Cain 'reassessing' 2012 campaign
November 29th, 2011
11:56 AM ET
11 years ago

Cain 'reassessing' 2012 campaign

(CNN) – Embattled Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told his staff Tuesday he is "reassessing" the viability of his campaign in the wake of a new allegations he engaged in a lengthy extramarital affair, CNN has learned.

One top campaign source told CNN he expects a decision "within a few days," based on whether Cain's fund-raising dries up.


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  1. Blinded by the republucan lie


    What distresses me more than anything is how ANY woman would find this man attractive! Eeewwww! Same goes for the Newt! I'm sorry, ladies but there isn't any amount of money that would entice me want to be within a light year of the homely creeps! Again...eeewwwww!

    It took me 15 minutes to get up off the floor after I read your post...right on sister ..right on! 🙂

    November 29, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  2. MTATL67

    All that money he made selling them books. The soon to be ex-Mrs. Cain gets half.... the soon to be former Mrs. Cain made out pretty nice.

    November 29, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  3. Lillie

    Shame on you, Mr. Cain.....liar, liar, pants on fire! What's wrong with the family value party? I saw through the bookseller shortly after the announcement.....not Presidential material and now with all the dirty laundry aired globally makes the situation even more embarassing! Has Rush spoken yet? Perhaps Mr. Cain is awaiting his recommendation before he drops out of the race!!!! OMG!!!!

    November 29, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  4. Fair is Fair

    @ Woman in California – Peace back at ya.

    November 29, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  5. Republican who supports President Obama


    November 29, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  6. Telchristina

    Run Cain run...and do not stop until you reach China!

    November 29, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Woman In California wrote:
    ... However, Paul is not the answer. His ideas are all packaged from the 1950's and would never work in the world we live in today. Paul speaks as a man on an island where the white picket fences are up, every family has a father in the household and the mother stays home all day – not so anymore. ...
    Excellent picture you paint. But, did you say the "1950s"? How about the 1850s or the 1750s? Rep. Paul wants us to live like "The Waltons" did?

    November 29, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  8. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Herman Cain was bought by the Koch Brothers to be their mouthpiece.
    They bought defective merchandise. Their message got lost amongst all of his women, stupidity, and over-blown ego.
    They will now put their money behind Newt and see how they fare with him.

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

    Republicans can't find one normal Black American to run on their party. But on another note, what was Cain thinking running for POTUS? Was he really that naive, or did he ever intend to be a serious contended?

    Geez. Republicans should give Obama a standing ovation for being a real family man with values.

    November 29, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    A picture is forming of self-proclaimed "job creator" Mr. Cain as being a womanizer. Does this expalin that "Super Fly" hat?

    November 29, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  11. Ken

    @Women in California I have to disagree. I have since been studying economics and Paul's conclusions about the economy, the dollar and the Federal Reserve are pretty accurate with intelligent economic thinking. You really provided me with no actual details either. You just made an assumption about a guy you obviously haven't looked at much and that seems pretty bold and down right mean without information to back it up. If you can provide me an actual position that you disagree with I can explain my position on it. Considering the 50's were some of the most prosperous times in the US where everyone had a job and one income was enough to maintain a family(Which is why women could stay home all day) I wouldn't condemn the 50's as some terrible time for the US. The reason more then one income is necessary now is because of the falling value of the dollar and the decreasing standard of living.

    November 29, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  12. AEJ

    This guy knew he had all these baggages, yet he pretended he was whistle clean and allowed Koch Brothers to influence his decision in running. "I AM BROTHER BY ANOTHER MOTHER" eh? Mrs. Cain should drop you like hot bread – you disgusted cheater!!!!

    November 29, 2011 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  13. doug

    if u obama voters r gonna slam cain then y have u all not slammed clinton when he was president ? o-wait a sec-i know why it is bcuz cain is republican & clinton is democrat now that xplaines a lot

    November 29, 2011 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  14. Sorensen

    The old pizza-man is not reassessing anything. He is desperately trying to figure out how to get backwards out of his
    self-inflicted mess without looking like a total idiot.
    What he does not realize, he was always a fool and will forever remain one.

    November 29, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  15. frank

    Cain will not withdraw unless his core group of enablers withdraw their support. He depends on them to feed his false self image. As long as he has that support he will "fight" on as he must to avoid the final realization that his world is not as he has imagined it. Some call it denial. I like to refer to it as filtering – blocking those things which do not fit some preconceived theoretical model of reaility. All of us are susceptible – a part of human nature. It is a very dangerous character flaw when found in someone in a leadership position because there are too many enablers who themsevles have fragile egos needing a sense of belonging to one tribe or another.

    November 29, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  16. vet in texas

    I wonder when the "race card" will come out from some conservative dealers, If Cain folds for indescrection, how on earth does Newt rise?

    Interesting question, and the "Newt came clean" response won't work.

    November 29, 2011 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  17. T'sah from Virginia

    ►@Fair is Fair◄
    Dang – at least you had the nerve to admit you had it all wrong!!! Proud of YOU!!! (Whew, that was difficult!)

    On another note, there are some things the "same race" is able to pick up on that other races cannot see!! Most of us had Cain figured out from Day 1 and got ragged for it!!

    ► He brought "race" into the game early on and "stabbed" Blacks on the LEFT in the back to be more accepted by the RIGHT;
    ►Come on now – the HAT – He is a "slick" charismatic "I got you" man that feels deep down in his soul that "no one" can resist him or “shouldn’t” resist him;
    ►He "flip-flops" within himself – "trying" to be something he is not it hurts him all the way around (pro-Choice/Life; Go to war/no war; Amnesty/no amnesty); and
    ► Even his own CHURCH saw a change in him and did not appreciate several comments he made about “rich” versus “poor” in order to please the RIGHT.

    @ Dominican Mama for Obama – You had me ROTFLMAO with the songs you dedicated for this moment!!! Wow, they will stick in my mind now and I will laugh every time I see Cain’s face.

    Obama 2012 – a “real” intelligent Black man that we “all” can be proud of!!!

    November 29, 2011 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
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