Exclusive: Cain on Campaign Future, Part 1
GOP candidate speaks out on 'Your World'
- Duration 10:09
- Date Nov 30, 2011
GOP candidate speaks out on 'Your World'
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I leave a message that he is still -- and then now -- -- is here to tell us why he is still fighting mister -- very good to have you thank you for coming.
Oatmeal -- be with you thanks.
You are saying yesterday -- you're stabbing -- -- reassessing.
Does that mean you were thinking of quitting.
No it means -- reassessing and that's the same as the terminology re evaluating.
And I'm looking at -- fact this first big impact on my family.
-- I have did not these charges but the fact that sometimes they have distorted.
It hurts my family when they up twisted sometimes in the media so I have got to make that my number one priority secondly.
I'm looking at the feedback that I have gotten from my support -- and I can tell you right now it has been overwhelmingly.
Positive for me to stay -- it.
Some people will convict me into court of public opinion.
And Mike calls them not to contribute well.
The first data that story broke.
Contribution drop way off guess what they're moving back up become I have and I think that a lot of the American people starting to see through this whole.
But character assassination on me and so those are the things that I am reassessing.
And I will make the decision over the course of the -- several days starting will.
The assessment with my family because -- is absolutely not number one priority.
All right now on this ginger white -- I know you dismiss the idea of a sexual relationship with her.
Yes and LSU you you did give her money over the years and that raise questions.
A basic one why.
Well -- Over the years because I have been successful I have helped many people financially.
I have helped people that to stay in their homes have helped people to you know be able to -- -- -- directly not through an organization.
She was someone that I considered a free and although it apparently she's not.
That I almost helping because she was having financial troubles and it was -- would extend it we will go with two and a half years.
That -- -- that I was doing this because.
The -- the job market and so.
This she's not on the person that I have helped I have helped a lot of people.
The only thing about this particular one is yes she happened to be female but -- -- up a lot of people.
But then you know that I guess somebody evidently got restoring going -- was that -- -- -- had the 61 text or call some of them had to work 5 in the morning.
And that -- probably well this had to be more than just helping out a friend in need what do you say to them.
Well what I stated that is.
That by itself doesn't tell you the whole story.
If she were texting me at 4:5 in the morning one in the -- -- back -- helper with her -- -- half Europe with the car no.
That doesn't mean that I was called in her and the other thing about those phone calls which we have requested.
That we'd be given access to them might but turned and that is.
What really was the pattern of bills all that says was six of one calls -- I talked to a lot of people six when times we don't even know what what period attack.
You know I asked people are wondering now -- since this came to light is could there be others will come forward.
Who may be you you will argue you did not have any sort of -- you know toward relationship with but but that it will raise questions well.
There a text message there are other women I might not have had a relationship or -- with them but they were friends.
Can you say unequivocally denied that there were any others that that.
Might be coming full.
-- I was in business -- -- the years I have worked wilt and help a lot of people male and female.
There is no way for me to say unequivocally.
Did that that somebody -- may not come up -- you about what you may not.
You may not want it it admit this this of the character assassination -- me why because I was doing so -- That's no other reason to basically explain it secondly this -- white was having financial problems and I was trying to help her and then boom out of -- She decides -- she's gonna go public.
The deal with this information did she tell you it and that she said before an odd.
I'm I don't know -- knows that this.
-- this was totally out of the blue right that you could imagine how disappointed about wells and obviously my wife was very disappointed and hurt.
Bit by about all of this stuff.
No -- totally out of the blue so I can't sit here and say half the working in business for all the forty years that someone else may not.
Come up with another trump but -- this isn't about this is about trying to bring down Herman Cain.
But if they gonna bring down Herman Cain.
And -- hit that prize so my family I'm -- I am in the process of reassessing that so I can't.
Well -- it happened exactly I know you're on your wife -- I mean you said that your yet are assessing your partner -- have -- feelings about this.
What did she think about in his wife's charges.
It has had to bear -- it.
Damage an effect on her emotionally because of the way some of the story has been present at -- yes.
And it had been an emotional toll on her but did you ask my remember what happened -- and did you ask him.
It's yes she as she did ask me and I have told her exactly what has happened and what the situation is but that's we know what.
My wife loves me she just told me that again today.
She just wants to know she just wants to -- of truth which I have given -- the truth and she.
Who gets upset when she sees the implication in the distortions by some people when -- -- so.
But I don't wanna over belabor this -- you're you're answering these questions directly but on ginger wine.
Why would she says she's known you thirteen years and you say that non amorous relationship.
Why would she say out of the -- he's not fit to be present.
-- I have no idea.
The people who.
Output in her up to this maybe that was one of -- allows that she was a building used act -- I have no idea when things don't interrupt him.
-- we don't know we have no idea who it is but I just happen to know.
That the reason that I was trying to help her as the -- and financially.
Because she was in some deep financial problems about -- not even be able to pay a -- so I don't know who's behind it.
But at this point but we have on -- try to figure out as much as we can -- this is a direct.
Pure and simple.
So when you mentioned earlier assessing the personal -- and your family.
Am -- to take that to mean and and that you're saying that if this is still out there and it and it just won't go away.
And it still.
A constant issue for you and your family to address fairly or not -- you would just say that's an -- and.
Well this is why we -- reassessing and the answer is yes it is constantly weighing.
On me and my family is special my family because it continues to stir in the news.
This is why we've gone through to reassessment Leo remember I'm a businessman we reassess and reevaluate things and in make an informed decision about what we wanna do.
Going forward so yes it is -- -- and that anybody would do the same thing.
You know Charles you don't want -- earlier guests alluded to the fact and I think it was Charles will be talking about governor Mike Huckabee.
You know this is -- people like me don't run.
Because if the establishment.
Sees that you are credible and that the people to get behind you they want to bring it down.
Because the ideas that I'm putting on the table.
They are bold and they have -- -- return power from the government back to the people such as my man that man plant and they don't want that.
Let's Illini literally only wanted to -- me to succeed niners have resentment -- -- you're the only one seems to.
-- -- -- -- -- Accurate or no on these -- -- charges whether it's harassment whether it's womanizing.
On whether it's an appropriate relationships at all might not be anything like to say -- but.
They they tend to pile up around you want news.
Well -- here again I don't have an answer as to why that is the case but I can only conjecture.
That may be I am the Democrats -- nightmare if I win the nomination.
And as long as I was still low in the polls relative to the Republican nomination this stuff didn't come out it was only half Baghdad in the top tier.
And -- in this whole decade.
And and and in every case they have not been able to prove that accusations were true and eventually some level with basically fault that out.
But after you know -- that -- that three of these attempts on their part to cause me to reconsider -- to drop out.
You have to take a look at it but I'm gonna take a look at it starting will.
My family my wife especially and they look and that the support coming in from supporters and -- And on both counts there telling you still stick and this.
Yes -- -- us and support of those.
I mean the emails have been just -- -- in terms of encouragement the state but.
I've got to think about my family first and this is why I'm taking my -- to do this re assessment and this re evaluation.
I got it -- you have any decision.
It'd be several days I haven't set an exact time yet.
You know but -- look I've got into this because I -- believe that I have some ability is bringing to the presidents of the United States.
There are some people in this country in the some people that a part of the establishment I don't have the names.
Who do not want -- -- it truly represent the people someone who's gonna be very aggressive on really making changes.
To win the nomination or win the White House.