Cain suspends campaign

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    Dec 03, 2011 7:34 PM GMT
    I'm not sure if I'm happy about this or not. This kinda self-destructive loser in the Republican primaries was likely good for President Obama, and Democrats in general. Let's hope Michele Bachmann hangs in there and fights it out to the bitter end.

    http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/03/9190219-cain-suspends-campaign
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    Dec 03, 2011 7:38 PM GMT
    Yet another "kingmaker" like Sarah Palin and Donald Trump.icon_lol.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Dec 03, 2011 9:03 PM GMT
    He had no real choice but to bow out gracefully. He was never going to get the nomination anyway, though I do think he could have been a viable V.P. choice. I suspect he will remain a strong presence in the race, and it will be interesting to see if he eventually endorses anyone, since doing so could turn out to be more of a curse than a blessing for whoever he might choose to endorse.

    As for Art_Deco's suggestion at this being a good thing for Obama and/or the Democrats, I kind of think the opposite. Cain will remain an anti-Obama African-American with a strong presence and a platform to speak his mind, while this clears the way for more viable candidates like Romney, Gingrich, and hopefully Huntsman who are a far bigger challenge for Obama in a general election.
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    Dec 03, 2011 9:29 PM GMT
    The more G.O.P. candidates who "hang in there" as long as they can, the more divided and less "coalesced" their candidate will be. Too bad Herman dropped out. He should have stayed in the race another 6 months or so.
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    Dec 03, 2011 9:34 PM GMT
    I'm kinda disappointed. He was hilarious. icon_lol.gif



    I notice he only "suspended" his campaign - not dropped out... Surely not just so he could keep raising money? icon_wink.gif
  • creature

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    Dec 03, 2011 9:37 PM GMT
    Poor Donna Summer.

    Herman Cain quoted her song for the Pokemon movie. My heart goes out to her.



    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/03/herman-cain-quotes-pokemon_n_1127221.html
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 03, 2011 9:43 PM GMT
    I am glad that he suspended his campaign. All that religious, right wing propaganda made him a real loser. Good riddance to mr. ABC(American Black Conservative).icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 03, 2011 10:00 PM GMT
    This is a terrible day for American comedy.icon_lol.gif
  • KissTheSky

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    Dec 03, 2011 10:12 PM GMT
    I think Cain's campaign was more of self-promotional tour to generate free media coverage so he can sell more of his self-help books and tapes. (Just like Sarah Palin, the princess of endless self-promotion and media whoring.)
    The articles I read indicated that Cain never had any real organization or staff in the early primary states, which means he was never serious about a real candidacy.

    It's sad how nutty the Republican party has become that he was taken seriously for a while. A man who was never elected to anything and couldn't string together a coherent sentence on Libya? Let's get real. People like Herman Cain and Sarah Palin wouldn't have even been considered qualified for low-level staff positions in the Richard Nixon or first George Bush administrations.

    All the while good candidates like John Hunstman are completely ignored because he's not a tea-party nut job.

    I hope at some point the remaining sane Republicans do some self-analysis and do what's necessary to purge their once-credible party of this lunatic fringe element. A good first step would be turning off the Fox News.
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    Dec 03, 2011 10:16 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidAs for Art_Deco's suggestion at this being a good thing for Obama and/or the Democrats, I kind of think the opposite. Cain will remain an anti-Obama African-American with a strong presence and a platform to speak his mind, while this clears the way for more viable candidates like Romney, Gingrich, and hopefully Huntsman who are a far bigger challenge for Obama in a general election.

    You misread me. I said having a loser like Cain in the Republican primaries was GOOD for Obama and the Democrats.
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    Dec 03, 2011 10:24 PM GMT
    KissTheSky saidA good first step would be turning off the Fox News.

    What? Turn off their lifeblood? Their pre-programmed voice? Turn their backs on the extreme right-wing Christian ideology that defines Republican voters, contrary to all logic & reason, and in opposition to national US interests?

    That will never happen. FOX News is worth millions of votes to the Republican Party. They will never let their followers sample unbiased news sources.
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    Dec 04, 2011 10:54 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidJon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are gonna be heartbroken. icon_sad.gif

    'Cos all o'that shit wrote itself, lol.


    I am making it a point to watch Monday to see if they can come up with jokes more absurd and funny than Cain himself.