(CNN) –- With news Saturday that Herman Cain is suspending his bid for the 2012 GOP nomination, many are wondering what the move means for his future.
Federal law doesn’t have a specific definition for “suspending” a political campaign, meaning Cain is still legally considered a candidate.
Because he did not officially drop out of the race, Cain will still be allowed to raise and spend campaign funds as if he were still seeking the nomination.
If he had told supporters Saturday he was ending his bid for the White House, Cain would have been permitted only to raise funds to retire debts accrued on the campaign trail.
Cain will still be required to file financial disclosure reports with the Federal Election Commission at the end of each fund-raising quarter.
–CNN Political Research Director Robert Yoon contributed to this report.
He's "suspending" his campaign because he still wants to collect the money to fund his campaign to retire to the Bahamas.
What does it mean? It means his campaign of dumbness will continue.
Suspending means he can keep on spending those campaign contributions.
Does that mean he's still bound by the "John Edwards rule" that none of the money can go to his girlfriend? And why would anyone give money to a zombie campaign?
God told him to suspend the campaign. ;)
Why don't you just leave the man alone?
So, basically, he wants to find out if people will KEEP sending him money?
New definition of 'suspend': quit
In other words – the scam continues.
Newt Should Drop out of the race too!!! He has had two affairs
They are all human and all have skeletons in the closet. GOP and votes need to grow up and realize the God is not interested in being President of the US.
They are all human and all have skeletons in the closet. Some are better at hiding their closets. The GOP and voters need to grow up and realize that God is not interested in being President of the United States.
I would never vote for Cain or Newt!!!! I could never vote for men who have cheated on there wifes...... It tells you the kind of men they are....
To suspend means to "temporarily" halt an endeavor. It's little wonder the American peoole don't trust any politicians.
Well, this guy is an idiot anyway.
That's all folks!
The most obvious reason Cain is weighig his options is to try and redeem his reputation. He apparently thinks that by
criticizing the media the stories about his activities outside of his marriage will fade away and he may have a chance to jump back in the race. So sorry Herman, we, the people, have long memories. Your speech today was sef-serving. You may fool your ego, but we ~ the people, aren't buy what you are selling...Namely, that you are a victim and the firestorm is false. Besides witnesses, there are the cell phones records. I'd suspsect that there are pictures and receipts also. Mr. Cain, be honest and admit the truth. If you lie, your life will only continue to get worse. Weatlh doesn't make you a better man ~ truth & integrity do. You seem to lack both skills in your personal & politicl life. Sad.
What does ‘suspending’ mean? IT MEANS HE IS GOING TO SEE IF PEOPLE WILL FORGET.
What a bunch of hypocrites these republicans are. Totally unelectable group. Good riddance!! Bring on the Democrats and Barak Obama!!! Long live 2012!!!!
It means Ill keep taking your $ and sending to my girlfriends.
What a load of crap. Herman Cain is a fraud. He is an empty $2000 dollar suit bankrupt of any personal values and a liar. Good riddance.
So by suspending his campaign, he's effectively out of the running, but still able to raise money–and line his pockets.
What he means is, Please continue to give me your money. I have no intention of going back into the race, but I have really got some major bills to pay, and that's what I'll use your money for.
What a loser!!!!!
It just goes to show you that he was only in it for the money and publicity. Anyone who gives him another dime is an ignorant fool.