Man, I'll tell you what. People really like making up stories about sexual stuff involving Herman Cain. Why do people keep doing this? Herman Cain is just trying to run a good clean presidential campaign, and all people want to do is write sexual fan fiction about a former pizza CEO. It's so crazy! What has he done to deserve this?!
"I was aware that he was married, and I was also aware that I was involved in a very inappropriate situation — relationship," Ginger White told Atlanta television station WAGA.
White said that affair ended about eight months ago, as Cain prepared to announce his presidential bid. But she pointed to mobile-phone records she said showed Cain was calling her as late as September, including one as early as 4:26 a.m.
Well, I mean, she tried to break the news. In actuality, Herman Cain managed to run to a TV station faster so he could break the news first to Wolf Blitzer on CNN…
Cain, who lives in suburban Atlanta, upstaged the report by going on CNN a few minutes before the station broadcast its interview with White. He told CNN's "The Situation Room" that her assertion was coming and would be false.
"It is someone that I know who is an acquaintance that I thought was a friend," Cain said. But he added, "I did not have an affair."
"I acknowledge that I knew the woman," he said. "I acknowledge that I have known her for about that period of time. But the accusation that I had a 13-year affair with her, no."
Everybody knows, when you're a high-profile politician and people make up potentially-damaging stories about you, the best thing to do is get to the loudest megaphone available on the double and pre-announce the lies just to make certain that as many people as possible pay attention to them when they come out. That's politics 101 right there.
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