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

    Here's an idea folks if you really think the god issue with mr.cain is bizzare;look at the god that mitt will tell you he believes in...an exalted man still of human flesh on some distant planet with many wives...this is mormon doctrine and should warrant anyone with these beliefs, potus candidate or not to be carefully scrutinized mentally.

    December 3, 2011 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  2. sayitstr8

    herman, honey, this is the lord speaking. I know you may not recognize me because I'm using sayitstr8 as my messenger, but it's me: here's the plan, Herman. Beg your wife for forgiveness for lying and cheating, then beg forgiveness of the women you harrassed, then beg forgiveness of the American people for deceiving them, too, and finally, beg forgiveness from me because, Herman, i do exist and I see it all. you can run for president but you cannot hide from Me. And, I ain't lying.

    your truly, the Lord. And, sarah palin, you been keeping your mouth shut lately. good girl. you get a christmas present as long as you keep it up.

    December 3, 2011 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  3. klarg

    Someone tell the GOP holy-rollers (Bachmann, Cain, and Perry) that the voices in their heads are not God's.

    December 3, 2011 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
  4. ThinkAgain

    Now Cain's blaming God ... does this guy ever take responsibility for ANYTHING?!?

    December 3, 2011 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  5. SNAPPA

    Exactly how do mentally challenged people like Mr. Cain, Mrs. Bachmann get to where they are? By speaking the language of other mentally ill people. If anyone tells you they are following "gods" plan or that "god" told them to run or they spoke with "god" the first thing you should do is RUN then look over your shoulder and make sure they aren't following you talking to themselves as if that voice in their head is a "god". This is why American and indeed the world is in such bad shape. Very sad for the human race.

    December 3, 2011 01:18 am at 1:18 am |
  6. billy davis

    I checked out the facts for myself Herman Cain and you're a liar and a cheat.

    December 3, 2011 01:25 am at 1:25 am |
  7. 60minuteman

    I wish god would tell him to shut up and stay off of tv.

    December 3, 2011 01:30 am at 1:30 am |
  8. Jason

    I just talked with God and he says "stop saying I'm for or against any particular person or group."

    December 3, 2011 01:55 am at 1:55 am |
  9. doug

    every1 posting here never bashes clinton4womanizing-oh i know why cuz he&every1 posting here r democrats now it all makes perfect sense ! this gives a whole new meaning2the word conveniance

    December 3, 2011 02:00 am at 2:00 am |
  10. Cynthia

    Sorry, Gloria. You have had 43 yrs of partnership with a two-faced, horn dog and you haven't figured it out by now?? Having your life smeared on the front page of the tabloids in the most embarassing way while your husband breaks out in a gospel melody has to be confusing, I guess.
    He said he had a target on his back. Well, as I see it, it's pinned squarely on his a$$. We'll see how good your aim is if he lands face down in the gutter from a well placed kick in the butt.

    December 3, 2011 02:03 am at 2:03 am |
  11. Mike

    Cain, don't stop! Comedians got to eat! You are their life blood.

    December 3, 2011 02:05 am at 2:05 am |
  12. Donkey Party

    Strange, my God told me he's never heard of Herman Cain, or any of the other pandering right-wing radical fundamentalists. He added that he never tips his pizza delivery guy either.

    December 3, 2011 02:42 am at 2:42 am |
  13. Gloria

    Michelle Bachman warned us about the Devil luring around the Cain campaign (upside down 999). After Herman's wife divorces him he can marry his mistress like Newt did and run again in 2016 against 3rd time Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

    December 3, 2011 03:30 am at 3:30 am |
  14. Space cowboy

    His run run run probably means he has contracted some kind of desease like the drip NASTY!!!!!!

    December 3, 2011 04:18 am at 4:18 am |
  15. tricia

    This guy is garbage......runningaround with trash females on his poor wife. Did you see the bimbo he had an affair with? She's hideous! Herman, do us a favor, bow out now. It'll be the first intelligent move you've made since.....well, since you married the wife you've cheated on for the last 46 years. What a pig! And bible thumpers......stop bringing GOD into everything......tierd of hearing about that make believe guy in the sky by a bunch of people that look to a mythical book to answer all of their questions because they can't think for theirselves......hipocritical idiots!

    December 3, 2011 04:20 am at 4:20 am |
  16. s kel

    said Cain" God......wanted me to taste the whole pizza...........and I did....each women equals a slice" :-)

    December 3, 2011 04:48 am at 4:48 am |
  17. Michael Lee

    HERMAN CAIN IS A CHRISTIAN

    whether you christians like it or not...he is one of you....all republicans are.....their invoking of God to cover their butt
    isnt out of the ordinary....it just looks weird because we have the internet to actually see that they are lying hypocrites

    most christians invoke God for their nonsense....it will not stop tomorrow....it will happen forever
    that is simply what a majority of christians do. This is a part of christianity.

    So dont act surprised

    December 3, 2011 05:10 am at 5:10 am |
  18. GOd is so COOOOL

    of course God choose Herman Cain why wouldn't God want a man who has commited adultery comon adultery is all the rage right now GOd is just getting with the times. God asked Siri on his iphone who should run siri responded "what does it matter?" God then decided with Satan that it would be the pretty dam funny to deliver his message to 3 lucky canidates.

    December 3, 2011 05:42 am at 5:42 am |
  19. Rinos for Winos

    God said run run run away. Cain has spent too much time fishing with his trouser trout.

    December 3, 2011 06:03 am at 6:03 am |
  20. Katy

    Herman Cain doesn't know anything and if he were to be elected POTUS, we would be the laughing stock of the world. In fact, he would finish the job GWB started and the America we know and love would be gone.

    December 3, 2011 06:27 am at 6:27 am |
  21. Jack V

    We should have a common sense test for our politicians. That would probably be the death knell for the GOP.

    December 3, 2011 06:45 am at 6:45 am |
  22. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Ironic that the"family values" GOBP have destroyed Herb Cain's family to take him out of the race for the nomination. Now the gloves are off within the dirty tricks GOBP ranks. The wingnut/teabagger trainwreck implosion continues full speed ahead.

    December 3, 2011 06:53 am at 6:53 am |
  23. Midwestmatt

    Evidently God's plan includes you cheating on your wife with multiple women but it does not include you being POTUS. Go figure.

    December 3, 2011 07:36 am at 7:36 am |
  24. BobAD

    Hermie, was your wife still at the Attorney's office giving you time to stop? Hermie KISS YOUR ASSETS GOODBYE.

    December 3, 2011 07:58 am at 7:58 am |
  25. GI Joe

    That's God spelled with a capital $. It's all he and Gingrich are after – more book sales, higher speaking fees, etc. They are making a mockery of our elective system. Kick them out – they won't leave on their own.

    December 3, 2011 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
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