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Herman Cain 2012 drop-out decision: 'Leaning toward' campaign suspension
Politico ^ | 12/02/11 | Maggie Haberman & Reid Epstein

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.

“He’ll probably get out, but nothing’s 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, he’s 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 he’s 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 it’s not clear what form that would take.

What’s also become clear is that some of Cain’s advisers want him to keep going.

Cain’s campaign spokesman J.D. Gordon pushed back on the rumors that the candidate would likely leave the race, saying, “I don’t know where they are getting their information.”

Gordon referred back to Cain’s comments on Fox News on Thursday night that he’d make a decision by Monday and at a town hall on Friday, where he said he’d announce his future plans on Saturday.

“I don’t 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 candidate’s 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.

Cain’s 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 Cain’s 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. “We’ve got all sorts of things going on, so I would be real disappointed if he did drop out.”


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; cainscandals; enemedia; gopprimary; hermancain; politico; pollutico; quitter
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This does not surprise me.
1 posted on 12/02/2011 6:39:31 PM PST by freespirited
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To: freespirited

Politico quoting unnamed sources.

I’ll pass.


2 posted on 12/02/2011 6:41:05 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: freespirited

The liberal media and GOP establishment have spoken: no uppity conservative is going to get the nomination. Only a reliable socialist gets to go up against the communist Obama.


3 posted on 12/02/2011 6:43:01 PM PST by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: freespirited

Believing Politico and unnamed sources is like believing Baghdad Bob. Screw you Polutico.


4 posted on 12/02/2011 6:44:18 PM PST by ResponseAbility (Islam...Imperialism in a turban.)
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To: freespirited

> This does not surprise me.

I am not surprised either, but I am deeply disappointed.

I will vote for Santorum or Paul, if Santorum drops out. The only reason I would vote for Paul is that it would not be a vote AGAINST the RINO establishment and the bolshevik media.

I don’t think I can vote for Gingrich in good conscience.

Concerning the destruction of the country, better that it should be done in one fell swoop, rather than by a thousand cuts.

Be prepared.

It’s going to get really ugly.


5 posted on 12/02/2011 6:44:51 PM PST by Westbrook
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To: freespirited

Politic has done their job well.


6 posted on 12/02/2011 6:45:24 PM PST by umgud
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To: Westbrook
Correction:
7 posted on 12/02/2011 6:47:02 PM PST by Westbrook
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To: Westbrook

Pick one already.. geesh .. u are part of the problem. You have backups for every msm folley...


9 posted on 12/02/2011 6:48:38 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: freespirited

Politico’s unnamed sources have said a lot of things about Mr. Cain. Thus far they’ve proven to be wildly biased and inaccurate.


10 posted on 12/02/2011 6:48:40 PM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: freespirited
Politico?

Um, he's dropping out. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Herman pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.

11 posted on 12/02/2011 6:52:08 PM PST by tnlibertarian (Things are so bad now, Kenyans are saying Obama was born in the USA.)
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To: freespirited

“Suspending the campaign,” means “you all hang around and don’t support anyone else, and I’ll decide later”. A big “screw you” to his supporters.


12 posted on 12/02/2011 6:53:40 PM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: freespirited
The national campaign also just launched the Women for Herman Cain group, naming Cain’s wife Gloria, as its head.

That's gotta leave a mark.

13 posted on 12/02/2011 6:53:59 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: Westbrook

Cain’s interview in New Hampshire was interesting. I think he and his campaign are getting better at handling the crap storm that a complict media has thrown at him. Everyone is second guessing what will happen on Saturday I think he’s going to come out swinging because many are expecting him to quit.

He’s never been a quiter. What better time to emphasis that when everyone, friend and foe, is watching. That should get him a nice bump in the poles.


14 posted on 12/02/2011 6:54:12 PM PST by meatloaf (I've had it with recycling politicians in any way shape or form. Toss 'em out!)
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To: freespirited
Nor does it, I.

So long as Herman Cain stays in the race, David Axlerod and his minions will dredge up any woman who's had acquaintance of Mr. Cain, of questionable character, dubious history, and financial hard times and ply her with money to portray Mr. Cain as a sex crazed “negro” to demonize him amongst their faithful and those who lean towards the democrat side.

This has been their modus oporandi since "The One" ran for Illinois Senate.

15 posted on 12/02/2011 6:54:26 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: freespirited

Well, he obviously didn’t do any of what was said.

If he drops out, it’s gonna make me hateful.

Hateful of the GOP, who failed to stand up for him.

Hateful of conservatives who pussied out.

Hateful of FReepers who talked a bunch of sh!t.

Basically it’s gonna come down to this.

Those who didn’t stand up for him when he needed it, don’t expect me to stand up for you when you need it.

Hope you got enough to get Newt the known philanderer, arrogant POS elected without my help, cuz you ain’t gonna have it.

So that means Obama gets re-elected?

So what?

America deserves him, hardcore deserves him.

Yeah, I’m mad bro.


16 posted on 12/02/2011 6:56:20 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Bryanw92
The liberal media and GOP establishment have spoken: no uppity conservative is going to get the nomination. Only a reliable socialist gets to go up against the communist Obama.

The Obama machine has wrapped chains around Cain and dragged him around the DemocRAT plantation to make an example of him for any other uppity blacks who might consider challenging the liberal establishment. And the useful idiots cheer it on like it's some kind of stupid reality TV show.

17 posted on 12/02/2011 6:56:53 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: freespirited

No Cain? Sorry, I’ll not vote in the primary. The MSM and RINOs leaders will not tellus who our CANDIDATE should be!


18 posted on 12/02/2011 6:57:18 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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To: goseminoles

> Pick one already.. geesh

It’s hard to hit a moving target.

I already know who I WON’T vote for. Haven’t made up my mind who I will vote for.

If Cain is ever exonerated, it’s likely to be too late.

For him and for us.


19 posted on 12/02/2011 6:57:37 PM PST by Westbrook
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To: chris37

I feel a lot like you right now, I know for me it will eventually pass, but I’m pretty ticked off right now.


20 posted on 12/02/2011 6:57:44 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: freespirited

People get paid to write this? hope the guy didn’t go “out on a limb” with this remark, “The two options he’s weighing are “continuing forward with the campaign, or suspending the campaign,” the first source said.” well..duh


21 posted on 12/02/2011 6:59:01 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1

Yeah that’s rich isn’t it? Breaking news he is either quitting or continuing.

Thanks Politico


22 posted on 12/02/2011 7:01:22 PM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: freespirited

Politico mission accomplished.


23 posted on 12/02/2011 7:01:30 PM PST by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: tnlibertarian
Politico?

Um, he's dropping out. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Herman pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.

So what will be you glib comment if he does suspend the campaign?

24 posted on 12/02/2011 7:01:34 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: freespirited; All

25 posted on 12/02/2011 7:04:22 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: chris37

Newt has no chance in Hades of winning the general.

This is either mass suicide or the Establishment playing everyone like fiddles, or both.


26 posted on 12/02/2011 7:04:55 PM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: dfwgator

I wish I could say it will pass df, but I’m not sure.

I expected this of the left, but the response form the right was eye opening to say the least.

I refuse to stand with a bunch of coward sissies.

And there is NO WAY in HELL I’m going to move from an inncoent man accused of adultery to a known adulterer, just ain’t gonna do it.


27 posted on 12/02/2011 7:04:55 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Westbrook

I don’t know... if he hangs in there, this could prove to be an instance of the media firing all its ammo too early. People forget pretty quickly, they say. 45 days is about how long it takes for a story to slip down the memory hole. If, like Perot, he pulls out because the heat’s too much, then... well... he’ll just be another candidate successfully Borked. I sure do get sick of it.


28 posted on 12/02/2011 7:05:44 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: freespirited

Typical politico reporting, Cain is going to stay in the race or Cain is going to suspend his campaign or Cain is going to exit the race...What a MONGO scoot, this should be on frontpage...

Why don’t they just post their childish tweets and paste a bunch of the twits together and print, would be better than this pile of dung...


29 posted on 12/02/2011 7:05:51 PM PST by Fred (On Newt Gingrich - He is a sociopath, but he is our sociopath)
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To: over3Owithabrain

No, he doesn’t, and I’m utterly disgusted with so called conservatives at this point.

I may well be at the point of rooting for their defeat.

God help me.


30 posted on 12/02/2011 7:06:50 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Westbrook

Really? You’d quit that easily? You must not have kids. Keep the faith and keep fighting. More importantly work to keep the House and capture the Senate. Holding those two for a generation will set us back on track, even with a RINO in the WH.


31 posted on 12/02/2011 7:08:39 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: freespirited

I feel a bit angry at how they have treated him.


32 posted on 12/02/2011 7:11:06 PM PST by allmost
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To: freespirited; All

33 posted on 12/02/2011 7:11:35 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: freespirited

I bet Cain announces tomorrow that his wife “strongly supports” him and he will stay in the race to help regain his reputation.


34 posted on 12/02/2011 7:16:49 PM PST by balls (0 lies like a Muslim (Google "taqiyya"))
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To: freespirited

Politico strikes with those absurd unnamed sources again!

They will do ANYTHING to try and get this man to lose support.


35 posted on 12/02/2011 7:17:06 PM PST by justsaynomore (http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: Old Sarge

Exactly. As if they had any credibility left.


36 posted on 12/02/2011 7:17:25 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: tnlibertarian
Um, he's dropping out. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Herman pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.

EXACTLY!!!

37 posted on 12/02/2011 7:19:05 PM PST by justsaynomore (http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: freespirited
Does anyone recall how they were trying this crap with Sarah Palin and some basketball player?

Anyone?

Sweet Lord Jesus, I am amazed at the way Republicans are led by the nose by their enemies to discard the people who are on their side and fooled into embracing the snakes in the grass!

At this point, I'm on the train, we'll see how far it goes.

38 posted on 12/02/2011 7:22:37 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: musicman

That cartoon is perfect.

But the MSM can’t butcher anybody without the consent of the “conservatives”. That is who is really on trial in all this. This is about whether we are gonna let the media and Axelrod’s Chicago choose our candidate. If so, we may as well roll over and die. Sort of like if those turkeys each caught the other one and put him on the chopping block until they’re all dead.


39 posted on 12/02/2011 7:22:48 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: tnlibertarian

Thank you, Simone.


40 posted on 12/02/2011 7:23:41 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: chris37

There’s a phrase that about sums up what I’m feeling about a lot of the “conservatives”: Et tu, Brute?

I’ll plug my nose and vote for anybody but Obama, but I’ll probably be feeling like warm spit while I do it. Mostly because I’m beginning to think that America deserves what Obama is doing to her.


41 posted on 12/02/2011 7:26:19 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: freespirited

I haven’t watched much SNL since the 1970s but this weekend might have a skit depicting what happens when Herman gets home to his wife.


42 posted on 12/02/2011 7:27:53 PM PST by plain talk
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To: plain talk

And it’ll be about as funny as a spoof on the Holocaust.


43 posted on 12/02/2011 7:30:47 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: freespirited

Its Polutico. They have been attacking everyone EXCEPT Romney. As of right now, they are part of the “Mitness Protection Program”. Lately, they have been writing hit pieces on Newt Gingrich using anonymous sources.


44 posted on 12/02/2011 7:31:07 PM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: freespirited; Allegra; TheMom; humblegunner

I received an email at work stating that Sarah said that Cain was quitting.


45 posted on 12/02/2011 7:31:13 PM PST by Eaker (Nothing even remotely praising Romney should be posted because one should stick to the truth.)
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To: chris37
I could not agree with you more.

What a bunch of double standard, double-crossing Politicians we have on both sides of the aisle.

I am sick of Newt Gingrich getting a God Card Pass.

One more picture of his mistress, home wrecker and Nordic Lewinsky, wife #3, Callistra as “first lady” makes me vomit.

If Cain drops out I hope he and his attorney, Lee Woods, go after every woman who has made harmful allegations towards Herman Cain. Sue them and find out who pulled them out of the gutter and put them on National TV...every Monday morning!

I am sick and tired of Politicians. I'm getting too old to even care any more. Herman Cain was the only candidate on that stage that inspired me and brought hope that we could change this Country. The rest of the crowd are just a bunch of politically motivated wannabes and/or has beens looking to get back into the Beltway and the Money!

Right now I'd vote for Donald Trump or Third Party.

Screw the GOP!

46 posted on 12/02/2011 7:32:27 PM PST by not2worry
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To: butterdezillion
I'm not discounting the possibility that another Republican could be behind the deep ops research and subsequent smear.
47 posted on 12/02/2011 7:32:34 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Sans-Culotte
So what will be you glib comment if he does suspend the campaign?

Suspends? I don't know, maybe:

"What? Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

Germans?

Forget it, he's rolling."

Even if he does suspend his campaign, it doesn't prove Politco reliable, but only that their goal was accomplished.

48 posted on 12/02/2011 7:32:48 PM PST by tnlibertarian (Things are so bad now, Kenyans are saying Obama was born in the USA.)
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To: 1010RD

> You must not have kids.

LOL! I have ELEVEN kids, nine still at home, and TEN grandchildren so far! We live in the sticks, half a mile from the nearest neighbor. God has been very good to us.

I *WILL* indeed vote, as will my wife and my four oldest kids. We’re just waiting for all the fallout to pass.

Gingrich is a bright guy, but I fear that he wouild sell out the conservatives in a heartbeat, and I don’t think he can win, either.


49 posted on 12/02/2011 7:33:44 PM PST by Westbrook
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To: chris37

>> Well, he obviously didn’t do any of what was said.

He didn’t pay off a bimbo for thirteen years?

Hey, wait a minute. He ADMITTED he did. And didn’t tell his wife.

What about that one? Did he do it, or no? He SAID he did. Are you calling Herman Cain a liar?


50 posted on 12/02/2011 7:34:28 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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