Newt Gingrich offers some free advice to Herman Cain

Chris Moody
Political Reporter
The Ticket

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a thrice-married politician who knows a thing or two about dealing with accusations of impropriety in the public arena, offered some free advice to presidential contender Herman Cain in an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Cain's mistake, Gingrich said, was not getting his story completely straight before speaking publicly about the allegations of sexual harassment that were first reported in Politico on Sunday.

"My first advice is what he hasn't done, which is say nothing until you sit down with your lawyers and with the people who know the facts," Gingrich said. "You thoroughly and completely understand them and you go through a period where everybody asks you--in your team--every possible negative question so you thoroughly understand what will happen."

Cain and Gingrich are scheduled to meet in Houston, Texas on Saturday for a one-on-one debate.

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