Where will Cain's supporters go now?
December 5th, 2011
11:55 AM ET
3 years ago

Where will Cain's supporters go now?

Washington (CNN) - In the wake of Herman Cain's decision to halt his presidential campaign, the main questions are who will he endorse, will his supporters follow his lead, and will it matter?

The first answer could come this week, as Cain said Saturday after announcing the suspension of his Republican presidential bid that he would announce an endorsement in coming days

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  1. Rudy NYC

    If they had sense, they would jump on board with Paul or Huntsman. But since we know that the Cain supporters do not have much common sense (they supported Herman, right) then we know they will wind up split between the other two southerners in the race, Perry and Gingrich.

    December 5, 2011 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  2. Patriot

    From the looks of that picture I'd say back to the retirement home where they can live out the rest of their bitter tea party lives while screaming about the government keeping their hands off their medicare.

    December 5, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  3. jerseylou

    Cain, i want to thank you for all the entertainment you gave us.

    December 5, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  4. Mike in Newmarket NH

    There really is only one viable general election GOP candidate and that is Huntsman the Romney alternative to victory. A civilized not in your face true conservative, do a little research on his positions and you'd see he is the answer.

    December 5, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  5. T Dawg

    Pizza Hut or Papa John's comes to mind.

    December 5, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Where Do Cain Supporters Go Now?
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    You're asking the wrong question. Here's the right question. Where will they *not* go? If they were attracted to Cain, then it is safe to assume that they are "anti-Romney" types. I would be surprised to see Romney get any piece of that pie. If they were attracted to Cain as the flavor of the month, then they will not be running back to any of the old flavors.

    Who does that leave? Santorum, Huntsman, Gingrich, and Paul. Huntsman can be counted out just because he's viewed as a traitor simply because he served in the Obama administration. If Santorum didn't take off when Bachmann rose and fell, then he's never going to build up flight speed.

    That leaves us with Gingrich and Paul. Both are southerners, but Gingrich is from Georgia, just like Cain. I think they will mostly split 3:1 between Gingrich and Paul. That already appears to be the trend as Cain has fallen.

    December 5, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  7. Voice of Reason

    Dont worry about Cain – he'll land on his feet. I'm sure their putting his name on a dressing-room door over at Fox News now. Next to Palin and Huckabee. Hope they leave room for Perry (while his insights arent very insightful, he is nonetheless VERY entertaining).

    December 5, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |