Ginger White claims she had an inappropriate 13-year affair with Herman Cain, and Cain only denies that there was anything sexual in the relationship. But, but…Cain’s attorney says this is no claim of sexual harrassment. This was private, an “alleged consensual conduct between adults,” and he said news like this should not be be news…”boundaries end outside of one’s bedroom door.” See the video below. See ongoing updates below.
Ginger White has some intense financial problems, lawsuits, bankruptcies and filed a sexual harassment suit against an employer in 2001. Today she is unemployed. Isn’t this always the case? How often do you hear of a woman financially well-off entering into the kind of relationship White is claiming and Cain is doing a poor job of denying?
Skipped right over in most of the stories is White’s comment that she did not like the way Cain went after the previous female accusers.
“It bothered me that they were being demonized, sort of, they were treated as if they were automatically lying, and the burden of proof was on them,” White said. “I felt bad for them.”
White says the sex stopped 8 months ago when he began his political campaign.
The article linked above says that a “tipster” called Fox 5 News with information about Ginger White and Herman Cain, and called other media as well.
IF it is true that White and Cain traveled together for 13 years – or any period of time, IF he “gifted” her lavishly, IF, IF, IF, he called her at 4 am as ABC says records show, IF he had constant contact with her, and White was not working for Cain (in the traditional way we think of “work,”) he needs to get out of the race.
Relationships matter, including those behind the bedroom or Oval Office door, when it comes to the U.S. presidency. It mattered that Obama was a close friend of domestic terrorist William Ayers. It matters that Obama has no relationship with Israel. It matters that Obama has many close associations and friendships with radical Muslims and it certainly matters IF Herman Cain thought he could get away with flying a woman around the country for a meet-up. We don’t need blackmail available in the White House.
This has to be devastating for Cain’s wife Gloria and his son and daughter. Maybe Mrs. Cain will come out and say she knew all about Ginger White and there is no there “there.” I’m betting that will not happen.
UPDATE 11-29-11 @ 11:10 am CDT: A report on Fox News quoted Herman Cain saying he would “swear on a stack of Bibles” that his relationship with Ginger White was not illicit (illicit is my word, not his) – and that he has asked his staff to reassess is campaign potential.
Ginger White on Herman Cain and a 13-year Affair (video)