FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
At this point, it seems like a question not of if Herman Cain will drop out of the race, but when.
But the Republican presidential hopeful insists he's not making any decision until he talks to his wife in person. There's an idea. That happens when Cain goes back home Friday. He says he and his wife have spoken over the phone but not face-to-face since the latest bombshell dropped.
Cain also says he needs to re-evaluate his support and the effect that the latest allegation has had on fundraising.
The latest allegation, of course, is that of a 13-year affair with an Atlanta woman, Ginger White. Cain says White was just a friend whom he helped financially.
This charge of adultery comes after multiple accusations of sexual harassment, which Cain also denied.
Cain's wife, Gloria, rarely appears in public although she did an interview in support of her husband after the harassment allegations surfaced. But we haven't heard a word from her about White's claim of a long-term affair.
Herman Cain, who has been dropping in the polls since all this started to surface, insists he's a victim of character assassination. Nonetheless, he says we can expect a decision in the coming days.
It seems like the decision is pretty clear: Even if Cain stays in the race, it's hard to see how he'd ever win enough votes to be the Republican nominee.
Polls show Cain's support among Republican women going off a cliff. A new CNN-Opinion Research Corporation poll shows Cain gets only 12% support from Republican female voters. You can't win with numbers like that.
The poll also suggests Republican women are less likely to think Cain has the right personality and leadership qualities to be president.
Here’s my question to you: Has the time come for Herman Cain to just go away?
Tune in to the Situation Room at 4pm to see if Jack reads your answer on air.
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Yeah, I'm afraid someone turned his 9-9-9 upside down into 6-6-6.
I'd say that train left the station when the first woman came forward, but then this behavior hasn't seemed to hurt Newt with this GOP crowd.
Jack: Anytime the message of the candidate gets drowned-out by the noise of the candidates character it is time to rethink running for the office. Herman Cain might have survived the sexual harassment claims and charges, but a 13 year affair with proof is another problem. Just how committeed is Harman Cain to his wife. Mr. Cain needs to drop his run for office, sooner rather than later.
Mr. Cafferty, if one of these not very credible accusers produces a blue dress with Mr. Cain's DNA on it, he should hit the road, but until then, I'm all aboard the Cain Train!!
I would say 'YES' Jack and the same for the most of the others with baggage. It's time for the GOP to draft the only person completely capable of defeating Barack Obama and that is Condoleezza Rice. Couple her background in foreign affairs with Romney's experience in business as VP and the Republicans would have a formidable ticket. I can picture the bumper sticker now - RICE and ROMNEY IN 2012. Obama wouldn't stand a chance.
Gary in Scottsdale, Arizona
No. I see it all as a conspiracy.
From Houston, TX
I, for one, hopes he stays. To me it's obvious this was a planned attack by his oponents. There is no GOP who likes the African-American in the White House now so whrn Mr. Cain started leading in the polls action had to be taken. There is no way the GOP would support an African-American candidate.
By the way I am a white Canadian
It's long past time for Herman to go away. His 9-9-9 lan is a disaster for seniors on Social Security and a small pension. Where he gets the idea that everyone is after him except the American people I don't know. This is a man wiht delusions of granduer; something we don't need in a dog-catcher, let alone a president. What part of 'you're an embarrassment' doesn't he understand?
He was never really here, except on TV. His plan to eventually end federal funding to states for entitlements, including Medicaid, doomed him with governors and local party organizations beholden to them. Just because you did not cover that angle, does not mean it did not exist.
If Herman exits the Cain Train, Newt Gingrich, with his numerous extra-marital affairs, will be the perfect passenger to take Herman's place. With the large amount of baggage Newt will bring with him, he will fill the baggage car. If a man won't keep his oath to his wife, he will not keep it to the Constitution.
Jack, Cain has gone away. Unfortunately, he's the only one who doesn't accept it. Next, Michele Bachman.
David, Las Vegas
Absolutely NOT, Jack! If Cain were a Democrat, all these women would have been called "Racists" who just didn't want a black man to be successful! But, since Cain is a Republican, the Dems are out to teach all future black candidates one important lesson: Run as a Democrat or we will RUIN you. Cain needs to stay in this race until the LAST DOG DIES!
I wish they would all just go away. They all suck. Every single one of them. Doug. Pepperell MA.
Jack it just may be time for Cain to exit stage left but that is not up for you or i to decide. A good percentage of America got behind Cain in the beginning and it is hard for them to cut him loose when they have no real proof that he did anything wrong. We had a president named Bill Clinton that had an extramarital affair while president and he was reelected. We had the speaker of the house who had multiple affairs named Gingrich yet he continued to work and is now running right along with Cain for the office of president. Why should any other potential candidate be denied a chance with predecessors who reached high offices in Washington like these folks as roll models?
or at least to the Dr Phil show for marriage counseling.
The majority of the public probably thinks his departure is long overdue, but as long as there are cartons of books to peddle Mr. Cain will probably remain on the circuit.
Running for president is like being in a boxing ring, except the punches are coming from all sides. Sometimes a suckerpunch will come out of nowhere, but with how Herman Cain is handling it just attests to his determination to stay on his feet. The bell hasn't rung yet.
I believe it is time. The problem is, he does have some good ideas for a basis of discussion on tax reform.
Kinda funny though how tax reform makes skeletons just leap out of the closet though.Maybe it is just a coincidence.
After sexually abusing women, then verbally abusing his victims publicly for having the courage and decency to speak out about him, I think letting him just go away is not good enough. If he has any trace of manhood left, he should apologize sincerely for what he put everyone through.
Herman Cain can't be trusted with the truth about anything let alone running the country.Is it time for to go Hell Yeah!
The time has come for Cain, the rest of the Republicans, the tea party and the Democrats to all just go away. We need new blood, conventional ideas, true conservative (think: Eisenhower) policies and a level of intelligence Washington hasn’t seen in the last four decadest. And I’m not even sure that can save us at this point.
I assume he was just running for Pres. to help finance and bring attention to his book tour. He was also probably trying to raise his profile to increase speaking fees and get a possible TV gig. Too bad so many people are hurt for his gain–like his wife and alleged victims. I don't know that he needs to go away but I think he should no longer be treated like a real candidate and should be dropped from any media coverage. Thay should make him go away.
I hope not, Cain adds excitement to an otherwise boring line up of GOP candidates. It wouldn't be the same without him. You have Bachmann, Perry always making crazy statements and Newt Gingrich cheating past, but Herman had it all. If he leaves he will be missed.
Not only has the time come for Herman, but this also applies to all of his Kochplican party "regulars" too. Like Boehner, Cantor, McConnell, The Newt, The Donald, The Sarah, Bachmann and all the rest of their buddies. And this also applies to all of the "Job Creators"!!! Where are the jobs, Boehner??
Jack – The time has come and went, period. His time came when everybody saw the interview with Gloria Allred and the blonde chick. He should have gotten out then,( if he was smart ) It should be clear to everyone that all Cain wants is his name up in lights, loves all the press coverage, all the attention, so he could possibly do more book tours, possibly a movie deal, or anything else that could possibly make him millions. ( take a good look at Palin ) ( being a 1/2 term governor was "too much work" ) ( now she's working for the other news network, ( as one of their commentators) and still getting Paid. Maybe Cain is going by Palin's playbook ???
I agree with the woman who claimed to have had a 13 year affair with Herman Cain – the man just doesn't appear to have what it takes to be president. I like him, I wish he had less baggage and more substance, but yes, it is time for him to drop out of the race.
Stay Herman, stay. His poetry alone is reason for him to stay in the race. His presence has increased the consumption of pizza by 120%. Not intended to be a factual statement.
It's time for him to go. I can't believe that the Gallup Poll show him at still approx 18% approval rating. This just shows you how stupid voters are. They get duped so easy. I hope his wife isn't that stupid to believe him, that he so innocent. Maybe all women are stupid in some cases. Look at Hillarry, she believed Bill that he never had an affair with Ms Flowers. She found out later that Bill was lying. On the other hand the Press would love to have Cain win the Republican nomination. That's why the Press is bad mouthing Romney. They know that Obama can beat Cain with hands down, while Romney will beat Obama with hands down. You can't convince the voters of that. Speak the truth Jack, I hope you see the light.
It was time for Herman to go away before he even started his travesty of a campaign. "Baseless allegations" aside, he has zero credentials for the presidency. The man is nothing but a cartoon character in an absurd hat. Good riddance.
It is past time.
You mean he's still around? Thought he left with his girlfriend and a mapy of the Middle east. I think after he does a weekend of book signings you will be able to see his dust.
He's already gone. Move on.
Was he ever really here?
Yes, Mr Cain is a joke in the conversation as to a Presidential candidate. Why he considers himself qualified to run only shows a big ego.
Yes, it has come and gone. Time for him to pull a Sarah Pallin and just quit!
What's the matter, Jack. You don't want him to linger around like Sarah Palin?
Hurt by Cain, those women are suffering.
Cain's family is suffering–and getting angry with Cain.
Does Cain care about his family? those women?
And, Cain is some kind of preacher?
Oh, Cain is determined to join the motivational speech tour–a check for 5-figures per speech.
Not bad for the bad.
Cain must think that he needs more publicity.
Yes, he should of gotten out weeks ago. It is insulting every time he opens his mouth and starts telling lies. Really? Just how many women are going to come out and tell basically the same thing. Now it is the Democrats doing this to him. Herman tell your lies walking, You need to fix the problems in your family before you even try to take care of our country.
Huntsman is the only one running who has half a brain. I think Cain and the rest of the other clowns should just go away.
Preferably in a very small car while wearing their red rubber noses :-).
Guys always think they can talk their way out of it, let him live his dream Jack.
Yes, Mr. Cain should get on a stage with all of the news media there and sing "Fly Me to the Moon".
Stick a fork in him, he's done.
Yes, so we can nominate Newt and beat OBAMA, as opposed to nominating Romeny and losing to Obama
How soon we forget that Newt was in the same situation as Cain. The latest poll shows Gingrich is the GOP frontrunner with his mistress/new wife by his side.
YES! Cain never should have been in the race in the first place. He's far from being Presidential material.
Nio, why should Cain quit? every time a person comes out of the past,I have to them why did it take you so long. Is money the reason such as a book deal or movie or a trash newspaper. sexual haressment is a very large gray area that has not been define by the courts. affairs are not define by a court. so why should we believe these women just on their words. we didnot believe it on justice thomas!!!!!!!
Why? If he should go...so should Newt...simple as that.
Yes, I think so. There is pretty good evidence of the validity of the affair accustion. But that would not be the deciding factor for me. Instead, his demonstrated lack of knowledge in several areas critical to being our leader is clear. Go sell pizza and books and chase skirts all you want, Herman, but don't waste any more of this country's time.
Actually it is time for all of them to go away.
I think the Cain legacy shouldn't be about when to leave a campaign, but rather, should one even consider running for any office, including dog catcher, if that person has such a possibly shady past. Honestly, I wonder if Cain's wife is thinking the same thing you ask Jack.
Bite your tongue, Jack. What good would the political circus be without a clown. Herman has me in stitches everyday. I guarantee you when the sideshow, that is the Republican nomination, is over Mr. Cain would get his own reality show called "NAME THAT WOMAN.....the 80s edition.
Maybe it's time for Gingrich or Romney to go away, what a question to ask. How about Obama, we all know it's his time to go away. What a world we live in.
Yes, it's time. It doesn't matter that he isn't experienced enough to actually be the President, but boy did the dems need to destroy him immediately or else risk losing a portion of the AfrAm vote.
His departure is about 6 allegations over due. The Cain Train has left the GOP station without him on it.
The defining quote in the Cain legacy is " If you don't believe me, If you think I'm a Liar, Then buy my book". This quote says more about Herman Cain than any other sound bite. Apples, Oranges and Pepperoni
Yes. After he reassesses his....um what was the question again? I just want to make sure we're clear so I answer the right question.
It is unfortunate when a person starts to believe that they are so important that nothing and no one else matters. He does not need to consult with his wife on this matter. He has got to realize how painful this is on his family, the Republican party as well as the political system. He should go away but not before he takes responsibility for his actions in front of the American people. It takes courage to admit that even if what you did (whatever it turns out to be) had good motive it hurt many people and this attitude above everything else would make it hard for him to govern successfully. He forgets that the so called "stupid people" running America paved the way for him to run...how ironic and insightful
It puzzles me why he wants to be a public figure when he has a background that is bound to ensure that he just needs to go away. Sometimes things just take care of themselves. Surely he didn't think that he was above these women knowing that he doesn't have the skills to be our President since he thinks that he can do "exciting" things and them not surface. Grease always rises to the top.
If Cain dropped out, the GOP "deck" would be short one joker! How could they play their political games without a full deck? Oh, Yeah...THAT's what's been happening all along! Yep! Let him go back to his former obscurity here he can pander to his heart's desire! Deb from Loveland, Colorado
How can he go away if he was never really there? Actually, he is a symptom of the Republican malaise. None of the Republican candidates excite me, least of all the author of the contract with America. He declared war on the poor, the unemployed, the elderly and the homeless. I will not forget no matter how he tries to spin the truth.
Yes. So can Bachman and Perry.
No, that time has already passed. He never seemed a serious contender and had no clue about international relations. All he is doing now is promoting his new book and wasting people's fundraising money so the sooner he realizes that, the better.
The time for Cain to drop out has come and gone, then come and gone again, then come and gone again. Why are there so many people willing to back a man who has no respect for himself, his family, his party or the Presidency. The only possible answer I can come up with is, as the saying goes, any PR is good PR.
Please. Of course he should drop out. Do we want a President like Burlosconi (sic) the womaniser of Italy? Of course not. What an embarassment. It was bad enough what happened with Clinton. At least he is a statesman. OMG spare me from the likes of Herman Cain. Frankly, I feel the same way about Gingrich. He is no better, just a little more discreet.
If Herman Cain disappears due to erroneous charges that havent been proven, he is telling the people that he is too week to defend himself, muchless a nation. He should use this time to attack the candidates who have been proven to be unreliable, dishonest, and disgusting. Who are we talking about? Newt Gingrich, which the public tends to admire despite Newt's infidelity, unethical practices while Speaker, and the chronic back pain he appears to have from carrying all of the skeletons, lobbyists and corporate gifts in his back pack. Cain may not be the front runner but the under dog typically carries the biggest stick.
Warner Robins, GA
Hell no! I love all the turmoil the right is going through trying to choose between the alleged infidelities of Herman Cain or the factual infidelities of Newt Gingrich!
Cain says he's not making any decisions about the race until he talks to his wife in person, well since hell had long been frozen over I imagine before his wife is willing to have a civil talk to the man. I think the race will be long over, and he'll still be waiting for the conversation.
Dave from NH.
The time has come for the desperate people who support these morons, like Trump, Perry, Bachmann, Cain and most of the others to go.
How much better this election process would be if people stopped reaching for straws with no reality or common sense.
I see what is happening here. Republican serial candidate circus vs no circus, Republican circus/no circus. Still, nothing can be predicted in a society loving of parades and circusses !
Lies Jack all lies. Cain is Carl Pureheart and everyone knows it and this lineup of women is a conspiracy. Everyone knows that, Jack. All lies. Lies.
He should just go away because of incompetency. That and arrogance.
No he should stay on, good material for Conan and Soap Operas. I could see a whole series being written on this stuff.
Oh, God, yes! At first he was just embarrassing the GOP. Now he's becoming an embarrassment to humanity in general. Pleas make him stop, Jack.
Absolutely, Jack. The fat lady has been singing for some time now and she is getting louder and louder to the point of screaming. It is so sad that someone has such a large ego that he thinks he can be President, just because he contrived this stupid 9-9-9 plan. I can't wait until we don't have to watch or listen to his arrogance anymore.
Cain is not able.
As much as I like Mr. Cain and some of his ideas, I find it hard to believe he can salvage out any chance of being taken seriously as a candidate for the highest office in the land. And who is to say this is the last woman to come out of the woodwork? I think Mr. Cain needs to call it a day.
Anyone find it scary that any unsubstantuated claim of sexual affairs with a canidate can ruin the person's chance? Even though I am not a Cain fan I still find it scary that stuff like this can be allowed in the news specially when there is no real proof. That just opens doors to powerful insiders that if wanted, they could ruin you quite easily. Just sayin'
Did Bill Clinton go away when several allegations were thrown at him after he announced his bid to become #42?
Go away? And miss out on Herman's daily gaffs and denials of sexual misconduct? I don't know about you Jack, but watching this Cain Train Wreck is more entertaining than Anna Nicole, Lindsay and Paris combined.
Why he is still here speaks to the bankruptcy of the party's ideology.
Cane is obviously waiting until his big Iowa caucus defeat to make his announcement, that way he can blame it on politics rather than his inability to control his libido.
The Cain Train has crashed and burned! Time to clean up the wreckage and move on!
Yes. He's like an unwanted house guest-he won't leave regardless of all the hints thrown at him.
I dunno, ask him about Libya again. If he doesn't have an answer, then kick him to the curb.
It has been time for him to go even before he entered the race. He has never had much support, and he has never had much fundraising ability. I don't know what reevaluating the obvious is going to help.
Yes, time to scurry away. This cyclone of sexual allegations and misdeeds has stripped the man bare, while providing him with enough juicy material for a new book. Herman Cain is surprisingly uninformed and an ever-growing PR nightmare, which makes him a terrible candidate for President, but best-selling author is a nice consolation prize.
Long over due....his party is over.
What would the election really loose if Cain went away? Nothing!
No need for Cain to go home since he never left the plantation.
Yes Herman, Please go away!
Yes, he needs to leave before he does to America what he has done to so many of America's women.
I don't see Cain doing anything to clear himself of these mounting affairs at all–just the SOS of denying it–and not talking–but there is much more to it all. His actions and lack of action display his culpability. This man is not presidential material. He should hit the road Jack.
With this much smoke there is a fire down below.
If anyone is orchestrating this it is his Republican brethren helping pull the strings.
Why oh why couldn't they have waited until he got the nomination before they all came out of the woodwork?
Duh, weeks ago was the time if indeed he should have ever started.
I want him to stay. He would be a great leader for this country.
It must be time for him to go. All the shots you see of him campaigning are fairly tight to avoid the fact that his pants are on fire.
Herman Cain was NEVER in it to win it. He was only trying to boost his ratings as a public speaker.
Jack, as long as we keep giving Herman Cain air time, there is no need for him to quit. Eventually, we will realize that he isn't running for president. He is running for air time which will end up making him even more money. The Sarah Palin factor. The sooner we Palin him, the sooner we can shut him up.
When he goes home don't ask the wife for Grits for breakfast.
It appears that the common link in all the sexual allegations is they were women who were facing financial hardship, unemployed, etc. Without even commenting on his cases specifically that sounds like predatory behavior.
YES! And, what might be more telling about this latest allegation, is if Gloria Cain knew all along that her husband was financially assisting Ginger White?,
Jack, it was time for him to go along time ago. As the pressure mounts from added women coming forward his dubious qualifications for the job of President is pretty much faded although there wasn't much there to start with.
Herman should quit the presidential campaign, hire an agent an secure an endorsement deal with Viagra. What better spokesman for an erectile dysfunction drug.
GO Herman...And take Rick and Michelle with you!!
Both Cain and Newt are leaving, leaving, on that "Midnight Train to Georgia!"
Cain, Please stay...
The more you hear about him...the more you want to light a candle at the feet of Saint Bill Clinton.
Way too much smoke with Cain not to have some fire, too. Assuming there is truth to the at least some of the allegations it's hard to understand how he ever thought he could get through the campaign without this coming out.
Now he can work on his marriage 101 plan.
Herman Cains' past and life, is beginning to haunt him. Herman Cain.., just go away, please.. Mike in Montana
when the earlier allegations came outit was time, everybody with fifthy cents more than they need and isolated supporters don't qualify for the presidency, most of the gop field need a lesson in cilvilty
NO! He is the greatest clown in the show. Country is in dire straits. We need comedy in these trying times. Please stay.
Jack, apparently you've forgotten that Herman Cain is NOT really running for President – he's just on a book publicity tour. As long as he's covered constantly in the media, it pays him to stay on the stump.
he was an embarrassment when he started , and goes out an even greater embarrassment . What a waste of time. and good money gotten from other people flushed down the toilet. He should just stick with making pizza's.
If Mrs. Cain trusts him (I wouldn't.) he will go back on his book tour, perhaps while pretending to campaign.
YES!!! But even more so for his utter ignorance and stupidity regarding such serious matters like Libya and our foreign policies. I could not believe ANYONE could consider this man a serious candidate for presidency after his comment "I have a lot fluttering around in my brain" as an excuse for being clueless!
You say "Yes"? No. No, don't give up on him yet, sure this is only his first episode of alleged cheating, there is still plenty of time to 'catch up' to Newt's multiple discretions and regain that support.
Chris Bohemia NY
It was time for Cain to go away right after he announced he was running.
Long past time for him to go. Was ever a serious candidate in the 1st place ?
I think he should stay. After all, what is good for the Newt ...
Herman Cain't Run Now is already gone away. He just doesn't realize it. Or, maybe he does and it's only a matter of time before he drops the charade and bows out.
Even if stays in the race and wins the nomination, can we still believe him. I mean how much do believe in what we have now. The list goes on and we continue to spiral. If there is anyone out there who claims to be George Washington and has his values, speak up and get in the race. You'll get my vote. nuff said
The sexual harassment allegations and the affair are not nearly as big an issue as his stupidity. China is getting ready to build nuclear capabilities? Really? Every time he opens his mouth it's obvious how little this man knows. The hat doesn't make him look any smarter either. I will seriously miss the humor, but someone needs to tell him he's not even close to presidential timbre.
jack you guys should try reporting real news hermin cain is going 2 b a hero like bill clinton or you guys r just prejudice
Jack, Cain should stay in unless credible evidence turns up to indicate his had all of these sexually inappropriate ventures. Just like in the Tiger Woods' situation, there are all of what I call the "Me too's".....me too, me too, etc. Most just want money. Perhaps the accusers should be polygraphed to verify the credibility of their stories.
Yes, Jack. Cain has gone from Black Walnut to Rocky Road. Now, he should just go.
I hope he doesn't drop out. He provides an amazing sde show and is one of the more entertaining aspects of this election cycle. He is like a really bad reality show and a gossip rag rolled into one.
It's past time, but he won't go till the money dries up.
Of course Cain must go away! It is truly amazing to see who will use the republican format to make a ton of money off the American voters looking for leadership. What we continue to see are big talkers writing goofy books to sell and using this platform to temporarily find a little fame, and then parlay this into a full time speaking career where they get $60,000 per speech and gloat about it all the way to the next book tour and run to serve the public as a public servant. And then serve the public as a full time lobbyist. Where are the real leaders of our country?
It is very fitting that Mr Cain drops from the race.
I think he is nothing more than a male version of Sarah Palin. Neither of whichis qualified to lead the free world
9-9-9 just morphed to 9-1-1.
Can he take Gingrich with him? Ahh, no matter: it's inevitable the many, many skeletons in Newt's closet will come pouring out shortly. Although the fact that he made untold millions lobbying for the insurance agencies and then said he was paid only for his advice (riiiiight) didn't stick, so who knows?
Yes it is past time for him to go. He should not have run in the first place. I would like to see all the others go too with the exception of Huntsman. He is the only one of the current candidates that is capable of defeating Obama. Newt is a real joke. I can't stand his arrogance and condescending know it all attitude. He represents everything I hate about congress and Washington. I am afraid that the ignorant, ultra right wing tea partiers will doom us to another four years of Obama by nominating a candidate that can't possibly win.
He should have left that "cane" in his pants. Then he would only have been a joke candidate, instead of a disgraced joke candidate.
Yes Mr Cain should call it quits. I am a Canadian and I like American politics but Cain is making a mockery of the Republican party. He should put on his cowboy hat and ride off into the sunset.
The time is past due for Cain to go away. This latest allegation is confirmation that Cain is way over his head in this presidential run. The fact that he did not immediately address this woman's claim, and more importantly stop campaigning to communicate with his wife in person shows that money is more important than family. If he doesn't care about his own family, it's obvious the American people will not be a priority. His lack of knowledge on major issues, inability to take questions seriously, and serious gaffes which have required apologizing and backtracking were the first indicators. Sexual harassment and affair claims are the icing on the cake. Go home Cain, while you still have a home to which to go!
Jack, It might be time for you to go away...
Given the amount of smoke swirlilng around him, I have to conclude that Cain is no longer able! Jim in Texas.
You can put a fork in him cause his goose is cooked and burnt the turkey himself.
Jack, I believe Herman Cain seriously needs to see the writing on the wall, and bow out gracefully. The longer he remains in the running, the more likely more dirt will surface, and there may yet be some dirt he can't just 'sweep under the rug'. He has no chance now against Romney, Gingrich or even President Obama....and to use the Bible joke 'Cain just ain't able'.
Infidelity takes a back seat to allegations of sexual harassment, Jack. But more important than these sexual affairs is the incontestable fact that Cain knows very little about domestic and international affairs. Had he set his sights on something like being the mayor of some small town, that I can understand – but President of the United States? That is a conceit of gargantuan proportion.
You say "Yes" No. No, give him a chance. This was just his first alleged cheating, there is plenty of time for him to catch up to Newt's multiple indiscretions and regain his momentum
Chris Bohemia, NY
As long as republicans supporting him and giving him money, Herman Cain keeps hope that he has a chance and that he is what The American people want. I think that those who are supporting him are just as crazy as he is.It seems that he is just putting on a show and this no time for jokes and comedian who is not funny. I do not think any of the republican candidates are fit to be the next President. I think he should stop running for president because he has no idea what he is doing and stop embarrassing himself and his family by blaming the media and democrats for his sexual affairs.
Why was it OK for Clinton to run for office despite his numerous affairs and sexual harrassments? Oh that's right, because he is a liberal.
My answer is a resounding YES.For some reason I do not trust this guy.There is a decietful , con-man look about him.I feel sorry & sad for his wife. I bet you she knew about his extramarital sexual activities but he was able to convince her to the contrary since he is such a glib talker & a liar.
Admittedly Cain is not a saint. He probably had affairs during his stint as ..whatever he was. These issues and conspiracy by his opponents, combined with his lack of knowledge of international issues and politics make him a non-candidate. He can hang around if he chooses to, but honestly he has no chance of being nominated and he knows it. Why collect money from donors and waste it on publicity.
Monday is the end for Cain. Hate to see him go he is a true conservative. Nastly Newt and O'Romney don't have a chance of winning against Obama. I can only see this country going completely Socialist by 2016.
He sounds like a side effect of an electile dysfunction treatment: 'if you experience a Herman Cain lasting more than 4 hours, call your doctor immediately. Other symptoms include rash, nausea, and uncontrollable urge to laugh your butt off'
Jack, we like the free entertainment. For the past three days I couldn't stop laughing.
Cain stopped the support payments to his "girl" of 13 years. Then she finds out that he "cheated" on her with other girls. Brilliant.
Cains isn't. able. Not expecting it he rose too high, got his underwear exposed, and his closest door knocked open, and out fell the skeletons of sexual harassment and infidelity. He never aspired to really be the Republican nominee. He saw himself as another Alan Keyes, but The Gods were both Kind and cruel to hi. He rose, and he is falling, and he must now stop embarrassing the Republican party, African Americans, and most of all his wife and family. Just go away Herman..
With absolutely no experience in government, the most unqualified candidate in the race had only one thing to bring to the table: his personality. But with his character being called into question so many times, when is the GOP going to admit that there was only one reason they liked Herman Cain in the first place: he gave conservatives a cover for the ugly racial muck that oozed out of the Tea Party's boot steps as they marched against the nation's first black president. Persistent damage control for each racial slur and slip up failed to be effective, even Glenn Beck's rally to try to heal any damage failed. Cain made them feel like they weren't being racist, he was "proof". And the power of that shows just how many doubts were creeping in the consciences of the right...
from Greg in Cincinnati
Cain, in my mind, was a failure from the start. Come on Jack. We are in a serious crisis in the United States, and to have people in this country worrying about these silly issues don't help us any. I thought he was guilty from the start, and his continuing to say he is going to talk it over with his wife is nothing but a "Smoke Screen" for him to make a "Soft Emergency Landing", out of these problems, for possible future political ambitions.
P.S. AND I DON'T LIKE HIS HAT !!!!!
Hit the road Cain, if you are Abel.
No! It's Tebow Time!
Cain go away? All of these candidates need to go away. Seriously, these are the best people we can find that want to lead our country?
Herman's time ended long ago. Of course he should go away, but not because of the sexual affair scandals. His policies were destructive enough. The scandals are just icing on the cake.
What Cain (or Gingrich or Clinton or Kennedy or Vitter or Sanford or Edwards or any of them) does in his personal life is just that–personal. It is between Cain and his wife....and his mistress of 13 years....and the women he sexually harassed. I really don't care. Clinton was a good president (so was Kennedy, and Eisenhower and FDR). He might be slug for cheating on Hilary, but he's her slug, not my slug. Ditto for Cain. He might be a slug, but it's up to his wife (he's her slug) to decide whether to stand by her man, to turn a blind eye, to simply ignore his affairs or to dump him.
I don't like Cain because I think he has declared war on the poor, the elderly, children, and anyone who is not wealthy. I think his tax plan stinks and will do more to hurt the country than to help it. But maybe that is the whole point. Not a single Republican has put forth a plan that will help the working people of this country. Their plans will help the uber-wealthy and big corporations, but ordinary people who work for a paycheck, not at all.
I think he should drop out because he's not ready for prime time (the presidency). He doesn't understand the purpose of government, and that alone tells me he's not ready for the job. He's typical of the Republicans–claim that they and they alone stand for traditional family values, will thump Bibles at you, preach small government except when it comes to the most private, personal matters of life (how many children I should have, whom to marry), then they want to be as bad as my mother and dictate these matters. They're hypocrites. When Cain and any other candidate claims to be a traditional family values and to be the protector of these values, then naturally his personal life is going to be subject to discussion and vetting. He's toast, and he doesn't know it. But in the meantime, I'm getting the popcorn and my slippers and I'm going to enjoy the show!
Herman Cane has abused what little power he ever had and now he would like to be one of the most powerful men in the world. He would like to be put in that position with our help and support so that we all could be as gilty as he. He should look back at Gary Hart or more recently, John Edwards. He has wasted our time and has brought nothing but discrace to the GOP and the political system. We need someone with focus to help solve our nations many problems and a little Regan respect and patriotism. What a joke. Should he stay in? Stop wasting time and money, Go back to delivering pizza.
Its time for Cain to leave. His 999 has turned into 666 which is the number of the beast according to Revelation chapiter 13. He is a beast to women and no one can now believe him
This abusive sex offender should have already gone away 9-9-9 times by now! I hope his wife stops being such a doormat and has divorce papers handy when he gets home! What a riduculous, arrogant buffoon! His Karma came due just when it would bring the biggest lesson! Serves him right!
It's time for Obama to go away!
It was time a long while ago! It was obvious from the start that he was in it for the book selling and possible FOX stint. The Koch brothers should have better sense on how and who uses their money.
I believe Mrs. Cain will be sporting some very expensive new jewelry in the next day or two.
If Cain doesnt run, who will? Including the current president, there arent any good candidates for the job. Maybe you should run Jack.
Cain, please go away now. Your 9-9-9 has added up to 0-0-0.
give it a rest! pack your bags, Herman, The American people can deal with a digression or two but NO MORE LIARS! Can't keep denying when there is proof ..
Has any politician accussed of sexual inappropriateness ever been found not guilty?
The answer to your question is not nein-nein-nein but, rather, ja-ja-ja.
The 9-9-9 plan should've been a clue to most people that he wasn't worth voting for. If this is what sinks him instead, then fine, let's go with that. Either way, he's not Presidential material.
YES! He is leaving on that midnight Cain train to Georgia, engine #999. He knows he would not ever have been elected. His only hope is that he is not damaged any further and can still land a speaking gig or job on FOX. If he makes the mistake of staying in then he may have trouble even getting a job delivering pizza at the GOP convention.
If the sexual harassment claims are the only reason everyone thinks Herman Cain is not a viable candidate, we've got bigger problems.
I don't know why democrats aren't supporting Cain... what a bunch of racists... if only he had a stained blue dress he could be another Clinton or Kennedy or Barney Franks....
When the Cain train has run its course, Newt will feel the wind in his hair and ride the train as long as he can. Gingrich's problem is not just his sordid personal habits. He is a train wreck in waiting, driven by his ego. He'd rather shut down his country's government because he' s pouty about a back seat he got on Air Force One than actively doing something for the MAJORITY of this country's citizens (I am not talking about himself and his rich buddies. I am sure they have Tiffany's credit accounts too). He is delusional about his own brilliance. As a historian he makes rather mediocre and often outrageously tendentious comments. Not a bright bulb here, not a sage or wise man. Just an egocentric sociopathically challenged power hungry conservative. In that he perfectly fills Cain's train: I know what's best, I don't need to listen to people. Stand aside, I am coming through. Make room for the new Kaiser.
Yes. As Gertrude Stein once said, "There isn't any there there."
Yes, he should stay so that there continues to be turmoil in the Republican Party. By the time Mitt Romney or Newt Gringich emerge as the nominee, they will be weaker as a result of the distraction caused by the Cain circus making it easier for President Obama to be reelected.
Was that a question? he was dum for failure anyway but the almighty GOp's knows nothing about shame. Their hypocritical lives has blind folded them from the realities of this great country. Cain should not only call it quit, he should be getting ready for his ass thrown out of his so-called lovely marriage.
Well, if a wish to just go away would work, then along with Herman Cain, I wish President Obama would go away too.
Herman Cain is one Republican candidate that should exit the race but, he is selling books and making money, so he will stay in as long as possible. Newt has so much baggage that his past would sink a battleship. He should go. Perry seems to be less than intelligent, Michelle Bachman also lacks knowledge and Ron Paul has some good ideas but he is off in left field a lot of the time. Mitt Romney, a good and decent man, has been on every side of every matter and that will hurt him. The one winable candidate in the Republican race can not even get acknowledged and that is Jon Huntsman – successful business man, former governor and Amb. to China. Perhaps in 2016 when the Republicans thrown out the Tea Party and regain control of their once-proud party, they will recognize in Huntsman the winner that he is. As for the 2012 election winner -– it will be President Obama.
Jack, The Cain train pulled into too many stations it seems. I think he has been derailed by his ego and the classic behavior of a rich man loving power entitlement.
It's definitely time for Herman Cain to depart the scene. His 15 minutes of fame are long over. Back to the pizza shop.
herman can't get out now he has anew plan from 9-9-9- TO DENY-DENY-DENY..!
Yes, it is time for Herman Cain to throw in the towel. As an American, he has just as much of a right as the next person to express his views and run for president; however, now that his campaign is focused around the chorus of women raising these allegations against him rather than his platform of ideas, Cain has become a distraction and has run this joke of a GOP primary into the ground even further. If he wants to save his own face and that of his party (not to mention its chances of defeating President Obama next November), he should stop the charade and step aside with some degree of poise while he still can.
I meant to say "No, he should stay" in the above comment
NO! I still need the comedy he provides.
The presidential campaign is followed closely in Canada and Herman Cain is the source of a lot of jokes and laughter. If that is true for Canada, you can bet other foreign countries will not view him as credible either. If Cain does not get a dose of reality and withdraw from the race, then the American voters will serve him that reality on a platter come election day. Either way, I don't think we have to worry too much that the Cain Train will ever roll down Pennsylvania Ave.
Hey, I vote for a Gingrich/Cain ticket, running on a family values platform. That ALWAYS works for the Republicans! Because everyone knows that the Democrats are against family values, right?
That's a rhetorical question...right ?
Cain, Cain go away!
He lied to Wolf's face, and is stringing the press along.
He doesn't deserve the air time.
He is clearly a liar, and a cheater,
and the two always go hand in hand.
(Shout out to all my ex-girlfriends!)
No Jack.. I would like Cann and Newt to first go on Saturday Night Life and together sing "All that Meat and No Potatoes" before they fade into history.
All the women apart, Cain was an incredibly weak candidate. Far from attacking him and sabotaging him the Democrats must be gutted he is out because Obama would have crushed him. His foreign policy is non existant. His flip flopping and being "misspoken" is just in indication of someone who is simply not very bright. He is not the mega star businessman that he is sold as. In short, he is average and average doesnt cut it when you are talking about President of the USA. America, you escaped. You you have been the laughing stock of the world had you voted this joker in.
Memories... light the corners of my mind.... misty watercolored memories.... Cain needs Streisand to sing this timeless classic as he cleans out his campaign headquarters and takes the midnght train to Georgia.... Hey. We laughed, we cried, and had some delicious pizza. We will always have 9-9-9 to remember him by.
No, no. It's better for him to remain in the race. it's good for the media including the late night comedians. At anyrate, Herman Cain is not worse than the other cronies in GOP field.