Cain journey part of 'God's plan'
December 2nd, 2011
04:47 PM ET
6 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. P

    His name is the Herminator. He was sent to this earth to Herminate women while doing 9-9-9s. as God told him to do it. He is confident chasing women and becoming president is all part of a plan for him.
    He will bomb iran, build huge walls on the Mexican border and tell all the unemployed that if they dont have a job its their fault. As for the poor, its their fault too as we all should be rich and soon....

    Then there is that irresistible smile on top of it all. May be the new Jocond smile.. Herminator version.

    Truley the messiah of a new kind of world. In no developed countries have I recalled seen such characters. Our good old USA have changed a lot seeing guys like this trying to head the world. I did not beleive in 2012 but if a guy like this gets elected, its the end of us

    December 2, 2011 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  2. GOP = Greed Over People

    Cain, God is not your wingman.

    December 2, 2011 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  3. Minneapolis Bill

    Hmmmmm........ every candiate who says God told them to run has collapsed in the polls (Bachmann, Perry, Cain). What does that tell you about what a divine endorsement is worth these days?

    December 2, 2011 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  4. fiskenmann

    "God's plan"? Hey Herman, that is not exactly what God had in mind about being 'fruitful and multiply'.

    December 2, 2011 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  5. Dennis F


    Actually....God created idiots just to show that he has a sense of humor...

    December 2, 2011 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  6. Grog Says

    Run Run Run....
    oops....too late, they caught you.

    December 2, 2011 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  7. Wayne - Glendora

    God had no part in Cains behavior. So fool Herman Cain STOP bring in God to the mess you've lived. You are hypocrite in the 1st order... Shame on you for calling your self a Christian...

    December 2, 2011 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  8. Eddie

    So this man talks to God, eh? You bible-pounders talk about blaspheming. Do you know what it means?

    December 2, 2011 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  9. Al

    I used to think that people who believe an almighty creator who supposedly created a billion galaxies with a billion stars with a billion planets across infinite space over 13.6 billion years ago, somehow even perceives the life of an individual human and has some "plan" for them, are ignorant. Now, I believe they are just plain dumb.

    December 2, 2011 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  10. saranot

    Most of the other candidates seem to be on speaking terms with God; so, which one of the rest of the pack is God's choice?

    December 2, 2011 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  11. Ruskiesarecoming

    God told him to come, not run! And he did! It's all in the translation.

    December 2, 2011 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  12. Ruskiesarecoming

    It's not all black and White!

    December 2, 2011 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  13. C57

    He must have misunderstood what the crowd wanted him to do, "Run! Run! Run!"
    They must have seen Gloria comin'

    December 2, 2011 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  14. John

    The one I'm most sorry for is his wife. What a blow to find out through the media that your husband has had an indiscretion going on for 13 years. His bringing Gods name into it makes it even worse.

    December 2, 2011 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  15. James PDX

    If God was going to decide to speak directly with someone and ask them to perform a very important task, how many here think Spermin Cain would be his top choice?

    December 2, 2011 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  16. BobInIrvine

    Cain's newest plan is denyin' denyin' denyin'.

    December 2, 2011 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  17. Stephen in VA

    Oh, come on, Cain. You're in the party that has, for the past few years, put "a lot of garbage out there on the Internet. A lot of garbage out there on TV" about our elected President: he's an alien, he's a foreigner, he's an evil Muslim, he's a socialist/communist/whatever. Surely you're not that surprised that they turn their venom on one of their own when it suits them?

    December 2, 2011 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  18. No we CAIN !

    Mr Cain, better run, run run, from that baseball bat Gloria will be swinging !

    December 2, 2011 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  19. LouAz

    Cool. Complete denial of any responsibility of any and everything he has ever done. What ever has happened to him for the last 50 years is GOD'S PLAN. Hey, that's the Repugnant/TPer Way !

    December 2, 2011 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  20. Grog Says

    God told Rick, Michelle, and Herman to run for president.
    God is laughing his azz off !!!

    December 2, 2011 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  21. mark

    I can't believe he still uses my name without my permission . I guess ill send him another woman

    December 2, 2011 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  22. Grog Says

    Herman, better talk to Eddie Long.
    He knows how to pay off.

    December 2, 2011 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  23. SCAtheist

    there are sill Tbags who believe this nonsense. Shame on you morons.

    December 2, 2011 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  24. Penguin

    Yes, I'm willing to believe God's plan includes using you and the rest of the other cretin Republican presidential candidates to make sure NO Republican becomes president in 2012.

    God Bless you, Republicans. You are truly the "least ones".

    December 2, 2011 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  25. Ambrose Smith

    Wow! Cain is such a snakeoil salesman. He thought he could get away with all of his bs-and now he wants to blame iron the media. LOOK IN THE MIRROR PIZZA MAN!

    December 2, 2011 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
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