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BREAKING: Cain ‘Reassessing’ Candidacy
NRO ^ | Tuesday November 29, 2011 | Robert Costa

Posted on 11/29/2011 8:50:29 AM PST by Bigtigermike

In a conference call this morning, Herman Cain told his senior staff that he is “reassessing” whether to remain in the race

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; affair; cain; cain2012; clarencethomas; gopfield; hermancain; romney
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.......Will determine in the next couple of days!
1 posted on 11/29/2011 8:50:35 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Meanwhile the GOP refuses to give us a candidate worth voting for.


2 posted on 11/29/2011 8:52:06 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Cain was my last hope. I would not touch any of the others. The only one I will NOT vote for is Romney. My choice, second to Cain, is Perry.

Oh well. We’ll see what this story is really about.


3 posted on 11/29/2011 8:53:31 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Bigtigermike

If Cain leaves, Newt will be in for the fight of his life. Newt will be attacked in a way that makes these Cain allegations look tame in comparison.


4 posted on 11/29/2011 8:54:40 AM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Bigtigermike

Great news for Perry, looks like he’s my guy. Cain lost me over the Fed position, it needs to go away.......


5 posted on 11/29/2011 8:54:55 AM PST by stockpirate (Real hero's don't wear capes, they wear dog tags.)
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To: cuban leaf
Cain was my last hope. I would not touch any of the others. The only one I will NOT vote for is Romney. My choice, second to Cain, is Perry.

Same here. I guess it's time to go buy some rolling papers and get behind Gary Johnson!

6 posted on 11/29/2011 8:55:07 AM PST by montag813
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To: Bigtigermike

I think I will go watch a Star Wars movie.

wink wink


7 posted on 11/29/2011 8:55:39 AM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: Bigtigermike

I will be disappointed if he drops out. For once, I would like to see someone say. Yep, so what. Now let’s get back to making me President of the United States. I am not saying he did this, but sheesh the media hates this guy so much.


8 posted on 11/29/2011 8:55:43 AM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Another woman about to come forward??


9 posted on 11/29/2011 8:55:52 AM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I’d be reassessing too. Why would anyone run for president as a conservative in this country?

Anyhow, if Cain leaves the race, I won’t be voting.


10 posted on 11/29/2011 8:56:31 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Bigtigermike

The only reason... the ONLY reason he would consider this is because he doesn’t want the truth to come out about this woman. Clearly, IMHO, there must be some truty to what she is alleging. Sad. the only candidates that are otherwise clean are Romney, Perry, Bachman, Paul and Santorum


11 posted on 11/29/2011 8:57:16 AM PST by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: Bigtigermike

So, with Cain out that leaves us with a Liberal, a serial adulterer, an illegal loving moron, a fruitcake, a self-immolating conservative fruitcake, a conservative who never really even ran a campaign, and an even bigger liberal than Mittens.

UGH


12 posted on 11/29/2011 8:57:35 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: napscoordinator

Cain HAD to know this would all come out..that they’d come after him..looking for ANYTHING..he didn’t prepare..didn’t tell his staff..and that alone, IMO, makes him not ready for day ONE in the Oval office..


13 posted on 11/29/2011 8:58:17 AM PST by ken5050 (Support Admin Mods: Doing the tough, hard, dirty jobs that Americans won't do...)
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To: Bigtigermike

The cumultive weight of these false accusations have buried Herman. I don’t think he even has a shot as a VP candidate now - he’s pretty much radioactive politically.


14 posted on 11/29/2011 8:58:33 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Bigtigermike

Sad. Even though Cain was never my candidate, I liked him.


15 posted on 11/29/2011 8:58:49 AM PST by NathanR
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To: montag813

:>)


16 posted on 11/29/2011 8:59:19 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: Bigtigermike

I think he knows that this “affair” revelation is going to take on a life of its’ own and he needs to take it off the headlines and make peace with his wife.


17 posted on 11/29/2011 8:59:36 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Thunder90

Newt’s personal baggage is already out there. It’s an old story.


18 posted on 11/29/2011 9:00:08 AM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Bigtigermike
"Herman Cain told his senior staff that he is “reassessing” whether to remain in the race"

translation: It's over.

19 posted on 11/29/2011 9:00:20 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: GeronL

I’m standing firm with Bachmann and won’t be voting for the 3 amigos. I’ll skip the presidential race if that’s what it takes and concentrate on the senate and house.

The GOP is trying to crush the tea party and if they want a jihad, let them blow themselves up.


20 posted on 11/29/2011 9:00:44 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Thunder90

The Chicago way.


21 posted on 11/29/2011 9:01:06 AM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Bigtigermike

If it really is news to Mrs. Cain that Herman has had a 13-year ‘friendship’ with this latest woman, whom he called more than 60 times in a few months supposedly because he was trying to help her financially—but the woman says it was an affair—it is understandable that he might not be in a position to press on.

And the fault would be Mr. Cain’s.


22 posted on 11/29/2011 9:01:13 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Thunder90

I don’t know, most of Newt’s history is just that: history


23 posted on 11/29/2011 9:01:29 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Bigtigermike

Just damn!


24 posted on 11/29/2011 9:01:29 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: stockpirate
Dittos. I was enamored with Cain but soon realized that his knowledge of national/international matters were so superficial that he would not make the grade, e.g., "speak Cuban", wet foot/dry foot policy, "right of return" by the PA etc. etc. "Hiring experts" does not cover such basics. Perry is our hope as a conservative as Gingrich will be shredded and Mittens will result in a depressed turnout (aside from the flip flop slams which will be 24/7 and effective).

That said, I hate the dishonest MSM with every ounce of my being.

25 posted on 11/29/2011 9:01:48 AM PST by eureka! (Bless Our Troops. D*mn the Left.)
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To: Bigtigermike

It’s sad but the writing has been on the wall for some time now. The G.O.P. establishment will not allow an outsider to win the nod. The Democrats cannot allow Cain and Obama to stand on the same stage.

Wether Cain did these things or not is beside the point, they will continue to bring these largely unsubstantiated charges out of nowhere until people grow so weary of defending him that even his most ardent supporters will ask him to withdraw.

I am sick of it already, I am looking at Newt and Perry. I like Perry better on policy but the idea of him debating Obama scares the living hell out of me. Criminy, he makes “Dubya” sound like a flippin’ genius!

Newt? I disagree FAR more with Newt on policy but there exists no scenario in my mind where he does not mop the debate stage with Obama.

Coin flip I guess.


26 posted on 11/29/2011 9:01:58 AM PST by Grunthor (pro-illegal alien "conservatives" piss me off.)
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To: GeronL

“Meanwhile the GOP refuses to give us a candidate worth voting for.”

Conservative loyalty to the GOP is misplaced. The break will come eventually.


27 posted on 11/29/2011 9:02:17 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: commish

UGH is right.

(Actually it was right before this latest revelation.)


28 posted on 11/29/2011 9:02:17 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: montag813

Well, to be fair (and frank), I’m following this race as people follow sporting events. I am a prepper and consider the country (and western civilization) as done, almost certainly in 2012.

Heck, why restate it. Here is how I feel about it: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2795993/posts?page=4#4


29 posted on 11/29/2011 9:02:38 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: nikos1121
"The only reason... the ONLY reason he would consider this is because he doesn’t want the truth to come out about this woman."

Or maybe he just doesn't like the effect this is having on his invalid wife. If the accusations are false he could easily decide it just isn't worth putting his wife through ever greater onslaughts which would be sure to come. That's just as plausible as your scenario.

30 posted on 11/29/2011 9:02:59 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Bigtigermike

Will be a huge boon to Gingrich. Honestly, Gingrich is an imperfect choice, but he is more conservative than either of the Bush’s, and certainly would be better than ObamaRomney.


31 posted on 11/29/2011 9:02:59 AM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: cuban leaf

Cain would have to be an absolute fool to run for President while just ending an affair, does he think he’s a Democrat or something?


32 posted on 11/29/2011 9:03:16 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Bigtigermike
Again, better to know now; than October 2012. The primary process is ugly, dirty, and bloody.
But it has a purpose.
33 posted on 11/29/2011 9:03:24 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Bigtigermike

BS Herman!!! Don’t give them what they want!!! Did you think this was going to be easy???

Did you really think the left was going to play by the rules???

Are you really that Naive???

If you fail to take this bull by the horns and bury a sword through it’s heart, then maybe you shouldn’t be president.

Stand up and fight dammit!


34 posted on 11/29/2011 9:03:43 AM PST by Safrguns
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To: Bigtigermike
Cain is way done.

I predicted that 2 weeks ago.

A no brainer.

What will happen is the Bush/Rove Republican frauds will be pushing Perry down everyone's throat...

Same old cheet...Different year..Another open borders president from Texas.

America is screwed.

35 posted on 11/29/2011 9:03:43 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ken5050

Well he probably thought NYOB which he is right. I am voting for him unless of course he drops out. If he drops out there are ONLY two other candidates that I will vote for in the General and that is Bachmann and Santorum. If they go down than I am writing in Sarah. I don’t care. I am so sick of having liberal Republicans forced down our throats.


36 posted on 11/29/2011 9:03:58 AM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: cuban leaf
Figures...

I opened my wallet to Hunter... Poof!

I opened my wallet to Thompson... Poof!

I opened it for Palin...Poof!

Then I opened it to Cain... Poof!

I'm going to keep the damned thing closed!!!

37 posted on 11/29/2011 9:04:19 AM PST by JDoutrider
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To: 9YearLurker

I want her to produce the birthday cards, Valentine’s day cards, etc with the I love you & kisses Herman at the bottom. After 13yrs, she has to have quite a collection.


38 posted on 11/29/2011 9:04:31 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: NathanR

“Sad. Even though Cain was never my candidate, I liked him.”

Same here.


39 posted on 11/29/2011 9:05:06 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Eye of Unk; cuban leaf

“Don’t quit now Herman Cain, you’re our only hope”

“That man was our last hope”
“No, there is another”

“Ancient business skills and hokey sayings are no match for a well-oiled smear machine, kid”


40 posted on 11/29/2011 9:05:30 AM PST by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: nikos1121

BINGO!..I liked Cain..but it’s time for him to go..and I’m getting tired of all those here who want to give him a pass. WE are NOT the same as Dems and liberals..we have values..and for pete’s sake, a Baptist minister who can’t keep his fly zipped is NOT who I want for my nominee..


41 posted on 11/29/2011 9:05:45 AM PST by ken5050 (Support Admin Mods: Doing the tough, hard, dirty jobs that Americans won't do...)
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To: Bigtigermike

I liked him. I hadn’t made up my mind yet but he was at the top.


42 posted on 11/29/2011 9:05:53 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Bigtigermike

I will vote for Michele Bachmann.

But we are going to get Romney because it is his turn and the others will be destroyed by the media.

Replay of 2008.

The Dems can put up a guy like Clinton because the left doesn’t care if they have “issues”.

Our side? We bail. LOL


43 posted on 11/29/2011 9:06:05 AM PST by dforest
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To: circlecity

The liberals job with Cain is complete.


44 posted on 11/29/2011 9:06:11 AM PST by cableguymn
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To: Thunder90

I know. With Cain - these were just allegations. But with Newt?

A fact of life.


45 posted on 11/29/2011 9:06:27 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Bachmann reax on Jan Mickelson show, WHO radio, Des Moines: I think the language used is “code” that they are looking at the viability of their campaign...


46 posted on 11/29/2011 9:06:38 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: nikos1121

I agree.


47 posted on 11/29/2011 9:06:38 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: chris37

LOL. An absurd comment. Like Herman Cain is THE only person suitable to be president? The man routinely displayed an embarrassing lack of knowledge about a number of issues related to being president, and flubbed many issues that are important to conservatives.


48 posted on 11/29/2011 9:06:44 AM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: Bigtigermike

I bet he wishes now he had either kept it in his pants or stayed out of the race.


49 posted on 11/29/2011 9:06:52 AM PST by eastforker (I'll pick Rick but I still root for Newt.)
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To: ken5050
Cain HAD to know this would all come out..that they’d come after him..looking for ANYTHING..he didn’t prepare..didn’t tell his staff..and that alone, IMO, makes him not ready for day ONE in the Oval office.

That, of course, presumes that the story has any merit to it.

If the story is legitimate, then it reinforces the cynical but potentially correct view that Cain was never serious about running, he just wanted the publicity for book sales and listeners, and maybe to "drive the debate" on a topic or two. With Palin bailing, Bachmann immolating, and Perry falling flat on face, he found himself in the unexpected position of serious challenger -- at that point, all he could do would be to hope that this stuff didn't come out. That would at least be a logical explanation, but it does rely on several assumptions.

50 posted on 11/29/2011 9:07:34 AM PST by kevkrom (Separation of Business and State)
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