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Cain’s run all but over

Published: Fri, December 2, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m.

Associated Press


Herman Cain still is campaigning for president. But by most measures, his White House bid is all but over.

His standing in polls is cratering. Supporters are wavering if not fleeing. Fundraising is suffering.

And, these days, the former pizza-company executive is less a serious candidate than the butt of late-night comedy jokes after a string of accusations of sexually inappropriate behavior and, now, an allegation of a 13-yearlong extramarital affair.

“His chances at winning the presidency are effectively zero,” said Dave Welch, a Republican strategist who worked on both of John McCain’s presidential bids.

And Republican strategist Kellyanne Conway said: “It’s the daily dose of the wince-and-cringe factor that leaves people wondering what could be coming next,”

As it has since Ginger White stepped forward Monday, the allegation of an affair overshadowed Cain’s campaign for another day Thursday, when he told the New Hampshire Union Leader that his wife, Gloria, did not know he was providing the 46-year-old Atlanta- area businesswoman with money for “month-to-month bills and expenses.”

And, Cain said, his wife also didn’t know of what he called a friendship with White until she said publicly that she had a casual 13-year affair with Cain that ended about eight months ago.


1redeye1(5155 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Stanchaz QUIT DRINKING THE KOOL AID NOW !!! The Occupy Wall idiots are the people who are causinng the the problems. They feel they are entitled to everything for free. Growing up they were given things that they really didn't earn, but were given to them so that they felt better about themselves. So now they expect the same today.

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2VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

I hope Mr. Cain realizes he is done as a candidate and drops out. Even if he is completely exonerated of any wrong doing, his political career is over. Done. Finished. Go home and take care of family matters.

Regarding drinking the kool aid being spewed by our current administration, I see our fearless leader still has some followers. Those who insist that the rich are limited to one party have really suffered from kool aid overdose. Our hard working people of America have been mis-led for so many years by these kool-aid spewing leaders who insist they are working for us, when in fact they are stuffing their pockets and making themselves into millionaires right before our eyes and we keep voting for them.

We currently have over 250 millionaires in Congress who all insist they represent us, while they are stuffing their pockets, driving our country into the ground, raising taxes and creating more laws to drive up the cost of government. Guess who has to pay for all this...we do, the hard working people of America who can least afford it.

Don't get fooled by all this kool aid talk of raising taxes for only the rich. It is only a ploy to keep class warfare on the table and get him re-elected. Instead of working together with all American's he is attempting to divide and conquer one group at a time. If he is given another 4 years, he will be set up to to do whatever he wants to whomever he wants, we will be driven into deeper debt than we have ever, ever been before and he will have to raise taxes on all of us to pay for it.

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3jojuggie(1608 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

I think Stanchaz is drinking more than Kool Aid. Something much, much stronger.
He states "when we failed to provide you with a congress you can work with." What does Stan think of Obummer's makeup of Congress, in the first two years, of that administration? It was all dems (lower case). They forgot about creating jobs. All they worked on, behind closed doors, was Obummercare.

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4rocky14(772 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

This is the line up Obama has to face?
What a joke these Repukes are

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5taxme(355 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Unfortunately Cain is in denial. You don't support a women for 13 years and not tell your wife and expect people to believe you weren't boinking her! How much of a looser is his wife for believing him? Just goes to show you money talks and bullcrap walks! Money controls our country and until a common middle class person becomes ruler of our country, who can feel the middle class problems, we are destin to repeat the past! The biggest obstacle to America is health care and until the rich understand that it should be a right not a privilege we are screwed!

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