AFTER SEXUAL ALLEGATIONS, HERMAN CAIN SUSPENDS 2012 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
By Synthia Esther
Saturday afternoon, December 3, 2011.
Herman Cain was a 2012 presidential candidate who surged in polls of public opinion early on in the Republican presidential campaign after promoting his tax 9-9-9 plan, which replaced most current federal taxes with a 9% tax on business transactions, personal income (with exception of the poor who would be under a 9-0-9 plan), and sales. He suspended his campaign on December 3, 2011, during an outdoor press conference in Atlanta, Georgia, after four women accused him of sexual misconduct, with a fifth woman confirming she had a 13 year long affair with Cain.
The American people liked Cain. On September 24, 2011, Cain was victorious in Republican straw poll in Florida, with 37 % of the 2, 657 votes cast. October 1, 2011, Cain won TeaCon's Midwest straw poll by a landslide 77% of the vote. He also won the National Federation of Republican Women straw poll by 48.9%, and on October 23-25, a Fox News poll showed Cain as the front-runner receiving 24%. After the sexual allegations were reported by the women, public opinion of Cain quickly dwindled.
October 2011, Politico reported that two female employees had filed a complaint about inappropriate behavior by Cain during his tenure at the National Restaurant Association. A settlement was paid to the women, and a confidentiality agreement was signed. Cain denied the allegations stating, "I have never sexually harassed anyone and those accusations are totally false."
Cain also denied that any financial settlements were made, and latter confirmed that some form of payment had been made by the National Restaurant Association. He called the allegations a "witch hunt" (Michael Shear; Jeff Zeleny (Oct. 31, 2011) - http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/31/) (Reid Eptstein (Oct. 31, 2011) - http://www.politico.com/news/story/1011/67233.html. ) November 2, 2011, a third woman surfaced stating that Cain, after commenting on her attractiveness, invited her up to his corporate apartment (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-15566388 ).
SHARON BIALEK ALLEGED CAIN WANTED HER TO GIVE HIM A BLOW JOB
November 7, 2011, at The New York Times and Bloomberg News press conference, registered Republican Sharon Bialek made allegations (with attorney Gloria Allred by her side), that Cain sexually assulted her. Bialek contends the two went out to dinner, to discuss her job search, after she lost her job at the National Restaurant Association where she had been a subordinate of Cain's. She desired his assistance in either getting her job back or finding her a new job. Bialek stated, after dinner they were in Cain's car when he reached under the skirt of her suit for her genitals and pushed her head toward his crotch. After she questioned his behavior, Bialek stated Cain replied, "You want a job, right?" Suggusting Cain wanted Bialek to give him a blow job.
Further evidence of confirmation of Bialek's story came forward on Nov. 14, 2011, when Bialek's former boyfriend, Dr. Victor Zuckerman, who was reported to be a registered Republican, stated during press conference about what happened back in 1997, "When she returned (from Chicago), she was upset. She said something had happened and that Mr. Cain had touched her in an inappropriate manner."
GINGER WHITE STATES SHE HAD A 13 YEAR "FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS" RELATIONSHIP WITH HERMAN CAIN
After a news leak surfaced, Ginger White, on November 28, 2011, came forward and claimed in an evening interview with a Fox News affiliate, that she had a 13 year long affair with Cain, that ended shortly before his presidential campaign. Urban Dictionary defines a "Friends with Benefits" relationship, as "Two friends who have a sexual relationship without being emotionally involved. Typically two good friends who have causal sex without a monogamous relationship or any kind of commitment." This is just the sort of twist Ginger White's story confirmed. As Cain wrote in one of his books given to White, as a dedication, "Friends are forever. Everything else is just a bonus."
BONUS SEX GIVEN TO CAIN WHO GAVE GINGER WHITE MONEY AND SUPPORT DURING FINANCIAL WOES
White stated in an MSBC" Last Word", Lawrence O'Donnell, news report, that neither she nor Cain had ever stated they loved each other, and that the affair was strictly a friendship between the two. White confirmed, "It wasnt' a love affair, it was a sexual affair." White stated Cain helped her out financially. Cain told the Union leader that he knew White, calling her a friend, who he had helped out financially over the past 13 years without the knowledge of his wife.
The NATIONALJOURNAL reported on Deceover 1, 2011 (Sarah Mimmus reporting), that "White and Cain remaind in contact through at least the middle of November, according to phone records she relaesed to ABC News on Thrusday morning. She has said that they ended their relationship fairly recently. "He made a comment to me [about running for office] - and he laughed after, so he may have just only been joking. But I said, "Wow, running for presidents - - that's pretty major." And I said, 'I guess we won't be friends anymore, huh?' He was like, 'Yeah, probably not.'"
GLORIA CAIN'S INTERVIEW ON FOX NEWS HOSTED BY GREATA VAN SUSTEREN
Gloria Cain gave her first news interview on November 15, 2011, Fox News, with hostess Greata Van Susteren. This interview was before Ginger White's confession of a 13 year affair with her husband. Gloria, during this interview, confirmed the following about Herman Cain:
Gloria Cain sounds off in the Nov. 15, Fox News interview like a typical co-dependant woman in defense mode, guarding her man, family, ego, money, and lifestyle, preferring to remain in denial of the sexual allegations rather than seeking out the facts for herself. As for Gloria's referencing a "split personality" type. Christian's having unstable, split personality traits are referenced in the Bible (James 1:8). Such "double minded men" were common in the "old school" Biblical times as well.
Perhaps Mrs. Cain never read the news stories about devout Christian church leader, Dennis Radar. Better known as the BTK serial killer (www.synthiaesther.com/Library). Christian's living a secret, double life are not uncommon. Ted Haggard, Jimmy Swaggart, are two such split personality types, written about on this very website. God forgives, as his grace is always with the person who sincerely repents and seeks his love and forgiveness.
Synthia Esther's Comments:
After viewing Herman Cain's first aired TV commercial which ends with his campaign manager, Mark Block, smoking a cigarette, and Cain, flashing a sinister smile as the Tea Party song, "I am America" played in the background. I had an uneasy feeling about Herman Cain. Why would a devout, conservative, Christian man desire to send forth such a mixed message with sinister undertones? Strange, to be sure.
As for Gloria Cain? "Wake-up Gloria, your co-dependant denial is self serving. I pray you and your husband take a long break from your life-style, and come to terms with the fact that your 43 year long marriage that began in 1968, just might be a facade, with an artifical, deceptive front." Perhaps reading my story, "The Love Story of a Sex Addict, His Betrayal and Crime" at: www.synthiaesther.com - Library Page, might help you with some soul searching. Personal growth and self introspection is always a blessing.