An Atlanta woman is coming forward this evening with allegations that she had a 13-year affair with Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain.
Mr. Cain is denying it, and a top New York fundraiser for the former Godfather Pizza CEO says that he doesn’t believe it either.
“I think it’s about time the press focus on the positive of this GOP presidential campaign and the positive attributes of Herman Cain rather than try to harp on the negatives, which may be imaginary negatives,” said Blair Fensterstock, an attorney.
Mr. Fensterstock was profiled in The Observer earlier this month; he has already arranged two fundraisers in New York City for Mr. Cain and has emerged as one of the chief organizers of a group of young donors who are just getting their feet wet in the high stakes world of presidential fundraising on behalf of Mr. Cain.
“This does not diminish my enthusiasm for Herman Cain in the slightest,” Mr. Fensterstock continued. “There is nothing here which should undercut the American people’s confidence in Herman Cain as the next president of the United States.”
Mr. Cain has dropped a long way in recent polls, replaced by Newt Gingrich as the latest conservative alternative to Mitt Romney.
Mr. Fensterstock disputed the notion that the campaign was in trouble even before this latest series of allegations.”
“There has not been a campaign in the history of the United States, going back to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, that hasn’t had its share of ups and downs, ” he added. “I still believe he will be the next president of the United States.”
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