After much soul searching, Herman Cain announced that he would suspend his campaign as President of the United States. Cain, until allegations emerged was for some time the front runner of the GOP Presidential candidates. His 9-9-9 plan had resonated with voters. The announcement was made at his campaign headquarters in Georgia on a day that was to be the official unveiling.
“I grew up in a world of segregated water fountains,” he said. “My father was a chauffeur and my mother was a maid. We showed that you didn’t have to have a degree from Harvard in order to run from president. We showed that you didn’t have to have a political pedigree…I am proof that a common man could lead this nation.”
“I am at peace with my God, I am at peace with my wife, I am at peace with my family, but most of all I am at peace with myself.” This is how Herman Cain opened his statement that announced the suspension of his campaign.
“I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distraction,” he said. “I am not going to be silenced and I’m not going away. … I will continue to be a voice for the people.”
Cain said that the continued false allegations against him had hurt. He said while some may want him to shut up, he said he would neither shut up or go away.
“I am not going to be silenced and I’m not going away,” Cain said, announcing the launch of TheCainSolutions.com, a new organization, which he said would continue to promote his policy ideas, including his signature 9-9-9 economic recovery plan.
He also promised: “I will be making an endorsement in the near future.”
“I am disappointed that it came to this point, that we had to make this decision,” Cain said. ABC
He said that including the occupant in the White House he was fourth He said this was a great nation and that he was proof that a common man could lead the nation.