Herman Cain is spending the day in Atlanta where he’s set to meet with his wife of more than forty years, Gloria, to discuss the latest accusations of sexual impropriety plaguing his presidential campaign as he reassess his White House bid. Mr. Cain also wants to hear from you before he decides whether or not to continue his run.
On Monday an Atlanta woman named Ginger White emerged with allegations she carried on a 13-year extramarital affair with Mr. Cain. His campaign has confirmed he will make a final decision about his candidacy after holding a series of meetings over the weekend. In the meantime, in an email message sent this morning, Mr. Cain asked supporters to tell him their “personal story” to help him make up his mind.
“As the media has reported, my team and I are assessing my campaign and my candidacy. We have had similar meetings multiple times during my campaign journey. As any good businessman, I want to analyze and understand my strengths and weaknesses,” Mr. Cain wrote. “As I assess the future of my campaign, I need to gauge the support of the people of this great nation.”
Mr. Cain provided potential respondents with an email address and asked them to explain “why you chose to become a Cain supporter and how you feel I can help this nation by serving as President.”
His campaign might be over, but Mr. Cain is still looking for money as he makes his decision. He ended his email by asking supporters to send some cash his way.
“Please share your story with me. And please consider making a generous donation to my campaign. I need to know if you are still beside me in this battle,” Mr. Cain wrote.
Mr. Cain enjoyed a brief stint as the frontrunner in Republican presidential primary polls before he faced a series of accusations he sexually harassed women while serving as president of the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990′s. Mr. Cain has since dropped to third place in national polls and new numbers show Mr. Cain him down to single digits in Iowa.