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. Luke Brown

    This is really not God's plan. It's just that Herman has blamed everyone for everything else, and God was the only one still out there.

    December 2, 2011 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  2. dude1

    These allegations came out Monday and he wants to discuss it with his his wife on Friday. I thought family came first.

    December 2, 2011 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  3. gwb

    Hopefully this will finally be a wake-up call to his venture capitalists: the Koch Bros. Time to kick the Koch-Cain habit and admit this is one of the worst investments they have made to date. Good riddance to "garbage".

    December 2, 2011 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  4. Tapping my fingers

    Where's my post? Herman, nein nein nein you can't block my post, it's gods will that I spread the word.

    December 2, 2011 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  5. animal48

    Run, Herman Run....Down the floor and out the door...Run, Herman Run

    December 2, 2011 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  6. trex

    ...........So Hermie and GOD are tight, right?.......So, I guess Hermie wants to pin his misdeeds on GOD?.........Maybe he will do a Flip Wilson, and say......"da Devil made me doit".

    December 2, 2011 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  7. Danny Boy

    No one has presented a shred of evidence of any of this BS about Cain. You can all believe it... but I say someone as high profile as Mr. Cain is would've been discovered LONG ago if these hired witches were for real. I hope he wins and all you CNN braindead Clinton / Obama supporters will just have to deal with it.

    December 2, 2011 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  8. mike

    Cain is typical of the so called Southern Christians. He wants you to abide by all of those so-called God rules, why he humps as much ass as he can. he deservs exactly what he's getting. I feel very bad for his wife because she's trully the victim.

    December 2, 2011 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  9. mike

    He and Eddie Long are probably best friends

    December 2, 2011 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  10. Dogma Hurts

    When you promise something and then betray that promise - that is highly relevant.

    Most people are astute enough to realize that issues of honesty, character and integrity are global traits and attempts to compartmentalize 'private' life values and 'public' life values is little more than flim-flam chicanery. Either you have high scruples at the global level or you do not. And Cain's misguided sanctimonious religious diatribe reminds us why so many one-dimensional, simplistic, dogmatic mentalities on the political right fall so short at the global level.

    December 2, 2011 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  11. Tom, St. Paul

    A husband by the name o' Herman
    Went messin' with women and spermin'
    But tomorrow he'll be
    With his wife of 43
    And he'll certainly be a-squirmin'

    December 2, 2011 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  12. Thatguy371

    Good to see snake oil salesmen are still alive and well in amurka and that there are still stacks of twits willing to follow them.

    December 2, 2011 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  13. mfx3

    The ultimate endorsement for GOP candidates: God. Too bad God has better things to do that pick a GOP candidate for president of the USA. At least, I would think he does.

    December 2, 2011 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  14. jim

    doesn't matter what his plan is. he's un-electable

    December 2, 2011 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  15. Dixie AZ

    I love all the comments. Thanks for the laughs.

    December 2, 2011 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  16. Norm

    Oh he's going to run alright.
    In the opposite direction away from his wife's divorce layers.

    December 2, 2011 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  17. T.A.W. in PA

    Please can someone explain to me if the Bible teaches we should help our fellow man, why is the God/Bible preaching GOP so aginst helping the poor and less fortunate among us?

    December 2, 2011 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    And that takes him right out of it. Keep your stinking idiotic religion in your church where it belongs, and OUT of my government.

    December 2, 2011 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  19. Anthony Antin

    For Rev. Cain's new website, Women for Cain, one of two things must have happened:
    1. They bought a stock photo of women and nobody noticed that they're all white.
    2. They know darn well that no finangling black man can fool a black woman. If his wife "forgives" and "stands by him" she just can't be a bona fide African-American.

    December 2, 2011 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  20. tensai13

    "god's plan"? Can the fool be even more delusional than he already is! LOL.

    December 2, 2011 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  21. Indy

    Cain has been run, run, running from the truth and should probably run to his wife and family and get honest with them, and then get honest with himself, then take God out of his speeches until he learns to be honest

    December 2, 2011 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  22. demogal

    "Run, run, run,"–AWAY! We are tired of you, Cain. Depart and get ready for your show on FOX.

    December 2, 2011 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  23. musician

    I am embarrassed to be an American...... thanks to HC.

    December 2, 2011 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  24. redwine9991

    God's plan was to expose this liar and cheater clown. She did a great job!!!

    December 2, 2011 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  25. mommytwice

    He needs to arrange to "meet" with his wife??

    December 2, 2011 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
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