Wheels Coming Off the Cain Train?
Eric Odom of 2012 Campaign Trail Report (Liberty News Network), a fan of presidential contender Herman Cain, offers commentary on the split within the Tea Party on supporting Cain’s candidacy:
If you’ve been reading the Campaign Trail Report for long you’ll know I’m somewhat a fan of Herman Cain and his candidacy for President. I haven’t by any means committed to Cain (I haven’t committed to any candidate) but I do respect him and stand with him on several of his positions (especially the Fairtax!).
That said, some disturbing news begin hitting the fan last Friday with the resignations of several high profile Cain campaign staffers.
Herman Cain’s Iowa Director, Tina Goff, told TheIowaRepublican.com that she has submitted her resignation and is no longer working for the campaign. In addition to Goff’s resignation, TheIowaRepublican.com can confirm that Kevin Hall has also left the campaign. Hall served as Cain’s Straw Poll coordinator.
Goff and Hall both worked on Fred Thompson’s presidential campaign in 2008 and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s campaign in 2010. Goff stated that she resigned because the Cain campaign refused to make a serious effort in Iowa, the home of the First-in-the-Nation caucuses.
With just 43 days to the Iowa Straw Poll, Cain’s campaign here in Iowa and nationally seems to be unraveling. Cain lost his New Hampshire director, Matt Murphy, who was his only staffer in that state, earlier this week. Jim Zeiler, a Cain regional director who had been to Iowa and was helping with the campaign’s Straw Poll plans, has also left the campaign.
Today more news is coming in that suggests it’s even worse.
Read the rest of Odom’s thoughts:
Campaign Trail Report