Skip to comments.Herman Cain 2012 drop-out decision: 'Leaning toward' campaign suspension
Posted on 12/02/2011 6:39:28 PM PST by freespirited
Multiple sources familiar with the discussions told POLITICO Friday that Herman Cain is leaning toward suspending the campaign, in the words of one, who stressed no decision has been made.
Hell probably get out, but nothings been decided, another source said.
The one-time leader in the Republican presidential polls is scheduled to address supporters at the opening of his Georgia state headquarters Saturday. He was set to meet with his wife Friday to discuss the future of his candidacy at the end of a week at which he and aides repeatedly said he was reassessing his candidacy.
Cain himself has sounded conflicted about the decision, saying in interviews this week that he was eager to spare his wife and family any further pain. But at events in Michigan, Ohio and South Carolina this week, hes taken a defiant tone.
The source cited the toll the period that began on Oct. 30 has taken on his family something Cain has discussed publicly over the last few days.
The two options hes weighing are continuing forward with the campaign, or suspending the campaign, the first source said.
But Cain may still decide to fight, the source added. Either way, Cain has made clear he is not conceding the allegations against him are true, and also that he plans to keep fighting to clear himself somehow, although its not clear what form that would take.
Whats also become clear is that some of Cains advisers want him to keep going.
Cains campaign spokesman J.D. Gordon pushed back on the rumors that the candidate would likely leave the race, saying, I dont know where they are getting their information.
Gordon referred back to Cains comments on Fox News on Thursday night that hed make a decision by Monday and at a town hall on Friday, where he said hed announce his future plans on Saturday.
I dont have anything to add from what Mr. Cain said in Rock Hill, S.C., and on the Sean Hannity program, Gordon said.
Cain aides were preparing for a campaign through the Iowa caucuses as recently as Thursday night, when the candidates Iowa chairman Steve Grubbs says he met with campaign manager Mark Block in Des Moines. Grubbs said they even submitted a campaign mobile app to Apple for approval on Friday.
Cains schedule is filled well into next week, with plans to campaign in Oklahoma on Monday and to speak at the Republican Jewish Coalition forum on Wednesday. The national campaign also just launched the Women for Herman Cain group, naming Cains wife Gloria, as its head.
We were planning the campaign for the rest of the month. We have a lot of work to do, Grubbs said. Weve got all sorts of things going on, so I would be real disappointed if he did drop out.
Thanks for reading me right. I know my faults. I also know my God is bigger than my faults. I figure if He could speak through an ass, I must still be qualified also. lol
No, but it puts your husband on dangerous ground.
Hasn't Cain admitted knowing her and giving her money without his wife's knowledge?
Well, thank you for calling my sweet, humble, generous, and faithful husband an arrogant “honorable” husband because he hasn’t told me every person he ever counseled and/or helped out financially in a pinch.
People have no clue what it’s like to be in a pastor’s family. They just don’t. I started posting about what it’s like at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2814962/posts?page=134#134
What are YOU talking about?
Yes, he has admitted knowing her and giving her money without his wife’s knowledge.
What’s your point?
Follow the thread.
Whatever happened between them, he kept it a secret from his wife for 13 years, which in and of itself is worthy of being condemned as being dishonest.
Sara, I am very much aware of what the left and the media does to conservatives.
What I wasn’t aware of is what conservatives do to conservatives. That is what is shocking to me.
What saddens me the most about this entire situation is that Herman survived stage IV cancer just to have this experience, just to be destoryed by human filth, and to have the people that he wanted to help turn on him and turn their backs on him.
what I want to tell conservatives, generally speaking because there were some who did stand for him, but sadly we were few in number, is this.
Stand alone against your enemy as you made Herman do.
Loving people always puts us on dangerous ground. The only safe action is to do nothing. The greatest, most loving, and wisest Man the earth has ever seen was hung on a pole for everybody to spit on until He died. It wasn’t Safe Friday; it was GOOD Friday. Loving means risk.
Somebody in a previous conversation today said that no man gives money without expecting something in return. I have never heard anything so cynical in my life. That’s saying that there is no man on earth who has real love. Wow, what an indictment of the people in that poster’s life.
We’ve seen self-serving cads in office for a long time, but to believe that real love doesn’t exist at all is a very, very sad thing.
On this thread, we have firsthand witness posts by a Preacher's Wife, who has said her husband has done the exact same thing as Cain: Given financial support to a woman, without the wife's knowledge, for over a 2 year period of time.
That doesn't make him dishonest.
Do you tell your spouse about every act of charity that you do? Do you tell your spouse when you tip a waitress 50% or 100% instead of 15-20%? That is a charitable act to a female, without informing your spouse. Does that make you dishonest?
What you misread in others is merely a reflection of your mind.
Apparently your mind is corrupt. Mine is not. Innocent until proven guilty. I can wait a few days or weeks for facts or evidence to come out, not just her word, with ZERO proof of anything other than texts, mostly from her, and a single phone call. ONE phone call in all of October and November. Probably initiated by her. Wow... what a guilty man!
Pastors dont tell people the stuff they give because its between them and God, and the Bible says not to do stuff to get praise from people but to not let your right hand know what the left is doing.”
Believers and Unbelivers are like wheat in the field. Believers with their “heads bowed” in humbleness not looking for praise or rewards for their actions.
UnBelievers with their “heads held high” looking for praise for every single thing they do.
Sounds like we have a lot of Un-Believers on here otherwise why would people care so much that he did not tell his wife.
If she has his personal cell phone number and he has hers then it’s a big red flag, especially with a whole lot of texting going on at all times of the day and night.
The difference with the woman in your example and Cain’s friend is it seems the woman went to the ministerial alliance and other churches for help. The Cain woman was kept secret for 13 years. Surely you can see the difference?
I don't care what anyone says.
Dealing with a woman on a personal basis is not the same as giving to a charity, so stop talking nonsense.
Clearly, you haven't read in the Bible where it says that we ought not to even give the APPEARANCE of evil (1Thess.5)
He is running for the top job in the world. If he can’t handle the vetting of a primary race how the hell do you think he would handle a real crisis?
He hasn’t had to have his past publicly examined before because he has never held public office. You need to turn off the computer, news, and noise of the political race and get some fresh perspective as it seems you are really heavily emotionally invested.
He admits that he knows her, admits he gave her money and admits his wife didn't know about her.
What else is there to know about?
Correction Change UnBelivers to Make believers. The Worst kind.
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
Either I am having a hard time understanding you, because you aren’t using complete sentences, or you are intentionally leaving out words and expecting me to read your mind.
What are you talking about?
Conversely, guilty of what?
It has nothing to do with being 'self serving', the fact is no minister of the church should leave himself and the church vulnerable to accusations of wrong doing.
That is what is burning Cain now.