If you are talking to the media about a timetable for a decision on whether to stay in a race, you're dropping out.
Herman Cain said he will decide within a week whether to remain in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, and plans to consult with family this weekend after allegations of an extramarital affair surfaced earlier this week.
"A week from now I will have made a final decision," Cain said on Fox News Wednesday afternoon.
In the interview, Cain said "obviously my wife was very disappointed and hurt" by the allegations.
Also, this snippet from Politico regarding Mark Block's glaring incompetence and self-absorption is also delicious.
As the (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's) veteran political reporter Craig Gilbert recounted in a reconstruction of Cain’s curious Wisconsin trip, Block called the Journal-Sentinel two days before the visit to offer up the candidate for an editorial board sit-down.
The strategy behind such an interview? Unknown. But Cain does reveal in the Gilbert piece why he was visiting the state in the first place.
“My chief of staff and my assistant, they wanted to go to a football game, and I said yes!” Cain told the paper, referring to Block, a Wisconsin native, and another aide.
So in addition to attending a fundraiser in Milwaukee, Cain trekked to Wisconsin to attend a tailgate party and Green Bay Packers football game.
To Herman Cain's credit, he's either too naive or too honest to conceal Block's idiocy. Has Block been to Disneyworld yet? No? Let's send the candidate to Orlando, quick!