Cain alleges Democrats behind personal attacks to help Gingrich

Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain said in an interview Wednesday that Democrats are orchestrating personal attacks on him to help former Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) in the polls.

“Democrats want Newt Gingrich to win the nomination so that they can go after his personal life, so they need to knock me out now.”

Facing allegations of sexual misconduct with numerous women, Cain has decided to reassess his campaign and in the same interview said that he will make a decision whether to stay in the race over the next few days.

Speaking of the unnamed Democrats he believes are attacking him Cain said: “once I moved into that top tier I think they became a little bit threatened. My star was shining and rising too fast…they wanted to take some of that shine off, they couldn’t attack my ideas.” 

Cain said he believes that character attacks are the only tactic left to those seeking to defeat him.

This is not the first time Cain has hypothesized as to who might be behind the allegations. He earlier accused Gov. Rick Perry’s (Texas) campaign of leaking the first allegations of sexual misconduct, accusations that were later walked back.

Read more on The Hill's Briefing Room blog.