Via Atlanta AP:
Herman Cain announced today that he is suspending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination to avoid news coverage that is hurtful to his family.
Cain’s announcement came five days after an Atlanta-area woman claimed she and Cain had an affair for more than a decade, a claim that followed several allegations of sexual harassment against the Georgia businessman. Cain, whose wife stood behind him on the stage, made the announcement before several hundred supporters gathered at what was to have been the opening of his national campaign headquarters.
Say he reassessed the impact the allegations (which he repeatedly denied) have had on his family and this was best for them. He wouldn’t be able to raise enough funds.
He says he won’t be “silenced and won’t be going away”.
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RS McCain provides further analysis:
Cain will still be on the ballot in several states. He could, if he chose, resume the campaign at some future point, but in general, “suspend = quit.”
The good news? J.D. Gordon is now unemployed.
More good news? My “sources close to the campaign” can now speak on the record about who was responsible for screwing up.
Frankly, I think Cain himself, screwed up.