Cain sees traces of own campaign on debate stage
December 12th, 2011
09:34 PM ET
11 years ago

Cain sees traces of own campaign on debate stage

(CNN) - Pizza executive Herman Cain may have left the race for the 2012 GOP nomination, but the former candidate saw remnants of his campaign during Saturday night’s debate.

Cain, speaking on the Fox News Channel on Monday, said the question directed to candidates about marriage was specifically meant to target former House speaker Newt Gingrich as well as allude to sexual harassment claims levied against Cain.

“It was intended to be a precursor to how the liberal media and the Democrats will go after Newt if he gets the nomination,” Cain said.

He continued, “It also was somewhat of a slap against false accusations against me. Even though they did not call me by name. You know the reason they brought it up was because of Newt's past personal history.”

Cain also said candidates made campaign promises he concocted first.

“Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann made the statement, ‘We need to throw out the tax code,’” Cain said. “Who said that first? I did. I'm glad they finally have gotten to that point.”

Cain denied rumors he was planning on making an endorsement Tuesday or later this week, saying the process of selecting a candidate was taking longer than he expected.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. c'mon america

    Nothing but sad . That's really all one can say... Well i guess you could say desperate too .

    December 13, 2011 12:47 am at 12:47 am |
  2. Marie MD

    The liberal media made newterman cheat on two wives? Your tax plan is not good so you are saying that newterman and the flake are also wrong.
    Are you going to endorse the flip flopping millionaire?

    December 13, 2011 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  3. Indy

    None of this was about Cain and every politician talks about throwing out the tax code, Cain is the 999th candidate to talk about throwing out the tax code. Everyone has forgotten about Cain except himself.

    December 13, 2011 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  4. Seattle Sue

    Hate to burst your bubble Mr. Cain, but I did not think of you for a second during the last debate.

    December 13, 2011 08:49 am at 8:49 am |