Here is audio from Herman Cain’s Radio Show today, where he said he likes the “Gang of 8” bi-partisan, Marco Rubio-led Comprehensive Immigration Reform plan that is in the works right now. Cain said “it is not amnesty”:
“It is a way to allow people that are here to work here temporarily until they get in line and go through the process that’s been around since dirt. . . I consider that Marco Rubio got it right.”
Here’s the trailer for a new online TV Network launched yesterday by Herman Cain – Cain TV.
The site will provide programming on a variety of subjects, including commentary from Herman Cain on the issues of the day. One of the shows features is called, “Borderland,” which goes inside the drug war going on along the U.S./Mexican Border. It will be interesting to see how this develops.
Here is video from the Steve Gill Radio Show today where Herman Cain said he would advise Mitt Romney to select GOP Rep. Allen West as his Vice-Presidential running mate. Cain said West is “well-spoken” and “direct,” and that he would help Romney win the must-win state of Florida.
Here is complete video of Herman Cain’s speech today at the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference.
Herman Cain appeared at a Palm Beach County Republican Dinner tonight and endorsed Newt Gingrich for President of the United States. Cain closed his endorsement by quoting Edmund Burke’s famous statement: “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
BREAKING NEWS: The Shark-Tank is reporting that a source in the Newt Gingrich Campaign is saying Herman Cain will endorse Newt Gingrich for President this evening at a gathering of the Palm Beach County Republican Party. The event is being broadcast live right now on C-Span. We’ll see if it actually comes to pass. . . .
UPDATE: Herman Cain just endorsed Newt Gingrich. Here’s video of the endorsement.
Here is video of Herman Cain delivering the “Tea Party Express” response to President Obama’s 2012 “State of the Union” Address.
Cain said Obama’s address was full of rhetoric not matched by reality. He said we heard “a hodgepodge of liberal ideas” – not “big ideas that would dramatically impact job growth in this economy.”
Here is video of former GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain on MSNBC today where he said he will be making an “unconventional” endorsement on January 19 – just two days ahead of the January 21 South Carolina Primary.
Cain repeatedly emphasized that it would be an “unconventional” endorsement – so that may mean not an endorsement of a candidate. Who knows with Herman! He may endorse his “999 Plan!”
Fox5Atlanta has tweeted that Herman Cain will endorse Newt Gingrich for the GOP Presidential Nomination.
UPDATE 2: Robert Costa reports Cain’s people indicated he will not make any endorsement today.
UPDATE: The Atlantic Wire is also reporting the endorsement to come, and says Gingrich will hold a News Conference today at 2 PM ET. Unclear whether the News Conference has anything to do with the endorsement.
Here are statements released by Herman Cain’s GOP Presidential rivals in reaction to Herman Cain’s decision to end his Presidential Campaign:
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann
“Herman Cain provided an important voice to this process. His ideas and energy generated tremendous enthusiasm for the conservative movement at a time it was so desperately needed to restore confidence in our country. I wish Herman, his wife Gloria, and his family all the best.”
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman
“Herman Cain offered a unique and valuable voice to the debate over how to reform our country’s uncompetitive tax code and turn around the economy. I understand his decision and wish him and his family the best.”
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
“Herman Cain’s 999 plan got our country talking about the critical issue of how to reform our tax code and he elevated the dialogue of the Republican presidential primary in the process. I am proud to know Herman Cain and consider him a friend. I know from having worked with him for more than a decade he will continue to be a powerful voice in the conservative movement for years to come.”
Texas Gov. Rick Perry
“I know this was a difficult decision for Herman Cain, his family and his supporters. He helped invigorate conservative voters and our nation with a discussion of major tax reform. Anita and I wish him and his entire family all the best.”
Gov. Mitt Romney
“Herman’s campaign was one of ideas. His decision was based on what is best for him and his family. We wish Herman and Gloria the best.” Via twitter
Rep. Ron Paul
“Herman Cain brought energy and enthusiasm to the Republican nominating process, as well as a unique perspective on many domestic issues important to voters such as tax code reform and a pro-growth agenda favorable to the private sector. In light of his suspension of campaign activities, I want to wish Herman success in his future endeavors.”
Could not find anything from Rick Santorum. We’ll post it if we do.