Oh, Herman, we hardly knew ye.

In the most entertaining “I’m quitting” press conference since half-term Gov. Sarah Palin quit her job because only dead fish go with the flow, Herman Cain announced he’s dropping out of the race to spend more time sleeping on the couch.

It was fun while it lasted though, wasn’t it? So many fond memories. Herman’s “Imagine there’s no pizza” video. His “joke” about electrocuting immigrants who try to cross the border. His insistence that we can’t invade countries that have mountains. His confusion about Libya. His confusion about China. His confusion about what language is spoken in Cuba. (Hint: It’s not Cuban.) His ever-changing stories about the women who come up to his chin. His secret friendship with his special lady friend. And, of course, his SimCity-inspired tax plan for America.

So, what was your favorite Cain moment?

10:46 AM PT (from Daily Kos senior policy editor Jed Lewison): Cain says his suspension is “Plan B.” Something tells me he’s quite familiar with Plan B…

10:47 AM PT (Jed Lewison): Cain says “Plan B” is that he will “continue to be a voice for the people. That’s why today we are launch thecainsolutions.com.” He says he “will still be promoting the biggest change and transfer of power out of” DC since America’s founding … 9-9-9.

10:49 AM PT (Jed Lewison): Cain says “I will be making an endorsement in the near future,” but doesn’t say who it will be other than that it won’t be President Obama. Duh.

10:52 AM PT (Jed Lewison): I wonder who Cain will endorse? I suspect he wants to help Romney, given his past history, but I also can’t imagine he’d endorse Romney because his supports don’t like Romney. Someone who can pull support from Newt Gingrich without taking much from Mitt Romney … maybe Rick Santorum or Michele Bachmann?


Editor's Note: This article was originally published December 3, 2011, at Daily Kos. Photo by Gage Skidmore via his Flickr photostream, used with Creative Commons 2.0 License.
Kaili Joy Gray

Kaili Joy Gray

Kaili Joy Gray was born in 1978 in Santa Barbara. She worked on her first political campaign at six years old, as a doorknocker for her father’s City Council bid. Her first political act came in fifth grade when she successfully led a protest against the teacher for not calling on girls often enough. A graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a degree in women’s studies and a dean’s award in economics, her proudest academic achievement is that the state of California paid her to run her yap as the Opinion-Page Editor for City College. Kaili spent a year living in Virginia, where she learned that the most important issue in a gubernatorial race is who loves the death penalty more, and then lived in Washington, where she enjoyed the rain thirteen months a year. She now happily resides in the Bay Area, where the politics and the weather are pretty much perfect.