FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
At this point, it seems like a question not of if Herman Cain will drop out of the race, but when.
But the Republican presidential hopeful insists he's not making any decision until he talks to his wife in person. There's an idea. That happens when Cain goes back home Friday. He says he and his wife have spoken over the phone but not face-to-face since the latest bombshell dropped.
Cain also says he needs to re-evaluate his support and the effect that the latest allegation has had on fundraising.
The latest allegation, of course, is that of a 13-year affair with an Atlanta woman, Ginger White. Cain says White was just a friend whom he helped financially.
This charge of adultery comes after multiple accusations of sexual harassment, which Cain also denied.
Cain's wife, Gloria, rarely appears in public although she did an interview in support of her husband after the harassment allegations surfaced. But we haven't heard a word from her about White's claim of a long-term affair.
Herman Cain, who has been dropping in the polls since all this started to surface, insists he's a victim of character assassination. Nonetheless, he says we can expect a decision in the coming days.
It seems like the decision is pretty clear: Even if Cain stays in the race, it's hard to see how he'd ever win enough votes to be the Republican nominee.
Polls show Cain's support among Republican women going off a cliff. A new CNN-Opinion Research Corporation poll shows Cain gets only 12% support from Republican female voters. You can't win with numbers like that.
The poll also suggests Republican women are less likely to think Cain has the right personality and leadership qualities to be president.
Here’s my question to you: Has the time come for Herman Cain to just go away?
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