Unfortunately, today Cain announced he is dropping out of the race. What I am upset about - is Herman Cain was exactly what we needed in this country. Presidential material? I think it's too early to tell - but Vice Presidential material? I would vote yes. I believe he would've served as a Vice President that actually CONTRIBUTED to our country, by guiding our representatives and lawmakers to create and pass laws that MADE SENSE... and MADE A DIFFERENCE. Insert whatever joke you want - but his surge in the polls was for a reason - people liked the non-politician, success-story, that he was. But idiotic, attention seeking left-wing female liberals aimed to destroy that. And they did. Odd how the ones that did come forward, all have ties to financial problems. Interesting. I am not saying he did or didn't have inappropriate relationships with those women - it seems suspicious - but who really does care? Democratic PRESIDENTS have done the same thing, been impeached, and is still held in high regard. When a Black, REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE does it, the media on nearly every network commences the lynching.
Although my vote was NOT decided, Herman Cain held a high regard in my opinion. He had a plan, he stood by it, and went around the country explaining the positives, and even part of the negatives. He believed in himself, and in the American dream (as he was an example), and that is why I believe we should've seen the remaining months of this race play out - without this rediculous interference.
I hope he stands by his word, to getting to the bottom of this. He vowed on Hannity the other night, that even if he does bow out - he will pursue these accusations and clear his name. I wish him the best of luck.Herman Cain drops out of presidential race
By James Oliphant
December 3, 2011, 10:46 a.m.
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."
White's claims came after Cain faced weeks of allegations of sexual misconduct by at least three women stemming from his tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Assn. in the late 1990s.
Even as Cain continued to decry the claims as "false" and "baseless," the sheer weight of the scandal has taken a brutal toll on the campaign, diverting Cain from advocating the "9-9-9" tax plan that helped turn him into a household name almost overnight, costing him financial support, and damaging him in the polls.
He was also hurt by a series of costly gaffes and confused moments, particularly with regard to foreign affairs, that exposed the Atlanta businessman's lack of experience on the national political stage. Added together, the tumult persuaded conservatives looking for a champion to turn elsewhere, with most now casting their eyes at Newt Gingrich.