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For Herman Cain, the campaign all but over
Associated Press ^ | Dec 1,2011 | SHANNON McCAFFREY

Posted on 12/01/2011 4:44:06 PM PST by mdittmar

ATLANTA (AP) -- Herman Cain is still campaigning for president. But by most measures, his White House bid is all but over.

His standing in polls is cratering. Supporters are wavering if not fleeing. Fundraising is suffering.

And, these days, the former pizza company executive is less a serious candidate than the butt of late-night comedy jokes after a string of accusations of sexually inappropriate behavior and, now, an allegation of a 13-yearlong extramarital affair.

"His chance at winning the presidency are effectively zero," said Dave Welch, a Republican strategist who worked on both of John McCain's presidential bids.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; campaign; establishment; hermancain; liberalmedia; mudslinging; smear; soviettactics; wishfulthinking
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1 posted on 12/01/2011 4:44:08 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Do we look like we are lemmings?


2 posted on 12/01/2011 4:46:22 PM PST by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: mdittmar

How’d McCain work out for you, Mr. Welch?


3 posted on 12/01/2011 4:46:59 PM PST by greatvikingone
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Bill Clinton had sex with about 10000 women had named Hilary and he raped at least 2 of them and he got to be President for 8 years.

Oh but a Black Republican all it takes is a whisper. Frigging media.


4 posted on 12/01/2011 4:47:49 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: mdittmar

Sounds like an echo of a few weeks ago.


5 posted on 12/01/2011 4:48:13 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Impy

So true.


6 posted on 12/01/2011 4:49:08 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Mechanicos
Do you think it is not collapsing? what is your factual rationale for saying it is not over ?
7 posted on 12/01/2011 4:49:20 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: mdittmar

“But one source close to the candidate said Cain’s family has thus far urged him to keep running.

“They’re all pissed—not at him,” the source said.

As for Cain himself, the source added: “At this point, he thinks he can go on.”

From WaPost


8 posted on 12/01/2011 4:49:44 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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‘”His chance at winning the presidency are effectively zero,” said Dave Welch, a Republican strategist who worked on both of John McCain’s presidential bids.’

Well, I guess he would know the signs.


9 posted on 12/01/2011 4:50:15 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Mechanicos

You may have a point, but there is on truism in politics. When a politician starts talking about his family in decision making, they are generally hinting that they are stepping down. Take it for what it is worth.


10 posted on 12/01/2011 4:51:40 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: mdittmar
Yes and currently works for newt, real honest reporting there. Just pointed out by mark lavin.
11 posted on 12/01/2011 4:52:30 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters)
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It’s all overfor Cain. Again. LOL. As long as he stays in he can win.


12 posted on 12/01/2011 4:53:22 PM PST by toddausauras
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As long as he stays in he can win.


13 posted on 12/01/2011 4:54:36 PM PST by mdittmar
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Too bad the MSM doesn't put as much passion in to finding PROOF the accusations are true... as they do in claiming Herman's campaign is over.


14 posted on 12/01/2011 4:55:49 PM PST by Grumpybutt (When it gets too much, turn it all off and turn to God - for only HE has the real plan.)
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To: Mechanicos

It was distressing to hear how the conservative talking heads turned on him this week. Newtie is their boy.


15 posted on 12/01/2011 4:56:06 PM PST by pfflier
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What if Cain admitted that he has an eye for the ladies? What if instead of defending himself, he came out and exposed the MSM double standard? Not one interview or negative word r comment from the AP about Edwards impregnating a floozy while campaigning for President all while his wife was dying of cancer????

What if Cain came clean, no details, about his having caused lots of pain to his saintly wife, but insisting won’t hurt his ability to be a good conservative president?


16 posted on 12/01/2011 4:56:15 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Psalm 144
Dave currently working for newt, real honest opinion there. Not like it was dishonest and self serving are anything. Hay dave boy, you are a dirt bag.
17 posted on 12/01/2011 4:56:40 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters)
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Dave is working for newtie.
18 posted on 12/01/2011 4:59:17 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters)
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To: mdittmar

Sadly, it time to face reality. It’s over. With his poll numbers hitting the cellar, it time for Cain supporters including this individual to now look at Santorum or Bachmann. We must derail Gingrich and Romney if we are capture the WH with a true conservative and roll back the socialist/marxist state.


19 posted on 12/01/2011 4:59:49 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: mdittmar

AP should be required to register as a Democrat lobbying group.


20 posted on 12/01/2011 5:00:50 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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