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Cain Admits Paying Woman

Stuck good. Also read: Cain "Reassessing" His Candidacy at the Tatler.

Christian Adams


November 29, 2011 - 9:43 am

It seems the Cain Campaign is in Act V, Scene III.   On a conference call that just ended, he said about the latest accuser:

“I have been attempting to help her financially because she was out of work and destitute, desperate. So, thinking that she was a friend — and I have helped many friends — I now know that she wasn’t the friend that I thought she was. But it was a just a friendship relationship.”

Lots of PJ Media readers have been quick to defend Cain and attack the media. But sorry, when a presidential candidate, already facing charges from numerous directions regarding questionable behavior, THEN admits paying one of the accusers, we’ve reached the end.  And this isn’t about the liberal media. This isn’t about mysterious establishment conspiracies. This is about a presidential candidate admitting he engaged in some very questionable behavior.

Yes, questionable behavior includes paying a woman, texting her in the middle of the night, and doing all sorts of other things.  I once worked for an elected official who refused to sit in a room alone with a woman without the door open so as to avoid charges like this.  The only person who can save the Cain campaign now is Mrs. Cain, and only if she says she knew about the payments to this woman, agreed with them, and they were purely charitable.  Doubt it?  Ask your wife.

This isn’t about the liberal media anymore.  This is about a man who seems to have made very poor decisions.  The sooner Cain’s most loyal defenders realize the show is ending, the better.

J. Christian Adams is an election lawyer who served in the Voting Rights Section at the U.S. Department of Justice. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department (Regnery). His website is
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