Skip to comments.Herman Cain drops out of presidential race
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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[ When will blacks wake up to see that the media and democrats hate blacks! ]
Right after New York City Jews do...
McCain was mealy mouthed and lacked the fire Newt has..what if Cain endorses Newt?
The Hell Cat and Tip of the Spear needs to rise. MB and RP the only two left I trust.
I don’t think that you or the “Brit” are “thinking”. It is the liberal media which is trying to make conservatives think these loser ideas.
PS: God doesn’t “think” as humans do. “My ways are not your ways, My thoughts are not your thoughts.” Buck up, put a smile on your face and pick a GOP candidate to support. The one good thing coming out of this is that there will be fewer candidates on the next debate stage.
What if Cain is Newt’s pick for VP? Could a deal have been in the works?
Bachmann? the one who said that Cain’s 999 is more like a 666? Bachmann who is considering Trump as her VP? Bachmann who has missed voting and fulfilling her duties in congress? Bachmann who tried to go after the Veterans?
In her tea party-fueled quest to cut government spending and social programs, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has unveiled a plan to cut $400 billion in federal spending that includes freezing the Veterans Affairs Departments health care spending and cuts veterans disability benefits. The Air Force Times reports her plan would slice $4.5 billion from the VA, including reducing 150,000 veterans disability compensation and the amount they receive in Social Security Disability Income.A host of veterans groups slammed Bachmanns plan:
Veterans of Foreign War national commander Richard L. Eubank said, The only discussion the VFW wants is to tell the congresswoman that her plan is totally out of step with Americas commitment to our veterans.
It’s sad because 43% of the country knows this is Barry’s M.O. and the media is his tool.
In an alternate universe the media would have vetted Barry with as much enthusiasm as they have for taking down a conservative.
I’m thinking it’s close to that time, to go Pinnoche on the scum.
Love Herman...hope he gets back in. We still haven't seen any proof of his so-called x-tramaritals.
I am glad to see so many posters saying they support Bachmann. I am going to throw my financial support her way now that Cain has quit. I won’t give a penny to a RINO. The RNC saw it’s last penny in 2008 when I donated for Palin as VP.
On WLS last week, the RNC’s Reince Preibus was on, saying Cain should step down. It was disgusting. He joined the chorus of guilty, guilty, guilty. Of course the only thing Cain is guilty of is being a conservative American.
I can see the hits against Herman Cain like an October surprise when you look at the primary schedule beginning January 3rd in Iowa. It was well orchestrated just when there was little time to recoup.
Sarah Palin is watching what played out for Cain just what the Left was working up to do on her. Remember the Joe McGinniss book that brought allegations that Sarah had a fling with basketball player Glen Rice, snorted cocaine off a oil drum while snow mobilling, smoked pot in college, and had a six-month affair with her husband Todd’s business partner, Brad Hanson, in 1996. These false allegations were laid out for the media by this douche bag McGinniss, just in case Sarah did get in the race. Think what the likes of David Axelrod would do with the character assassination tactics. And notice that these tactics have all gone away against Sarah the minute she announced she was not going to run? That tells me they are orchestrated and we need to know by whom. We need to out these political terrorists, because that is what they are. America is getting tired of this theater in the sewer. I hope someone is getting at the bottom of these tactics.
I am with you about the other candidates. Sarah Palin, if there is still time, should reconsider her decision not to run. That would be an October surprise on them.
I have never in my life wanted a person for our President who is far removed from the DC entrapment, more.
If I had the means and intelligence and drive necessary, I would put forth a state by state petition to add an amendment to our constitution which states that NO law in this nation shall be enacted unless EVERY SINGLE CITIZEN, including members of congress and the president, must follow that law to the letter.
Every congressman and president should be held to their salaries and collect no special privilege monies at penalty of losing job and pension, and every single one of those arrogant law makers should be held to the exact same rulings of the horrific health care-obamanationcare-piece of shit.
Hearing of the neurologist who called into Mark Levine's show and reported that having attended a conference put on by the health care czar-that informed them that [paraphrased] ' as of 2014, NO 'unit' (oh yes, that is what we are all called under the new health care shit, oh gag me-UNITS) OVER the age of 70 is permitted to have brain surgery, of any type. and by law can only receive care and concern (?) and that anyone over the age of 65 MUST REPORT for END OF LIFE COUNSELING EVERY TWO YEARS ' MAKES ME SO FRIGGIN MAD I WANT to friggin SCREAM!!!!!
Are we still living in America?
A wise friend once told me, “Don’t let the mundane dull you.”
So I see what you’re saying about Newt,
but I still think he’s a brilliant war-horse who will be reigned in by congress.
Bachmann is the one we need. She has the conviction, the drive, the fire, the brimstone, the balls, and the fearlessness we need.
Best wishes to Herman Cain and his family, and to all Tea Party supporters in this disappointing time.
Yep, look at Santorum and not the media's opinion of him and as a conservative he is impressive.
Glad you are going with Newt. I would bet Newt will give Cain an appointment. I remember when Ashcroft got a dirty deal in Missouri and Carnahan’s husband died. The gov appointed his wife to fill the position. Ashcroft being the gentleman he is...suspended campaign ads during the “mourning” over Mel Carnahan’s death. Bush won the election and appointed Ashcroft as Atty Gen.
I believe Newt will appoint Cain to a cabinet position or as Fed Reserve Chair...just my own humble opinion
Wasn't surprised he dropped out.
Nonetheless, I will crawl over broken glass to vote for anyone but the Dear Leader. Our country can't survive another 4 years of this Imposter.
"ain't gonna'" happen.
“Nonetheless, I will crawl over broken glass to vote for anyone but the Dear Leader.”