November 30, 2011 at 10:56 am
By WCPO Cincinnati
WEST CHESTER, Ohio – Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Wednesday he is “reassessing” his run for the White House in the wake of allegations brought against him by a woman who claims the two had an affair for 13 years.
The comments came as he greeted members of the crowd gathered at the Marriot Hotel in West Chester for a morning rally.
There wasn’t an empty seat in the small room which was filled with more than 100 Cain supporters. Cain touted his 9-9-9 economic plan and spoke on other key issues such as national security and energy.
During the speech, Cain only made passing reference to the alleged affair and previous claims of sexual harassment by other women.
“I am being attacked not because of my ideas. People are going after my character, reputation and name to bring me down.”
“America will not let that happen,” he added to the applause of supporters.
Cain urged his backers to “stay informed, stay involved and stay inspired.” He says he can win the White House because he “connects with the people.”
Cain will also speak at Dayton at noon followed by an appearance at Ohio State at 3 p.m.