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Herman Cain to Drop Out of Presidential Race?

After breaking the news on yesterday's The Situation Room that yet another accuser was set to come after him for having an affair, Herman Cain is "reassessing" his candidacy, the Washington Post reports:

Libya_cainOne adviser said that Cain will ponder his prospects over the the next few days and will make a decision by the end of the week. Cain will keep his current campaign schedule.

Spokesman J.D. Gordon did not immediately return e-mails seeking comments on the reassessment, but Cain’s Iowa campaign manager, Steve Grubbs, confirmed the re-examination to the Associated Press.

Herman Cain re-assessing presidential candidacy [washington post]

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  1. you're doomed, dude. and your pizza sucks.

    Posted by: sleepy bear | Nov 29, 2011 12:29:45 PM

  2. The great thing about Herman Cain is you can recycle all your Tiger Woods jokes...

    What is Herman Cain's favorite Christmas carol?
    "I'm Dreaming of a White Mistress"

    Posted by: endo | Nov 29, 2011 12:30:34 PM

  3. Oh wait a minute I thought he was innocent of these charges, odd that there is consideration for dropping out now!!!

    Posted by: Lee | Nov 29, 2011 12:38:22 PM

  4. Personally, I think a consensual affair (if that's what this was), unlike sexual harassment accusations, should be nobody's business, but his candidacy was over before this and wasn't real to begin with. He's a salesman, not presidential material. And his brand is slipping along with any political delusions.

    Posted by: Ernie | Nov 29, 2011 1:00:33 PM

  5. Ernie: yes, in general, personal affairs aren't particularly anyone else's business. BUT - if someone is running for office and claims that marriage should be between one man and one woman (http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/10/23/Herman_Cain_Says_He_Will_Support_Federal_Marriage_Ban/), then how he treats his own marriage does become an issue.

    Posted by: Tim in Denver | Nov 29, 2011 1:32:31 PM

  6. What is the matter with him? Didn't he have a maid?

    Posted by: jaime jones | Nov 29, 2011 1:36:40 PM

  7. I don't get it. I thought he wasn't a quitter!

    Posted by: Glenn I | Nov 29, 2011 1:49:59 PM

  8. So was he just a loss leader for Romney or Gingrich?

    I like how @LOLGOP put it on twitter: BREAKING: Republicans losing their black friend.

    Posted by: Brian | Nov 29, 2011 2:22:38 PM

  9. His campaign would have some historical value if it lasted until Iowa, as he is a black man running as a Republican. However, he is very much the wrong black man.

    Posted by: anon | Nov 29, 2011 2:48:52 PM

  10. Dropping out will make him a Republican darling and qualify him for martyrdom. Look how much they still love Sarah Palin.

    Posted by: Walt | Nov 29, 2011 3:24:15 PM

  11. As a true conservative, he should be held liable to reimburse the federal government for all costs associated with the Secret Service detail that he requested and was assigned to him. Government has no place providing individualized bodyguard services for "ordinary" civilian citizens and, as such, he should pay for it himself. (Right, Herman?)

    Posted by: Eaves | Nov 29, 2011 3:38:02 PM

  12. But...but...what about 9-9-9?


    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Nov 29, 2011 3:48:21 PM

  13. he couldn't even defend his own marriage. he and newt the poster boys for the defense of marriage.

    Posted by: walter | Nov 29, 2011 3:58:01 PM

  14. Unfit for public office, in every way. What hubris.

    Posted by: rb | Nov 29, 2011 4:54:48 PM

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