June 28th, 2011
02:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Cain responds to staff member resignations


(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain responded to the departure of two top staff members Tuesday, brushing off reports they left because he was not willing to invest enough in the early primary state of New Hampshire.

"I would say that that assessment is incorrect," Cain said on CNN's "Newsroom." "I am very heavily committed to New Hampshire. I have also been to New Hampshire about 14 times since the beginning of the year."

Departed staffer Matt Murphy was his New Hampshire state director and Jim Zeiler was regional director. Their resignations were first reported by the New Hampshire Union Leader Monday.

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  1. denice

    Your a "Bought out Traitor" Never would we imagine a Black American would condon Republicans????? What are you "Thinking" Wake up,man!! Don,t embarrass our Black American Community,moron.

    June 28, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  2. Bill

    Even the buffoonish Cain does better than the bloated, hypocritical and self-serving Gingrich. Great stuff. I wonder if Gingrich ever had a revolving line of credit at Sears?

    June 28, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  3. The Elephant In The Room

    Why is it that between the two Georgia-based Republicans, neither can keep a staff together? Between Newt & Herman they have 3/5ths of a campaign.

    Mr. Cain's record as a "businessman" do not suggest he has any skills that are relevant to the challenges American citizens face. According to an article in Bloomberg BW; Godfather's Pizza chain is 10th in the country. (I didn't know we had 10 Pizza chains in the country so it goes to show how marginal the operation really is.) Moreover, during Mr. Cain's time as CEO, employment DROPPED 20% at the chain.

    Do any of us think that America wants a repeat of that performance? Do we want to be 11th in the world? Do we want to have 20% of Americans added to the unemployment ranks? I don't think so.

    June 28, 2011 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  4. bb

    Rats, jumping off a sinking two-bit raft.

    June 28, 2011 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  5. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Who cares? People come and go from these campaigns anyways. Not sure any of this can be classified as "news".

    June 28, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  6. peace

    save your money nut u may need it to hire someone to keep the muslim from kickin your ass. I for one hope u have to watch over your shoulder the rest of life you doing the same thing that the white man doing to the black man. you will never be potus just like u dont like muslim men the white men like u.

    June 28, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  7. S. In California - Obama 2012

    Mr. Cain (he sure has the right name). Have you ever asked yourself this question? If the republican party didn't want a half white man why would they want you? They are an all inclusive party. A secret society of the worst kind. Please go back to supervising pizzas. At least there you have some respect.

    June 28, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  8. B

    This angry man is wasting his time against all of the rest of the clowns in the race.

    June 28, 2011 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  9. chilly g

    he is hoping to be on someone ticket as vice president running,republicans will never elect this clown.

    June 28, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    It makes one question whether or not Cain actually has the funds on hand to invest the way the dearly departed advisors wanted him to do. Sounds like one opinion wanted to splurge most of the bank roll, while the opinion was to spread it across more than just the one state. Cain is a bit cash strapped. His fund raising is not as strong as say a Mitt Romney.

    June 28, 2011 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |