Initial signs say that the former Godfather's pizza CEO and Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain's highly-anticipated next campaign move can be anything except dropping out of the race.
Hit by an onslaught of sexual misconduct allegations -- with four women accusing Cain of sexual harassment and the fifth woman, Ginger White, claiming to have been in a 13-year-long affair with him -- Cain's credibility as a potential presidential candidate has been evidently undermined. But he doesn't want to give up so soon, apparently.
In a speech yesterday evening at Hillsdale College, Cain cautiously stuck to U.S.'s domestic threats and foreign policy. Let's talk about an urgent threat that may not be so obvious, said Cain. Apathy, If there is something about this nation that we do not like, it's up to us to change it.
But what was more amusing was a tweet posted by Cain's campaign staff while he was speaking at Hillsdale: Team HC: The definition of reassess is: To consider again, esp. while paying attention to new factors. Doesn't sound like dropping out.
Cain's support, according to poll figures, has tumbled with Newt Gingrich replacing him as the new Romney-alternative.
According to the latest poll conducted by American Research Group of likely South Carolina Republican primary voters, Cain is down to just 10 percent of the votes and Gingrich is firmly in the first place with 33 percent of the votes.
National Review reported yesterday that Cain's conference call with his advisers focused on reassessing the campaign and that the allegation of extra-marital affair was a firestorm.
Over the next several days, we are going to continue with the schedule as usual, Cain said, sounding somber during the call. I've got a major speech tonight at Hillsdale College on national security and foreign policy, and I will deliver it with vim, vigor and enthusiasm. And then tomorrow we've got some media appearances scheduled. So we're going to continue until we complete our assessment over the next several days.
As of now, Cain is determined to go ahead, accusing the five women of being liars. I have spoken directly to the American people and have been 100% honest with them. My plan is to continue to spread my vision on how I would renew America and keep her safe. I will not fight false claims as it is not what America needs or wants, Cain said in a statement issued by his campaign staff.