Herman Cain has a self-imposed deadline to decide within the next few days whether he'll continue in the presidential race. Former New York Governor David Paterson, a political scandal veteran himself, has some advice for Cain.
No matter what the truth is, Cain may not have an option but to relent, said David Paterson, reflecting on his own experience of feeling falsely accused when a series of scandals forced him to abandon his run for a full term as New York governor just six days after its formal launch.
“When you’re in a campaign, if you can’t get vindicated quickly, then the campaign is more about the accusations than what you want to present to the public,” Paterson told POLITICO. “I knew I hadn’t done anything wrong, I knew I would be vindicated. But it wasn’t going to happen fast enough to present a credible campaign.”