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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."

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To: hoagy62

Gov. Palin decided on her own to not run, the media didn’t run her off. She would be a strong candidate still, considering the rest of the declared candidates have character problems or are too weak to fight back. If Bachmann can stop saying dumb things, I would support her. She’s the only conservative left in the race. But I would gladly support Gov. Palin if she gets in the race.

141 posted on 12/03/2011 11:31:45 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: hoagy62

Consider the source first before you take such statements at face value. Why on Earth would you ever think that a liberal would give you an honest, objective evaluation about something like this? Would you give a liberal the benefit of your detached, objective views on who should be the liberal candidate?

142 posted on 12/03/2011 11:31:59 AM PST by Oceander (TINSTAAFL - Mother Nature Abhors a Free Lunch almost as much as She Abhors a Vacuum)
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To: MNJohnnie
Now that the political establishment media scumbags on both sides have decide “Accusation equals proof” these same tactics of political lynching will be used against EVERY GOP candidate for Senate and House in 2012.

Absolutely correct.

143 posted on 12/03/2011 11:32:02 AM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Agree 100%.

"Sarah Palin ... Please pick up the red courtesy telephone."

144 posted on 12/03/2011 11:32:51 AM PST by adm5 (AMERICA HAS ONLY GOD AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT LEFT TO SAVE THE REPUBLIC. by: LibLieSlayer 3/18/10)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We must draft, nominate and elect Sarah Palin

Keep re-posting that paragraph until you're blue in the face.

She ain't running, can't run, won't run, doesn't want to run and played you for a prime fool.

Deal with reality. This ain't fantasy football.

145 posted on 12/03/2011 11:33:27 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: mandaladon

I wish him and his wife all the best.

146 posted on 12/03/2011 11:33:36 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: DoughtyOne

You can pick your nose if you like, I don’t care. It was just a suggestion. Enough of your rant. Agree it was too bad that Cain dropped out.

147 posted on 12/03/2011 11:33:54 AM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: Rooivalk
Short of digging up Reagan, I don't see who else is left.

All DC types have incestuous relationships with agencies after they leave government, its always been like that.

Time to talk about rotating the Capital from state to state every year, be one way to curb the Washingtonians.

148 posted on 12/03/2011 11:33:59 AM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: MNJohnnie

Proof, Cain had a relationship with White behind his wifes back, thats a fact, gave her money also, thats also a fact.Went on for over 13 years, also a fact!What other proof do you need, accusser #6 to come forward?

149 posted on 12/03/2011 11:34:35 AM PST by eastforker (I'll pick Rick but I still root for Newt.)
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To: R0CK3T
To add to my rant...

This now represents a much bigger win for Democrats - they now have a weapon that they will use on any and all political enemies.

With this new “Media Purity” weapon, forget Newt because he's NEXT!

They will demand that quits like Cain because his prior personal transgressions make him unworthy.

The orchestration of the destruction of Herman Cain's character is IMO all part of the DNC plan, one that bring the politics of personal destruction to all-time levels and now that Cain resignation has given their new weapon life they plan to use it for all its worth.

It really is the ONLY card they have left to play to retain the Power to RULE America.

150 posted on 12/03/2011 11:34:40 AM PST by R0CK3T
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To: AlanGreenSpam

I think you have to gauge which is more important, the mental anguish of your spouse, or the presidency.

Cain evidently found that his wife wasn’t holding up well.

It is possible that the charges are true, in which case I do think it’s a toss up. If he had the affair, I wish he could have stated that he did, and moved on.

I think the Clintons had an open marriage. She feigned anguish, but I never quite bought it. Some of the background on them was rather harsh to both their images, and I don’t think Hillary was a saint either.

I don’t believe the Cains are that type of people. If Herman wasn’t faithful, it doesn’t impress me as being very presidential. I hope he can save his marriage.

If he was innocent of these charges, I hope folks know it in time. And I hope the players who pulled this routine, are destroyed by it.

151 posted on 12/03/2011 11:35:02 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: Savage Beast
"The Democrat Party: The party of slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, racism, the Ku Klux Klan, and LYNCHING!"

Exactly true. bttt

But the reality is that they have been able to convince the easily manipulated, illogical, weak-willed, confused, intellectually dishonest, emotion-driven mouth-breathers with no core values (other than ENVY), which make up at least 50% of of the population of the USA today, into believing the exact opposite of who and what the 'RATS really are all about.

152 posted on 12/03/2011 11:35:21 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("One party will generally represent the envied, the other the envious. Guess which ones." ~GagdadBob)
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To: KansasGirl
No way Obama would debate Newt.

But if they could ask each other questions, Newt might just ask Obama to name the 57 states. The crowd would go wild!!!

But Newt doesn't have to be clever with Obama. It's like a History professor debating a kindergarten kid....the first week of school.

153 posted on 12/03/2011 11:35:24 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: mandaladon

He still may hurt the liberals black voter base because a lot of them may see this as racist: White boy Clinton and Gennifer Flowers OK..Black man Cain with white woman not OK.

154 posted on 12/03/2011 11:35:24 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: corbe

The media is going to try and destroy every single Republican candidate now(Except the ones that they dont fear, like Romney or Huntsman) the rest of them will have people coming out of the woodwork to trash them. Bachmann, well she did raise 23 foster children right, it wont take much for the media to find one to say they were abused in that house, you can see the writing on the wall with the media, they are doing Obama’s bidding for him, he doesn’t have to do a thing, its all so simple, get some trashy people to come out and make ridiculous claims, enough people will believe it, even the ones who say they dont believe it will end up believing it, its just the nature of the beast
A man who survived horrific cancer(The same disease that took my father’s life) unfortunately was brought down today by the libs and the media, when will we stop allowing the media to pick our candidate for us

155 posted on 12/03/2011 11:35:39 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ohioWfan


Bachmann and Santorum are the only ones left for me. Otherwise, I write in. No way in hell will Perry, Newt or Romney get my vote.

156 posted on 12/03/2011 11:35:48 AM PST by rintense (ABO is not a winning strategy.)
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To: tet68

I’m with ya

157 posted on 12/03/2011 11:35:59 AM PST by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: null and void; All

That photo is how I feel. Just horrible.

158 posted on 12/03/2011 11:37:04 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: GloriaJane
What does it mean, he suspended his campaign? Why not just say I quit? Does suspend mean, I might start back up in a little while?

Hush! According to my own recent experience on the live thread, not understanding what Cain means, means you are a racist! Some of his supporters have actually made this gaseous emission, straight from the leftist toolkit.

159 posted on 12/03/2011 11:37:14 AM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: tet68; OUTKAST

Ross Perot
(RIP The Presidential Aspirations of Ross Perot, in order to “protect his family”)

Sarah Palin
(RIP The Presidential Aspirtations of Sarah Palin, in order to “protect her family”)

Herman Cain
(RIP The Presidential Aspirtations of Herman Cain, in order to “protect his family”)

The NEXT Conservative Outsider will also cave in

The NEXT ONE AFTER THAT will also cave in

And so on forever more .............

Will we EVER see a REAL CONSERVATIVE/OUTSIDER with the guts to trust We the People and stand up to the Forces of Darkness and Evil??????

Probably not. The KGB/Alinsky Inspired Machine has been honed and perfected to the point of being invincible. Weep for the USA lost forever.

It completely mystifies me how these fools, idiots and COWARDS blithely throw their hats into the Presidential ring, raising the hopes of millions of us, only to dash those hopes at the first sign of pushback from the Forces of Darkness & Evil.

I ask ALL of you, would you place yourself at PHYSICAL risk as a Presidential Candidate (or even president-Elect), knowing all the dangers and risks associated therewith, only to cave in when someone starts calling you names?

GIVE ME A BREAK - logic implies they are ONE and ALL simply straw characters, placed on the stage of public exposure in order to keep some small glimmer of hope alive in the population, thereby defusing any SERIOUS resistance. These fictitious “SAVIORS” will ALWAYS be withdrawn whenever they reach a dangerous level of support.


And don’t give me flame about how inexeperienced in Foreign Policy Cain was. Or whether or not there was any basis to the sex claims. Foreign Policy has had WAAAYYYYY too much attention given to it for far, far too long, at the horrific expense of our Domestic needs. And, BTW, Clinton survived much worse sexual shenanigans.

160 posted on 12/03/2011 11:37:14 AM PST by CanuckYank
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