Herman Cain: I am suspending my campaign

But “I am not going to be silenced and I am not going away. Therefore, as of today, Plan B: I call it TheCainSolutions.com.”

So basically, the reverse-Newt.

Discuss.

 

54 comments

  1. TheEiger says:

    Good. Now that his joke of a campaign is over we can move on to nominating someone who can actually beat Obama.

      • Monica says:

        right on.. And I’m quite sure she told him that right after she found out about this Ginger White person… But if he quite right after, it would look worse than waiting a bit, he probably wanted to wait longer…

        • Romegaguy says:

          His wife didnt care either way. It’s not like she learned anything new in the last couple of months…

          His former contributors on the other hand who quit giving him money had a lot more to do with his decision

  2. fuzzypeach777 says:

    As I said in the earlier remark, it is time for the media to come under intense scrutiny for their biased handling of this sort of thing. Clinton and Edwards were given a pass for their proven indiscretions, while Cain is removed by media inaction or action, depending on their personal political beliefs.

    Obviously this was done to avoid splitting the black vote and insuring Obama is tossed out as a result.

    Since the media is now agenda driven, it is time revisit their Constitutional guarantees to address it. Britain is about to severely rein in their media because of misconduct. With the US media now becoming players instead of observers in our political process, it would appear greater oversight of them is necessary.

    • TheEiger says:

      It is a scary day when the federal government has the ability to “rein in the media”. I think Herman got what he deserved and handled it poorly. The media kept piling on because Herman handled the situation so badly. I don’t think you really understand what you are asking for by having the federal government censoring the media. That will be the day we all start to loose our freedoms.

    • Charlie says:

      And as I said via twitter, only in America can a candidate summon international media for a media contrived event in order to blame the media for a failed candidate’s campaign.

      But the true believers will never believe that when you pour your hopes into an empty vessel and ignore all the icebergs in the path, it’s their own fault when the ship sinks.

      Much easier and more convenient to blame the media, then go back to espousing personal responsibility.

      • KD_fiscal conservative says:

        “But the true believers will never believe that when you pour your hopes into an empty vessel and ignore all the icebergs in the path, it’s their own fault when the ship sinks.”

        Yeah and the scary part is then they go on to support un-American methods of censorship and totalitarianism.

      • Dave Bearse says:

        As I posted yesterday, the base doesn’t trust the media, and now no longer trusts the GOP establishment.

        • Doug Grammer says:

          Do they trust the President who won’t rest until more jobs are created who is about to go on a 17 day vacation?

          • Dave Bearse says:

            Of course not Doug, the single most important thing the GOP base has wanted to achieve from day one is for President Obama to be a one-term Mulsim president.

              • Doug Grammer says:

                I worked to re-elect Bush and I am proud of that. I even took off work and went to a swing state, Wisconsin, and worked non-stop for about a week. Next question?

                  • Doug Grammer says:

                    Only that we didn’t carry Wisconsin. President Bush was not a perfect man and I didn’t agree with him 100%, but he was by far a better choice than Sen. John Kerry.

                    • benevolus says:

                      I find it a bit sad when unnecessary war and wrecking the economy are considered “better”. Better than what?

                    • Doug Grammer says:

                      Bene,

                      Do you think that President Bush wrecked the economy by himself? I’ll grant you that the economy went South on his watch. Will you grant that many things that led to that were building before he took office?

                      As far as the unnecessary wars go, was U.S. intervention in Lybia necessary? If the U.S. has responded stronger, or at all, when the Cole was bombed, do you think the WTC would have been attacked? If the WTC attack in 1993 had been properly responded to, would we have had 9/11/2001? If could go on, but you should understand my premise.

                      What would life have been like under President Kerry? I imagine TARP would have been bigger with less controls (if possible). I doubt we would have pulled troops out of the middle east, but I also doubt that the surge would have been implemented and we would be losing more troops than we have. If we did take the troops out too soon, Iran might have invaded Iraq. Turkey might have invaded Iraq to get the Kurds. The Patriot Act might not been in place and we might have lost the Sears Tower in Chicago. If could go on, but you should understand my premise.

                      What do you think President Kerry could have done better?

                • Calypso says:

                  Doug, my question about working for Bush’s re-election was directed to Dave Bearse, not you. I asked this facetiously because of his statement about the GOP base wanting to make sure Obama is a one-termer. I pretty much thought that was the intention of the party out of power, that’s why they run a candidate against the incumbent.

  3. chefdavid says:

    Is the word Cain Solutions a little bit of foreshadowing ie American Solutions?…. I wonder if I’ll get my t-shirt I ordered a couple of weeks ago?

  4. fuzzypeach777 says:

    “Herman got what he deserved and handled it poorly. The media kept piling on because Herman handled the situation so badly. I don’t think you really understand what you are asking for by having the federal government censoring the media. That will be the day we all start to loose our freedoms.”

    Got what he deserved…? What did he do to handle poorly? Where was all the microscopic examination of the Cain accuser’s claims that we saw with the Clinton harem? John Edwards received exactly the same treatment for the same reason. Most, if not all, of the traditional media are supporters of liberal democrats. Their report clearly reflects this and as a result it is having an effect on the political process that it should not have.

    As for Cain handling anything poorly, Mister “57 states” and “English embassy” was elected to office despite numerous gaffes and missteps far worse than anything Cain or Perry did. Yet again the “unbiased” media made sure theirs were reported, magnified, and analyzed while Obama was given a pass on his.

    Since the establishment media has clearly shown they can no longer be trusted to simply report the news and instead want to influence matters to meet their personal political beliefs, they do indeed need to see great restrictions. After all, the liberals are constantly beating the drum for “reasonable” restrictions on the Second Amendment, clearly something similar is needed for the First!

    • mountainpass says:

      “After all, the liberals are constantly beating the drum for “reasonable” restrictions on the Second Amendment, clearly something similar is needed for the First!”

      I really must address this statement. No. Your argument takes away more freedom.

      I’ll take freedom over “reasonable” any day.

      • fuzzypeach777 says:

        “I really must address this statement. No. Your argument takes away more freedom.

        I’ll take freedom over “reasonable” any day.”

        Of course you will. But with freedom comes responsibility. The legacy media is now a player in the political process with their biased reporting based on their personal political beliefs.

        We can not allow “news” organizations to unduly influence the political process by using their unique platform to do so. A viable candidate was forced from consideration by the actions of the media forwarding a personal political agenda. Since the media is unwilling to police themselves in this area, it must be done for them.

        Clearly the current situation cannot be allowed to continue if the democratic process is to proceed unfettered by undue outside influence such as seen with Cain and NOT seen with Edwards, Clinton, Kennedy, or -insert liberal democratic candidate/office holder here-

        • debbie0040 says:

          I am really sick of people putting the entire blame on the media without also blaming
          Herman’s response to the allegations. Yes the media delvinginto his personal life so deep was wrong and he was treated unfairly in that regard. Herman knew this crap was out there ticking like a time-bomb and the campaign was caught with their pants down when the allegations first surfaced. They had ample time to come up with a response but they did not. There were many mistakes made like not making sure Herman was prepared for interviews.

          If Herman had been honest from the beginning and simply said that he had made mistakes in his personal life and that he regreted and that no one was perfect but he had sought forgiveness and was working on redeeming himself. He could have said that the mistakes in his personal life had no bearing on the way he would govern and how he would turn this country around and help steer this nation out of the recession . He should have said that he was not going to discuss his personal , private life any further.

          Most people believe he was dishonest with his answers and that is what bothered me. It was not his alleged adultry but his apparent dishonest reponses that insluted the intelligence of voters.. 5 women and maybe more to come and the last one had phone records. Cain admitted he had a friendship with this woman over 13 years and helping her financially and his wife did not know her nor that he was helping her financially. Do any of you honestly believe he is completely innocent?

          • The Last Democrat in Georgia says:

            “Herman knew this crap was out there ticking like a time-bomb and the campaign was caught with their pants down when the allegations first surfaced….It was not his alleged adultry but his apparent dishonest reponses that insluted the intelligence of voters.”

            Getting caught with pants down and being “insluted” (Freudian slip, I know) pretty much sums up Herman Cain’s problems.

            “Cain admitted he had a friendship with this woman over 13 years and helping her financially and his wife did not know her nor that he was helping her financially. Do any of you honestly believe he is completely innocent?”

            Sure we believe Herman Cain is completely innocent…Because guys help out women financially without expecting anything in return all the time and Ginger White was probably nothing more than a really, really, REALLY good plutonic friend that he just conveniently forgot to tell his wife about for 13 straight years because their was nothing to tell?

            NAH! Who are we kidding? Cain was banging her for cash.

            Oh well. I guess that a run for Governor of Georgia or the U.S. Senate is probably out.

          • Dave Bearse says:

            Caught with his pants down? Politico gave Cain ten days to get his story straight and craft a campaign response. The story? He didn’t remember. The campaign response? He’s the victim.

            You’re correct that Cain demonstrated he has no business sitting behind an Oval Office desk.

        • mountainpass says:

          FP77

          I agree the media leans left. The more they lean the more the country will notice this. The hard left and right can see this, it’s the middle that are catching on. If you rein in the media where will it stop and who decides what is OK?

          Don’t push to limit freedoms, I’ll make up my own mind thank you very much.

  5. dirL says:

    I never liked Cain much on WSB but I hope they hire him back. That moron they have on there now is the most condescending, arrogant and egotistical pompous A hole I have ever heard. I think his name is Eric something. He constantly acts like he has inside information but nothing he ever says or predicts comes true. You can tell when he is on the air he is really tweeting his friends and not paying attention to the callers or even to himself. It is not uncommon for him to start a statement, lose his train of thought (tweeting) mumbling a couple of things, and incoherently finish his sentence. Please bring back Cain WSB.

    • Monica says:

      Yeah, Erik Erikson, and you’re on his website 🙂 He is much better than Cain, as much as I liked Cain. I follow him on Twitter and he doesn’t really twit that much.

      • Dave Bearse says:

        Now there’s an interesting remark complimentary on two counts… “[H]e doesn’t twit that much.”

  6. Harry says:

    Herman, if you happen to read this….you have been subjected to a hypocritical, double-standard, partisan process. Whatever mistakes you made – if you did – pales in comparison to the likes of JFK and Teddy Kennedy. Not to mention Barack Obama and Barney Frank, whose boyfriend ran a male prostitution business in Barney’s condo. If they made half the effort to out Barry Obama then I’d start to believe they were being even-handed, but they keep that one under wraps.

    • Don’t forget about one of history’s best minds President Bill Clinton – at all times concentrating on what he could do for the people, never distracted by the fairer sex.

      Teddy Kennedy was known as the “Lion of the Senate” and I’m sure it had nothing to do with him always being on the prowl.

      • NoTeabagging says:

        That’s right Buzz, Clinton could keep on working and not get distracted by a BJ in the Oval Office. BTW, it wasn’t sex remember, because it did not involve the proper engagement of certain organs and orifices. :;)

  7. chefdavid says:

    So where are the texts? We have phone records with no texts. Don’t you think she would have texts on her phone? Especially if you were going to knock down a cadidate for president. Why did they not show them? She had no reason to delete them from her phone. I want to see the texts one way or another. If they were texts of “pay your bills” then that might be a reason to delete them, but if they were the “I am the pimp daddy Cain come on down” why didn’t the media expose them? I believe they were not there but a phone record shows something that could be left up to the imagination.

    • Monica says:

      The woman and Cain didn’t want to show what the messages say. The lawyer for Cain said that the messages are about mundane issues. Look, I don’t know if men have a harder time with this, but you do not carry on a 13 year relationship with a single female 5 miles away from your home, without telling your wife – as in the female is a part of a group of friends. You just don’t do that. The most incriminating part of it is that Gloria didn’t know. If you have nothing to hide, you don’t. This woman was not a business associate, she was not part of his political ambitions, nothing, she was just a random woman. If you don’t believe something sinister happened here, then you simply really really really really do not want to believe it.

      • chefdavid says:

        Sounds like a bunch a fub bub to me. If there was something there then it should be shown. Just because he didn’t say to his wife every time he was giving a bum on the street corner .25 doesn’t mean he had an affair. How many of us had had clients that we could not talk about situations? I just don’t believe it. Why did she not have some incriminating text messages? Like I said there was nothing there. Gloria sure did to stand by his side today.

        • debbie0040 says:

          Elizabeth Edwards stood by John Edwards as long as he denied the affair… Other women have stood by politician hubbies. Look Bill and Hillary..

          Ms. White was not a bum on the street and it is clear Herman gave her more than .25.

          As far as the imcriminating text messages, if you are a habitual cheater, you go to great lengths not to leave a trail. The fact Herman clearly stated that she has no gifts, no incriminating text messages or emails when he first alerted everyone to the fact it was coming out. When he said that, that should have drawn red flags. It did with me. It was like he knew what he needed to avoid and I realized he had probably done that before and that this was not an isolated instance.

          I hope Herman comes clean and moves forward and considers a run for other offices. I think voters will “forgive” him if he does. As long as he keeps issuing strong denials, don’t think he can move forward. His withdrawal speech was interesting. He mentioned that he had made mistakes in his personal life but then kept strongly denying the allegation.

    • Dave Bearse says:

      Chef, the flip side of White not having any texts (if indeed that was the case) was that she had no intentions of outing Cain, that is until other allegations surfaced and the media was tipped off about what was a long affair—strongly circumstantially an affair if not necessarily a sexual one.

      • debbie0040 says:

        I think Dave hit her true motivations on the head. Many women that have affairs with married men mistakenly think the cheating is unusual for the married man and that they are the only one he is cheating with. Once a woman finds out that married man is cheating on his wife and her as well, then hell hath no furry like a woman scorned.

  8. SallyForth says:

    Herman was in over his head from the day he entered the contest, obviously did not know the level of scrutiny he’d be receiving, and it’s just bad that things had to come to this. He should have stuck with lobbying and glad-handing around the political edges, where womanizing never hits the spotlight.

    • The Last Democrat in Georgia says:

      I agree. I think that Cain’s intent was to run for President as a third-tier candidate so that he could sell more of his book and then return to Georgia and resume his radio show and decide whether he wanted to run for Governor, run for the U.S. Senate or just relax and live the life of a retiree.

      It’s just that the Republican field of candidates was so horrific that Cain quickly floated to the top of the pack where he could receive an uncomfortable amount of exposure and media scrutiny.

  9. Harry says:

    Some of us hope and imagine that Herman’s work is still unfinished. When one door closes another opens. The prophet Zechariah reminds that God’s work is often done in difficult or near impossible conditions. This is from a commentary of Dennis Bratcher:

    It never ceases to amaze me that God often begins with small things and inadequate people. It certainly seems that God could have chosen “bigger” things and “better” people to do His work in the world. Yet if God can use them, and reveal Himself through them in such marvelous ways, it means that He might be able to use me, inadequate, and unwise, and too often lacking in faith that I am. And it means that I need to be careful that I do not in my own self-righteousness put limits on what God can do with the smallest things, the most unlikely of people, in the most hopeless of circumstances. I think that is part of the wonder of the Advent Season.

  10. Dave Bearse says:

    Cain can now join Limbaugh, Palin, Norquist as a GOP luminary leading the GOP into the ground. It remains to be seen if Newt’s going to join ’em at the trough.

  11. saltycracker says:

    Enough already….we Cain’t take it anymore – let’s get back to the videos and stories on Obama’s early years…..exposed by old girlfriends, his best man, high school & college buddies…….
    oh….never mind…..

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