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Herman Cain: While I’m Reassessing, Please Send Me Money



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Herman Cain just sent this e-mail to his supporters:

As I assess the future of my campaign, I need to gauge the support of the people of this great nation.

I am inviting you to share your voice with me, my family and staff, and the nation. In short, I need to know that you are behind me 100%.  In today’s political environment, the only way we can gauge true support is by the willingness of our supporters to invest in this effort. Will you invest by sharing your personal story with me? I need to hear why you chose to become a Cain supporter and how you feel I can help this nation by serving as President. Please send a short video or email to: [email protected] to tell me your story.

There are three audiences in a political campaign: The media, the political establishment, and the people. The first two never gave our campaign much credence, but the people of this great nation showed their eagerness for a non-establishment candidate with common sense solutions and the courage to lead. I chose to listen to the people, which is what I will do if I am elected your President.

Please share your story with me. And please consider making a generous donation to my campaign.  I need to know if you are still beside me in this battle. Please let me hear from you today. Thank you.

Er, if he’s reassessing, why should his supporters send money? Why give money to a candidate who could (conceivably) leave the race any day now?

Full version below:

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Dear Friends and Supporters,

I recently wrote asking for your prayers and support regarding my campaign for the Presidency.  I have been touched by the outpouring of encouragement that you, my friends and most loyal supporters, have provided to me, my family, and my campaign staff. Over the last couple of days we have received numerous emails, text messages, and phone calls urging me to press onward and stay in the race.

Every word of support is sincerely appreciated.  As the media has reported, my team and I are assessing my campaign and my candidacy.  We have had similar meetings multiple times during my campaign journey.  As any good businessman, I want to analyze and understand my strengths and weaknesses, upcoming opportunities, and current threats.

One of the greatest strengths of my campaign has always been my loyal supporters.  From the beginning of my campaign (when I had nearly no name ID), my supporters have been committed and enthusiastic about a Cain presidency. They believe in my ideas to put America back to work, my bold “9-9-9 Plan” for economic recovery, my vision for energy independence, and my “Cain Doctrine” for foreign policy, which focuses on Peace through Strength and Clarity.

As I assess the future of my campaign, I need to gauge the support of the people of this great nation.I am inviting you to share your voice with me, my family and staff, and the nation. In short, I need to know that you are behind me 100%.  In today’s political environment, the only way we can gauge true support is by the willingness of our supporters to invest in this effort.

Will you invest by sharing your personal story with me? I need to hear why you chose to become a Cain supporter and how you feel I can help this nation by serving as President. Please send a short video or email to: [email protected] to tell me your story.

There are three audiences in a political campaign: The media, the political establishment, and the people. The first two never gave our campaign much credence, but the people of this great nation showed their eagerness for a non-establishment candidate with common sense solutions and the courage to lead. I chose to listen to the people, which is what I will do if I am elected your President.

Please share your story with me. And please consider making a generous donation to my campaign.  I need to know if you are still beside me in this battle. Please let me hear from you today. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Herman Cain


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