Cain quits

 Posted by at 15:16  Election 2012, Politics, Republicans
Dec 032011
 

Well, dang it all, it seems we won’t have Herman Cain to kick around any more…

Cain ends 2012 bid

(Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain effectively ended his 2012 White House race on Saturday, saying “false and unproved” sexual accusations have made it impossible for him to carry on a credible campaign.

Cain’s conservative supporters will have to find a new home with voting to start next month in the race to determine the Republican’s presidential nominee for 2012.

Cain’s departure shapes the Republican race more clearly as a matchup between former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and surging rival Newt Gingrich.

Former Godfather’s Pizza chief executive Cain said in his home town of Atlanta that he was suspending his White House bid after a Friday night meeting with his wife, Gloria, who appeared at his side and smiled throughout.

Cain said a “cloud of doubt” had settled over his campaign. He insisted that accusations that he sexually harassed several women and had a 13-year affair with an Atlanta businesswoman were simply not true.

“I am suspending my campaign because of the continued distraction, the continued hurt,” said the 65-year-old. He said he would endorse a Republican rival.

All evidence pointed to a campaign facing severe financial woes and credibility problems even if Cain had decided to stay in.

We’ll miss you, Herman. Keep on denyin’!
 

Weekly Address 12-03-11

 Posted by at 09:24  Politics
Dec 032011
 

“Extending and Expanding the Payroll Tax Cut”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, President Obama told the American people that although the United States has created private sector jobs for the past 21 months in a row, that is not enough for struggling Americans. We must continue growing the economy by passing the payroll tax cut, which will give the middle class a tax cut of $1,500 and provide small businesses more money to hire workers by cutting their payroll taxes in half. The President urges all Americans to tell Congress not to raise taxes during the holidays and act in the best interests of middle class families and pass the tax cuts now.

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