With his wife Gloria standing nearby, Herman Cain, the first African American to hold the frontrunner position in a Republican presidential primary race, suspended his historic campaign on December 3, 2011. The announcement came in the wake of a spate of media stories involving two named women claiming sexual harassment — with only one woman, Sharon Bialek, giving any details — and one woman, Ginger White, who recently claimed a 13-year relationship with him.
Although White’s former business partner, Kimberly Vay, recently won a libel action filed against White — with a DeKalb County, Atlanta Judge entering a default judgment against White on November 3, 2011 — the fact that the court order made White an ADJUDICATED LIAR did not stop the mainstream media from gleefully aligning with her in an effort to destroy Cain’s candidacy.
While denying the allegations of White and the two named harassment accusers, Cain nevertheless admitted that the media’s focus on their claims had taken a toll on his family.
“Because of these false and unproved accusations, it has paid and had a tremendous painful price on my family,” Cain said, with his wife, Gloria, standing behind him on the stage.
“Now here’s why it hurts — because my wife, my family and I, we know that those false and unproved allegations are not true. So one of the first declarations that I want to make to you today is that I am at peace with my God. I am at peace with my wife. And she is at peace with me.”
In making his announcement of withdrawal, Cain acknowledged the distraction the allegations have caused, “I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distraction, the continued hurt caused on me and my family,” Cain said, adding that he reached the decision “with a lot of prayer and soul-searching.”
Calling his bid for president “Plan A,” Cain noted he is now moving on to “Plan B,” a website called “cainsolutions.com” through which he will be a “voice for the people.”
The loss of Cain, a self-made, successful African-American, is incalculable. His message of hard work and personal responsibility is one that desperately needs to be heard by black children. Cain’s life struggles (rising from poverty through his own determination and perseverance) is the polar opposite of the privileged, indulged experience that Obama enjoyed while being raised by his white mother and white grandparents.
Now, the lone candidate who could have threatened Obama’s stranglehold on the black vote has been removed from the race. Obama has failed to address a single issue affecting black voters — including double-digit unemployment and the wanton gun violence claiming the lives of innocent black children — and now he won’t have to.