Herman Cain 2012

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Colbert Super PAC Ad Attacks... Colbert

And Samuel L. Jackson narrates

(Newser) - The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC is certainly spending a lot of time and money urging people not to vote for Stephen Colbert . The latest ad released by the super PAC is an all-out attack on Colbert, an "East Coast Hollywood elite" who is "turning... More »

Tomorrow in SC: Colbert-Cain Primary Rally

Cain 'the only former candidate who shares my values,' says Colbert

(Newser) - Before he decided to get in the race himself, Stephen Colbert endorsed Herman Cain ; later, the Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC put out an ad urging South Carolina to vote for Cain in Saturday's primary. So is it any surprise that now Colbert will hold a... More »

Media Nightmare: GOP Zaniness Bound to Fade

Ho hum as crazies exit, writes Howard Kurtz

(Newser) - Mitt Romney's back-to-back victories have left the media facing their worst nightmare: A boring White House race, writes Howard Kurtz. It looks like the colorful characters are on their way out, few make-or-break primaries lie ahead, and reporters may soon have nothing to cover but a long eight months... More »

Herman Cain Returns, With 9-9-9 Bus Tour

He launches 'Solutions Revolution' movement

(Newser) - He’s baaaaack. Ripping a page directly out of Sarah Palin’s playbook, Herman Cain is launching a quasi-campaign tour in a bus with a giant picture of his face on the side, he announced yesterday in an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News . Cain says the road trip... More »

Top 10 GOP Campaign Moments

Politico looks back, and Rick Perry's 'oops' leads the list

(Newser) - Politico rounds up what it views as the top 10 moments of the Republican primary campaign so far. Some highlights:
  • Perry's 'Oops': Any doubt that Rick Perry's brain freeze during a debate in November would make the list? It may well have killed his campaign. See
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Sarah Palin: It's Not Too Late to Jump In

'I'm not there yet with the field as it stands,' she grouses

(Newser) - She's baaaack ... maybe. With the GOP line-up still creaky, Sarah Palin let slip on the Fox Business Network that it's "not too late for folks to jump in. Who knows what might happen in the future?" Or so she mused last night when asked on Follow the ... More »

The Sad Saga of Ginger White

Gail Collins can't figure out why Herman Cain's mistress came forward

(Newser) - Gail Collins can't figure something out: Why the heck did Ginger White come forward to reveal her extramarital affair with Herman Cain? At this point, Collins fully believes White's story, simply "because nobody would want to make up something so bleak," she writes in the New ... More »

Stewart Is Really Going to Miss Cain

They were a match made in heaven, 'Daily Show' host explains

(Newser) - Herman Cain is "a man who believes it's appropriate to refer to a former Soviet satellite as ' Uz-beki-beki-stan-stan ,' and has never met a question he couldn't answer with '9-9-9,'" Jon Stewart reminisced last night. "I host a comedy program and don'... More »

Ginger White: I Thought of Groceries During Sex

Other men gave me money, says woman who derailed Cain train

(Newser) - Ginger White has gone public with more details of her alleged 13-year affair with Herman Cain, and she makes it sound as exciting as a cheese pizza. White, a single mother of two, says she relied on Cain and other men to supplement her income because she wanted the best... More »

Cain Holds Off on Endorsing Newt

Former candidate won't endorse anytime soon: rep

(Newser) - Looks like Herman Cain will hold out a little longer on giving his blessing. Contrary to an earlier report , the former GOP candidate will not lend Newt Gingrich his support today, according to reps on both sides. In fact, Cain won't give an endorsement anytime soon, his campaign chief... More »

Bachmann: Newt a 'Memory-Challenged Prof'

Candidates begin fight for Cain supporters

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann thinks people "are going to be really sorry" to see the end of Herman Cain, but wasted no time today in courting his Tea Party backers , saying they would "come home," and ripping into current GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich. "Professors don't like to... More »

So What Did the Cain Campaign Mean?

The economy, simplicity, limits of outsiders, say pundits

(Newser) - So, after a fleeting moment at the top of the polls , Herman Cain's run for the Oval Office is over. Now comes the political dissection, as analysts ask what his unconventional campaign meant:
  • The root of Cain's popularity was his campaign's "simplicity and unconventionality," says
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Herman Cain Drops Out of Race

Tells supporters that he will keep pushing for change, but not as candidate

(Newser) - He's out: Herman Cain told supporters today that he is dropping out of the race for president, reports MSNBC . Though he used the word "suspending," Cain made clear he is done as a candidate. He again forcefully denied the "false allegations" of sexual impropriety against him... More »

Cain Supporters Gather on Decision Day

He's keeping decision on whether he's in or out close to the vest

(Newser) - Herman Cain's big decision is apparently just hours (or less) away, and nobody's still quite sure what's going to happen. In the meantime, supporters are gathering in a festive atmosphere for the opening of his new state headquarters in Atlanta. The New York Times points out it... More »

Herman Cain Decides Tomorrow

He has invited top supporters to Atlanta

(Newser) - In or out? Herman Cain will apparently let us know very soon. "Tomorrow in Atlanta, I will be making an announcement," he said today. "But no one is gonna get me to make that prematurely." A press secretary tells NBC only that it will be "... More »

Cain: I'll Decide by Monday

Sets first actual deadline for deciding whether to stay in race

(Newser) - Herman Cain has been vague about when exactly he'll decide whether to stay in the presidential race, but last night on Fox News he set a firm deadline for the first time, Politico reports. "I’m going to make a decision before Monday," he told Sean Hannity.... More »

Cain: My Wife Didn't Know About Money to Woman

... until Ginger White came forward to allege affair: Union Leader

(Newser) - Herman Cain told the Union Leader of New Hampshire that he frequently gave money to the woman who has alleged having an affair with him, but he never told his wife about it. In fact, he never told her about Ginger White, period. His wife, Gloria, "did not know... More »

Cain to Talk With Wife About Campaign's Future

He still hasn't talked with her about it

(Newser) - Herman Cain still hasn’t talked with wife Gloria Cain about the allegations that he had a 13-year affair with Ginger White , and he says he’ll have to do that before deciding whether to stay in the race for the GOP nomination. “Since I’ve been campaigning all... More »

Herman Cain Stays Defiant, Plans Decision in a 'Few Days'

He also blasts 'character assassination'

(Newser) - Whether Republicans will need a podium for Herman Cain at Saturday's debate won't be resolved today. He told CNN that he will make a decision on whether to continue in a "few days." Earlier, he gave a defiant speech in Ohio during which he blasted the... More »

Ginger White: Cain Gave Me Money, Took Me on Trips

Alleged mistress talks to 'Good Morning America'

(Newser) - Ginger White dished up more details of her alleged affair with Herman Cain today on Good Morning America , calling their 13- or 14-year relationship an "on-and-off," "very casual affair." She divulged that Cain "flew me on several trips," including to a Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield... More »

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