Cain Can’t

Herman Cain

Herman Cain, businessman turned politician, withdrew his candidacy for the Republican nomination at a rally in Atlanta on Saturday.

“As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul-searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign, “said Cain while a crowd of supporters chanted his name.

“Because of the continued distractions, the continued hurt caused on me and my family, not because we are not fighters. Not because I’m not a fighter,” Cain added.

Cain’s withdrawal came in the wake of a poll by the Des Moines Register which showed that many of his supporters are beginning to favor Newt Gingrich in the race for Republican candidate. The poll revealed that Gingrich has the backing of 25% of likely Republican caucus-goers; Representative Ron Paul of Texas had 18%; while Mitt Romney placed third with 16%. Mr. Cain came out with only 8% of those polled, which was a major downturn from previous polls.

Mr. Romney commented on Saturday that the race is still far from decided.

“I don’t think people have really settled down in a final way to decide who they’re going to support in the nomination process,” Romney said, adding, “I hope they give us a good careful look.”

Alyssa Anderson

Alyssa Anderson has been involved in the world of business on several levels for many years. She was the CEO of a start-up high-tech company until its purchase by a global on-line e-business. Alyssa helped formulate marketing strategies for several other companies as an independent consultant, and she has advised local government on methods to achieve appropriate fiscal responsibility. Her opinions are well known through her many editorials which have been published throughout her career in a variety of local and national print media. She has been heard on radio discussing current issues affecting the business community and Alyssa hopes to bring her special brand of commonsense coupled with uncanny insight into her editorial responsibilities as the Business Page editor for Left Justified. Contact Alyssa at alyssa(at)

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