Herman Cain went on television today, hand in hand with his wife Gloria. He stood on a stage and talked about the reason he decided to run for president in the first place, which was “…because the people in Washington refused to do their jobs.”
Cain began his speech by dropping one-liners that got his supporters cheering. One-liners like “people are more powerful than the media and message is more powerful than money.” And it was these type of statements that gave viewers the initial impression that Herman was about to announce the continuation of his candidacy.
Then Herman he dropped the bomb.
“I’ve made mistakes in life, everyone has.” Cain said, as he began laying out the disappointing path for his supporters. He called the four recent sexual harassment claims against him, and his 13 year extra-marital relationship “false and untrue accusations,” saying that “false and untrue allegation continues to be spin in the media and the court of public opinion.”
Mr. Cain continued…
“That spin hurts. It hurts my wife, it hurts my family, it hurts me and it hurts the american people because you’ve been denied solutions.”
It hurts because my wife, my family and I…, we know that these false accusations are not true.
And, “I am at peace with my God. I am at peace with my wife”, this followed by the crowd chanting “Gloria!, Gloria!”, “…and she is at peace with me. And I am at peace with my family and I am at peace with myself.”
“As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul-searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign. I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distraction, because of the continued hurt to me and my family.”
But like we all suspected, Herman Cain’s candidacy was never about winning the White House. Like Newt Gingrich, Cain was more interested in making money through book sales and donations. So what better way to ensure the continued stream of donations, than launching his new endeavor – The Cain Solutions, a new website, launched after Herman dropped out of the race, where visitors to the site can continue donating to the Cain Train wreck.