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Herman Cain leaving the campaign trail: Why now?
Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 3, 2011 | David Grant

Posted on 10/03/2011 6:15:17 PM PDT by Polybius

Herman Cain leaving the campaign trail: Why now?

Herman Cain is surging in popularity in a number of polls. So why is Herman Cain putting his campaign on hold for the next month?

The Hermantor Experience is, by almost any measure, the hottest thing going in the GOP presidential primary (not named Chris Christie).

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But Cain seems destined to squander it. And here’s why.

As NBC’s thoughtful First Read points out this morning, Cain's promoting a book - and appears to be taking himself off the campaign trail for almost a month.

Cain won’t be back in the key state of Iowa until November. With all of the jiggering of the Republican primary calendar, that means he’ll have six weeks (at best) to pound the trail before the Iowa caucuses in early January.

Perhaps equally telling, Cain's well-regarded communications director and her deputy are both leaving the campaign, with the director headed to… run press operations for Louisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne in a tough primary election. That’s not exactly a vote of confidence in Cain’s presidential prospects.

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When you peel off the campaign trail for four weeks in the heat of the fight, it raises questions about just what the heck a candidate is doing in the race anyway. ....

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When you take yourself off the campaign trail just to flog a book, it raises the question: Why are you still around, Herman Cain? And what’s the real motive behind this run?

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


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Well, after the "Borking" of Rick Perry, look who is taking a month off to sell books and look whose communications director is leaving for another job.

Herman Cain endorsed Mitt Romney two days before Super Tuesday, 2008.

HERMAN CAIN'S ENDORSEMENT OF MITT ROMNEY PUBLISHED IN THE ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION PRIOR TO SUPER TUESDAY, 2008

Herman Cain has said that he would not support Rick Perry even in the general election ....... even against Obama. However, he would have no problem supporting Mitt Romney.

Herman Cain said Wednesday that he would be unable to support Rick Perry for president if the Texas governor were to eventually win the party's nomination. .... The former businessman said, for instance, that he could support former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney....

Now, after Cain has hit Perry with everything including the latest racial flap, Cain is taking a month off to sell books and leaving Mitt Romney as the King of the Hill.

Mitt Romney now leads the GOP polls. Was Cain ever a serious candidate or was he simply a Stalking Horse?

Whatever the answer is, it seems that the winner is Mitt Romney. I'm not sure that Perry can recover from the gang-mugging he has undergone.

1 posted on 10/03/2011 6:15:25 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: Polybius

What a ridiculous article and assumption. The book he is promoting is a campaign book — this will be “part” of the campaign. And the staffers who left? They were not ready for a prime time campaign, and bolted due to the fact that a real player was brought in over them. They had threatened to do this at least one time before.

Totally ridiculous article.


2 posted on 10/03/2011 6:20:00 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Polybius

Well, you know who can make her move now, don’t you?


3 posted on 10/03/2011 6:20:22 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

He’s supposed to be on Hannity in a few.... who wrote this crap?


4 posted on 10/03/2011 6:21:45 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Polybius
“Was Cain ever a serious candidate or was he simply a Stalking Horse?”

Cain is the Huckabee of 2012.

This scheme will fail for two reasons:

1. Romney WILL NOT be the GOP nominee
and
2. Perry has time to recover. Not much time, but some.

5 posted on 10/03/2011 6:21:53 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Note to Cainiacs: The Herminator endorsed Romney in 2008.)
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To: Polybius

Oh, crap.

Romney the front-runner...just as the MSM was hoping and praying.

Romney the nominee? Say hello to 4 more years of Barry the Boob.

Only one hope now....


6 posted on 10/03/2011 6:21:53 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers”~Sarah Louise Palin)
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To: Polybius

” Borking “ of Perry ...Said he wouldn’t support him if he win the nomination ...Said he wouldn’t appoint a Muslim to his cabinet then flip flopped and said he wouldn’t IF the Muslim was a “ jihadist “ ( Duh ! ) ...On and on ...If he keeps backpedalling he’s going to back right off a cliff .


7 posted on 10/03/2011 6:21:53 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Polybius

LIES! This blog post is merely saying that because Cain isn’t campaigning in a particular way, and his entry-level communications director was replaced by an old pro, that he’s ceasing his campaign.


8 posted on 10/03/2011 6:22:01 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009; smoothsailing; Cincinatus' Wife

FYI


9 posted on 10/03/2011 6:22:01 PM PDT by Polybius (Defeating Obama should be Priority Number One)
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To: Polybius; P-Marlowe; wmfights

Because book sales are a way for big supporters to channel big money to your campaign.


10 posted on 10/03/2011 6:22:28 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: Polybius

The liberals will do anything to make sure Romney gets the nomination. Using Cain as a stalking horse ... good probability. The rock think is only worthy of Dan Rather and his ilk. I would now throw Cain in with Romney, Huntsman, Gingrich, Paul and Christie as Liberal choices because all of them would loose to Obama.


11 posted on 10/03/2011 6:22:38 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Polybius

The poster should be banned for life for this pack of lies (especially the headline and it’s posting in Breaking News).


12 posted on 10/03/2011 6:23:20 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: Polybius
Herman Cain endorsed Mitt Romney two days before Super Tuesday, 2008.

So did a lot of us when faced with a McQueeg candidacy. At that point, there was no other option.

13 posted on 10/03/2011 6:23:58 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Polybius

Perry can recover if we get behind him. I fell for Cain too but started backing away when he pulled that stunt about the “rock”.

With Perry we won’t have to worry about someone taking our guns. We’d get conservative Supremes. We’d have a pro-life candidate. And he’s all in for state’s rights.

For all of those reasons, the left is determined we can’t have him. I pray we don’t get another McCain because we let these clowns own the narrative.


14 posted on 10/03/2011 6:23:58 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Polybius

Probably just a lack of funds. Perhaps he’s hoping contributions will pour in from his Florida straw poll win?


15 posted on 10/03/2011 6:24:33 PM PDT by magritte
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To: Polybius

Mr. Cain will be on Hannity shortly. This is a hit piece.


16 posted on 10/03/2011 6:24:55 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Polybius

This is the biggest load of horse manure you’ve posted on this site yet and you’ve posted a ton of it.


17 posted on 10/03/2011 6:25:40 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Perry's idea of border control: Use both hands to welcome the illegals right in.)
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To: hoagy62

Don’t buy this perfectly stupid article and premise and the agenda of the OP. This book is and always has been a planned part of the campaign.


18 posted on 10/03/2011 6:25:40 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Polybius
>>>>>I'm not sure that Perry can recover from the gang-mugging he has undergone.

Right! Especially if you read some the crap posted on FR. LOL

19 posted on 10/03/2011 6:25:55 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Polybius

I don’t believe this.


20 posted on 10/03/2011 6:25:55 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Farrago fatigans!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

ditto.


21 posted on 10/03/2011 6:25:58 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Polybius
Herman Cain has said that he would not support Rick Perry even in the general election ....... even against Obama.

The article you link doesn't have Cain saying that. The quote is:

"Today, I could not support Rick Perry as the nominee for a host of reasons,"

Seems pretty clear that he was saying he could not support Perry "today" based on his current positions, and was waiting for Perry to either clarify or change those positions - including tuition breaks for the children of illegal aliens.
22 posted on 10/03/2011 6:26:12 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Polybius

"No, Cain isn't running. He is not a threat to Perry. Never!"
23 posted on 10/03/2011 6:26:50 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: Polybius

Here’s his schedule for the next month:

http://www.hermancain.com/events

Yeah. He’s really taking time off.

All this crap came from one stupid blogger’s projection. Now people are running with that rumor.


24 posted on 10/03/2011 6:26:54 PM PDT by Marie (Cain 9s Have Teeth)
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To: Kenny

Right and we get stuck with another establishment republican from Texas. Yehaw!


25 posted on 10/03/2011 6:27:39 PM PDT by CSI007
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To: C. Edmund Wright

The writer is just trying to plant the notion that Cain is leaving and doesn’t stand a chance.

I’ve been watching the alinskyites for a while now and recognize their methods.


26 posted on 10/03/2011 6:27:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (MLB Playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2786167/posts)
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To: Oztrich Boy

If this crap is true about Cain, amen bro’ and bring on the real thing -Sarah. I just don’t want to see rino romney or the other rino christie. I’ll even take Newt, MB, or Santorum. But please, no rinos this time.


27 posted on 10/03/2011 6:29:21 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Marie

Polbius is trying to sell everyone on this establishment republican from Texas. Posting everything and anything negative he can about real outsider republicans like Cain and SP.

He probably works for the sinking Perry campaign.


28 posted on 10/03/2011 6:30:14 PM PDT by CSI007
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To: Polybius
I'm not sure that Perry can recover from the gang-mugging he has undergone.

Perry's problem is his miserable debate performances. Period. Yes, he got ganged up on when he was far ahead in the polls, but he would have weathered the storm if he didn't come off like an inarticulate fool when he had the chance to showcase himself - particularly in the third debate where he nearly imploded.

Not saying Perry can't recover, he can - but he will need to do a lot better and refrain from shooting himself in the foot with incredibly destructive comments such as his "heartless" flub.

As to Cain, I am not sold on him - but I doubt he is "leaving the campaign train". His book is probably part of his campaign and he is using it to get his ideas out.

29 posted on 10/03/2011 6:31:28 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: CSI007

I’m tempted to post Cain’s schedule as it’s own thread.

These damn lies really cheese me off.


30 posted on 10/03/2011 6:31:54 PM PDT by Marie (Cain 9s Have Teeth)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Ridiculous is right.

Cain just brought in a top tier communications director JD Gordon (Pentagon/Rumsfeld spokesman) - he started today.

He’s doing well in the polls, beating Romney is most of them.

His book is part of getting his name out - it’s called “This is Herman Cain - My Journey to the White House”.

His support for Romney was in 2008 when most of FR supported Romney because was better than McCain. He has been critical of Romney in regards to Romneycare both recently and in 2007.

And no, Herman would never, NEVER vote for Obama. Insane.


31 posted on 10/03/2011 6:32:44 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: cripplecreek

“I’ve been watching the alinskyites for a while now and recognize their methods.”

Look, there are a lot of people who make a lot of money by hiring illegals and they want Perry. They don’t have to follow the same kind of regulations since the illegals won’t take them to task for breaking the labor laws.


32 posted on 10/03/2011 6:32:49 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: All

Is anyone else getting flashbacks from the Romney/Huckabee crap that was pulled against Thompson in late 2007 via Politico? I’m having deja vu... SO sad because THIS is exactly how we ended up with McCain - taking things JOURNALISTS are writing about and assuming they must be true...

Did we learn NOTHING from 2007/2008?

Issues people... stick to issues! Stop with the BS and please, for God’s sake, stop listening to everything the media says! ESPECIALLY stop listening to what the media is saying - why is ANYONE all of a sudden believing the same people who up until this campaign season we wouldn’t have taken advice or insight from without a grain of salt?


33 posted on 10/03/2011 6:33:12 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: CSI007

Better than another “moderate” from New Jersey or Mass. Another McCain who spouts conservative values then jumps right in with the liberal tax and spend group as soon as he’s re-elected.

I think Perry’s record is conservative overall. I think Christie and Romney will finish off this country.


34 posted on 10/03/2011 6:33:15 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Marie

I think the point is that if you look at where he is going for the next month...he is going nowhere near a early primary state, let alone to IA which probably will be moved up to Jan 2. I saw this morning that he was scheduling a book tour but didn’t have any confirmation other than left wing media but digging through some things Cain is indeed going on a book tour


35 posted on 10/03/2011 6:33:19 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Agreed. CSM is notoriously liberal and we all knew that when Cain gained stature the target would be on him.

His book tour is the perfect campaign platform and it defies conventional wisdom. He’s not a politician, now, is he? :-)

Iowa is not that important.


36 posted on 10/03/2011 6:33:53 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

The polls are fairly consistent.

Head to head - Romney does best against Obama, Paul typically 2nd best, there’s a large group below those 2 that perform similarly, and sometimes Gingrich is below the large group, but typically not.

Romney has pretty high favorabilities in the polls, which gives him that advantage. Ron Paul is very strong with Independents, especially young male independents.


37 posted on 10/03/2011 6:34:27 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: eyedigress

Its a BLOG. What do you expect?


38 posted on 10/03/2011 6:34:55 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I say, who is “David Grant”, who wrote this journalistic piece, what is his PR/lobbying background, what is his connections, what is his political leanings, and what is his motivation in writing it and analyzing it in this vein? I do tend to think Herman Cain is certainly no idiot, and most likely will have the last laugh on this. This man knows how to run an operation and make solid, tactical decisions, I would suspect that it is a classic Sun Tzu movement, in fact if I were running, it is something I might consider doing right about now...doing the campaign book thing, and then returning to full time campaigning. In fact, it could be a good revenue generator and he also meets the public in droves this way, in a sense, it is STILL CAMPAIGNING only changing the warfare and psych parameters externally. Brilliant. I think it freaks them out. Let them think what they want to think. Just watch. We will just have to wait and see who has the last laugh.


39 posted on 10/03/2011 6:35:57 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Just DROP IT. She's NOT getting in. Unite NOW for *Herman Cain* as the anti-Mitt/anti-RINO leader!!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
What a ridiculous article and assumption. The book he is promoting is a campaign book — this will be “part” of the campaign.

Yes, of course. If the Battle is at Gettysburg, you should be spending your time conducting your campaign in New York.

40 posted on 10/03/2011 6:35:58 PM PDT by Polybius (Defeating Obama should be Priority Number One)
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To: xzins

Which also means don’t rule out a Sarah Palin bid, even though Polly thinks Palin is only a tease.


41 posted on 10/03/2011 6:36:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Kenny

We would be in the same boat with Perry. We have got to stop all of the political insiders this year or we are finished. Someone like SP or Cain is what we need right now.

Business as usual is going to be the end of this fine nation of ours. We are on the brink and unless we change course hard right now were done for. The country is ready to elect a strong conservative leader. We may not have another chance like this...why settle for Perry or Romney or Christie types? Why?


42 posted on 10/03/2011 6:37:32 PM PDT by CSI007
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To: justsaynomore

The thing is, promoting a book gets him on the tv and radio stations. It gets him interviews. It brings money into his campaign. Promoting a book about him as a president, would be part of a campaign, not leaving the campaign.

They act like he’s just putting the whole campaign on the back burner. And THAT is a bald-faced lie.


43 posted on 10/03/2011 6:37:53 PM PDT by Marie (Cain 9s Have Teeth)
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To: Polybius
Why "now"?

Because Rick Perry's people are getting desperate.

44 posted on 10/03/2011 6:38:12 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Polybius

Someone very near and dear to me works for the Cain campaign here in Tennessee.

I can assure you he is not leaving the campaign trail. In fact, he has a bus Tour across Tennessee scheduled for Oct. 14-15.

These are rallies, not book signings.

Go here for confirmation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAAcbDeXKm0

His campaign calendar is full and he is not, as this article erroneously suggests, leaving the campaign trail.


45 posted on 10/03/2011 6:38:43 PM PDT by Hotdog
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To: Polybius

Look at the source.. The Christian Science Monitor (liberal rag) quoting NBC, citing a blog that is speculating...

I thought we had more media discernment than this here?


46 posted on 10/03/2011 6:38:55 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Agreed, I see nothing from Cain saying this, shenanigans, I declare shenanigans!


47 posted on 10/03/2011 6:39:21 PM PDT by big bad easter bunny (Cain 2012)
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To: Soothesayer9

Nobama has the entire nation up in arms. Free Republic is no different. I don’t know what to expect at this point.


48 posted on 10/03/2011 6:40:03 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Polybius

Romney is the winner, right?

Pro-sharia, Romney.

Pro-BADgovernment, Romney.

Pro-FlipFlop Flipper, Romney.

Pro-MOREfees, Romney.

Pro-BIG DIG, Romney.

Pro-dog abuse, Romney.

Pro-DirtyTrick, Romney.

Pro-DeathPanel, Romney.

Pro-EndlessMormonExcuses, Romney.


49 posted on 10/03/2011 6:40:12 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: eyedigress

On live now on FNC


50 posted on 10/03/2011 6:41:03 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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