Skip to comments.Herman Cain's top Iowa staff resigns
Posted on 07/01/2011 7:45:59 PM PDT by BAW
A few days after two senior aides in New England, the other shoe drops on Herman Cain in Iowa:
Herman Cains Iowa Director, Tina Goff, told TheIowaRepublican.com that she has submitted her resignation and is no longer working for the campaign. In addition to Goffs resignation, TheIowaRepublican.com can confirm that Kevin Hall has also left the campaign. Hall served as Cains Straw Poll coordinator.
Goff and Hall both worked on Fred Thompsons presidential campaign in 2008 and Iowa Governor Terry Branstads campaign in 2010. Goff stated that she resigned because the Cain campaign refused to make a serious effort in Iowa, the home of the First-in-the-Nation caucuses.
Cain spokeswoman Ellen Carmichael told POLITICO a few days ago that the New Hampshire staff would be replaced in short order. Cain has not yet released his quarterly fundraising numbers.
Looks like Cain is losing his toppings, he is turning into a cheese pizza.
Money is now knocking at the door. Cash is lining up. This likely means Herman Cain can’t pay a competent staff and they are peeling off. I hate it like everything, but Cain is a marvelous man with a huge future. God bless him forever.
The guy is in third place...with next to no staff!
Herman Cain is performing very well.
There is a slight chance that his first political office will not be as President of the United States, he may have to win election to an entry level job first.
Bummer, I hope this isn’t true.
I think the article says it all.
He Operates Clean & Lean, LIKE IT!
It’s a shame. Plus side is he’s doing well in the polls but it looks like his staff thinks he might have plateaued.
If he can’t make it to the GOP nomination, I’m hoping whoever the nominee is will be smart enough to include him in their cabinet. Secretary of Treasury or even Labor would be ideal places for him.
He would make a great VP. Likely the money is tight for his campaign.
Pray for America
It's Politico. No telling what facts they left our or fabricated.
You bash Sarah Palin and now Herman Cain.
I like the guy. I need more information but everything I have seen so far points to a solid contender.
If he drops out and throws his support behind Bachmann, Mitt is no longer the front runner.
Not bashing, he is losing his staff. More Happy Meal than all the meats at this point.
Cain is in trouble, you can’t be having money problems this early, the heavy serious campaigning starts after Labor Day and whether we like it or not, it takes money to keep a campaign going not excitement for an candidate,
” Darn! “ ===
Goff worked for Thompson. Rollins works for Bachman. At this point I believe I’d vote for anyone who doesn’t hire the same old GOP operatives.
Cain is beating Newt, Pawlenty, and Huntsman in the polls. And a few others.
How can this guy be in trouble? He’s a genius!
Next go the sauce and cheese...
He might be waiting on Palin.
If they worked for Fred Thompson , they should be used to losing.
He is probably a good guy, but these guys that are so full of themselves that they can only start at President, annoy me.
Do any of these would be Presidents ever go back after the humiliating defeat and run for a less spectacular office?
I hope whoever is elected uses him in some capacity.
Mark Levin was saying Politico often gets it wrong.
I’d like to hear Cain’s side of the story.
Polls this early doesn’t mean much. Deep in the campaign cycle the wheat will be separated from the chaff and we will know who rises to the top
“How can this guy be in trouble? Hes a genius!”
It’s name recognition I suspect. Money gets his message out of the city limits and improves all things. With the base he is doing just fine. This man has a future no matter what, and I hope it is in DC. We need more Herman Cains’.
Think hard. Has anyone heard of Cain holding a fund raiser?
This is his second round of Iowa staffers to quit or resign. He lost his first staffers less than a month ago, these two were the replacements and now they are gone. He also lost his NH staff too. Triple death spiral.
And that has never worked, in the entire history of our country. All U.S. presidents, every single one of them, previously served in at least one of these six offices:
I don’t know, probably not.
I think Cain is a valuable member of a dream cabinet that has a lot of experience to bring. At the very least, this will raise his stature when it comes time for the President-Elect to name their cabinet.
Why doesn’t obama’s staff resign?
“Mr. Cain, are you a flake?” ;’)
Because they are enjoying the ride...and will bail when they see his sinking ship..as many have done already.
” Think hard. Has anyone heard of Cain holding a fund raiser? “ ====
Come to think of it, you’re right. Haven’t heard of a single fund raiser that I can recall. Hmmmm. So, what’s up with that?
“Think hard. Has anyone heard of Cain holding a fund raiser?”
Well, he had an end-of-the-quarter money bomb, email request, he was on Hannity tonight for half and hour, and there is a spectacular new ad out.
He’s the only one so far who seems to be tough enough to use Obama’s own words against him, so maybe the ones who are leaving are some of the “party” or “establishment” types who don’t really want to see real change.
Just had lunch with the Nevada Cain representative, who is a friend. She seemed pretty gung ho.
Ya know, you can't even find a Cain fund raiser on google.
An upstart with no organization, as any elected official has, could test the waters with a web site that takes donations.
He could use his own funds to start.
He could solicit volunteers.
He could borrow bucks.
Usually, the candidate relies on a benevolent backer to hold fundraisers in his name. Some that the candidate appears at.
Eventually, the candidate has to raise some bucks.
Looks like for one reason or another, Mr. Cain has a money problem. His staff weren't being paid and saw the handwriting on the wall.
I put Cain in the Alan Keyes category. Confucius always wanted to be a civil servant. The Mandarins wouldn't let him in. He became a teacher. Cain is a Conservative Confucius. Like Alan Keyes, pure Conservative destined to spread the word, never allowed into the club.
He didn't start at the bottom (of the movement).
No serious effort? He's third in the Des Moines Register poll there.
If no serious effort had been made, would he have reached 3rd while passing more prominent persons ?
You wouldn't know it to watch CBS.
They "white washed" Cain out of its "Face The Nation" report on the poll entirely and instead claimed the tied pair Gingrich and Paul took third place rather than Cain.
” Ya know, you can’t even find a Cain fund raiser on google. “ =======
To me, this is kind of a bombshell which forces one to take it to the next level—as in...what’s his motive for even running? Good grief.
Plenty of his own money used, no mention of fund raisers, mailers cancelled.
God, I hope not, Cain better be better than that.
In hindsight, perhaps. But this forum had a different opinion of Alan Keyes in 1999-2000. In Iowa, he finished 3rd, drawing 14 percent.
That was a long time ago.
I always thought he was probably OK and may grow into something important, but he never grabbed me for some reason, then in the mid 90s my mother mailed me a tape on him (she liked him a lot), so I started looking at him closer.
I tried to like him but my street antennae kept tingling whenever I focused on him.
The years have shown that he is just a conman, or cult leader, or both I guess.
He did leave a lot of unpaid bills.
Nevertheless, he was a spellbinding orator on our side.