Cain journey part of 'God's plan'
December 2nd, 2011
04:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Cain journey part of 'God's plan'

Rock Hill, South Carolina (CNN) - Businessman Herman Cain made one campaign stop in South Carolina before returning to Atlanta to meet with his wife and family after a wave of allegations have threatened his presidential campaign.

Political activist Jamie Harrison tried to rally the audience before Cain walked out. "So what do you want him to do? Run, run, run?"

The crowd yelled, "Run, run, run!"

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Cain appeared to be in good spirits as he delivered his stump speech. He told about 200 people gathered that his journey is part of God's plan.

"There is God's plan but you see, God doesn't tell you his plan for you until he believes you are ready for those parts of the plan. So I believe that I'm on this journey, I'm on this journey for a reason and I don't look back," said Cain.

After he acknowledged "some challenges," Cain said he will address the future of his presidential campaign Saturday at the scheduled opening of his new Georgia campaign headquarters. He said the announcement will "clarify …exactly what the next steps are" for the campaign.

"I am reassessing because of all of this media firestorm stuff. Why? Because my wife and family comes first, I got to take that into consideration," said Cain. "I don't doubt the support that I have, just look at the people that are here. We have to look at what happens to contributions and we got to reevaluate the whole strategy."

Cain urged his supporters to stay informed. "Because there's a lot of garbage out there on the internet. There's a lot of garbage out there on TV. There's a lot of garbage out there about me, don't you know," he said as the crowd cheered. "There's a lot of misinformation out there so you have to stay informed and check out the facts for yourself."

After the town hall, people walked up to Cain and said, "Don't give up on us" and "Don't quit Herman!"

As he was getting into his SUV two men shouted, "Herman, America needs you. Don't stop" and "Think of our grandchildren this weekend."

This was the candidate's third visit to Rock Hill. Cain has four paid staffers in South Carolina with its headquarters in Columbia. South Carolina Director William Head said they are in the process of opening three field offices in Aiken, Greenville, and Myrtle Beach.

Head said, "Obviously the campaign moves full steam ahead."

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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • South Carolina
soundoff (262 Responses)
  1. bobcat2u

    Did Gods planned journey for Cain include this 13 year relationship with a woman other than his wife ?

    December 2, 2011 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  2. Mike

    So its all gods fault? Maybe god made him adopt a sugar baby.

    December 2, 2011 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  3. vc

    He should have went home immediately to talk to his wife who is 100% behind him. He needs to hold himself accountable and take full responsibility and take it like a man. He need to stop playing like he is the victim. What type of message is he sending to the people? If he done it, own it, fix it and move on.

    December 2, 2011 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  4. P

    The Black haagen-dazs walnuts has spoken. It taste so good all the time until Ms White had to have some. I am sure God did not approve your philandering ways. Hypocite

    December 2, 2011 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  5. NameMWM

    How about "humble pizza pie"? Well toasted of course!

    December 2, 2011 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  6. Keith in Austin

    @wire Paladan and you other dead beat Liberals that infest this blog: Whether you realize it or not, you're entire lives are part of God's plan too. Up till now, reading the hateful words you spew, most of you must be a huge disappointment to Him.

    December 2, 2011 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  7. sparky

    3 page beels!!!!

    what a svckrod

    December 2, 2011 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    "Gees. The "run run run" chant is run away, run away, run away"

    Psycho Killer [insert spansih I can't spell] fa fa fa faaa fa fa fa fa faaa fa....

    December 2, 2011 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    oh wait...it's french haha...long week....

    December 2, 2011 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  10. Ben Dover

    Gods plan?? It's the Devil in your pants you're listening too!!!

    December 2, 2011 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  11. Jack in Florida

    I appreciate God's sense of humor..................we all needed a laugh at your expense, Herman. I think God is telling you, leave now Herman, you still have a little dignity remaining.

    December 2, 2011 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  12. bajadelmar

    Another great example from the GOP of the blind leading the blind.

    December 2, 2011 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  13. Harold I.Brown

    Well the last person from the Bible named Cain murdered his brother Abel because Abel gave a proper sacrifice unto God (First and best) and Cain gave unto God what he wanted Him to have. So because God recognizes Abel's offering and denied Cain's, Cain murdered Abel. Is Obama Cain's Abel?

    December 2, 2011 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  14. Liza

    Well, if this is "God's Plan" what on earth is he thinking?

    December 2, 2011 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  15. CaliforniaKat

    So God told Herman to harass all those women, then he told him to run for President? Sounds to me like God sabotaged him.

    December 2, 2011 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  16. dreamer96

    Vote for Gene Simmons for President...When he shows up at the UN in his Kiss outfit, high heal shoes, carrying the football, and launch codes, and with his finger on the Nuclear button...Iran, and North Korea, will shake in their boots.

    December 2, 2011 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  17. mike from iowa

    It just makes me sick to witness a politician proclaiming his work is part of God's plan. It is a play to the intellectually weak and is the same thing that keeps despots in power in the Middle East and on Capitol Hill.

    December 2, 2011 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  18. PT Barnum

    God's plan for Herman may be for Herman to start following a few of the Ten Commandments, like not committing adultery or bearing false witness.

    December 2, 2011 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  19. Kevin O.

    Okay so it is God's plan to expose me to a CNN article about Herman Cain and his adultery? And it's also part of God's plan that I know Herman bashes poor and under privileged person?

    You know I have faith in God and I'm not about to interpret God's grand design, but I'm pretty certain this is not what I'm supposed to be paying attention to.

    Cain, you may be a lecher. This is not a judgment but a strong possibility. So why don't you leave God out of this and take responsibility for the Free Will you were graced with?

    Idiot.

    December 2, 2011 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  20. 1doctor

    Thus saith the Lord, "Herman, I want you to run for President."

    If this is true...you have to admit it, God has a great sense of humor. NOW, maybe Hermie will repent from his sinful ways. BWA HAHA.

    December 2, 2011 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  21. Debbie

    To all politicians: Stop using God/Christ for your own political gain! Just Stop!

    December 2, 2011 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  22. Maine LIberal

    God threw all those women at herm, god's will

    December 2, 2011 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  23. jrumor

    politicians used to say that they hope their actions would please god... seemed humble
    now they say they are following god's orders.... sounds conceited....

    December 2, 2011 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  24. Moderateray

    "There is God's plan but you see, God doesn't tell you his plan for you until he believes you are ready for those parts of the plan..." As a firm believer in the hereafter ... good to know God has a wicked, snarky sense of humor!

    December 2, 2011 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  25. Tired of the nonsense

    If you talk to God, you're religious.
    If God talks to you, you're psychotic.

    The thing is that God doesn't care who runs for office or who wins. God's not a registered voter. He/She/It is just watching these politicians sit and spin, and I have no doubt that God is laughing so hard, he/she/it has tears in his/her/its eyes. :) Then again, he/she/it might be penning a rude op-ed column against all these individuals who keep claiming that God wants them to be in office.

    December 2, 2011 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
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