Top Cain Staffers Jump Ship
Cite lack of commitment to Iowa, New Hampshire
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jul 4, 2011 4:07 PM CDT
Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

(Newser) – Despite an impressive third-place showing in Iowa polls, Herman Cain staffers are running for the hills—though his campaign insists it’s no “Newt Gingrich situation.” Cain’s organizational director for Iowa and his New Hampshire campaign director have both quit over their candidate’s limited engagement with their states, Politico reports. A regional director and straw poll head have also departed. “We are sorry to see them go, but we already have a replacement,” says a Cain rep, citing plans for a new Iowa director.

Former Iowa organizational director Tina Goff said her ex-boss “wasn’t willing to make the commitment to Iowa necessary to win the straw poll. ... I'm very sad about it.” One Cain supporter says he recently saw Goff break down in tears at an overcrowded rally. Meanwhile, Iowa staffers and volunteers are rumored to be squabbling amongst themselves, exchanging accusations of affairs, homosexuality, and corruption. “A lot of volunteers, who worked hard for five months, are all leaving the campaign,” says one volunteer.

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Jul 5, 2011 12:09 PM CDT
Too large an Ego produces dreams of false reality:)
Jul 5, 2011 11:30 AM CDT
Gee, like who coudn't have seen this coming from a mile away.
Jul 4, 2011 6:44 PM CDT
It's refreshing to hear of their troubles. Shows you that maybe the candidate isn't suited for politics. <:-)