Matt Lewis

Herman Cain on the sex scandal and dropping out of the race

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor

I’ve grown tired of reading about Herman Cain, but John Hawkins actually scored an interesting interview with him. Here are a couple of the more notable excerpts.

When asked if Santorum, Gingrich and Paul should get out of the race, he said:

The numbers are on Mitt Romney’s side and from the outside it would appear as if the others should suspend their campaigns so that we can get on with the head-to-head competition. But what a lot of people don’t realize is how difficult it is to make that decision to get out of the race. I went through that. It’s almost more difficult to decide to get out of the race for President than it is to make a decision to get into the race. So I understand that Catch-22 that they must be feeling. No one can make that decision except them.

(Emphasis mine.)

Regarding the allegations of improper sexual advances which sunk his campaign, Cain said:

… You haven’t heard anything else about those allegations. You want to know why?

[Hawkins:] Why?

Because they were all absolutely false …

Read the whole thing here.