Herman Cain won’t make an Iowa endorsement

If you remember your ancient Republican history – about four weeks ago – you’ll remember that Herman Cain, as he bowed out of the race, strongly hinted that he would make an endorsement in the presidential contest.

But we haven’t heard much from Cain since, and the plains of Iowa loom.

Several times during Cain’s final rough patch, Newt Gingrich spoke up for his Atlanta comrade-in-arms. Each cited a friendship that stretched back decades. They even staged that love fest in Houston for Texan tea partyists.

But also remember that Cain endorsed former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in the 2008 campaign.

By way of straightening things out, my AJC colleague Jeremy Redmon shot an e-mail to Mark Block, who remains Cain’s chief of staff.

Replied Block:

There are no plans currently to endorse any of the candidates. Keep in touch.

You’re on your own, Newt.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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133 comments Add your comment

Junior Samples

December 29th, 2011
2:17 pm

first? I am so honored.

Jeff H.

December 29th, 2011
2:24 pm

Besides, there are women out there to grope!

Mark

December 29th, 2011
2:29 pm

Jim,

It really doesn’t matter anyway. Cain’s endorsement is now completely irrelevant.

Buck Hayek

December 29th, 2011
2:30 pm

Herb Cain wants a job so he won’t endorse until the winner is obvious.

Secretary of Defense?

I am still laughing.

Road Scholar

December 29th, 2011
2:30 pm

I guess he agrees that there isn’t a good one to endorse!

Darvoset Spending

December 29th, 2011
2:33 pm

The countdown until Cain is a relegated to being guest host for Boortz again begins now.

Ah, the rise and fall of America’s favorite Uncle Tom is almost complete.

abelincon

December 29th, 2011
2:39 pm

I thought he would have to go home and meet with his wife, before any endorsement is made.

Mark

December 29th, 2011
2:41 pm

@ Buck Hayek

December 29th, 2011
2:30 pm

LOL! Now that does sound hilarious!

mehlman rings twice

December 29th, 2011
2:45 pm

Herman should be the next 65+ year old man to sign a pledge to be faithful to his wife.

Centrist

December 29th, 2011
2:49 pm

Many politicians only endorse and jump on a bandwagon when they see a clear winner – it might get them an appointment if who they endorse wins. Wait too long, though – the potential cherry jobs have already been allocated to stronger loyalists.

Cain and Newt are long time friends, but both have been toast since the beginning. Too much personal baggage, too little money and organization. Still looks like Romney.

I wonder if there will be any more politicized predictions from this blogger about redistricting and ILLEGAL immigration legislation.

Tom

December 29th, 2011
2:52 pm

Meanwhile, Ron Paul gets endorsed by “renowned pastor, theologian, and prolific author Rev. Phillip G. Kayser, Ph.D.”

The Ron Paul campaign proudly touted this endorsement on their website…..until the internets started buzzing with the links showing that this “pastor” also openly advocates having homosexuals put to death.

The endorsement was then ’scrubbed’ from the Paul campaign’s website.

td

December 29th, 2011
3:10 pm

Dang Jim another irrelevant story when we could be discussing the importance of the Obama justice approval of the redistricting lines. Really having a hard time trying to figure out the train of thought on what is a relevant story for Georgia.

findog

December 29th, 2011
3:33 pm

Herman will endorse the President
Even his wife was going to vot for him

southerngurl

December 29th, 2011
3:35 pm

@Darvoset Spending

You got it right. Uncle Tom is rather appropriate in addition his obvious lack of intellect. Good riddance. Go away fly! Are you still there? Bye, Hasta LaVista Hermie, Later!!!!

td

December 29th, 2011
3:40 pm

One day I hope everyone becomes a conservative fanatic just like me.

findog

December 29th, 2011
3:51 pm

td, it is everyone’s dream that everyone else will eventuially find their views superior and accepted
I even agree with some of yours
happy new year

Come on Man

December 29th, 2011
3:53 pm

Herman aint gonna give any of his black following a reason to vote white. It doesn’t matter who he likes or endorses really. The 20-30 year old crowd will decide the election again. I predict 4 more years of Obama. They are still drinking the “Change” cool-aide.

td

December 29th, 2011
3:56 pm

findog

December 29th, 2011
3:51 pm

Thank you for the Happy new year, although the person you were thanking stole my id.

Plezbelieveit

December 29th, 2011
4:18 pm

Herman Cain should still be running. He is really good at “helping” folks in their time of need. I am soo glad to see someone willing to “help” someone and be modest about it at the same time. Go on Herman with your bad self!!

Darvoset spending

December 29th, 2011
4:19 pm

Come on Man

December 29th, 2011
3:53 pm

Herman aint gonna give any of his black following a reason to vote white. It doesn’t matter who he likes or endorses really. The 20-30 year old crowd will decide the election again. I predict 4 more years of Obama. They are still drinking the “Change” cool-aide.

If you’re going to use the expression “Kool-Aid”, which is so played-out it is devoid of meaning, then at least spell it right.

Registered Independent

December 29th, 2011
4:21 pm

Who really cares; what a waste of energy to even print this!

Chief Media Urologist

December 29th, 2011
4:27 pm

Who is Herman Cain?

findog

December 29th, 2011
4:31 pm

td, didn’t sound like you but I hope you and LMS both have a good new year

Cap Pistol

December 29th, 2011
5:01 pm

No attention should have been paid to the cain cretin. Now that gingrick has also sunk, borezt will have to scramble to pimp for rumney, the morom flip-flopper.

Michael H. Smith

December 29th, 2011
5:10 pm

Nothing interesting here. Maybe next year.

Dumb and Dumber

December 29th, 2011
5:13 pm

Um — Mr. “Registered Independent” — this is a blog, its not printed. No trees were killed, as if you’d care. If you don’t think its worth reading, why bother to post at all?

Maybe you and “Centrist” should get together and boycott this blog since you both have such animus towards Jim Galloway.

We’d all miss you both…not.

PR

December 29th, 2011
5:27 pm

Cani should endorse Newt…after all they both like to run the women.

Double

December 29th, 2011
5:29 pm

Now we are a net oil exporting nation.Obama must be the messiah

Marcia

December 29th, 2011
5:36 pm

HC ( uncle Tom) remarks or any perceived endorsement has about as much substance as 2 week old moose scat.

Double

December 29th, 2011
5:55 pm

should read petroleum products,fuels.Thanks to Obama

Demontria

December 29th, 2011
6:00 pm

Yeah if we never again hear a single peep out of the Hermanator it’ll be too soon. What a piece of human dreck, he tried to con us and almost pulled it off.

And he gets to hang on the millions of $ of campaign contributions.

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 29th, 2011
6:11 pm

If Herman Cain does not endorse anyone, don’t blame him blame YOURSELF. :)

Centrist

December 29th, 2011
6:17 pm

@ Double – Calling Obama the messiah because we had a technical accounting gimmick net petroleum export status is deception of the highest level. First, it includes REFINED oil which came from Canadian oil sands – not our actual production. Note that the Obama administration is resisting much greater use of the Canadian oil sands via the Keystone pipeline construction. Second, much of the increased U.S. oil and natural gas production is coming from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota and Montana and the Eagle Ford one in Texas via fracking which the Obama administration is doing its best to inhibit. Third, the decreased U.S. demand from Obama’s recession has made a large difference. Finally, using actual statistics – the U.S. is importing a smaller share — 49% in 2010, down from 60% in 2005 — of the oil it uses. We are far from energy independent.

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 29th, 2011
6:19 pm

@Demontria December 29th, 2011 6:00 pm – “he tried to con us and almost pulled it off.”
**********************************************

Speak for yourself.

Some of us were not fooled by that f**l.

tim

December 29th, 2011
6:34 pm

Can Herman endorse someone and then come back and say :it never happened”???

A loser endorsing a loser..

Last Man Standing

December 29th, 2011
6:37 pm

findog:

Thanks, and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to you! You know that I can’t leave it at that, don’t you? I MUST make a prediction!

LSU!

td

December 29th, 2011
6:40 pm

Centrist

December 29th, 2011
6:17 pm

Excellent debunking of the Obama myth about oil production. I have been looking for some evidence for a while to either prove or disprove the myth and could not find any information. I knew it had to be a myth but was looking for the evidence since gas prices were $1:83 the day Bush left office and it is now over $3:00 per gallon.

td

December 29th, 2011
6:43 pm

findog

December 29th, 2011
4:31 pm
td, didn’t sound like you but I hope you and LMS both have a good new year

Hope you have a good healthy new year as well.

tdm

December 29th, 2011
7:08 pm

love cherry picking on gas price….look at 6 year prices

http://gasbuddy.com/gb_retail_price_chart.aspx

MrLiberty

December 29th, 2011
7:11 pm

Why ruin someone’s chances by endorcing them? Ron Paul is already picking up most of Cain’s supporters along with Bachmann’s. Since Cain was just another big government status quo guy, he might as well endorce Romney or Gingrich as they are all just like 3 peas in a pod (neocon pod people kind of pod).

Ron Paul 2012.

Look before I leap...

December 29th, 2011
7:18 pm

@Centrist 6:17P

” Third, the decreased U.S. demand from Obama’s recession has made a large difference. ”

Your bias is showing yet again sir. The recession started Dec of 2007. That would make it Bush’s recession. There are many things you can lay at Obama’s feet, but the recession ain’t one of them.

dmcnya

December 29th, 2011
7:37 pm

wow the conseratives candidates really sucks newt left his wife on her hospital bed cain cheater at his old age i like it obama hands down thanks u guys this again will be easy for us its amazing our president gets no cooperation from the other side a good educated man with great family and half white but that little bit of black gives him no respect haters

td

December 29th, 2011
7:38 pm

Look before I leap…

December 29th, 2011
7:18 pm
@Centrist 6:17P

” Third, the decreased U.S. demand from Obama’s recession has made a large difference. ”

Your bias is showing yet again sir. The recession started Dec of 2007. That would make it Bush’s recession. There are many things you can lay at Obama’s feet, but the recession ain’t one of them

And that recession would be over now except for the Obama policies has made it longer so this is now the Obama recession.

sheepdawg

December 29th, 2011
7:48 pm

As if it would matter anyway…….

Producer

December 29th, 2011
8:12 pm

No one cares what “Sperman” thinks and nobody wants or is even seeking his blessing! He’s political road kill.

Look before I leap...

December 29th, 2011
8:18 pm

@td 7:38

“And that recession would be over now except for the Obama policies has made it longer so this is now the Obama recession.”

The recession ended June 2009.
But don’t let the facts get in the way of your hate.

Centrist

December 29th, 2011
8:36 pm

Again, liberals use deceptive definitions in a weak attempt to avoid our current economic mess. Here is how things have changed under Obama: http://sadhillnews.com/2011/12/28/obamas-change-stats-one-chart-to-rule-them-all

Last Man Standing

December 29th, 2011
8:50 pm

I’m sure happy about the recession being over! Things were getting tight there for a while what with the increase in food and fuel prices. Sears and K-Mart are so happy about the end of the recession that they are closing stores, in celebration I’m sure. Unemployment is getting better, if you believe the White House figures!

Happy days are here again!

Yeah, RIGHT!

Darvoset spending

December 29th, 2011
8:52 pm

Centrist

December 29th, 2011
6:17 pm

…Obama’s recession…

Troll harder.

Double

December 29th, 2011
8:52 pm

Keystone pipeline hold up is enviromental.Fracking is also causing fresh water pollution.TD, Obama has to be the Messiah to take on all Bush created wars,accumulated debts and save our nation.Miracle has to be divine.Now if we add Hillary as vp=landslide.