Cain to CNN: 'A decision in the next several days'
November 30th, 2011
02:01 PM ET
10 years ago

Cain to CNN: 'A decision in the next several days'

Dayton, Ohio (CNN) - Embattled Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is keeping mum on whether he will remain in the race for the GOP nomination.

When asked by CNN if he is vowing to continue his campaign, Cain declined to give a direct response.

"We are reassessing and reevaluating," Cain said.

Cain said he would have a final answer about his future plans soon.

"We will be making a decision in the next several days," Cain said.

Cain made the comments as he was greeting voters along a security ropeline after a speech in Dayton, Ohio.

The candidate did not make himself available for additional questions.

In his speech, Cain told voters he is the victim of "character assassination." But he made no emphatic promise to stay in the race. Several supporters in the crowd urged him to fight on.

Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Ohio
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Why drag it out? Quit now. Look at you, you're burnt to a crisp.
    Pack up your little yellow tie, and then go home and pack up a suitcase because your wife is voting for Obama. lol!

    November 30, 2011 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  2. D3EE

    Mr. Cain admits he knows Ms. White, and there seems to have been an on-going telephone communication between the two of them for some time. SOMETHING is going on, either emotionally and/or physically. I wouldn't want my husband to be constantly calling another woman, under any circumstances! Remember, Mr. Cain, we should always attempt to step away from all "appearances of evil".

    November 30, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  3. Former Republican, now an Independent

    His decision should be to compare his infidelities to Newt Gingrich. It seems the republican voters have forgotten Newt's cheating on two of his former wives.

    November 30, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  4. Sorensen

    "Character assassination"??? There is no character to assassinate! He is an embarrassing sleazeball.

    November 30, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  5. Kris Craig

    If it was one or two women, ok. But what is it, five now?

    November 30, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  6. The Other Michael in Houston

    Character assination???? Come on Herm, 4 women come out and say you tried to sex them up and now you mistress has come forth????? Herm, you ideas for America stink, you are a horrible husband and a moron! So quit bilking your few remaining supporters out of their hard earned cash and quit! We all knew that you are a Republican experiment gone bad, just like Michael Steele. You had to know that you had no chance of winning the Republican nomination and when you did start gaining some traction, the Republican Party used your past indiscreations and threw you under the bus. Besides, no way the Republican Party would allow a black man to represent them while there is a black President. That means there would be another black president, if Herm had a chance of winning, which is most of the Republican Party porblem with our current President. Now Herm, in the infamous words of Tony Montona "say goodnight to the bad guy"!

    November 30, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  7. cigarman

    Cain should stay in the race. If Newt can stay in the race, Cain can stay in the race. Newt and Cain are running neck and neck in the cheating on your wives category. Just think, if either one of these scumbags gets the Nomination, the other one could be named running for Vice. The Republican Party coul really be proud of that twosome.

    November 30, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Quit now, and give the Kochs back their $7 million. They need it to help Mittens.

    November 30, 2011 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  9. Ohio man

    He just wants to collect more money from donors 1st .. lol

    November 30, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  10. Cassidy Firth

    Cain's political career was short-lived. Did he really think his past behavior wouldn't be revealed? Personally, I'm getting tired of seeing his face and don't look forward to watching him in another debate. Leave the race Mr. Cain. The women in your past got you good.

    November 30, 2011 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  11. Fair is Fair

    Herm – hang it up. You let your supporters down, and your poor attempts at denial are just embarrassing.

    November 30, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  12. Kris Craig

    If it was one or two women, ok. But what is it, five now?

    If they were just affairs, ok. But most of these are involving s – e – x – u – a – l (faulty WordPress filter; heretoafter referred to as "inappropriate") harassment in the workplace. And not just rude comments, either. In one instance, a woman says he grabbed her thigh and ran his hands up her dress, then when she asked him to stop, he told her that it was the only way she'd get the job she was seeking.

    So no, this isn't "character assassination" or "gotcha." This is an ongoing pattern of "inappropriate" misconduct that would land most people in prison.

    Clinton lied about having a consensual workplace affair and was impeached for it. Herman Cain has "inappropriately" harassed and assaulted women without their consent. Stick a fork in this guy, cuz he's done.

    November 30, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  13. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I guess now I know why he never invested in buying himself another tie.
    Mr. Cain! Mr. Cain! How do you feeel about Rep Paine in NH withdrawing his support from YOUR campaign and throwing it behind the WHITE adulterer's campaign (Gingrich)? Have you spoken with Michael Steele recently sir? Mr. Cain! Mr. Cain!.....

    November 30, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  14. ST

    Cain will have no choice whether to stay or call it quit when his pocket dries up.

    November 30, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  15. ja

    an old saying, the better things in life are free, no charge, no analysis needed, go home cain, to much baggage cropping up, your sucess as a business man, don't inhertly qualify you for president, many pres have had bad character, but man samsonite can't handle your baggage

    November 30, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  16. nick

    reminds me of tiger woods... iw anna support him though, wouldnt bother me if he ran for VP.. but he is definitely creating talk and helping us move in the right direction. You served your purpose mrCain now step aside, and allow Romney to beat these rest of the GOP and join him

    November 30, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  17. Sielingfan

    The only "Pattern," Kris, is baseless accusations. Most of which were previously addressed and settled, as in, over a decade ago. Innocent until proven guilty is dead; is this what democracy looks like?

    Keep fighting, Herm.

    November 30, 2011 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  18. Lost in Texas FOREVER and EVER

    I would be more impressed if Cain would manup and take some responsibility for this and stop blaming the left, nameless oppositons, some of his opponents, the media, and of course the alledged victims. Besides where are the likes of Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, the NAACP and the black community as a whole while he's being attacked like this? Oh that's right they are all BRAINWASHED wallowing in self pity. Cain may regret some of the bridges he has burned especially with the latter groups.

    November 30, 2011 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  19. GonzoinHouston

    In other words, he's waiting for instructions from the Koch brothers.

    November 30, 2011 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  20. JOE

    He should have bribed his opponents with free pizza.

    November 30, 2011 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  21. JOE

    Herman Cain's middle name is actually Crutchmann.

    November 30, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  22. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    What was it that he said yesterday? To praphrase: If people stop sending me money I'll quit the race. Not: "I'm staying in this race because I can do something great for America". Nope. It's all about the money and the honeys for Herman.
    That's the problem with this self-loathing wannabe.

    November 30, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  23. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Former Republican, now an Independent

    His decision should be to compare his infidelities to Newt Gingrich. It seems the republican voters have forgotten Newt's cheating on two of his former wives
    No they did not forget. They are just more willing to conveniently overlook the moral and ethical "indiscretions" of one of their own,if you catch my drift.
    Herman, no matter how deluded he was, never was and never will be one of their own.
    We tried to tell the 'brotha' but he was flying high with his two brothers from another mother.

    November 30, 2011 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |

    The wingnuts sent the brunette out to finish Herb off. They invented character assassination. Ask Micheal Steel. The wingnut/teabagger trainwreck implosion continues full speed ahead.

    November 30, 2011 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  25. Rudy NYC

    Mr. Cain may be in for some tough fiscal times ahead. He was unemployed when he started the race, and will continue to be after he drops out. He was married when he started the race, and could be struggling to remain so after he drops out. Alimony is rough. Johnny Carson showed us just how rough it can be. Mr. Cain's future is beginning to look like his own words just may be coming back to taunt him.

    "If you are unemployed and you're broke, then you have no one to blame but yourself." or something like that.

    November 30, 2011 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
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