Herman Cain Suspending Campaign

Herman Cain suspends his presidential campaign.


With his wife by his side, embattled GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain announced the suspension of his campaign.

Speaking at his campaign headquarters in Georgia, Cain said he was proud to have made it "in the top four" of presidential contenders--citing President Barack Obama and alluding to Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich as the other three--but felt that "false accusations" had hurt his family too much to continue on.

Cain had been dogged for weeks with sexual harassment allegations during his time as president of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s. A few days earlier, he was accused of having a 13-year-long affair with Ginger White, of Atlanta.

"I am disappointed that it came to this," Cain said. He added that along with the harm the allegations were causing his family, it also distracted his ability to work on solutions for the American people.

Pledging not to be silenced, Cain said he would continue to be a vocal leader in the Republican party, launching cainsolutions.com as a "plan B."

"I will not be silenced, and I am not going away," Cain said.

Cain said he will be making an endorsement of a candidate in the near future. He contacted some of his GOP rivals prior to Saturday's announcement. Michele Bachmann's campaign acknowledged receiving a phone call from Cain.

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  • by stan chaz Location: NYC on Dec 4, 2011 at 07:00 PM
    The circus.....goes on and on and on. And the guy who is twice divorced and had an extra-marital affair with his current wife hopes to gain the most from this. Amazing! More than ever, as I look at the sorry set of Republican “rivals” on the other side, I am THANKFUL to have Barack Obama as President, and as a viable candidate for re-election. Mr. Obama: your heart, your values, and your basic decency are all in the right place. BUT...your hands are tied. Unfortunately they were tied by us, the electorate.....when we failed to provide you with a Congress that you can work with. Instead, you are saddled with a don’t-tax-the-1%-do-nothing Congress that battles you at every turn, while the people suffer. God, they don't EVEN let you pass your own appointments. It's not Tea-publican gridlock -it's Tea-publican sabotage. Heck, it's Tea-publican treason....while the 99% BLEEDS. And then they try to pin the blame on Mr. Obama. These people have no shame...or else its been purchased by those who can afford to do so. In her last years, Grandma gets her meager Social Security check, and they DARE to call it “socialism”. Give me a break! (and Grandma too!)
  • by easterner Location: Pueblo on Dec 3, 2011 at 06:24 PM
    Or how Obama is ruining the country.
  • by ? on Dec 3, 2011 at 04:51 PM
    Too bad,the supposed things he did pale in comparison to how Bush ruined our constitution
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      by Anonymous on Dec 3, 2011 at 08:57 PM in reply to ?
      You are forgetting his involvement with the Federal Reserve.
  • by ? on Dec 3, 2011 at 04:50 PM
    Too bad,the supposed things he did pale in comparison to how Bush ruined our constitution
  • by Jana on Dec 3, 2011 at 03:44 PM
    Its about time... Im glad ge decided to stop his campaign! For people who lie cheat and contradict what they support is not exactly what i would support!
  • by Colo Location: C.S. on Dec 3, 2011 at 03:07 PM
    One things for sure...Ginger the babe is going to have to start floating her own boat, because Gloria's on to her now...she just took herself off the gravy train!
  • by Kristen Location: Divide on Dec 3, 2011 at 12:35 PM
    Right, a good man who cheats on his wife over and over, lies about it, tries to bribe women to give him sex and then pays to cover it up. Exactly who we need in office. Good riddance!
  • by jOYCE Location: KY on Dec 3, 2011 at 11:08 AM
    I believe we have lost a good man, I belive we need someone that is not in the Washington pot.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Dec 3, 2011 at 08:58 PM in reply to jOYCE
      And who would that be? You don't get that far because you are honest.
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