By Brandon Eastman Posted December 10, 2011
Presidential candidate, Republican Herman Cain announced to his supporters that he is officially ‘suspending’ his presidential campaign. He has had to overcome several obstacles in the past few weeks amidst sexual harassment and affair allegations.
Cain did not officially drop out of the presidential race, so he will still be able to use the campaign funds to pay for his campaign, but his bid to be the forty-fifth president of the United States of America is effectively over.
According to Cain, he came to this difficult decision after realizing the negative impact these circumstances were having on his wife, his family, and his supporters.
During his press conference in Atlanta where he announced this news, Cain continued to call the allegations against him “false and untrue” and “the media spin hurts”. Through his website TheCainSolutions.com, in which he will continue to advocate for his platform, Cain announced “I am not going to be silenced and I will not go away.”
His catchy “9-9-9” economic plan is not going anywhere and he announced that he will soon begin endorsing another Republican presidential hopeful.
Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, and Jon Huntsman have all spoke out in appreciation of Cain, saying he was the one that got the country talking about our economic crisis and tax reform and that he provided a voice for the country about turning around our economy.
Cain acknowledged that he did not want to drop out of the presidential race, but he had to do what was best for him, and what was best for his family after Ginger White’s allegation of a thirteen-year affair. During this time, Cain’s support has decreased from 23% to 8% because respondents were concerned that Cain did not understand the important issues.