1. 2012

    Cain Pledges to Stay in Race

    Republican presidential candidate, businessman Herman Cain delivers a speech about foreign policy at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. Cain told aides earlier in the day he is assessing whether the latest allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior against him "create too much of a cloud" for his Republican presidential candidacy to go forward. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

    Rick Osentoski / AP Photos

    The Cain train will keep on going, at least for now. The Republican candidate told a crowd of supporters in Ohio that he would stay in the presidential race, contrary to reports earlier this week that he was “reassessing” whether to continue his campaign after an Atlanta woman claimed she had had a 13-year affair with him. “The American people are going to raise some Cain in 2012!” he told the crowd. “They want you to believe that we can’t do this. They want you to believe that with enough character assassination on me, I will drop out!” When the crowd shouted, “No!” Cain said, “Well, the American people have a different idea.” His decision is expected in a week.

    Read it at The New York Times