Just based on polling data, a lot of conservatives will not like this message. Those taking the TPN survey say Cain should stay in the race, 83-17.
Herman Cain has got to go.
I will repeat what I have said earlier. I like Herman Cain. Of all of the candidates, he would probably be my first choice to sit down and have a pizza with. But to quote the famous line from the Godfather, its not personal, its business.
I do not believe Cain’s accusers. There are too many questions about them.
The allegations are not why Cain should leave. The campaign’s response is why he should now withdraw.
According to published reports, the Cain campaign knew about the Politico story TEN DAYS before it was published.
What the hell were they doing?
I can tell you what they were not doing. They were not preparing for this. Just in case anyone missed it, an allegation of sexual harassment could be a game changer. It could seriously damage or even destroy a candidate.
When you have that kind of notice you prepare for the hit. You hire crisis management experts. You get your story together and you create and execute a strategy to deal with the story.
Cain’s campaign did none of that.
Amateurs run the Cain campaign and you cannot have amateurs running a political campaign.
The final straw for me was Mark Block’s appearance on Hannity claiming that the son of one of the accusers, Karen Kraushaar worked at Politico, which originally broke the story.
Oops. No, Josh Kraushaar who had worked at Politico and now works at the National Journal is not only not her son, he is not related to her.
This comes after last week’s spray and pray spread of blame against Rick Perry.
Herman Cain finally did a press conference yesterday. He was strong in the press conference but it was too little too late.
Herman Cain’s selling points are his business background. To steal a line from a TV commercial, he is telling us that his core competency is competency.
No it isn’t!
Herman Cain should have been in a conference room with the senior leadership of his campaign 24 hours into this “crisis” demanding to know from them why the hell they were not ready for the crisis and what they were doing about it?
Ten days in, the Cain campaign is still stumbling around like newly castrated cattle.
Mark Block should have been gone nine days ago. Cain should have a competent team in place by now as well as someone really good at crisis management. So far, it is not there.
If Cain cannot run his own campaign, how is he going to run the country? A few days ago, I would have been willing to accept Cain as the nominee. Cain was not my first choice but I could have easily supported him.
If Cain cannot manage his own campaign, what is he going to do with the country? If he cannot get good people in to handle a crisis like this, who is he going to put in to handle the crisis when that phone in the White House is ringing at 3AM and he is told that Ahmadinejad has a nuclear weapon and is threatening to use it against America?
I like Herman Cain on a personal level, but not as President.
It is time for him to leave the race.
Bravo! Am sticking with Cain. I used to litigate gender discrimination cases. Something doesn't sit right with the cases suddenly brought to the public within days of each other. Read Coulter's column. It makes magnificent sense.
Kristin..how are you connected to Judson?
Talk about RUDE! This is supposed to the be a TEA PARTY SITE. and you're trying to tell people to LEAVE because they don't agree with something Judson posted?
What in the world are you talking about, Paul Townsend...you aren't making sense...
Nancy, I don't agree with what Judson posted either. But if we start telling each other to leave the site; no one will be left.
I know, I've had 'some' RP supporters on this site tell me I 'should' leave (being Jewish and all).
Never mind the fact that I'm a Conservative Jew, a honorably discharged vet, and to this day still a 'oath keeper'.
I'm standing with Cain too, as I stand with Bachmann, and Santorum the only true conservatives left standing at this point.
And I'm thrilled that his accusers are already being discredited. But we need to be focusing our anger on Obama.
Yes we should agree to 'disagree' with members here. But let's stop attacking each other. Because when we go at each other, Obama (and the libjerks) win.
One hour old:
Dumping Herman a little early, perhaps?
Ah, there you go with a link ;-) and a good one at that. Hard to argue with those numbers!
HERMAN CAIN IS A FINE BUSINESS MAN AND DUMPING HIM EARLY ON THE PART OF THE TEA PARTY IS WRONG. IT IS NOT UP TO THE TEA PARTY TO TELL HIM TO QUIT, IT IS UP TO THE PEOPLE
AND HE DECIDES......
HE MADE HIMSELF CLEAR OR DID YOU NOT LISTEN? I WILL NOT DROP OUT
IN PERFECTLY CLEAR ENGLISH TO ME!
ALL OF MY MONEY I WILL CONTRIBUTE TO ANY POLITICAL EFFORT WILL GO TO HERMAN CAIN
Vern, as a Floridian, I can tell you Herman's support here in Florida is very strong and growing. Those new numbers from Rasmussen don't surprise me at all.