti-American -

Carry on…

Straight Talk

November 30th, 2011
10:29 am

Joe – On target comment! Anyone who believes that Ginger White came out against Herman because of her concern over what Herman Cain said about the women accusers should have their head examined…and then get in touch with reality. Both the Obama folks and the Republican Old Guard like Karl Rove are scared to death of Herman because he resonates with people and can’t be controlled. That is why they are using deceptions to try to take him down early once Herman moved to the top of the polls. How can an unemployed woman with a checkered financial past afford a lawyer to ‘represent her interests’? Only an idiot wouldn’t know to look behind the curtain and find out how much she [and/or her friend who contacted the media with the allegation first] is getting paid and who provided it. Just like Sharon Bialek, Gloria Allred’s ‘client’ and Cain accuser, lives in the same building in Chicago as David Axelrod, Obama’s campaign manager. Once the facts came out those initial accusations disappeared overnight from the liberal media. So now they are trying another tactic to try to bring him down. It won’t work. There are enough people in this country who have common sense and who want the best for this country. They will ignore ‘journalists’ like Galloway who have a clear agenda of caring less about the facts and getting Obama reelected…and instead support, nominate and elect Herman Cain.

liberalefty

November 30th, 2011
10:33 am

it seems HERMAN CAIN needs to learn family values from OBAMA.

Independent voter

November 30th, 2011
10:36 am

Democrat will take the congress back and the senate will be control Dem’s and 4 more years of Obama how you like that you republicans.

clem

November 30th, 2011
10:36 am

td are you saying this woman lied about the affair….he may have slowed it down while going thru treatment, but phone bills showed they communicated up until september i believe. she did not describe the affairs as day to day continuous, but rather encounters several times a year….

straight talk, no other way to say it you are delusional…cain is an intellectual light weight at best and a liar at worst.

Married for life

November 30th, 2011
10:37 am

One does have to wonder about having a possible president who hangs out with so many “troubled women.” I wonder if every woman Cain knows is “troubled” in his mind.

Independent voter

November 30th, 2011
10:38 am

Every republican candidates have baggage and they not qualify to be president.
President Obama is doing a great job.

Straight Talk

November 30th, 2011
10:38 am

liberallefty – Do you mean having a known terrorist bankroll your purchase of a home…or going around the world telling everyone how bad the country that elected you president is…or throwing our country’s best friend Israel under the bus? Herman Cain is a role model for people who genuinely love this country and want a true leader to be President.

cartoon

November 30th, 2011
10:39 am

Cain and Gingrich are insurance policies for another four years from our greatest prez ever: Obama!

liberalefty

November 30th, 2011
10:40 am

WHY do silly conservatives think we are afraid of these black conservatives? we all know racists built up this boy CAIN to look like they arent racists. but the trick has backfired as white women come out the woodwork accusing the “saint” of affairs and sexual misconduct. EPIC FAIL. this holier than thou fool is finished. now he can go back to talk radio and stroke racist callers fragile egos.

double

November 30th, 2011
10:41 am

4 years nothing done.In my opinion nothing done is better than continious wars.If congress fails to work with president,they should be voted out.Defeat Obama at all cost is the republican agenda,With no consideration of what negative effect will have on country/people.We need work together,not pull apart.

Independent voter

November 30th, 2011
10:41 am

My friend live by Cain son and seen Obama sticker on his car but they told him to take the sticker off the car. I heard Cain wife is a democrat so that tell you why Herman is running for office just to sell his books.

Straight Talk

November 30th, 2011
10:42 am

clem – In classic liberal mode, you switch the subject, ignore the facts and call anyone who disagrees with your views disparaging names. Herman Cain has a college degree and mathematics and a masters degree in computer science from Purdue University, one of the top engineering schools in the country. The only intellectual lightweights on this blog are folks who make claims like your that are not fact based. Only you could support Ginger White.

Independent voter

November 30th, 2011
10:43 am

How can Obama do anything to help this country when the republican go against all his agenda.
I cant wait until democrat take the congress back.

Dunwoody Dave

November 30th, 2011
10:43 am

Anyone who can juggle a wife and a girlfriend for over a decade is clearly qualified to run the country.

liberalefty

November 30th, 2011
10:43 am

@straight talk

nice FOX talkin points but CAIN is finished and now u folks are defending this WH@re to the end. so much for the repubs phony family values,lol.

atlnative

November 30th, 2011
10:44 am

Ginger White is the classic sidepiece/jumpoff!She’s indeed of fast cash!Typical!

Straight Talk

November 30th, 2011
10:46 am

liberallefty – Bill Clinton lied to the entire country for months on end…and then lied in a court of law – called perjury which sends most folks to jail. And supporters of his have the audacity to talk about ‘repubs phony family values’. What a hypocrite you are!

clem

November 30th, 2011
10:46 am

straight talk, we will see who is correct soon won’t we…..just exactly what is the subject you moron…what does cain’s problems have to do with obama’s house? talk about changing subjects….you are a more on

liberalefty

November 30th, 2011
10:47 am

the repubs preach family values but look at who 2 of their contenders are ; NEWT and CAIN.. 2 pious wh@remongers. thank god OBAMA isnt a wh@re.andv took his vows seriously

liberalefty

November 30th, 2011
10:50 am

@straight talk

why do u folks keep bringing up CLINTON, when CAIN has been caught with his pants down? i bet ya’ll really feel stoooooooooopid defending this fool against anoither allegation,lol. too bad you’ve been tricked again.

Danny O

November 30th, 2011
10:51 am

For the record, Ginger White says that it was an affair that lasted 13 years, and ended in March of this year. 13 years prior to March of 2011 was March of 1998. Tyson and Holyfield fought twice. The first bout was on November 9, 1996, with the Real Deal Holyfield winning on a TKO after the ref stopped the fight in the 11th round. The second time was on June 28, 1997, with Holyfield again winning, this time after Tyson was disqualified for repeatedly biting the Champ.

The timeline laid out doesn’t quite fit w/the date of the fights. If Ms. White was seeing Mr. Cain at the time of the second fight, then the alleged affair would have been closer to 14 years long.

liberalefty

November 30th, 2011
10:52 am

thank god OBAMA practices family values and dont just talk about family values like NEWTY and CAIN does

liberalefty

November 30th, 2011
10:55 am

these fools really look silly defending CAIN yet again about sexual misconduct! isnt this the partry of family values?

Real Athens

November 30th, 2011
10:56 am

Rich T.

Obama was 7 years old when Bill Ayers was a weatherman. Do you write your pastors sermons?

Been down this road before. Rehash.

Dunwoody Dave: Now that’s rich.

Mark

November 30th, 2011
10:56 am

What I can’t wait is for her to produce documents for the trips and gifts. Money always leaves a trail.

Once it’s confirmed Cain doesn’t stand a snowballs chance in hell!