Skip to comments.Cain to End Candidacy Tomorrow? (Major Announcement tomorrow.)
Posted on 12/02/2011 11:35:32 AM PST by sunmars
Embattled presidential candidate Herman Cain is inviting his top supporters and donors to Atlanta on Saturday for a meeting in which he will give them advance word of whether he intends to continue his campaign, sources close to the campaign said Friday.
One supporter who has been summoned to the private session said he believes that Cain is likely to announce he is ending his candidacy.
Another who has been invited to the morning meeting says attendees have been told he has made no decision, but wanted to meet with some of the supporters to express his gratitude.
Several sources indicated that Cain is likely to announce his plans publicly at a news conference after the meeting. Cain had already scheduled an event on Saturday the grand opening of his national headquarters in his hometown of Atlanta, as well as the announcement of his campaigns freshly minted senior leadership team for the state of Georgia.
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What does surprise me is that everyone who is dropping their support for Cain for his possible affair is moving to Newt who definitely had one.
Lots of whiners at this thread in 3, 2, 1....
From his speeches and what the campaign is doing, it is looking like they’re going full steam ahead with the campaign. But we’ll see. If Cain drops, I’m dropping the GOP.
I’m 50/50 at the moment on whether he’ll quit. I could easily see him saying that he doesn’t want to put his family through any more of it. I could also easily see him announcing defiantly that he won’t be forced out.
Perhaps it’s not the affair, but how this whole thing has been handled. If all of this is true, he really should have manned-up.
As someone on the other thread said, in 17 years when Cain has got it all back together then maybe he can rise in the polls again like Gingrich.
Cain has always said he never was much of a “politically correct” leader.
If he quits, I hope he takes it to the Media, the Dems and the Country-club Pubbies in a very “un-PC” way.
Use words like “plantation”, “runaway slave”, “upitty n*99*r” and the like. I thought Cain might give the CC-Pubbies a run. I am just so sick of “professional politicians”.
And how many of them were willing to hold their nose last time and vote for McCain, who also had one. These reeks to high heaven of the GOP establishment’s effort putting in McCain last time. They want one of their own and see Cain as a real threat.
Some animals are more equal than others.
I think he will drop out because he can no longer campaign around all of this.
Great guy and I will miss him in the campaign if he drops out.
He beats Newt and Romney.
I hope at least some black people noticed there was a viable black republican candidate before the MSM took him down.
Me either, but I don’t think his ego would allow him drop out.
Why schedule an event disclosing your campaign team on Saturday if you’re going to say on Friday that you’re not campaigning?
I’ve heard people saying that no guy gives money without expecting something in return.
I’ve heard people say that if a man gives even a drop in the bucket out of the family’s finances without telling his wife it’s got to be because he’s up to no good. We don’t know amounts, but if Cain has 5 million and gave $500, that would be like somebody who earns $50,000 a year not telling his wife about a $5 donation. Shall we look at everybody’s checkbook and see whether they told their spouse about every $5 they gave to somebody in need? Ideally, yeah maybe. In reality? I’m not sure that’s how busy millionaires spend their time with their spouse - telling about every $5 they gave.
I started posting at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2814962/posts?page=134#134 some thoughts that I think people need to consider before they crucify Herman Cain.
If he quits because conservatives turned on him, it will complete the conversion of what I thought was a kind, middle-America movement into the pitted-out, kindness-doesn’t-exist, Chicago-thug mentality we see on the national political stage.
Sad. Very, very sad. Enough to make me want to kiss it all good-bye and write this nation off as lost.
What does surprise me is that everyone who is dropping their support for Cain for his possible affair is moving to Newt who definitely had one.
But seriously! Every candidate (except mitt) has cheated. Newt, and Obama, allegedly. Who cares at this point? If we are going to have a cheater in the White House, let’s let it be a conservative!
I hope he stays in. If he doesn’t I hope he rips the biased MSM a new one!
That's what liberals are hoping for...
High tech lynching from the establishment thugs succeed ? I hope not ! IMHO, our problem are these professional politicians. This country was meant to be represented by ordinary citizens, not elitists ! When Reagan was POTUS, the quality of him was very high but also he was not a “professional politician” ! The quality of professional politicians really sucks !
Im sick about this. I dont like any of the other candidates. This is the Elites way of saying “Romney!”
As someone who likes Cain and Newt still - I think you are missing the point.
Heres’ how I see it:
A: It’s how Cain has handled it, more than the affair or NON affair, that is bothering some folks.
B: If Newt ends up ending a 13 year affair in the next few weeks, people will leave him too.
C: Newt is running as a guy with many problems but who has battled through them. Cain was running - more or less - as a pristine non politician. Fair or not, when that happens, you don’t have the armor against battles like this as you do as a long time battlewagon type candidate.
Methinks you are finding hypocrisy where it does not exist. Like I said, I’d vote for either of them in a skinny minute.
It’s not just the affair(s) — it’s the dissembling, the exhibition of poor judgment, and the totally inept management of the issue that leave me cold.
>>What does surprise me is that everyone who is dropping their support for Cain for his possible affair is moving to Newt who definitely had one.
That is pretty funny actually - I guess its the devil that you know, versus the devil that you don’t. Seems all the news is out on Newt, but Cain keeps having bimbo explosions and no one knows if they are true, if there will be more, and he has shown a stunning lack of ability to manage the problems.
Newt, with all his bumps and warts has been fairly well vetted at this point - but even if new revelations occur, unless they are showstoppers, he will likely not be so amateurish in his response.
If Obama wins, we will not have another 17 years. This country’s very existence sits on the edge of a knife. Cain is the one man who understands that we cannot survive this lawlessness in DC.
The final stroke in Obama’s subversion of everything good in America will be if the only viable candidate opposing him has to give up because the nation can’t believe that somebody so different from DC - somebody who is generous with his own money but protects the taxpayers’ money - is really for real.
We have to decide: does love exist, or is all of life Axelrod’s Chicago?
If we decide love doesn’t exist, we will lie down with whoever wants to screw us. And our lives will be less than they could be.
“I hope at least some black people noticed there was a viable black republican candidate before the MSM took him down.”
A very few will (about 10% by the polls). Most will see it as the “Uncle Tom” getting what’s coming to him. Either way, it won’t matter in the grand scheme of things. The 90% will always vote the big “D”.
Now, if Cain were to somehow pull it off it could start a period of education that could rescue many minorities from the slavery of the Dem plantation. It would be good to see that.
If all of it is true, he should not have sought the presidency, if for no better reason than that he should have known that Republicans not only don't get press passes but that every fact is tortured, twisted and turned to make it seem more damning.
If it isn't true, he needed to do a better job of dealing with the false accusations. If his campaign is to survive, he must right now get started doing just that.
How did she avoid being his baby momma? That seems unbelievable in this day.
I'm a Herman Cain supporter and hope he stays.
But I can see the black race baiters just waiting in the wings to pounce on this -
For me, it’s that he’s announce all week that he’s going to have a meeting with his wife about it.
Regardless of what “it” is in particular, it should have been resolved within minutes by phone, or he should have been on the next plane home if it needed discussion in person.
Holding numerous press conferences declaring “I’m going to meet with my wife in a few days to discuss what sounds like an affair or other indiscretion” belies screwed-up priorities at a moment when he MUST keep them straight.
Or he could switch parties and declare himself a liberal democrat.
That would work. The leftists would LOVE him. Cheating on spouses is a way of life with them.
I think it is interesting that no one has forwarded the notion that perhaps Ms. White may be a Cain operative clandestinely being used by the Cain campaign to expose the opposition and the LSM in one knock-out punch.
That might be interesting.
It takes a million dollars a week to run for President so I guess this depends on how his fund raising is going.
Perhaps he didn't “Man-up” and confess because it was not a love affair but something else that would be received as even less tolerable by a Christian nation. White said in the interview that during their thirteen years neither of them ever said they loved each other. So worse then an affair, just casual fleshly physical erotica - the kind of stuff that a good portion of men on freerepublic are all about, just flesh, devoid of any commitment of any kind. She said she knew this going in also and that it was also all she was interested in. .
I don’t think it has much to do with a Cain affair(s). Rather, I think those of us who have supported Cain have been appalled at the way he and his staff have handled or responded to the allegations.
We know what Newt’s past has looked like and we can’t be sure that Cain’s past is as unblemished as we had hoped.
In other words, are there more revelations to come? And, Herman, did you dupe me and my wallet? I want to know.
We know that Newt is deeply immersed in history and very knowledgeable. He can certainly debate and does not fear the media’s bias. Those qualities alone are probably attracting a fair amount of support not just from former Cain supporters but from a wider range of voters as well.
What i find so disheartening is that the most conservative, tea-party supporting candidates: Bachmann, Santorum and Cain are being ignored or politaclly lynched. And here we are again, allowing the Obama loving MSM, Rhino loving beltway Repubs to choose our canidates.
And before you say Newt is a conservative, is he really?
Is Gloria Cain starting a group “Women for Cain”?
If so, it sounds like Cain has already gotten the answer from his wife, regarding whether she is willing to have him stay in the race - knowing the Chicago mob will chase him like the very devil.
As to what she thought about the claims against him, or about him not having mentioned White before now, Herman says she’s already said she’s fine with it. And as a pastor’s wife, I can see his story being accurate and Gloria realizing that this is something her husband would do.
“Methinks you are finding hypocrisy where it does not exist. Like I said, Id vote for either of them in a skinny minute.”
Your post makes some very good points.
I made some comments in another thread about Cain’s judgement. Never did I say I wouldn’t still vote for him. A few people took my comments out of context and skewered me.
Cain didn’t come into this thing as did Newt or Mittens. He doesn’t have the years of experience that they have to weather, lie about, hide under the rug, etc., etc., his missteps. In a way it is refreshing.
Everything I have seen points to full speed ahead. I will be attending his Georgia HQ grand opening tomorrow where he will be speaking.
Georgia Team Cain Grand Opening Celebration and Open House
Date: Saturday, December 03 11:00 AM
Venue: Herman Cain 2012 State of Georgia Campaign Head-Quarters
3700 DeKalb Technology Parkway
Special Invited Guests Include:
State Senator Josh McKoon
State Representative Josh Clark
RNC Georgia National Committeewoman Linda Herren
Colonel Michael Steel
Presidential Candidate Herman Cain
Phillip Rogers, accomplished Georgian singer/songwriter will be performing for the Grand Opening celebration for the Georgia campaign headquarters, Saturday, December 3rd. Rogers has been a favorite performer for Tea Party events, Freedom Works and Glenn Beck events for several years. His folksy blues and unique entertaining style has earned him numerous accolades.
Youll not want to miss this opportunity to hear him performing Can You Hear Us Now and Beat Obama With A Cain.
The event is free and the public is invited and encouraged to attend!
Cain’s fund-raising exploded when the first fabricated charges came up. The media knew that the same thing would probably happen again unless they introduced doubts about whether Cain was going to stay in the race.
It’s all been calculated just as surely as x’s and o’s on a basketball coach’s play plan.
Next you’re going to tell me that you put some money in the red bucket at Wal-Mart just because some person was ringing a bell for the homeless....
CLEARLY you’re up to no good!
I expect the MSM to start the slime machine on Newt soon (next week).
Newt had more than one. One of them lasted years and was in-your-face, he attended church with his mistress.
The man has always been unreliable in every facet
Bachmann, Santorum and Cain are getting politically lynched.
When you run inept campaigns you get ignored as well you should. This is the big leagues; not some High School Student Body Presidential election.
I liked him very much but always his answers on foreign affairs bothered me and also his campaign was run by amatuers. He cannot go toe to toe with Obama. I think, he should endorse people like Santorum.
For life of me, I just don’t understand why people are so reluctant on santorum. Conservatives don’t have to close their nose to vote for him
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