Skip to comments.BREAKING: Cain ‘Reassessing’ Candidacy
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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Meanwhile the GOP refuses to give us a candidate worth voting for.
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.
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.
Great news for Perry, looks like he’s my guy. Cain lost me over the Fed position, it needs to go away.......
Same here. I guess it's time to go buy some rolling papers and get behind Gary Johnson!
I think I will go watch a Star Wars movie.
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.
Another woman about to come forward??
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.
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
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.
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..
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.
Sad. Even though Cain was never my candidate, I liked him.
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.
Newt’s personal baggage is already out there. It’s an old story.
translation: It's over.
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.
The Chicago way.
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.
I don’t know, most of Newt’s history is just that: history
That said, I hate the dishonest MSM with every ounce of my being.
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.
“Meanwhile the GOP refuses to give us a candidate worth voting for.”
Conservative loyalty to the GOP is misplaced. The break will come eventually.
UGH is right.
(Actually it was right before this latest revelation.)
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
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
“Sad. Even though Cain was never my candidate, I liked him.”
“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”
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..
I liked him. I hadn’t made up my mind yet but he was at the top.
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
The liberals job with Cain is complete.
I know. With Cain - these were just allegations. But with Newt?
A fact of life.
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...
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.
I bet he wishes now he had either kept it in his pants or stayed out of the race.
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.