Herman Cain Endorses Gingrich


herman-cainOne-time Newt Gingrich rival Herman Cain officially endorsed Gingrich last night at the Lincoln Day Dinner at the Kravis Center, calling Gingrich a patriot and saying he’s not afraid of bold ideas.

“I know that Speaker Gingrich is a patriot, Speaker Gingrich is not afraid of bold ideas,” Cain said. “I also know Speaker Gingrich is running for president and going through this sausage grinder, and I know what this sausage grinder is all about. I know that he’s going through this sausage grinder because he cares about the future of the United States of America.

“I am inspired, you are inspired, Speaker Gingrich is inspired because it’s not about us. It’s about the grandkids.”

Gingrich referred to ‘Team of Rivals,’ the book about Lincoln’s presidency. Gingrich has now secured the endorsement of Cain and former GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry.

“I knew his central passion was jobs, economic growth and tax reform,” Gingrich said of Cain.

Gingrich said he hopes Cain will co-chair a commission on jobs and economic growth. He said Cain has actually managed a company and will “be a great asset.”

After the speech, Cain told The Palm Beach Post that he plans to be both active and vocal in Gingrich’s campaign.

“Newt embraces 9-9-9, we talked about it,” Cain said. “He doesn’t have to be out there carrying the flag, that’s my job. The fact is that I’m going to be a key player on his economic growth and job advisory panel.”

Despite polls showing Romney leapfrogging Gingrich in Florida, Cain said he thinks Gingrich “has that spark back.”

“I think that where people think he lost his spark was temporary, and you can’t let that one moment represent all of the other wonderful things he’s said, all of the wonderful things he’s done,” Cain said. “If people listen to his ideas and not listen to his distractions, they’ll see that spark.”

Cain said he decided to endorse Gingrich weeks ago, but felt this was the right time to made it public.

“Some endorsements have little impact, some endorsements have a big impact, and we will see on Tuesday,” Cain said. “But my philosophy has always been the voters will decide. I just want my supports to know how I felt at this moment in time.”

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  1. It seems all the “non-establishment” types (Cain, Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin etc.) are giving their support (official or otherwise) to Gingrich and the establishment (Gov. Bush, Sen. Rubio etc. etc.) are supporting Romney (most unofficially).

    This thing ain’t ending soon. With Paul siphoning off 10-15% on average at least for the rest of the way of libertarians and with a very strong threat to break off as a third party, and Santorum getting also 10-15% from the social conservative crowd and those uninterested in either Romeny or Gingrich…this will go to the convention unless Gingrich implodes soon. If so, then it’ll be short opportunity for Santorum to try to compete with Romney. Likely Romney, arriving with the lowest percentage of delegates of any candidate for a long time, with all his opponents shooting themselves in the foot instead of losing…This thing is looking rocky for November.