While quitting the race for the 2012 nomination, Herman Cain seemed not to be aware of how presidential elections actually work.
Here is the video from MSNBC:
Taking a page from his political role model Sarah Palin, Cain claimed to be a fighter while he was quitting, “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, the continued hurt caused on me and my family. Not because we are not fighters.”
Just like any good right wing media star wanna be, Cain denied that he has done anything wrong, “As false accusations continue, they have sidetracked my ability to present solutions to the American people.”
Herb went down swinging the stupid stick by claiming that he made the “Final Four” for the presidency, but how can he make the final four when he quit before the first primary and caucus? Herman also doesn’t seem to be aware that the winner of the Republican nomination doesn’t get to be president. There is this thing called a general election in November where the Republican nominee will have to defeat Barack Obama before they can take up residence in the White House.
Rick Perry didn’t know the voting age and date of the election and Herman Cain doesn’t seem to know how elections actually work.
Herman Cain essentially claimed that the media hurt his feelings by reporting on his mistress and history of sexual harassment, so he decided to take his ball and go home. Cain repeatedly called the allegations against him false, but if the allegations are false why did quit? Someone needs to explain to Herb that falsely accused people don’t quit.
The real reasons why Can quit was because the allegations are true, his poll numbers plummeted, and his fundraising has dried up.
Later Cain revealed what the real motivation was for his presidential campaign, he wants to get into the lucrative right wing grifting market, “Plan B, and I call it thecainsolutions.com. You see there are three audiences out there folks that I have had to deal with. There’s the media class. There’s the political class, and there’s we the people. It is we the people that got us to this point, this far…Plan B is that I will continue to be a force for the people.”
He then spent the rest of his statement touting his new website and con in order to stay famous. Cain promised that he is not going away, but just like Sarah Palin, he is about to find out that once he is no longer a candidate, no one will care about Herman Cain.
You could almost hear shades of Sarah Palin’s resignation speech where she quit on Alaska in Herman Cain’s remarks today. Much like Palin, Cain believes that he can still feed his monstrous ego without having to actually run for anything. The Herman Cain vanity circus kicked into full money making mode today. Cain will never understand that for a brief shining moment he was nothing more than a mainstream media creation that embodied the Mitt Romney protest vote.
Cain personified everything that is wrong with the 2012 GOP field. Herman Cain was unqualified. He had no knowledge about anything. He offered catch phrases instead of positions. He was scandal plagued, and a genuine embarrassment to political dialogue.
In a political field that is an all star team of GOP ignorance, Herman Cain stood out. Even without the personal scandals, Cain’s infamous Libya stumble sent shudders through the nation as the ghost of Sarah Palin reared her head. Not since Palin has a candidate been rewarded so much for knowing and doing so little.
Herman Cain’s ignorance may be gone, but like Palin he promised to poison the well of our national discourse as long as he can make a buck.
The Republican Party lost a candidate today, but conservative media has gained a new grifter.