Skip to comments.Herman Cain Flops on Gingrich Endorsement, Says, ‘Let’s Get On With This’
Posted on 04/16/2012 7:36:45 PM PDT by VinL
Less than two months ago, Herman Cain, who was out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, stood on a stage in West Palm Beach, just three days before the Florida primary and told the crowd, I hereby officially and enthusiastically endorse Newt Gingrich for the president of the Unites States. Gingrich had just come off a sweeping win in South Carolina, had the fundraising dollars pouring in and a financial safety net in billionaire donor Sheldon Adelson.
But on Monday Cain walked back his endorsement of Gingrich saying, With all due respect, lets get on with this, OK?
I even endorsed Newt Gingrich at one point because I thought that he had a shot. Well, not now. He doesnt have a shot, Cain said to Washington radio station WMAL.
A former Cain staffer told ABC News that Cains call for Gingrich to bow out isnt surprising.
He likes to go with his gut. Mr. Cain walked up to line of joining the establishment without crossing it, the former Cain staffer said.
Cain refused to comment to ABC News Monday over this mornings comments about Gingrich, but Gingrich campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond said the party is trying is lock down the nomination.
The angle right now is for the party to get to a nominee as fast as possible, Hammond said. Its up to Herman Cain whether or not hes put in his application with the establishment.
Cain wasnt the only Republican candidate to...endorse the not-Romney candidate. Rick Perry also endorsed Gingrich when he left the race.
A spokesman for Perry, Catherine Frazier, told ABC News that he will stay loyal to Gingrich but will support the eventual nominee.
Gov. Perry puts a premium on loyalty and hell back Gingrich as long as hes in the race, Frazier said.
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Feeney, get your book out
Set down the name, the one Herman Cain.
Feeney, have you written the name I gave you?
Well, strike a line through it.
That's for him, Herman Cain.
Joining a host of others Drudge, Coulter, Fox, Cons. Radio, DeMent, Ryan, Rubio and many other DC conservatives.
I'm in, til Newt's out.
Just for a handful of silver he left us: just for a riband to stick in his coat.
Don’t like it but hard to disagree. “Let’s get on with it” makes sense to me.
And to think I gave this snake oil salesman (Cain)
50 bucks... Mr. Cain, I want my money back and take me off your e-mail list.
Good on Perry.
So who was it we were trying to defeat?
Or Mitt Romney?
Think some people have lost sight of the end zone and are maybe even running the wrong way with the ball...
So who was it we were trying to defeat?
Chris, I’m trying to defeat the socialist Gop Establishment.
Feeney? What is that? What am I missing?
We should be supporting Newt until he’s out. I’m hoping he is still able to contribute, if he can’t win.
Voting for Newt in the PA primary. I absolutely refuse to vote romney. If romney ends up being the nominee, I will write in Sarah Palin in the general. That’s it. I’m done.
And don’t anyone dare say that my vote would be a vote for oscumma because two evils do not make a right...and in this case, there is no lesser evil.
I am all in to defeat Obama. I do not equate Obama and Romney. Romney isn’t Obama. That may not meet FR orthodoxy, but that is my observation.
Romney, like Rush has said, can (and must be) PUSHED to the right. Obama cannot be pushed to the right...he is an Alinsky disciple.
Why should Gingrich expect people to endorse him when he has stopped campaigning? This is the welfare candidacy. Everyone should work and pay except Gingrich.
Wow, no loyalty from Cain. Glad he’s not a friend of mine (or would he be a friend even though he said he was). Would not trust this man.
Cain jumping off the Newt train ping!
What a disappointment Cain turned out to be.
I (think) I heard Cain say something back when he was top dog. Something to the effect of...... we will have to help black people first because they are the worst off.......
Did anyone else hear him say this? He was not giving a speech, he was walking and talking to a reporter at the same time. I saw it on TV and it disturbed me. Anyone?
Cain has endorsed Romney.
He’s just a real stand up loyal guy, ask his wife.
Observation? Are you sure you've actually taken the time to observe Mitt Romney's record as Governor of Massachusetts? The man governed more to the left than many Democrats.
Here's just a sampling:
Mitt Romneys Dismal Record
"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.
* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."
[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]
1. Implemented/created Gay Marriage in MA
2. Supported and forced Gay Adoption in MA
3. Supported Abortion wholeheartedly
4. Raised taxes/fees over 300% while being Governor of MA
5. Implemented a state-level Cap and Trade system.
6. Supported Man-Made Global Warming
7. Supported the Brady Bill
8. Implemented a state level Assault Weapons Ban after the Federal AWB was allowed to expire.
9. Supported TARP
10. Supported Amnesty for Illegal Aliens (Citizenship for those already here)
11. Supported McCain-Kennedy (Amnesty)
12. Implemented a socialized medicine in MA called RomneyCare complete with an Individual Mandate and $50 abortions.
13. Nominated 27 Democrats (out of 36 nominations) for judgeships in MA, many of them extreme left-wingers.