Herman Cain To Endorse Newt Gingrich

You’d think that the endorsement of a man who just flamed out of the presidential race because of accusations of infidelity and, worse, sexual manipulations of his subordinates wouldn’t exactly be a blessing. But Cain’s supporters blindly loyal, and Cain’s endorsement will likely transfer a lot of that loyalty to Newt.

ATLANTA – Herman Cain might be out of the running as a Republican presidential candidate, but his voice still carries weight with his many loyal supporters. Since he bowed out of the race Saturday, there has been much speculation on who he would endorse.

Sources tell FOX 5 News that Herman Cain plans to endorse fellow Georgian Newt Gingrich on Monday. They say details of a formal announcement are still being worked out.

A spokesperson with the Gingrich campaign said there is a 2 p.m. press conference in New York, which would follow a meeting with Donald Trump.

Meanwhile, Real Clear Politics’ average of polls shows Gingrich with a 6 point lead nationally. The latest of those polls, from Rasmussen, has Gingrich up a whopping 21 points. In Iowa Gingrich is up an average of 10 points. In South Carolina, Newt’s up an average of 8.6 points.

Romney still owns New Hampshire, for the time being, but right now it’s looking like the 2012 nomination is Newt’s to lose.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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