“An unapologetic and defiant Herman Cain suspended his presidential campaign on Saturday, pledging that he ‘would not go away’ even as he abandoned hope of winning the Republican nomination in the face of escalating accusations of sexual misconduct,” as the New York Times reported.
“Mr. Cain announced the suspension of his campaign in Atlanta on Saturday, citing ‘the continued distractions, the continued hurt.’
‘“As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign,’ Mr. Cain said at a rally here, surrounded by supporters chanting his name. ‘Because of the continued distractions, the continued hurt caused on me and my family, not because we are not fighters. Not because I’m not a fighter.’
“In suspending his candidacy, as opposed to saying that he was quitting the race or ending his bid, Mr. Cain maintained his ability to accept money to pay for his campaign so far and to finance the new venture that he called his Plan B: to travel the country promoting his tax and foreign policy plans. If Mr. Cain had decided to formally close his campaign organization, he would not be able to use donations that may come in.”
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