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Herman Cain drops out of presidential race
LA times ^ | 3 Dec 2011

Posted on 12/03/2011 11:02:40 AM PST by mandaladon

Herman Cain, the insurgent populist whose candidacy has been ensnared by allegations of sexual impropriety, said Saturday that he is leaving the race for the Republican presidential nomination, saying that the allegations have cast a "cloud of doubt over me and this campaign."

"As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign," he said at an event in Atlanta. "I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distraction, the continued hurt . . . on me, on my family, not because we are not fighters, not because I am not a fighter."

Cain's campaign had sent mixed signals as to his future since Ginger White, an Atlanta woman who claims to have had an affair with Cain for more than a decade, went public with her story earlier this week. While Cain has said he has been "reassessing" his candidacy, he also, at times, has been fiercely defiant, suggesting that unnamed enemies have been trying to do him in and vowing to press forward.

"The pundits would like for me to shut up, drop out and go away," he said. "I am not going to be silenced, and I am not going away."

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


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It's so sad!!!
1 posted on 12/03/2011 11:02:50 AM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon
Dammit!
2 posted on 12/03/2011 11:03:37 AM PST by null and void (This is day 1047 of America's ObamaVacation from reality.)
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To: mandaladon

I figured this would happen.


4 posted on 12/03/2011 11:04:06 AM PST by library user (I%2Bwant%2Bmy%2Bheadstone%2Bto%2Bread%253A%2B%2522He%2Bdied%2Bwhile%2Bdoing%2Bwhat%2Bhe%2Benjoyed%2B)
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To: mandaladon
This just stinks.

Character assassination at its worst.

May God be with Herman Cain and his family.

5 posted on 12/03/2011 11:04:18 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: mandaladon

damn shame..


6 posted on 12/03/2011 11:04:26 AM PST by OUTKAST
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To: mandaladon

Why suspend if the allegations are baseless? Me thinks that these un-vetted I-am-not-a-politicians have more skeletons in the closet than career politicians.


7 posted on 12/03/2011 11:04:54 AM PST by sagar
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To: mandaladon

I have someone over on Facebook (a liberal with a British husband) who says there isn’t anyone who can beat Obama now.

Barring a miracle of Almighty God (who I now think has abandoned us as we did to Him), I think she’s right.


8 posted on 12/03/2011 11:05:00 AM PST by hoagy62 (The United States of America. Great idea...while it lasted.)
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To: mandaladon

Now the sharks will just start a feeding frenzy.


9 posted on 12/03/2011 11:05:21 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: mandaladon
The Democrat Party: The party of slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, racism, the Ku Klux Klan, and LYNCHING!

10 posted on 12/03/2011 11:05:21 AM PST by Savage Beast (Herman Cain: American Hero)
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To: mandaladon

When will blacks wake up to see that the media and democrats hate blacks!


11 posted on 12/03/2011 11:05:21 AM PST by Dengar01 (Dengar01 - "Heartless" since 1983!!!)
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To: mandaladon

I grieve for America


12 posted on 12/03/2011 11:05:53 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: mandaladon

I am done and I will now happily vote for Obama, so that he can finish destroying the nation!


13 posted on 12/03/2011 11:05:57 AM PST by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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Sadly, with Cain dropping out, America's LEFT has won this round.
14 posted on 12/03/2011 11:06:18 AM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: mandaladon

Another victory for Axlerod.


15 posted on 12/03/2011 11:06:23 AM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: mandaladon

CAIN will continue to have influence and a voice for America and the coming election. He will make a difference. Trust God.


16 posted on 12/03/2011 11:06:28 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: mandaladon

Just damn damn damn! So the leftists scored a victory. I must think this through,


17 posted on 12/03/2011 11:06:40 AM PST by Rooivalk
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To: mandaladon

18 posted on 12/03/2011 11:06:43 AM PST by library user (I%2Bwant%2Bmy%2Bheadstone%2Bto%2Bread%253A%2B%2522He%2Bdied%2Bwhile%2Bdoing%2Bwhat%2Bhe%2Benjoyed%2B)
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To: mandaladon
What's really sad is that some Freepers treat this like it's some kind of Reality TV show. Their candidate hasn't been destroyed by the Chicago Machine yet, so they're cheering this turn of events. All I can say is, good luck with your guy/gal. Their turn will come soon enough.

Maybe for a lesson, those Freepers ought to study up on how Obama won his Senate seat.

"We got him! Who shall we destroy next?"


19 posted on 12/03/2011 11:06:49 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: mandaladon

Glad he did instead of fight uselessly. Saves a lot of grief later.


20 posted on 12/03/2011 11:06:52 AM PST by Tolaei1
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To: hoagy62

I would respectfully disagree.


21 posted on 12/03/2011 11:06:52 AM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: OUTKAST

I was hoping he would say F U to the allegations and continue running.

Slick Willie did that and all the Libbies were soooo much in support of him. Now the shoe is on the other foot and the Libbies are all for pursuing sexual gossip from questionable sources.

There is no stained blue dress in this case.


22 posted on 12/03/2011 11:07:07 AM PST by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: sagar

You obviously are an Obama supporter trolling this website.

Prove you are not a political scumbag.

Oh NOW Innocent until proven guilty is the standard?


23 posted on 12/03/2011 11:07:12 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: mandaladon

Race card back on the table.


24 posted on 12/03/2011 11:07:35 AM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: mandaladon

I’m sick.

Now Bachmann’s my candidate, unless someone who is a TRUE Conservative rides in on a white horse to save our Free Republic.


25 posted on 12/03/2011 11:07:59 AM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: OUTKAST

It is a shame, he sounded more presidential in this
speech than I had heard before.
I thought when he brought his wife with him that
he was going to stand.

Now what do we have?

Sarah driven out.
Cain driven out.

Who’s next till they have the candidate they think
they can beat?


26 posted on 12/03/2011 11:08:01 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: mandaladon

Watch now the “humane” illegals juggernaut... First they said too many were here to throw back out, next too many will be here to put in jail and finaly too many will be here to stop them from murdering us...

Welcome to the Newt-Obama murder of America-Cain in the name of being “humane”.. so they can get their 5 min bling bling fame career favored/respected just like a Union job.


27 posted on 12/03/2011 11:08:01 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: mandaladon

I was a Cain supporter and donor, but have been hoping for this, so we can unite behind the clear “anyone-but-Mitt” candidate, who won’t embarrass us in the debates, whose dirty laundry has been aired, and who is a grown up who has demonstrated a long-term understanding of conservative principles.

It’s Newt. He has his definite weaknesses, but so did Reagan, who would have been excoriated by some purist whiners here.


28 posted on 12/03/2011 11:08:01 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: mandaladon

Terrible news, I was a Cain supporter. All that is left now are the RINOs.


29 posted on 12/03/2011 11:08:01 AM PST by Roger_Wildcat
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To: hoagy62
I have someone over on Facebook (a liberal with a British husband) who says there isn’t anyone who can beat Obama now. Barring a miracle of Almighty God (who I now think has abandoned us as we did to Him), I think she’s right.

Don't be silly. All this means is our best choice got wiped out. It's sad, really, but it's not the end of the world.

30 posted on 12/03/2011 11:08:12 AM PST by library user (I%2Bwant%2Bmy%2Bheadstone%2Bto%2Bread%253A%2B%2522He%2Bdied%2Bwhile%2Bdoing%2Bwhat%2Bhe%2Benjoyed%2B)
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To: mandaladon

Shit fire!!!!!!


31 posted on 12/03/2011 11:08:20 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: hoagy62
Totally disagree. There was a poll just the other day showing Gingrich besting Obama. I'm sure other candidates can as well.
32 posted on 12/03/2011 11:08:26 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Dengar01

I am extremely disappointed. Herman, please stay in the public light. We need you and people like you to support conservativism.


33 posted on 12/03/2011 11:08:32 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: hoagy62
I have someone over on Facebook (a liberal with a British husband) who says there isn’t anyone who can beat Obama now. Barring a miracle of Almighty God (who I now think has abandoned us as we did to Him), I think she’s right.

Sadly I think she is correct. Only a miracle from God can save America now
34 posted on 12/03/2011 11:09:04 AM PST by Rooivalk
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To: MNJohnnie; sagar

Me thinks you’re right about sagar.


35 posted on 12/03/2011 11:09:11 AM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: mandaladon

I think he could have ridden this out. It’s a shame to watch a guy get taken down for doing the same thing Martin Luther King Jr. did, and he got a national holiday to boot.


36 posted on 12/03/2011 11:09:11 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Romney, Newt, any chance whatsoever you might sometime pander to U.S. Citizens vs the illegals?)
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To: mandaladon
In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill.
37 posted on 12/03/2011 11:09:23 AM PST by mnehring
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To: hoagy62
I have someone over on Facebook (a liberal with a British husband) who says there isn’t anyone who can beat Obama now.

BS. Offer her a wager of $1000 that she is wrong. That will usually shut up a arrogant lib.

38 posted on 12/03/2011 11:09:28 AM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: mandaladon

Watch now the “humane” illegals juggernaut... First they said too many were here to throw back out, next too many will be here to put in jail and finaly too many will be here to stop them from murdering us...

Welcome to the Newt-Obama murder of America-Cain in the name of being “humane”.. so they can get their 5 min bling bling fame career favored/respected just like a Union job.


39 posted on 12/03/2011 11:09:39 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: hoagy62

“I have someone over on Facebook (a liberal with a British husband) who says there isn’t anyone who can beat Obama now.

Barring a miracle of Almighty God (who I now think has abandoned us as we did to Him), I think she’s right.”

If everyone who has threatened to stay home and pout (or write in the name of a non-candidate) does so, they’ll help insure that that nightmare becomes a reality.


40 posted on 12/03/2011 11:09:40 AM PST by Magic Fingers
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To: mandaladon

The practice of DEFAMATION of character WINS!


41 posted on 12/03/2011 11:09:45 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: mandaladon

I think he could have ridden this out. It’s a shame to watch a guy get taken down for doing the same thing Martin Luther King Jr. did, and he got a national holiday to boot.

Actually, Cain has only been charged with it so far too. We still don’t know he actually did a damned thing.


42 posted on 12/03/2011 11:09:55 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Romney, Newt, any chance whatsoever you might sometime pander to U.S. Citizens vs the illegals?)
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To: mandaladon

See this even down to the local level. Conservatives play fair and get upbraided for trivial BS. The other side cares not one whit what real actual lives they destroy in the pursuit of their goals.


43 posted on 12/03/2011 11:09:59 AM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: mandaladon
Think about the day Zero is reelected. You will look back on this pathetic slate of contenders for the Republican nomination with derision. Now is the time to take it to them. Now is the time to tell them all to step down.

No Palin, no peace.


44 posted on 12/03/2011 11:09:59 AM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: mandaladon

The Liberal Media wins again.


45 posted on 12/03/2011 11:10:11 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: mandaladon

bookmark


46 posted on 12/03/2011 11:10:31 AM PST by GOP Poet (Time for Bambi and his commie crew to go.)
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To: Trueblackman

I won’t vote for Obama. That’s playing Russian Roulette with a fully-loaded revolver. At this point, however, I will not be voting for the presumptive GOP nominee. This was an inside job, IMO.

Funny thing someone said the other day on here: “So we do away with a guy who is accused of adultery and vote for a guy who’s admitted it (Newt)!”


47 posted on 12/03/2011 11:10:54 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: mandaladon
Very sad.

ML/NJ (right-wing racist)

48 posted on 12/03/2011 11:11:12 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: mandaladon

It’s probably been done already, but I’m visualizing this cartoon with Obama standing in the middle of a desolate, scorched-earth landscape saying: “I’m here for the debate,” surrounded by MSM-types holding flamethrowers...


49 posted on 12/03/2011 11:11:41 AM PST by mikrofon (NObama '12)
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To: mandaladon

There are no more credible conservatives running. Rep. Bachmann is a back-bencher and Senator Santorum couldn’t get re-elected in his own state. Neither has any executive experience. Speaker Gingrich is deeply flawed with more baggage than a Samsonite sales convention and what can I say about Milt that hasn’t already been said? Jon Huntsman? Don’t make me laugh! And Wrong Paul is a conservative like I’m a supermodel.

We must draft, nominate and elect Sarah Palin president in the most crushing tidal wave of enthusiastic good judgment ever seen in the history of this nation. With that one bold move we will accomplish the dual goals of seeing America led by the greatest natural born leader in our generation, even as we witness the final implosion and last agonized shrieks of our endlessly lying extreme left loonies. Their entire movement, from the fabricated attacks on Bush beginning with ‘Blood For Oil’ to the crammed-down-our-gullets lies of Obamacare and the Shovel Ready Stimulus, have been nothing but one vile deceit heaped upon another. Such an absolute inability to deal in the truth or to face the facts of our situation and its solutions only proves that there is simply no place at the grown-ups’ table for these diseased sputa. Good riddance to rubes and bad rubbish. Time to usher in the American Renaissance, carried in on the invigoratingly freshening breeze of President Sarah Palin.


50 posted on 12/03/2011 11:12:10 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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