Herman Cain Suspends Presidential Campaign
Accusations of marital infidelity and sexual harassments have finally taken their toll on Republican aspirant Herman Cain as the 65-year-old businessman announced Saturday that he was “suspending” his presidential campaign.
“As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul-searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign,” Cain said on Saturday in a rally in Atlanta according to the New York Times. “Because of the continued distractions, the continued hurt caused on me and my family, not because we are not fighters. Not because I’m not a fighter.” Despite possibly ending what at first appeared to be a promising campaign, Cain said that he “would not go away” and plans to carry on with his Plan B, which is to go around the United States to promote his 9-9-9 tax plan and his foreign policy proposals.
Cain also maintained his innocence amid the accusations that he had a 13-year affair and that he sexually harassed female subordinates during his stint as chief executive of the lobby group National Restaurant Association. Cain’s rags-to-riches story and positive public demeanor made a contender for the Republican nomination with one late-October survey even putting him neck-and-neck with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.