Cain says no endorsement soon
December 5th, 2011
12:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Cain says no endorsement soon

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – A defiant Herman Cain told former staffers Monday his endorsement was not likely to come in the next several days, and blamed his opponents and the media for causing his wife's migraine headaches and forcing him to suspend his presidential campaign, according to a source with knowledge of a Cain conference call.

On the conference call for campaign staffers, Cain said he would weigh his options carefully and would not rush to endorse one of his former opponents, the source said. He credited his policy ideas with pushing other GOP candidates, including Mitt Romney, to be bolder in their plans to overhaul Washington.

Cain suspended his campaign Saturday after a series of allegations about sexual misconduct.

Cain also said on the call he hoped to be able to pay his employees through December. He thanked them for their work and pledged to continue advancing his economic message, according to the source.


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  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Cain also said on the call he hoped to be able to pay his employees through December.
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    I wouldn't hold my breath on getting that check.
    He blames his opponents and the media for his wife's migraine headaches.
    Are you kidding???

    December 5, 2011 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  2. Lynda/Minnesota

    Probably a good time to give the Cain media coverage a rest, yes? Nothing is more distasteful than watching a fool groveling and begging for more money and more media attention.

    December 5, 2011 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  3. DJ

    The media and his opponents caused his wife's headaches? Wow, this guy has never taken responsibility for anything. Ever.

    December 5, 2011 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Herman Cain blames the media and opponents for his wife having migraine headaches. He's probably right. The rigors of political campaign for POTUS are enough give anyone inside the campaign headaches.

    I wonder if Mr. Cain noticed that he's been taken down (and never to be forgiven) by the same classic tool that has been used against so many famous black men over the years. Sex. It seems to be the first and only weapon that's ever used. That seems to be all it takes. They get taken down, permanently, with no hope of a comeback.

    December 5, 2011 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  5. Jason Singletary

    "blamed his opponents and the media for causing his wife's migraine headaches and forcing him to suspend his presidential campaign."

    He is certainly a politician. Shift that blame around Herman. Don't take personal responsibility for anything.

    December 5, 2011 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  6. Steve King

    Oh boo-hoo. Mr. Cain, your penis, and inability to keep it in check are what cause your wife's headaches, not the media.

    December 5, 2011 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  7. susan leonhardt

    Now it is back to the Media again. When will he ever take the responsibility for his mistakes. Who is going to listen to his plans. He is holding out endorsing anybody to see which one will give him the VP spot.

    December 5, 2011 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  8. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    @ Rudy NYC who said "I wonder if Mr. Cain noticed that he's been taken down (and never to be forgiven) by the same classic tool that has been used against so many famous black men over the years. Sex. It seems to be the first and only weapon that's ever used. That seems to be all it takes. They get taken down, permanently, with no hope of a comeback.
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    You can't use a tool against someone Rudy unless you give them the tool to use against you in the first place. Cain should've kept it inside his pants and none of this would've happenned. I don't buy into the perpetrator now victim role. As for any other Black man that got "taken down and out" by dropping his pants where he had no business doing so: they've got no one but themselves to blame (in the infamous words of Cain himself).
    There's no conspiracy here Rudy against male Blacks, just a lot of poor choices and piss poor judgment. IMHO.

    December 5, 2011 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  9. W L Jones

    It appears HC back to drawing board without paper and pen ..short memory. Bless

    December 5, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  10. Curt

    Herman Cain is no different than Sarah Palin. Neither of them were qualified to run for office.. Sad part is he"ll probably make millions of dollars from idiots who think his opinion is worth something.

    December 5, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  11. J Moody

    Would any of the other candidates actually want Cain's endorsement?

    December 5, 2011 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  12. cali girl

    Now that the teaparty pizza guy is done, will the Wify kick him to the curb? If I was a Reb still running I would not want a nod from Uncle Hermie at all. I am glad this hot mess is over.

    December 5, 2011 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  13. Mikey

    "[Cain] blamed his opponents and the media for causing his wife's migraine headaches and forcing him to suspend his presidential campaign"

    Wow! So if you're not rich, it's your fault, but if Herman Cain makes a mess of his life, it's everyone else's fault. For conservative, personal responsibility always seems to involve standards others should be held to. That is why you constatnly hear people blame our society's woes on those with the least power and influence. Doesn't make much sense if you think about it.

    December 5, 2011 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  14. MTATL67

    I wish Mr. Cain and his wife the best. In about a year you will read about their divorce and what her cut was from the money he made while promoting his book on the campaign trail. Which she deserves every single penny she will get.

    December 5, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  15. The Real Tom Paine

    He's responsible for his wife's headaches, and, as far as the endorsement is concerned , who would want it? That would be like Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner endorsing someone: its utterly meaningless. Cain is responsible for making himself irrelevant to this process, and no one else.

    December 5, 2011 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  16. Bill

    Looks like you wil have to wait for that endorsement Newton.

    December 5, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  17. rick

    One by one the clowns are dropping out. Trump, Palin, Cain. Perry is probably next although it should be Bachman but she is just too dumb to realize she has zero chance to get the nomination.

    December 5, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  18. yuri

    He is one nice piece of work. We wish he stayed in the race and got smitten by several of his opponents, affected parties and the like.

    December 5, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  19. sortakinda

    From past performance, both Cain and Gingrich have identical views, "when it come to dames."

    December 5, 2011 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  20. atypical

    so transparent. . . and immature. . . and deceptive. . .yes, he makes a good politician, but politicians are becoming a thing of the past: archaic, obsolete, irrelevant.

    December 5, 2011 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  21. Voice of Reason

    He's gotta wait and see who emerges as the clear frontrunner before he makes an endorsement. This is Cain in a nutshell. The truth bends to fit his current need for stoking his ego.

    He could throw his support behind someone, based on Principles and his own Moral Compass. But he apparently has no priciples and has no moral compass, so he'll wait.

    Besides he's busy making room in the doghouse and getting that rolling-pin-shaped dent out of the side of his head.

    December 5, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |