Robert Costa reports at NRO that Herman Cain told his senior staff today that he is “reassessing” his candidacy. Cain says he will make a decision over the next several days whether or not to stay in.
I think it is all but certain that Cain will have to pull out of the race. All the smoke suggests to most people that there is fire somewhere, and he is losing key support. I have already said in this space that I don’t think he’s qualified to be president, affairs or no affairs. So I will be glad when he leaves the race.
Having said that, this is all very sad. It is not just Cain that must walk the difficult road of public scrutiny, but also his family. He is either the most maligned man in recent history or the most guilty. Either way, I can’t imagine what his family must be going through.