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Herman Cain suspends his presidential campaign

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  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 4, 2011 9:35 p.m.

    Furry1993,

    I think a lot will depend on whether she is a democratic operative. Mr. Gingrich the Presidential candidate brought to you from the party of family values.

    I watched Fox New Sunday today I thought it was interesting that they spent a significant amount of time talking about Mitt Romney's flip flopping, but no mention of Newt Gingrich's affairs potentially being a campaign liability. I wonder if things would have been a little bit different if a Democratic Presidential contender had Newt's track record? I am sure that the station that is fair and balanced would have ignored that too!

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    Dec. 4, 2011 4:51 p.m.

    To Fred44 | 1:04 p.m. Dec. 4, 2011
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    I think the mistake Mr. Cain made was to only have one affair and then not divorce his wife to be with his mistress. Mr. Gingrich the new republican darling had a affairs on two wives and that seems to be working quite well for him. Oh and I am sure that those women that Gingrich had the affairs with were left wing liberals sent to make him look bad.

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    You left out the fact that Gingrich divorced his first two wives AFTER he found out they were sick (wife #1 with cander and wife #2 with MS). Wife #3 hasn't turned up sick yet . . . wonder what will happen if she does.

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 4, 2011 1:04 p.m.

    I think the mistake Mr. Cain made was to only have one affair and then not divorce his wife to be with his mistress. Mr. Gingrich the new republican darling had a affairs on two wives and that seems to be working quite well for him. Oh and I am sure that those women that Gingrich had the affairs with were left wing liberals sent to make him look bad.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Dec. 4, 2011 10:09 a.m.

    For those conservatives who have selective memories - lets take a walk down memory lane for some highlights of others who have had their little indiscretions on the Republican side of the world. I am not going to publish what they did - if you really want to know, look it up.

    Christ Myers
    Newt Gingrich (x2)
    John Boehner
    Mark Sanford
    John Ensign
    Larry Craig
    David Vitter
    Charles R. Boutin
    Mark Foley
    Don Sherwood
    James West
    Rudy Giuliani
    Henry Hyde
    John McCain
    Bob Packwood....

    Even Ronald Reagan, whose wife Jane Wyman divorced him in 1949 while president of the screen actors guild, later married Nancy Davis, whom by coincidence he worked with at the screen actors guild, in you guessed it, 1949.

    This list goes on, and on, and on. And I am sure the list is equally comprehensive on the other side. There were many before Clinton, and there will be many more after Cain. But please, do not insult us with attempts to pretend martial infidelity is a liberal issue.

    Both sides of the isle equally know how to mess up a marriage.

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    Dec. 4, 2011 8:15 a.m.

    to KM | 1:56 p.m. Dec. 3, 2011
    Cedar Hills, UT
    Too bad Cain didn't run as a democrat. He would be praised for his infidelities and win in a landslide. Remember Clinton?
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    You forget that Clinton was a good and comptent president, and not an egotistical buffoon like Cain.

  • Yorkshire City, Ut
    Dec. 4, 2011 7:29 a.m.

    All along, I have thought two things about this.

    1. If these all these charges and accusations against Cain are true, he would not have had the intelligence to be President in the first place--because who would ever be dumb enough to try to run with this huge closet of questionable actions and character skeletons just waiting to be discovered?

    2. If all these charges and accusations are false--I hope he sues against every one of them and wins for libel, slander and defamation.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 11:45 p.m.

    @CougarKeith
    " bet this "Other Woman" is a Liberal Democrat or on the Obama Pay Role? Just my thoughts... Get the Minority Candidate out of the race so Obama can play the Race Card! "

    Funny thing is you just played the race card yourself.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 10:16 p.m.

    'I believe that it was Bill Clinton who set the acceptable moral standard.' - Rifleman | 9:02 p.m. Dec. 3, 2011

    This might have been true...

    over 10 years ago.

    Except Newt Gingrich was ALSO cheating on his wife around the same time.

    *'Gingrich Admits to Affair During (attempted) Clinton Impeachment' - By JAKE TAPPER - ABC News - 03/09/07

    'Setting the stage for his entry into the presidential race, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., gave a radio interview to be broadcast today with Focus on the Family's James Dobson, in which Gingrich for the first time publicly acknowledged cheating on his first and second wives.
    "There were times when I was praying and when I felt I was doing things that were wrong. But I was still doing them," Gingrich said during the interview.'

    And David Vitter, caught in a prostitution scandal by the 'DC Madam'...

    is still in office.

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 9:49 p.m.

    Wise choice.

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 9:08 p.m.

    @Rifleman,

    While I no way condone President Clinton's adulterous behavior, wasn't the it the "third in command" - none other than Speaker of the House Gingrich who hounded President Clinton? What was Congressman Gingrich doing in his private live at the same time?

    There's enough adulterous behavior by BOTH sides of the aisle to write many, many articles.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 3, 2011 9:02 p.m.

    Re: Ernest T. Bass | 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 2011
    "Cain, like all other republican candidates are of the highest moral character"

    I believe that it was Bill Clinton who set the acceptable moral standard. Unless, that is, you want to take a refresher course on the "Chappaquiddick incident".

  • Sutton Cedar City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 8:31 p.m.

    ""I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distractions and the continued hurt caused on me and my family," Cain told several hundred supporters"...

    oh, so now cain decides to think about his family...

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 8:17 p.m.

    @KM

    You mean while President Clinton was hounded by a man who was carrying on his own extramarital affair?

    I do seem to remember that.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 8:14 p.m.

    @Pagan

    You are the one who believes Barak Obama deserves re-election. Give us a headline that supports your belief. If you can't find one, fine.

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 3, 2011 7:42 p.m.

    Isn't it amazing how when a democrat is accused of some type of inappropriate conduct they are hounded and prosecuted by the pure as snow republicans like Newt Gingrich who led the impeachment efforts against President Clinton. When a republican is accused of some type of inappropriate conduct it is a smear campaign by left wing liberals. The most interesting part is that the republicans always allow their families to be abused for a while, and then they walk away to protect their families, except for Newt and he just keeps having affairs and new wives. Isn't it amazing that Newt is soon to be the nominee for President of party with family values.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 7:09 p.m.

    with all the Gary Hart's, Al Gore's and John Edwards....you would think Cain could have seen this coming...what a fool!

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Dec. 3, 2011 6:43 p.m.

    KM - we all remember Clinton...... and we also remember Newt too. Are you saying he was a democrat too.... or do "conservatives" have selective memory issues?

    And we remember Iran-contra, and WMD claims, and some of us even remember watergate.

    So what the heck is your point? A conservative gets literally caught with his pants down, and you try to make it a liberal issue. Try applying the same standards to your fellow like minded people, Holding them to the same standards, and then you will have credibility. Until that point it is just more blah- blah- blah.

  • CougarKeith Roy, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 6:17 p.m.

    I bet this "Other Woman" is a Liberal Democrat or on the Obama Pay Role? Just my thoughts... Get the Minority Candidate out of the race so Obama can play the Race Card! It will be a Smear Campaign by Obama, it's all he has to run on! Romney has integrity and character, he has that much going for him! I like both Romney and Gingrich with the Non-Tea Party candidate backing in NY against him, otherwise I like him! I'm still a Romney guy firstly though!

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 5:30 p.m.

    Cain, like all other republican candidates are of the highest moral character.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 4:38 p.m.

    ' It would be nice to see you find a headline from a credible news source...' - A1994 | 4:25 p.m. Dec. 3, 2011

    Few points:

    1) I haven't actually USED msn as my news source, so I'm not sure how you can 'criticize' me for it unless...

    you are making it up. The first source was Huffington post.

    Of course, everything is 'liberal media bias' if you can't present any facts.

    2) You factually IGNORE the stories I posted from the Deseret News, which is a majority...

    and they are owned by the LDS church.

    and 3) You present ZERO facts...

    and then criticize the SOURCE of another persons facts as 'bias.'

    Conclusion:

    You are being irrational in your criticism.

    And I could present information from YOU, yourself...

    and you would STILL claim it was 'liberal propaganda.'

    So, as such, there is no further point to debate the points of something, with someone...

    who will NEVER listen, to what you have to say. No matter WHAT the source, no matter WHAT the information.

    And present NOTHING, themselves.

    Good day to you.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 4:25 p.m.

    @Pagan

    I'm sure, in your mind, your posts make perfect sense. It would be nice to see you find a headline from a credible news source that tell about how well the nation is doing under Obama's leadership. It would be nice to see you find a headline that shows a rosy picture for Obama. Do you think you can? Just one rule: No headlines from MSNBC. I know they are the party's Pravda, so it is a bit hard to believe anything they say.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 4:08 p.m.

    'Its refreshing to see so many Republican candidates offering good debates.' - 1conservative | 3:52 p.m. Dec. 3, 2011

    Reply fact:

    *'Republican Debate Audience Boos Gay Soldier Stephen Hill After DADT Repeal Question' - By Jason Linkins - Huffington Post - 09/23/11

    *Perry leaves Texas wildfires, heads to GOP debate By Will Weissert AP Published by DSNews - 09/07/11

    AUSTIN, Texas Texas Gov. Rick Perry has left the wildfires raging in his home state and arrived in California for a Republican presidential debate.'

    *'Fact check: A look at the Republican debate' - By Calvin Woodward - AP - Published by DSNews - 08/12/11

    'Romney: In fact, he was largely missing in the crux of the debate.'

    What debates...

    have you been watching?

    I guess, conservative, that you are wishing George W. Bush...

    didn't run for a second term, as well?

    Then why did Republicans VOTE George W. Bush, into a second term...?

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Dec. 3, 2011 3:55 p.m.

    @1conservative: Kinda like with all the presidents seeking a second term!

  • 1conservative WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 3:52 p.m.

    Its too bad Mr. Cain decided to end his campaign. He made an excellent candidate.

    Its refreshing to see so many Republican candidates offering good debates.

    Too bad the Dems. don't get to have a choice. For them its Obama only. No choices allowed!

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 3:05 p.m.

    And, another one bites the dust.

    Who will win the GOP field?

    Obama.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 3:03 p.m.

    There were non romney candidates in the race?

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    Dec. 3, 2011 2:54 p.m.

    Not to worry(unless you are an attractive woman), about Herman. Soon he will be a Fox News Contributor; changing his traveling bus from "Vote for Cain" to "Buy my Book". His wife and family can travel with him(just like Romney's wife and sons do). Gloria probably won't leave him alone anymore. The Cain family can see the country, maybe even take the Book Tour to Europe. No more nosey reporters to cause "distractions". Lots of money left..
    Maybe that is just how Herman planned it?

  • rightascension Provo, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 2:43 p.m.

    well, Cain goes back to the woodwork. It will be interesting to see just how much of Cain's support Romney does not get.

    The revelations about Cain do not say much by way of the quality of the Republican presidential field -- or for what Republicans want.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Dec. 3, 2011 2:31 p.m.

    Where was Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson when Herman Cain really needed them?? And the ACLU. Same place they were when Clarence Thomas needed them. Go figure.

  • KM Cedar Hills, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 1:56 p.m.

    Too bad Cain didn't run as a democrat. He would be praised for his infidelities and win in a landslide. Remember Clinton?

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2011 1:18 p.m.

    Gingrich holding that 2 person debate alongside Cain a month ago is looking genius as he continues to gain practically all Cain supporters. Romney's strength was a fractured "anyone-but-Mitt" field. This makes things much tougher for Romney.