Sunday, December 4, 2011

Cain Suspends Your 999 Thoughts

Herman Cain did not exactly throw his hat in the ring, but he definitely took it off his head for a little while. That’s right. Cain has suspended his campaign. At least, for now.  (You will probably hear all about it from fellow bloggers this week, as well. ) Cain made the announcement at a rally held in Atlanta, GA this past Saturday.  “As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul-searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign. Because of the continued distractions, the continued hurt caused on me and my family, not because we are not fighters. Not because I’m not a fighter.”  It seems that the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza finds the election process to be a little too much to handle for not just him, but his family and loved ones as well.
The accusations of sexual harassment and false actions against Cain seemed to have settled and Cain handled them with the utmost grace possible. However, little did we know that there was more “
scandal” ahead. The Monday after Thanksgiving a woman by the name of Georgia White came forward claiming that she and Cain had recently ended a thirteen year extramarital affair.
According to an article printed in The New York Times, “Ms. White produced phone records to prove that they had called or texted each other frequently, and Mr. Cain acknowledged giving her financial support — and also that his wife of 43 years had been unaware of what he insisted was only a friendship.” (Susan Saulny) The day after White came forward with this information, Cain said he was considering dropping his bid entirely, but that he was leading the ultimate decision up to his wife.
At Cain’s rally he said that despite all of the attacks and rumors surrounding him and these other women, his marriage was at peace. But let us look at the information provided. A fifth woman comes forward with claims of a “relationship” with Mr. Cain. Cain leaves the fate of his campaign in his wife’s hands. Lastly, Cain suspends campaign entirely. Of course there are only a few facts that we can rely on, but it seems probable to infer that the only way Cain’s wife could find “peace” with him and the situation was for the Cain bandwagon to take a step back and out of the limelight.
How can we tell if Cain will come back or not? What is the probability that the Cain supporters will have their man back by voting time? It really is hard to say. My guess is that going through all of the financial hoops of suspending a campaign is enough to keep a candidate out of the race. The Cain name may remain on ballots, depending on state laws, but who can say? The question at hand now is what does this mean for all of the Herman Cain supporters? They are up for grab, so to speak. You better believe the other G.O.P. candidates will be all about getting their support, money, vote, and what have you. Considering that voting season is just around the corner, I think it is safe to say that the fight for these extra supporters won’t be too pretty.

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