Herman Cain: Dead man walking

Herman Cain: Dead man walking

Scandal-scarred Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain may not admit it publicly yet but his hobbled campaign for the GOP nomination is over.

That’s the consensus of Republican campaign operatives and political professionals contacted by Capitol Hill Blue and other news organizations.

Comments from those who run and advise campaigns for a living range from “he’s had it” to characterizing the former Godfathers CEO as “the walking dead.”

“He’s like a zombie at this point,” says Atlanta-based Republican strategist Don McLagan.  He’s dead. He just hasn’t noticed yet and keeps on walking.”

Rick Wilson, a Florida Republican consultant, says the rise of Newt Gingrich gives conservatives another candidate to rally around and Cain is old news.

“They can’t walk away from the damage that’s been done,” Wilson says.

McLagan agrees.

“Cain’s support is moving over to Gingrich.  Cain will finally realize he’s the grand marshal of a one man parade.

Cain admits his campaign has been severely damaged by new allegations of a 13-year affair with an Atlanta businesswoman and says fundraising is down.  He told reporters Wednesday night that he needs to speak to his wife but has not seen her since the latest allegations surfaced Monday.

“I am not going to make a decision until after we talk face to face,” he said when grilled by reporters at his New Hampshire campaign headquarters Wednesday night.

Still, the always defiant Cain says, the campaign “ain’t over till it’s over and it ain’t over yet.”

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5 Responses to "Herman Cain: Dead man walking"

  1. woody188  December 1, 2011 at 9:09 am

    If he cared to save his marriage he would have gone right home to talk to his wife after the new allegations surfaced. Seems like he’d rather stay working because he knows he’s in the dog house now.

  2. Almandine  December 1, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Maybe Cain should use Holder’s tactics:

    http://dailycaller.com/2011/12/01/media-watchdogs-ignore-holders-demands-for-media-silence/

    • Almandine  December 1, 2011 at 9:52 am

      As in… SHUT UP!, he explained.

  3. Karen  December 1, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    So once again, instead of taking responsibility, Herman Cain will lay the responsibility of whether or not to end his campaign on his wife, on whom he has been cheating for at least the last 13 years. Cain is nothing but a snake oil salesman, and his so-called “campaign” was nothing more than a paid book tour. He needs to stop wasting the country’s time and go home, although that is probably the last place he wants to be right now. He has anger management problems, a mean streak, and if in some bizarro world universe, he was the president, how would he handle crises? By being defensive and refusing to answer? He’s a joke.

    • Carl Nemo **==  December 2, 2011 at 7:16 pm

      Thanks Karen for your spot-on, to the point analysis concerning candidate Cain, seemingly a rock in our national shoes at this point in time…OUCH!

      Carl Nemo **==

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