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Herman Cain's top Iowa staff resigns
Politico ^ | July 1, 2011 | ALEXANDER BURNS

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 Cain’s Iowa Director, Tina Goff, told TheIowaRepublican.com that she has submitted her resignation and is no longer working for the campaign. In addition to Goff’s resignation, TheIowaRepublican.com can confirm that Kevin Hall has also left the campaign. Hall served as Cain’s Straw Poll coordinator.

Goff and Hall both worked on Fred Thompson’s presidential campaign in 2008 and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s 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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Iowa; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: cain; election; ellencarmichael; fredthompson; hermancain; iowa; kevinhall; newhampshire; terrybranstad; tinagoff
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If true, this is not looking good.
1 posted on 07/01/2011 7:46:04 PM PDT by BAW
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To: BAW

Looks like Cain is losing his toppings, he is turning into a cheese pizza.


2 posted on 07/01/2011 7:49:06 PM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: BAW

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.


3 posted on 07/01/2011 7:49:35 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: BAW

The guy is in third place...with next to no staff!

Herman Cain is performing very well.


4 posted on 07/01/2011 7:50:27 PM PDT by o2bfree
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To: BAW

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.


5 posted on 07/01/2011 7:50:44 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: BAW

Bummer, I hope this isn’t true.


6 posted on 07/01/2011 7:51:07 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: RitaOK

Darn!


7 posted on 07/01/2011 7:51:11 PM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: RitaOK

Darn!


8 posted on 07/01/2011 7:51:11 PM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: BAW

ping


9 posted on 07/01/2011 7:52:04 PM PDT by unkus
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To: BAW

ping


10 posted on 07/01/2011 7:52:43 PM PDT by unkus
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To: BAW
Goff stated that she resigned because the Cain campaign refused to make a serious effort in Iowa...Cain has not yet released his quarterly fundraising numbers.

I think the article says it all.

11 posted on 07/01/2011 7:52:55 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: o2bfree

He Operates Clean & Lean, LIKE IT!


12 posted on 07/01/2011 7:54:30 PM PDT by classified
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To: ansel12

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.


13 posted on 07/01/2011 7:55:10 PM PDT by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: BAW

He would make a great VP. Likely the money is tight for his campaign.

Pray for America


14 posted on 07/01/2011 7:56:08 PM PDT by bray (Would the Country Club vote for Palin or Obama?)
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To: randog
I think the article says it all.

It's Politico. No telling what facts they left our or fabricated.

15 posted on 07/01/2011 7:57:18 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves. Tocqueville)
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To: Patrick1

Get lost.

You bash Sarah Palin and now Herman Cain.


16 posted on 07/01/2011 7:59:24 PM PDT by onyx
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To: o2bfree

I like the guy. I need more information but everything I have seen so far points to a solid contender.


17 posted on 07/01/2011 7:59:37 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: BAW

If he drops out and throws his support behind Bachmann, Mitt is no longer the front runner.


18 posted on 07/01/2011 7:59:37 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: onyx

Not bashing, he is losing his staff. More Happy Meal than all the meats at this point.


19 posted on 07/01/2011 8:01:45 PM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: o2bfree

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,


20 posted on 07/01/2011 8:03:37 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: GoCards

” Darn! “ ===

Darn works.


21 posted on 07/01/2011 8:04:20 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: BAW

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.


22 posted on 07/01/2011 8:06:17 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Bigtigermike

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!


23 posted on 07/01/2011 8:11:40 PM PDT by o2bfree
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To: Patrick1

Next go the sauce and cheese...


24 posted on 07/01/2011 8:13:27 PM PDT by JPG (Halperin in wishing Obama's first name was Richard...then he could always call him Dick.)
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To: wolfman23601

He might be waiting on Palin.


25 posted on 07/01/2011 8:18:48 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Terry Mross

If they worked for Fred Thompson , they should be used to losing.


26 posted on 07/01/2011 8:24:14 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: parksstp

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?


27 posted on 07/01/2011 8:30:17 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: BAW

Fine man.
I hope whoever is elected uses him in some capacity.


28 posted on 07/01/2011 8:31:52 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: All; BAW

Mark Levin was saying Politico often gets it wrong.

I’d like to hear Cain’s side of the story.


29 posted on 07/01/2011 8:33:43 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: o2bfree

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


30 posted on 07/01/2011 8:33:47 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: o2bfree

“How can this guy be in trouble? He’s 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’.


31 posted on 07/01/2011 8:39:31 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: RitaOK
" the Cain campaign refused to make a serious effort in Iowa"

Think hard. Has anyone heard of Cain holding a fund raiser?

yitbos

32 posted on 07/01/2011 8:44:23 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: BAW

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.


33 posted on 07/01/2011 8:45:02 PM PDT by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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To: ansel12
that they can only start at President. . . .

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:

Vice-President
Governor
Senator
Representative
Cabinet Secretary
General

34 posted on 07/01/2011 8:46:06 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: ansel12

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.


35 posted on 07/01/2011 8:51:33 PM PDT by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: BAW

Why doesn’t obama’s staff resign?


36 posted on 07/01/2011 8:52:03 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

“Mr. Cain, are you a flake?” ;’)

Thanks BAW.


37 posted on 07/01/2011 8:52:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's the Obamacare, stupid! -- Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: freedumb2003
*PING* of possible interest to you.
38 posted on 07/01/2011 8:56:57 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Because they are enjoying the ride...and will bail when they see his sinking ship..as many have done already.


39 posted on 07/01/2011 8:58:30 PM PDT by berdie (qill)
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To: bruinbirdman

” 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?


40 posted on 07/01/2011 9:04:01 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: bruinbirdman

“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.

https://hermancainonline.nationbuilder.com/

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.


41 posted on 07/01/2011 9:13:02 PM PDT by redinIllinois (Pro-life, accountant, gun-totin' grandma - multi issue voter)
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To: BAW

Just had lunch with the Nevada Cain representative, who is a friend. She seemed pretty gung ho.


42 posted on 07/01/2011 9:17:17 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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" So, what’s up with that?"

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).

yitbos

43 posted on 07/01/2011 9:25:47 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: BAW
They've quit because they want to hook their stars to some other entrant.

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.

44 posted on 07/01/2011 9:29:44 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: bruinbirdman

” 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.


45 posted on 07/01/2011 9:38:43 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: RitaOK; newzjunkey
Herman Cain Hauls In $2.46M In Fundraising, ‘No Debt’

Plenty of his own money used, no mention of fund raisers, mailers cancelled.

yitbos

46 posted on 07/01/2011 9:56:18 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: bruinbirdman
I put Cain in the Alan Keyes category.

God, I hope not, Cain better be better than that.

47 posted on 07/01/2011 9:59:51 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: ansel12
"God, I hope not,"

In hindsight, perhaps. But this forum had a different opinion of Alan Keyes in 1999-2000. In Iowa, he finished 3rd, drawing 14 percent.

yitbos

48 posted on 07/01/2011 10:06:36 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: bruinbirdman

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.


49 posted on 07/01/2011 10:14:50 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: ansel12
"The years have shown that he is just a conman, . . . "

In retrospect.

He did leave a lot of unpaid bills.

Nevertheless, he was a spellbinding orator on our side.

yitbos

50 posted on 07/01/2011 10:35:55 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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