Morning Mix: Who Gets The Cain Vote?

With Herman Cain dropping out of the picture, the other Republican presidential candidates are in a mad scramble — for Cain’s endorsement, and for his supporters.

Texas Governor Rick Perry is trying the hardest, with a new facebook page that connects the two politicians based on their “outsider” status.  And according to some, the page looks an awful lot like an implied endorsement.

Former Senator Rick Santorum is making a much more subtle plea by sympathizing with the fallen candidate, and said he was next in line for the GOP four week surge.  “If you look at all these little boomlets, they last about 4-6 weeks, Newt’s at about week three,” said Santorum. “We think we’re going to surprise a lot of people.”

And Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Congressman Ron Paul are already convinced they are benefiting from the ex-Cain supporters.  Bachmann told Fox News, “Beginning yesterday, our office had call after call after call of people who wanted to switch over and wanted to support me…I think we’re going to pick up a lot of the support across the country, people who formerly supported Herman Cain.”

As for the Cain campaign itself, they aren’t announcing yet, but when the time comes, the endorsement will likely go to Cain’s friend and rival Newt Gingrich. “‘He wants to play “who to endorse” for a while,’ said the adviser, who spoke on condition of anonymity in order to speak bluntly. ‘Then he’ll probably be endorsing somebody in a couple weeks — before the caucuses…. I’d say he’s going to endorse Newt Gingrich,’ the adviser said.”

But will that be much help to Gingrich?  With the former Speaker’s rise to the top coming at the same time and Cain’s drop to the bottom, one has to wonder if most of the former Cain support has already gone where it’s going to go.


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Norma V.
Norma Villarreal3 years ago

Oh please...not Scary Perry.

Patrick F.
Patrick f.3 years ago

Whoever gets the Cain vote should get the cane....

Frances C.
Frances C.3 years ago

He will probably endorse Gingrich. The tea party Republicans who were foolish enough to support the sexual harasser Cain won't mind supporting a serial affair and divorce pron person.

Rosalind R.
Rosalind R.3 years ago

Who cares who Cain endorses? Or who will get votes that would have gone to him?
Cain & Newt are 2 of a kind - neither respect women.

Marianne C.
Marianne C.3 years ago

There has to be one more moment of drama: Cain has to announce to whom he's throwing his support. He has to ENDORSE someone.

How much fun will it be on SNL to watch all the other candidates step back from THAT kiss of death?

Michael M.
Michael M.3 years ago

Who get's Cain's voters? hmm, let's break it down..

1) The Ignorant
2) The Foolish
3) The Hypocrites

... Wait, did I'd just described the entire base of the gross old pigs/T-baggers??

Sharon H.
Sharon H.3 years ago

Here's the link...
It's on the first half of the show..

Sharon H.
Sharon H.3 years ago

Marg...I saw it...about peed too! Comes up on his bus? Quotes something from the Pokemon movie? I was howling! need to watch the first part of last night's Jon Stewart is HILARIOUS!

Ron Berti
Ron B.3 years ago

Who cares? The Republican line-up is just one big rat's nest anyway.

tiffany t.
tiffany t.3 years ago

love the picture thanks for another laugh ; )