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December 8th, 2011
10:19 AM ET

Newt Gingrich takes commanding lead in 3 early voting states – can he stay ahead?

Newt Gingrich continues to cement his status as the frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination. New polls give the former House speaker a commanding lead in three of the first four voting states – Iowa, South Carolina, and Florida. 

The polls, however, show Mitt Romney as slightly more competitive Republican candidate in a potential match-up with President Barack Obama.

Carol Costello talks with CNN contributor's David Frum and Maria Cardona to discuss what Romney needs to do to regain the momentum.


Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Politics
December 2nd, 2011
11:11 AM ET

Herman Cain weighs dropping out of GOP race – Will Cain and Hilary Rosen on where Cain goes from here

The Herman Cain campaign could be on the wane. 

The Georgia businessman is expected to discuss the future of his candidacy with his wife back home in Atlanta today. Cain says that he will make a decision before Monday.

Alina Cho talks with CNN contributors Will Cain and Hilary Rosen to get their thoughts on how Cain should proceed.


Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Politics
December 1st, 2011
10:29 AM ET

Ken Blackwell on why Herman Cain 'should be humble, state his case and exit the stage'

Herman Cain's campaign could soon be nearing an end. The GOP presidential candidate continues to dogged by allegations of sexual harassment. Cain says that he'll decide whether to  drop out of the race in the next several days.

Today on American Morning, Ken Blackwell, Executive Vice President of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies and friend of Herman Cain, explains to Carol Costello why Cain needs to exit the race now.


Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Politics
November 30th, 2011
09:47 AM ET

Is the Herman Cain train leaving the station? Leslie Sanchez and Ruben Navarette on the campaign's future

GOP candidate Herman Cain is "reassessing" whether to continue his 2012 presidential run.

His campaign has been rocked by a new sex scandal. Ginger White, an Atlanta woman, claims she had a 13-year-long affair with Cain. He denies it.

So will he stay or will he go?

This morning on American Morning, Carol Costello talks with Republican analyst Leslie Sanchez and CNN contributor Ruben Navarette on where Cain's campaign goes from here.


Filed under: 2012 • GOP
November 29th, 2011
09:00 AM ET

New Herman Cain accuser emerges – Has the Cain train veered too far off course?

An Atlanta businesswoman is accusing GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain of having had an affair with her that lasted nearly 14 years.  

"I was aware that he was married, and I was also aware that I was involved in a very inappropriate situation - relationship," Ginger White told Atlanta television station WAGA. But in an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "The Situation Room" Monday, Cain said he knew White as an acquaintance, but flatly denied that they had an affair.

Christine Romans talks with conservative commentator Tara Wall and Republican Strategist Karen Hanretty to about if these newest allegations could effectively end Cain's campaign.


Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Politics
November 23rd, 2011
11:21 AM ET

Wolf Blitzer responds to Cain calling him 'Blitz': 'I've been called worse'

Last night, eight Republican candidates for President took the stage at CNN's National Security Debate, and they can't seem to agree on a common approach.

In the middle of the firestorm last night, moderating the 11th GOP debate of the 2012 presidential campaign was CNN's own Wolf Blitzer. He joined Carol Costello and Alina Cho live this morning on American Morning to talk about his takeaways last night and to respond to one of the lighter moments of the night: When Herman Cain called him "Blitz" in the middle of an answer.


Filed under: 2012 • GOP
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