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Herman Cain Drops Out Of Presidential Race

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That's it for the Cain campaign. Earlier this week, the erstwhile Republican frontrunner said he was "reassessing" his presidential bid, after an Atlantean named Ginger White claimed she and Cain had carried on a clandestine 13-year-affair. This allegation had the chilling effect on Cain's poll numbers that sexual harassment allegations from several other women hadn't, and recent days have seen Cain's support tank in early primary states. This week, Cain met with his advisors, met with his wife, and today called it quits. From the LA Times:

"As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign," he said at an event in Atlanta. "I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distraction, the continued hurt . . . on me, on my family, not because we are not fighters, not because I am not a fighter."

This is good news for Newt, Rick, Ron, et al, and most of all for Cain's wife, whose long season of unpleasant surprises is hopefully past. It's bad news for Mitt Romney, who probably won't pick up many of the supporters fleering the Cain campaign.

A lot of news outlets are covering Cain's political, but The Onion's single-headline take wins grim irony.

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  1. CAIN ABORTS!

    Something tells me that there will be more women coming forward, with even more lurid accounts of his misconduct, along with the possibility of at least one young man to suggest improper actions on Cain's part. (Yes, THAT part.)

    Posted by: Gloria | Dec 3, 2011 2:46:37 PM


  2. Good riddance!

    Posted by: Brad | Dec 3, 2011 2:58:32 PM


  3. Quelle surprise.

    Posted by: sylvatica | Dec 3, 2011 3:00:46 PM


  4. The prayer mention always gets me, the worse their actions the more you hear about the prayer. His wife is probably praying the old groper stays the f**k out of Georgia so she doesn't have to look at his sanctimonious, lying face.

    Posted by: lk | Dec 3, 2011 3:04:23 PM


  5. But I tohught god told Cain to run?

    Mustn't disobey god.

    Posted by: Ben in Oakland | Dec 3, 2011 3:04:35 PM


  6. Before he became the frontrunner, he seemed somewhat reasonable, just with no chance. Before, he said that DADT was resolved and he wouldn't seek to reinstate it, and that he refused to sign any federal marriage amendment pledge. Then, AFTER that fluke in Florida when he just exploded, he went as far right as he possible could, not only stating he'd reinstate DADT, not only that he'd push for a federal marriage amendment, but that suddenly being gay was a choice. Even better, when talking about OWS after his popularity, he said it's their fault they don't have jobs. So as far as I'm concerned, it was about time that he dropped out, no matter his reason.

    Good riddance; now, Bachmann, Santorum, Perry, and eventually Gingrich, since he's just the Not-Romney of the month for Republicans, need to get the message and drop out to save what EVER they have left that's worth saving.

    Posted by: Matt | Dec 3, 2011 3:22:37 PM


  7. Oops...

    While he WAS responding to OWS, he generalized it, saying that it was the jobless' fault for not having jobs.

    Posted by: Matt | Dec 3, 2011 3:25:07 PM


  8. met with his wife? He is seeing too many other women that his wife needs to make an appointment to see him?

    Posted by: simon | Dec 3, 2011 3:58:00 PM


  9. There are so many idiots who trounce up and down on the marriage vows they so piously hold as their god given right as heterosexuals.
    Pledging to fight to keep the 'holiness' of that union at the same time, secretly
    reconstructing the rules and terms to make sure they get a little on the side. Do the wives ever speak up after these men ruin themselves and make a laughing stock of their "family values"?

    Posted by: starquisha | Dec 3, 2011 4:10:50 PM


  10. A perfect Khristian, he went down blaming everyone else and accepted no personal responsibility.

    Posted by: PLAINTOM | Dec 3, 2011 4:13:37 PM


  11. Now he can run for President of Usbeckibeckibeckistan

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Dec 3, 2011 4:22:38 PM


  12. Now he can return back to his normal life, whatever it means to him. Case closed.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Dec 3, 2011 4:55:01 PM


  13. Jon Stewart is going to be so sad...

    Posted by: Chris | Dec 3, 2011 5:03:18 PM


  14. The evangelicals now have a choice between a Mormon and a serial adulterer. I can't wait to see which bible scripture they distort to justify their support.

    Posted by: PLAINTOM | Dec 3, 2011 5:34:59 PM


  15. plantom the majority of support is going Gingrich the serial adulterer, liar, chased out of congress on an ethics charge, first time ever ethic violator to be fined by congress = paid $300,000 fine (congress had never fined an ethics violator before)levied against him by majority controlled repub house. LOL His own party chased him out and fined him. And a serial flip-flopper on level with romney with the about faces depending on the day of the week

    pop the popcorn kidies, this is going to be fun to watch the repub party go the way of the whigs into oblivion riding shotgun with Newt F'ing Gingrich

    Posted by: say what | Dec 3, 2011 5:53:53 PM


  16. I was surprised to hear Cain on Lawrence O'Donnell's show allude to the possibility that some guy might come forward. That would be a refreshing change of pace, but now, sadly, we probably won't hear about it. Unless someone is into kicking dead horses. Neigh, neigh, neigh.

    Posted by: jaime jones | Dec 3, 2011 6:21:13 PM


  17. Can someone please tell me when this piece of s@&t actually had a chance?

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Dec 3, 2011 6:35:32 PM


  18. Smartest thing I've heard this creep say.

    Posted by: Fine by me | Dec 3, 2011 7:39:53 PM


  19. I'm glad he's out of the race. I just can't fathom his sort of mindset that would think he had any qualifications to hold the most powerful office in the world much less think his past wouldn't come to light. I'm going to assume he's just that delusional and arrogant to think events would not unfold the way they have. I suppose the 1st sign of his delusions was claiming god told him to run. It seems most of the GOP candidates are also delusional, except maybe Huntsman and Romney; he's just a say anything weasel.

    Posted by: ian | Dec 3, 2011 7:44:04 PM


  20. NO WE CAIN'T

    Posted by: Ninong | Dec 3, 2011 8:25:31 PM


  21. I was really hoping some hot pizza delivery boy would join Cain's harem

    Posted by: jaragon | Dec 3, 2011 9:21:51 PM


  22. This speech should be remembered as the day that Moses ate dogsh!t.

    Posted by: TJ Parker | Dec 3, 2011 9:59:50 PM


  23. the Uncle Ruckus sh*t show is over. Thank heavens

    Posted by: Astro | Dec 3, 2011 11:07:59 PM


  24. "NO WE CAIN'T"

    Posted by: Ninong

    LMFAO.

    Posted by: DeeperStill | Dec 4, 2011 3:19:57 AM


  25. The sort of mindset involved in running Cain for office is entirely a white racist one -- the Koch Brothers.

    They and their Tea Party slaves cannot abide the spectacle of an intelligent well-spoken black man with a lovely family and a teriffic wife to whom he has apprently been "faithful" being President of the United States. And so they dearched for -- and found -- the dumbest most retrograde NEGRO outside of an old "Amos'n Andy" sketch, complete with a lengthy career as an adulterer and attempted rapist (I'm sure had he lasted would would have heard about the rapes that were "successful") He and his campaign are a living breathing insult to the African-American Community and every white American with an ounce of sense.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Dec 4, 2011 8:34:32 AM


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