Skip to comments.Herman Cain leaving the campaign trail: Why now?
Posted on 10/03/2011 6:15:17 PM PDT by Polybius
Herman Cain leaving the campaign trail: Why now?
Herman Cain is surging in popularity in a number of polls. So why is Herman Cain putting his campaign on hold for the next month?
The Hermantor Experience is, by almost any measure, the hottest thing going in the GOP presidential primary (not named Chris Christie).
But Cain seems destined to squander it. And heres why.
As NBCs thoughtful First Read points out this morning, Cain's promoting a book - and appears to be taking himself off the campaign trail for almost a month.
Cain wont be back in the key state of Iowa until November. With all of the jiggering of the Republican primary calendar, that means hell have six weeks (at best) to pound the trail before the Iowa caucuses in early January.
Perhaps equally telling, Cain's well-regarded communications director and her deputy are both leaving the campaign, with the director headed to run press operations for Louisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne in a tough primary election. Thats not exactly a vote of confidence in Cains presidential prospects.
When you peel off the campaign trail for four weeks in the heat of the fight, it raises questions about just what the heck a candidate is doing in the race anyway. ....
When you take yourself off the campaign trail just to flog a book, it raises the question: Why are you still around, Herman Cain? And whats the real motive behind this run?
(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...
Herman Cain endorsed Mitt Romney two days before Super Tuesday, 2008.
Herman Cain has said that he would not support Rick Perry even in the general election ....... even against Obama. However, he would have no problem supporting Mitt Romney.
Herman Cain said Wednesday that he would be unable to support Rick Perry for president if the Texas governor were to eventually win the party's nomination. .... The former businessman said, for instance, that he could support former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney....
Now, after Cain has hit Perry with everything including the latest racial flap, Cain is taking a month off to sell books and leaving Mitt Romney as the King of the Hill.
Mitt Romney now leads the GOP polls. Was Cain ever a serious candidate or was he simply a Stalking Horse?
Whatever the answer is, it seems that the winner is Mitt Romney. I'm not sure that Perry can recover from the gang-mugging he has undergone.
What a ridiculous article and assumption. The book he is promoting is a campaign book — this will be “part” of the campaign. And the staffers who left? They were not ready for a prime time campaign, and bolted due to the fact that a real player was brought in over them. They had threatened to do this at least one time before.
Totally ridiculous article.
Well, you know who can make her move now, don’t you?
He’s supposed to be on Hannity in a few.... who wrote this crap?
Cain is the Huckabee of 2012.
This scheme will fail for two reasons:
1. Romney WILL NOT be the GOP nominee
2. Perry has time to recover. Not much time, but some.
Romney the front-runner...just as the MSM was hoping and praying.
Romney the nominee? Say hello to 4 more years of Barry the Boob.
Only one hope now....
” Borking “ of Perry ...Said he wouldn’t support him if he win the nomination ...Said he wouldn’t appoint a Muslim to his cabinet then flip flopped and said he wouldn’t IF the Muslim was a “ jihadist “ ( Duh ! ) ...On and on ...If he keeps backpedalling he’s going to back right off a cliff .
LIES! This blog post is merely saying that because Cain isn’t campaigning in a particular way, and his entry-level communications director was replaced by an old pro, that he’s ceasing his campaign.
Because book sales are a way for big supporters to channel big money to your campaign.
The liberals will do anything to make sure Romney gets the nomination. Using Cain as a stalking horse ... good probability. The rock think is only worthy of Dan Rather and his ilk. I would now throw Cain in with Romney, Huntsman, Gingrich, Paul and Christie as Liberal choices because all of them would loose to Obama.
The poster should be banned for life for this pack of lies (especially the headline and it’s posting in Breaking News).
So did a lot of us when faced with a McQueeg candidacy. At that point, there was no other option.
Perry can recover if we get behind him. I fell for Cain too but started backing away when he pulled that stunt about the “rock”.
With Perry we won’t have to worry about someone taking our guns. We’d get conservative Supremes. We’d have a pro-life candidate. And he’s all in for state’s rights.
For all of those reasons, the left is determined we can’t have him. I pray we don’t get another McCain because we let these clowns own the narrative.
Probably just a lack of funds. Perhaps he’s hoping contributions will pour in from his Florida straw poll win?
Mr. Cain will be on Hannity shortly. This is a hit piece.
This is the biggest load of horse manure you’ve posted on this site yet and you’ve posted a ton of it.
Don’t buy this perfectly stupid article and premise and the agenda of the OP. This book is and always has been a planned part of the campaign.
Right! Especially if you read some the crap posted on FR. LOL
I don’t believe this.
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