Herman Cain: My Wife Didn’t Know About Friendship with Ginger White

Herman Cain keeps digging that hole for himself with admirable vigor. On Thursday, the GOP presidential ex-hopeful told a newspaper that he never told his wife about Ginger White, the latest woman to accuse Cain of an extramarital affair and/or sexual harassment.

Speaking in a meeting with the New Hampshire Union Leader, Cain said he gave Ginger White money to help her with “month-to-month bills and expenses.”

Y’see, guys, Herman was just helping some other woman out with bills, yet forgot to tell his wife about it. This is the kind of thing that happens ALL THE TIME. Your spouse is probably helping a stranger out with some bills RIGHT NOW. All is normal, I’m sure.

On Wednesday, Cain had told reporters that he and Gloria Cain had discussed the latest allegations, but that he’d wait to speak to his wife of 33 years face-to-face before making any decision about his campaign. Yesterday, Cain admitted he might drop out of the GOP race, telling Sean Hannity of Fox News that he’ll reach a decision over the weekend.

“Yes, getting out is an option.”

In the meantime, Cain continues to insist his relationship with White was purely friendship, explaining to Hannity:

“She was out of work and had trouble paying her bills and I had known her as a friend. She wasn’t the only friend who I had helped in these tough economic times, and so her messages to me were relating to ‘need money for rent’ or whatever the case may be. I don’t remember all the specifics.”

Earlier this week, Cain reportedly told his staff he was “reassessing” his campaign, and has stated that White’s allegation was followed by a drop in campaign contributions.