How Appropriate: Herman Cain Endorses Newt Gingrich

What could be more fitting? Serial sexual harasser Herman Cain has endorsed serial adulterer Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination. You just can’t make this stuff up folks! From CBS News:

Atlanta businessman and former presidential candidate Herman Cain endorsed Newt Gingrich Saturday night at a West Palm Beach Country Republican gathering after two months of wavering on whether he would offer his support to a fellow candidate.

The endorsement comes just three days before the crucial Florida primary, by far the largest state to vote so far in the GOP sweepstakes, and could help Gingrich energize tea party support. Gingrich campaign has flagged since his upstart, double-digit victory over front-runner Mitt Romney in the South Carolina primary a week ago.

“I had it in my heart and mind a long time ago” to endorse Gingrich, Cain said in a surprise appearance at the dinner.

According to CNN,

Cain cited the former House speaker’s “bold ideas” as the basis for his choice, saying Gingrich wasn’t afraid to propose big ideas that would benefit the nation, even if they invited the ridicule of his rivals.

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


Cain and Gingrich walked onto stage together to a huge round of applause from the audience, whose excitement continued throughout the former candidate’s brief remarks. As Gingrich took the stage after him, he joked that when he accepted the invitation to speak at the West Palm Beach County GOP Lincoln Dinner, he “had no idea it would be this interesting.”

After the dinner, 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.”

One looney tune endorses another looney tune. This could have been a skit on SNL. Like I said, you just can’t make this stuff up.

This is an open thread.

24 Comments on “How Appropriate: Herman Cain Endorses Newt Gingrich”

  1. dakinikat says:

    Snowflake Snookie endorsed Ginrich too. It’s the mean, angry, crazy folk bonded together to stop the Mormon Billionaire. All these folks need to just fade back into obscurity and raise the nation’s conversation and intelligence level.

    • bostonboomer says:

      I can’t remember now where I read this, but apparently some establishment Repubs were starting to become resigned to the possibility of Newt as candidate until he announced that he’d give Quitterella an important post in his administration. Now he has her, Cain, and Perry–all the wacky losers!

      • boogieman7167 says:

        your right BB you can’t make this shit up and to fact the NG’s campaign is based on family values make’s it even more funny

  2. janicen says:

    The jokes just write themselves.

    • ralphb says:

      🙂 and maybe it’ll breath some new life into the repub race. The longer this collection of clowns is on full display to the people, the more damaged they become. Good times.

      • bostonboomer says:

        I hope so. I don’t want it to be over yet. It’s the only political entertainment I have right now. It’s a nice break from Obama.

      • joanelle says:

        Look at Newt’s eyes in that picture – he has that OMG look – and appears to be thinking “hmmm, maybe I am crazy – all the crazies seem to be gathering here”

    • foxyladi14 says:

      in crayon. :mrgreen:

  3. ralphb says:

    h/t dcblogger at corrente

  4. northwestrain says:

    Two misogynists walked into a bar — to discover that the misogynist in chief had already arrived and he had the best table in the house. . . .

  5. Minkoff Minx says:

    Wow, I just realized that two post today mention the phrase, “you can’t make this up”…or was it three post, like Perry I am having trouble counting today.

    I find that as I read or watch the various things happening in our society, that string of five words comes to mind more and more…