BLITZER’S BLOG: If Cain drops out...
November 29th, 2011
01:38 PM ET
11 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: If Cain drops out...

(CNN) – If I were Mitt Romney, I’d be very worried about some recent developments that could present serious problems in his race for the Republican presidential nomination.

If I were Newt Gingrich, I’d be very encouraged by those same developments.


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  1. Bill, NY

    Cain is the victim of Cain raising too much cain. Cain is the poster boy for the current crop of republican candidates. They all seem to be talking from both sides of their mouths at once. Obama has disappointed me greatly, but his potential opponents make him look like the wisest choice for the US. We need this country to go in ONE direction or we are truly doomed. Not one of the current crop of republicans has instilled one iota of confidence. The only thing I see is a road map to 4th world status.

    November 29, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Well, the worst thing Chairman Romney could do would be to directly speak about it. Now would be a good time to play stupid and offer no comments. Let Newt do all of the talking on the subject of Cain dropping out. In fact I would let Newt do most of the talking because sooner or later something bad that would help Chairman Romney.

    November 29, 2011 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  3. The LONE OKIE

    Ann Coulter will be happy.

    November 29, 2011 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  4. Carlos, NJ

    I feel the same way Wolf. I would imagine that Herman Cain would endorse Newt. Beyond that, we are back to discussing flip-flopping Mitt with the new Mitt v Mitt ads. Both are a serious problem for Romney.

    November 29, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  5. Andrew Quing

    America was America because of it's great politicians. What's happening now with politicians is scary for America. As we do offshoring to other things(almost everything), time has come to bring congressmen/congresswomen & all executives from India. Believe me , it will be very cost effective and of good quality. We Americans will get politics cheaper & will enjoy buying other cheaper things by saving from cheaper politics

    November 29, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  6. vic , nashville ,tn

    If I were Mitt Romney, I’d be very worried and If I were Obama I will be happy

    November 29, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  7. Independent Voters

    All these republican candidates got issue and they the worst GOP candidates in histroy.
    4 more years for Obama

    November 29, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  8. GI Joe

    I still think Huntsman is the only sane republican in the crowd. But he doesn't stir up hate or ratings, so Blitzer and Co will never bring hm up. What a shame our country is controlled by the hate/lie mongers of this world.

    November 29, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  9. Frank

    Congratulations CNN! Which of the Republican candidates are you going after next?

    November 29, 2011 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  10. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    If Cain drops out there will only be two turds swirling around the GOP porcelain bowl: Mittens and the Lizard.

    November 29, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  11. once upon a horse

    Well I guess "their Blacks AREN'T better than our Blacks" after all.

    November 29, 2011 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  12. Sniffit

    "Congratulations CNN! Which of the Republican candidates are you going after next?"

    Oh please. Given the "anyone but Mittens" dynamic of the GOP primary, the MSM has been doing everything in its considerable misinformation powers to prop up whichever flavor of the month candidate the "anyone by Mittens" segment of the GOPer/Teatroll base has glommed onto. Why, you ask? Simple: if they didn't, there would be no "horse race" to sensationalize. If Mittens becomes the de facto nominee next week for some reason, then OMG WHAT WILL THE BOBBLEHEADS TALK ABOUT!?!?!?!?!?! It's abou selling advertising time/space/clicks and NOTHING else, "my friend."

    November 29, 2011 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  13. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    once upon a horse

    Well I guess "their Blacks AREN'T better than our Blacks" after all
    That shouldn't be funny, but it's funny as hell to me!!! ROFLMAO!!

    November 29, 2011 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  14. vet in texas

    "Blame Yourself" – Herman Cain!

    What I find hilarious is that conservatives can't believe the majority couldn't see through one man, Obama, the liberals can't see how the conservatives couldn't see through:

    Newt Gingrich
    Michele Bachmann
    Mitt Romney
    Herman Cain

    Yet, I really can't be voted for W twice.

    Now, what is also interesting is where his new gains in donations will go? As a matter of fact, where will all the other 7 candidates money go when they pay all their bills? To the RNC, this was a plot from the beginning because they were $20 million in the hole from spending on the 2010 elections, now I really wonder how anyone whose donated to SarahPac and to Herman Cain feel at this point, if you don't feel angry, then you've probably spent ALOT of money on Gold, Carbonite, emergency food, and the plethera of useless GOP about you start spending money on acetone, it will help take that blow-pop stamp off of your foreheads............

    November 29, 2011 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  15. Rick McDaniel

    Cain drops out, Perry moves up, into third.

    November 29, 2011 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  16. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    @GI Joe: I agree with you babe. Huntsman just does'nt stir up the hate and gets the people frothing at the mouth with extreme and untenable ideologies like Cain. Heck, Cain was such a hollow braggart that he wore his woeful stupidity like a badge of honor. Ubekistanstanistan.
    @ Frank: Unfortuantely CNN doesn't have to 'go after' any of these clown Frank. You know and I know that they have been quite adept at taking themselves out of serious consideration in this race.

    November 29, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  17. ConservaFASCISTS/TEAhadists

    If Cain drops out, Newt will get supporters to Willard's right and Huntsman will get supporters from Willard's left. Ultimately preventing Willard from getting the nomination. He can move past 25% in the polls. That's a clear indication that they don't want King Flip Flop.

    November 29, 2011 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  18. Silvio Renzulli

    Why is it always the media's fault, Frank? I thought it was the media's job to shine a light so voters are informed. I thought your party was all about family values and morality? Why can't they produce a clean moral candidate? Why does morality and adultery only matter to your side when its on the opposing side?

    November 29, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  19. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I must thank Herman Cain for ONE thing though. He has single-handedly laid to rest the stupid assertion that Blacks voted for Obama only because he was Black (well, some did but not all!). I assure you that if Herman Cain was running for President he would lose the Black vote precisely because he was Black. Not every "brother" is a "brother" as Herman has so pointedly, and repeatedly proven. As a person of color I would want someone who represented the best that we had to offer the world, Herman Cain couldn't be any further from that vision.

    Obama 2012. Seriously America.

    November 29, 2011 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |