Cain's campaign crash continues at Ames

My husband and I beleive that Cain will probably be the next candiate to bow out of the race. But then again, he seems to be stubborn enough to stay until the bitter end. His lack of substance may have caught up with him a little sooner than we all thought. Will he make it to the end of the summer? Only time will tell.

Herman Cain’s Cinderella story appears to have been cut short.

The man who captivated voters and reporters across the country for the first few months of the presidential campaign finished fifth in Saturday’s straw poll, demonstrating just how far he’s fallen — and how far short he is of having grass-roots or organizational support to mount a viable run. With Rick Perry declared, Michele Bachmann coming out of Ames in strong shape and Mitt Romney picking up the pace of his front runner campaign, Cain’s set to end this weekend as a campaign afterthought.

”I have said from the beginning that I would not buy a straw poll victory. We worked hard. We organized. We turned our supporters out to the straw poll. While I did not place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, I am happy with our strong placing,” Cain said in an email to supporters late Saturday, again downplaying the straw poll results.

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