And Obama's acolytes are now free to put the race card back on the table!
On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Atlanta Georgia Herman Cain, GOP candidate for the GOP nomination for President stood in front of his newly opened campaign headquarters and "suspended" his campaign.
The allegations against Cain, which were never proven, were enough for the liberal news media to try him in the court of public opinion and pronounce him guilty. A Democrat would have insisted that questions about his past were his "private life" and moved on with media help. No so for the most authentic black man to run for President in the 2012 race.
Now, the Democrats who have their fingerprints just beneath the surface of the smear campaign, are free to pull out the race card again and insist that opposition to Obama is race based. They can count on their media allies to remain silent about the Cain candidacy and rely on Dem voters who were probably too busy watching Dancing with the Stars to even know that a genuine black man from the Jim Crow era south had risen as far as he did before the attacks began.
Sadly, Cain's withdrawal is another victory for the smear artists who will now attempt to do the same to other GOP candidates!
Cain Endorsement for ???
Cain's exit from the race will help whittle down the choices voters in key early states will make in January. At 14% in the latest Real Clear Politics average, Cain's voters can play a key role in breaking any possible deadlock between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. Since Cain's voters were unlikely Romney supporters the majority will probably go with Cain's fellow Georgian Newt Gingrich.
Whether Cain will make an endorsement in the weeks before the Iowa Caucus remains to be seen.
I have a great deal of respect for Herman Cain. His passion and energy along with that of his supporters have been a high point of this campaign. In his message today announcing the suspension of his campaign he promised to continue fighting for the issues which rallied his supporters to him. I sincerely hope that he does do so. We need more good men like Herman Cain in politics!