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Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Atlanta woman claims 13-year affair with Herman Cain

Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain is defending himself against an allegation that he carried on a 13-year affair with him.

There will soon be “another accusation that I had an affair with someone, a woman,” Cain said on CNN Monday. “I want to get out in front of [the story] because I have nothing to hide. I have done nothing wrong.”

A short time later, his accuser Atlanta businesswoman Ginger White was revealed.

“It was pretty simple,” White said of the affair, according to WAGA, the Fox affiliate in Atlanta. “It wasn’t complicated. I was aware that he was married. And I was also aware I was involved in a very inappropriate situation, relationship.”

Cain has surged and ebbed in the polls, getting Secret Service protection due to the large crowds he has drawn on the campaign trail and, according to published reports, because of threats he has received.

And he has consistently denied charges that he has been inappropriate with women. He called the charges against him the equivalent of a high-tech lynching--which got him lauded and taken to task by those those in his own party. Ann Coulter called the charges “vicious and outrageous,”and akin to the charges leveled against Clarence Thomas during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

I don’t know quite what to make of it all, and am not typically a fan of dealing with the inner workings of the relationships of grown folks. But I guess these types of revelations are par for the course when you’re running for the highest office in the land.

What’s your take on this mess?

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