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Herman Cain Flops on Gingrich Endorsement, Says, ‘Let’s Get On With This’
ABC News ^ | 4-16-12 | Dover

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, let’s 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 doesn’t have a shot,” Cain said to Washington radio station WMAL.

A former Cain staffer told ABC News that Cain’s call for Gingrich to bow out isn’t 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 morning’s 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. “It’s up to Herman Cain whether or not he’s put in his application with the establishment.”

Cain wasn’t 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 he’ll back Gingrich as long as he’s in the race,” Frazier said.

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KEYWORDS: 2012election; election2012; gingrich; hermancain; hucksterherman; newtgingrich; rickperry
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To: mylife

Perry was crucified on FR...as were Perrywinkles.


51 posted on 04/17/2012 5:44:34 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Godebert
What a disappointment Cain turned out to be.

Only to those who didn't see the reality of who he is and what he was doing.

Rick Perry was crucified on FR.

Lot of confused FReepers!

52 posted on 04/17/2012 6:02:55 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: alicewonders

I will NEVER forget it. I’m clutching that grudge to my bosom for life. I made a list. If I could just find it (ha) ... I would hunt those people down like dogs and make them pay.

Because of his back surgery and pain meds, he entered too soon and flubbed a couple of debates.

But he is a great speaker, fun, charming and right on all the issues.

If he decides to campaign for Romney, which he probably will after Texas votes, he will be a huge asset.


53 posted on 04/17/2012 7:11:26 AM PDT by altura
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To: VinL

54 posted on 04/17/2012 7:42:50 AM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: lonestar

You are absolutely spot on FRiend! It was disgusting but you know, it was just the ‘vetting’ process. Incivility is normal; lying and distortions are normal too and when you are falsely accused and called despicable names, it’s not to be taken personally. I found that out just yesterday. Did you know that Lonestar?

When I found that out, there was a big face palm here!


55 posted on 04/17/2012 8:13:59 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: altura
I will NEVER forget it. I’m clutching that grudge to my bosom for life.

Hear, hear my FRiend...

btw ping to #55

56 posted on 04/17/2012 9:19:26 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: VinL
I'm in, til Newt's out.

Newt was pretty much already out on April 8 when he said he was broke and operating on a shoe string and acknowledged that Romney was going to be the nominee. He only reneged on those words and jumped back in after Santorum quit. Quite the statesman.

57 posted on 04/17/2012 9:25:16 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: altura; Outlaw Woman
Some of the ones who were nastiest to us Perrywinkles, are now begging us to donate to FR so they can spew their venom at us again when we don't buy into their group-think mentality.
58 posted on 04/17/2012 9:42:30 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar

It’s very disappointing.


59 posted on 04/17/2012 9:49:57 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Outlaw Woman

We tried to tell everyone that Perry was the ONLY candidate with the record and the money to beat Romney. We got slapt down everytime. He was never given a chance because of stupid stuff like a Gardisil mandate that never happened and a 10 year Texas law regarding instate tuiion that didnt affect anyone other than Texans.

As for his debate skills, he was getting better and better and was darn good at the end.

I suspect many would have a diffent atittude if they could turn back he hands of time but they would never admit it.

As for Cain, he never had a record to examine just some puff promises that went up in smoke when the going got tough. Then he blamed Perry. What a jerk!

Now look where we are.


60 posted on 04/17/2012 10:21:00 AM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: lonestar


61 posted on 04/17/2012 10:31:26 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: tirednvirginia
IMO, Cain showed his racist roots when he made a big deal about the rock...that had NOTHING to do with Rick Perry.

Herman Cain has a record of riding the affirmative action train his entire career!

62 posted on 04/17/2012 10:40:10 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: VinL

“Gov. Perry puts a premium on loyalty and he’ll back Gingrich as long as he’s in the race,”

And I don’t forget.


63 posted on 04/17/2012 10:45:49 AM PDT by McGruff (Don't go wobbly on me now Newt. You're our only hope.)
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To: tirednvirginia
He was never given a chance because of stupid stuff like a Gardisil

Infuriating, isn't it? He spoke of obama's war on the church before anyone. He spoke out against gays in the military. He stood up for the military and is respected by them in his state. And above all, we wouldn't be worrying about our Second Amendment rights with Governor Perry in the White House. The most qualified candidate with a record to back him up was kicked to the curb because he used the word "heartless". Yet Newt gets a pass on his soft spot for illegals. Perry dropping out was a huge set-back.

64 posted on 04/17/2012 10:55:50 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: tirednvirginia

Yes ma'am. All we could see was the absolute contrast, like this photo shows: Honor, Hard working, Patriotic and it looks like, according to this column, the word LOYALTY can be proudly added to that list v/s Marxism and the true opportunity to stop it. That was the 'obsession' to "Perrywinkles".

My heart breaks for nation.

65 posted on 04/17/2012 10:57:00 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Godebert

Cain fooled a lot of people, but if you paid attention to what Cain said it was OBVIOUS he was not a serous candidate and was just trying to sell his book. I think no one was more surprised then Cain that he was being taken seriously as a candidate. That Cain got as far as he did is a testament to the great job our public schools are doing on dumbing down the general population of the USA.


66 posted on 04/17/2012 11:02:28 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: lonestar

Paul supporters did not have an easy time of it either.


67 posted on 04/17/2012 11:07:35 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: jpsb
That Cain got as far as he did is a testament to the great job our public schools are doing on dumbing down the general population of the USA.

The new FR has become continuing education after public schools. The sheeple can't tolerate opinions different from their own. Debate has been replaced with the zot smackdown!

I think it's amazing they haven't figured out that their support was the instant "kiss of death."

68 posted on 04/17/2012 11:46:39 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar

Not sure what the new FR has become, but I do miss the old FR where political debate was possible. These days I avoid political debates here. Used to be fun and if you kept your mind open you would learn a few things too. Today not so much.


69 posted on 04/17/2012 12:01:00 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: jpsb

agree


70 posted on 04/17/2012 2:37:26 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar
I prefer the term "Perrykrishna" ☺
71 posted on 04/17/2012 3:59:17 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

OOOOOOOK! LOL!


72 posted on 04/17/2012 6:43:56 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: ngat

I didn’t know you were a poet. :-)
****************
So sorry,ng, meant to get back to you on this one.

Frankly, I’m not so much a poet- as a Renaissance man. You know, I have ancient Italian blood in my veins, so I carry with me the souls of conquerors, Machiavelli, DaVinci, Michelangelo.

So, I guess poetry just naturally happens when I speak- I can’t help it.

Hope all is well -:) -:)


73 posted on 04/18/2012 5:32:08 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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