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Herman Cain: As of Today I Am Suspending My Presidential Campaign

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Herman Cain announced Saturday that he is suspending his campaign for president, telling a crowd of supporters in his home state that the allegations of sexual harassment and infidelity had become too big a burden on his family.

His wife Gloria standing by his side in a rare public appearance, Cain decried the sustained accusations as false and declared he is "at peace" with his wife and with himself. But he said the claims have "sidetracked and distracted" from his ability to present a new vision for the country, as well as impacted his ability to raise money.

"I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distraction, the continued hurt caused on me and my family," Cain said, adding that he reached the decision "with a lot of prayer and soul-searching."

Cain's exit leaves a slightly less-crowded race for the Republican nomination, with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney currently battling for top position in the polls, and several others trying to break through in the final weeks before the Iowa caucuses.

Cain made the announcement in Atlanta, at an event that was supposed to mark the opening of his Georgia campaign headquarters. While acknowledging that the crowd must be "disappointed," the businessman-turned-candidate tried to put a positive spin on the decision.

Cain, calling his bid for president "Plan A," said he's moving on to "Plan B" -- a new website called "cainsolutions.com" through which he said he'd be a "voice for the people."

Source:  http://nation.foxnews.com/herman-cain/2011/12/03/hes-out-herman-cain-suspends-campaign

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Comments

1.
time*treatComment by time*treat - December 3, 2011, 6:56 pm
Cain is clever; now, he can take the Palin route and transfer all that name recognition into book sales and speech fees. Better pay, less stress. I doubt he ever expected to get the nomination or win.
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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - December 3, 2011, 7:11 pm
Maybe now he can be a community organizer for the people to take back this country.
3.
ToddComment by Todd - December 3, 2011, 11:05 pm
Cain is a decent man who could have made a real difference in healing this country. It is a crying shame that a bunch of scared haters attempted to destroy the man through stereotypical personal attacks and half-truths.
4.
big drComment by big dr - December 3, 2011, 11:15 pm
Maybe Cain should keep it in his pants.
5.
paradisenowComment by paradisenow - December 4, 2011, 2:59 am
here today and gone tomorrow
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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - December 4, 2011, 9:59 am
Obama must be as pure as the new snow. No one reports or knows anything about him or his past.
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Comment by Starr920 - December 5, 2011, 8:34 am
Thanks for your comments everyone :) Well looks like Newt Gingrich is now the front runner with a Cain endorsement soon to follow.   It'll be interesting to see where Cain goes from here - more books, speaking engagements and no doubt he'll make an appearance or two on Fox News. One thing's for sure, he will not be disappearing quietly into the night - as he said himself: he's the first black republican to make it to"the final four" and he's gonna milk that accomplishment for all its worth:) God Bless America, Folks!!

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