Originally published on Mon December 5, 2011 6:53 am
So now it's Newt Gingrich.
In what has become the most improbable result of a most improbable campaign season, Gingrich, the former speaker of the House who has been out of public office since 1998, has benefited from a series of well-reviewed debate performances to catapult himself to the top of the GOP presidential pack. Not just the leading "Anybody But Mitt (Romney)" candidate. The leader, period.
With his wife, Gloria, standing behind him, Herman Cain announces that he is suspending his run for the GOP presidential nomination, outside his campaign headquarters in Atlanta on Dec. 3.
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The former CEO of Godfather's Pizza and GOP presidential hopeful speaks at the Western Republican Leadership Conference Las Vegas on Oct. 19.
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Cain was the president of the National Restaurant Association Chicago in 1998. Cain previously has run a pizza chain, hosted a talk radio show and sparred with Bill Clinton over health care.
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Cain speaks during a Tea Party rally in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 16. He has never held a political post but ran unsuccessfully for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia in 2004 and briefly ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2000.
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Cain announces he is running to be the Republican candidate for president at a rally May 21 in Atlanta.
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At a Nov. 7 news conference, Sharon Bialek accuses Cain of sexual harassment more than a decade ago. Bialek was one of four women to accuse Cain of inappropriate behavior while he was CEO of the National Restaurant Association.
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Cain speaks at a Nov. 8 press conference addressing four accusations of sexual harassment. Nearly three weeks later, on Nov. 28, Ginger White also came forward, saying that she and Cain had a consensual 13-year affair. Cain denied any inappropriate behavior.
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With his wife, Gloria, standing behind him, Herman Cain announces that he is suspending his presidential campaign, outside his campaign headquarters in Atlanta on Saturday.
It wasn't supposed to end this way for Herman Cain.
His improbable run for the GOP presidential nomination should have served to burnish his CEO credentials, sell his books and enhance the fee the Baptist lay minister charges for motivational speeches and appearances.
This fall, the simplicity of Cain's 9-9-9 tax-reform plan propelled him to the top of a volatile field. Soon other candidates were rushing to introduce their own versions of a flat tax.
Republican Herman Cain says he’s continuing to reevaluate the future of his presidential campaign. NHPR’s Josh Rogers reports Cain says he needs to talk to his wife before deciding if he stays in the race.
Herman Cain called the allegation he’d been involved in a long-term extramarital affair “trumped up” and said it showed the length his opponents would go to derail his campaign. But Cain also acknowledged the alleged affair, which follows earlier allegations of sexual harassment, is prompting him to rethink his candidacy.
Stumping in NH today, Rick Perry worked to shore up his credential on immigration. But as NHPR’s Josh Rogers reports the Texas governor’s message was overshadowed by a miscue.
Rick Perry made several stops in the company of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is well-known for arresting illegal immigrants. But during an event at St. Anselm College, where Arpaio was greeted with some booing, Perry seemed unaware that the legal voting age is 18 not 21.
On Sunday, the Manchester Union Leader endorsed former house speaker Newt Gingrich as Republican candidate for President and enlivened the Sunday talk shows. Salon’s news editor Steve Kornacki compares the surprise of "newtmentum" to another theatrical scheme…Zero Mostel, playing Max Bialystock to Gene Wilder’s timid Leo Bloom in the 1968 Mel Brooks film, The Producers. Kornacki says tha
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been labeled a flip-flopper. And when it comes to abortion, the former governor of Massachusetts appears to have changed his position from being in favor of abortion rights to being opposed.
But now some people are asking if Romney ever supported abortion rights at all? Backers of abortion rights don't think so.
In this presidential cycle, as in the last, there is no question which Republican candidate has the most ardent supporters. It is Ron Paul, the 76-year-old Texas congressman whose brand of libertarianism often puts him at odds with all his rivals. But with less than seven weeks to go there are signs that Paul could surprise people in the nation’s first primary.
Ron Paul supporters probably wouldn’t like this observation: Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is sitting pretty in New Hampshire. Very pretty.
In all likelihood, most of you aren’t visiting StateImpact for our primary coverage. Yes, we completely agree that the Republican primary is a Very Big Deal. But most people don’t go to business news sites to get nitty-gritty political coverage, either. So we try to keep political stories strictly focused on New Hampshire’s business and economic environment. They have to be specific to the situation here. Every time a politician talks about business in New Hampshire, we don’t automatically post it.
President Obama is pressuring Republicans to pass an extension of a payroll tax cut. That message was well received at a speech the president delivered at Manchester Central High School yesterday.
The president says if passed, the payroll tax cut would put 1500 dollars in the pocket of the average household. Mr. Obama challenged Republicans to vote down an extension, even if it means raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans.
Shannon Chandley of Amherst said she supports the president and faults the GOP for refusing to compromise.