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Obviously many people haven't talked about this talk about you com.
And I was -- a number -- that they do isn't sure you do maybe you don't because it gets a little monotonous but Richard Cohen was writing.
Season -- left leaning columnist.
He's saying that there is a double standard -- and in and and going after you -- a degree and not going after others in the race any particular referred to Newt Gingrich and I'm quoting here.
I wanna know why Gingrich is to extramarital affairs both debated and of course deeply regretted.
Are somehow not as damaging as -- one not admitted and still very much alleged.
He goes on to say the reason I suspected Gingrich is getting a pass.
And -- is not -- that the GOP needs Gingrich.
And has no further use -- -- -- -- Well I'm not exact issue where he was coming from but they and that's one other possibility here.
May be the Democrats.
Want new game which to win the nomination.
So they can be and go after his personal life.
But they need to knock me out now.
That's just a hypothesis.
So think about it so you know I don't think that it's the the Republicans that a trying to knock me out because they want dean was to be the top of the ticket.
Hot honestly believe that the Republicans.
A -- wanted to be a fair competition.
I happen to think that these attacks on me are coming from the public sat because once I've moved into that top tier.
I think they became a little bit threatened.
My star was shining and rats into fast.
We -- not talked about it when I was on -- show.
They wanted to take some and it's at all.
They couldn't attack my ideas they couldn't make -- -- when they went after my man on man plan.
They can't make a statement to go after my masters appeared in foreign policy -- the fact that I'm determined to have any energy independence plan they couldn't attack that become bold idea of a solid and -- registered with the American people.
And that's why I was -- to -- -- move up in the polls.
The only option was trapped and attack his -- -- with accusations.
Relatives of some of the people that I have met in that in the past and some of them.
I didn't even know so that's that only option to try to bring me down and in some people's mind.
That is work but and a lot of people's mind it has not worked.
On this dinner that you -- so I guess of this weekend.
Greta Van Susteren and have it to Bill O'Reilly is going to be there I don't the little offended I was going to be there but that's neither candidate of the book why did you -- on that.
I canceled and it was our decision it was my decision I council because.
I wanted to spend some time number one.
Getting back home so I can spend time with my wife and my family and -- in this situation secondly.
I didn't think it was fair to the people that wasn't invited to this dinner.
To come to this dinner with me in the middle of this -- storm.
I've been in a couple of levels -- you know now we got another fast on the deal will and it was just a matter of priority.
The first priority is to me to sit down with my family in person not on the roll I'm on a bus to -- -- -- -- right now.
And go through this.
And and find out exactly how they feel about it the impact it's having on them and -- and assess that with all the the other piece is so.
It just wasn't fair to go to the -- this particular point until I make a decision as to what I'm going to do.
-- You probably heard this today -- Allen west the Florida congressman.
Was pretty clear what he thought you should do is very big admirer do about it but when it came -- -- -- what what Richard Herman -- -- here's what he said earlier today.
Beyond reassessing his campaign he probably need to understand that he -- to distract us.
Forward scored -- right now and we we should move on that would be my advice to a what do you think of that advice.
Well I respect that.
Because I have a lot of respect for congressman west but the fact of the -- is.
Herman Cain has that make this assessment was his family and with his staff and that's exactly what I'm gonna do.
Look politics as usual.
Is that once it gets rough and gets rocky.
And they start strand to attack you -- -- politics as usually is drop out of the race well that's just not me.
Because you see -- there are three audiences that there.
You have the media you have the political elites and you have the people.
The people aren't saying that -- would drop out.
Some of the people that already elected office -- Begin in the say out of drop out is a distraction.
I'm listening to my family and the people first I respect.
But colonel wet west and everybody else.
I don't have anything against them but business -- that I have to make based on the feedback and I'm getting from my family and from the people that -- talk into.
When you say -- Sandler I guess he gets back here wife of 43 years has she told you you don't have to reveal to -- -- secrets here but I would be happy to do it.
But did seek to tell you.
On a permanent one more of these women come up there but there it.
-- -- cockamamie story that's it we got -- -- this -- as she said.
No no no we we have not had bills come conversations I have been totally open and honest -- wife.
And now you know those the discussion that we have she also fully realizes that I -- a moment among giving person I have helped a lot of people.
And you know and even she has started to say -- to ask questions about Yunel part of that story doesn't make in the sense.
If I had been and some sort of physical affair for the last thirteen years remember in 2006.
I had -- full year.
So I wasn't having an affair within about it even if it were it to -- is not.
And by the people who don't know whether you -- -- -- that is -- -- I mean they were counting you whether that's right with -- -- has run up about it let me -- exactly get your sense then of how you get through a message let's say you do decide to stay in the race -- you do -- the nine and I'd planned.
Separately they're criticizing you on on you've been stumbling -- the -- on some foreign policy -- -- Libya and some others on.
At and that if if it's not that the alleged -- -- -- say don't exist are aren't the stuff to bring it down it's this policy stuff that well.
-- -- -- -- Well that -- -- about these three audiences one is the media.
The media's focus on on all -- -- negatives secondly the people focus in on my stress.
Yes I have stumble according to some relatives summit of questions and certain specific situations.
But -- you know that I'm the type of person that learns from the states.
I have done my homework on foreign policy and national security at this particular point I've made adjustments in my schedule the fact that -- Matty is.
Many people an immediate not all and that and that and you don't you in the a lot of other people fox no you're not prospecting can't be worried about every phrase -- -- balls but a lot of other people that that's what they do.
And but I'm not gonna allow that to deter me when I have the people focus -- on my strengths and all of the things that I have done right and focus on on the fact.
That I am.
A work -- process and I'm learning and as I go and I'm getting -- addict and I'm becoming more knowledgeable home a lot of these topics.
That's what the people are respecting and that's what the people are responding to.
You know we talked to a big Republican a party fundraising on -- -- was on this network yesterday -- said.
You know money guys to candidates are -- just follow the money follow up.
Follow the risk to give money to those who let look less risky and it's a bigger risk level went up.
And that as a result that's what's what's potentially drawing -- you talk about.
Still getting money the latest figures we we have is that you're.
You're you're getting about a 100000 a week but that is down from the million dollars a week -- your height is that about accurate.
That is accurate but here's something bad that statement doesn't reflect.
The -- lot of big money people.
Who don't see me as a risk.
I haven't I haven't hit -- High dollar contributors all people who -- in the whole fund raises the -- call up and say.
I'm not with -- in fact.
I just got to call 41 -- at the earlier this afternoon before I was going to my third rally up today.
And by the way these three rallies here in Ohio he'll Cincinnati Dayton and at the Ohio State University they -- -- And they -- -- why were you out there either way I mean not in Iowa not a new answer and I know we've got the book an announcement.
But shouldn't you be in those.
But -- he did you see there again that -- the the political beliefs thank got to be doing it one way.
I'm going to New Hampshire tonight -- -- -- -- finish this interview as a matter of fact and I'm going to be in our next week.
That is these traditional model that they think that ought to be following.
If I will follow in that traditional model Neil I should never have run.
I should have dropped out at the in other Iowa straw poll.
I never should've won the Florida straw poll I never should have run up to that top tier of the candidates.
I'm run and an unconventional campaign you know was unconventional about it.
I am running both an early primary state campaign and make in my presence known in somebody's all the states that will be critical to -- outcome of the primary election as well as the presidential election so.
Is -- Ohio matters a lot and I -- Carter Arafat Arafat are but finally our regular -- -- A week for now -- do you think in your gut you will still be a presidential candidate a week from now.
A week from now I will have made a final decision.
A week from now I would have made statements he's heading are -- it.
Well at least you didn't say 0999 com all right perfect game always a pleasure I thank you very much battled -- -- and thanks meal we enjoyed it.
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