Two Cain Staffers Quit
Via CNN: Two top Herman Cain staffers resign
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s New Hampshire state director, his only staffer in the state, as well as a Cain campaign regional director have both resigned.
Matt Murphy is the former state director and Jim Zeiler is the former regional director. Both defections raise the question of whether or not the Cain campaign is facing some trouble.
I have stated before that I would be mildly surprised if Cain is even on the ballot in NH, and situations like this fuel that position:
The Union Leader reported that Murphy cited the Cain campaign’s refusal to mount a serious effort in the critical, first-in-the-nation primary state.
“There is no ill will toward Herman Cain,” Murphy reportedly told the paper. “There was a strategic difference and I left the campaign because of those differences. The differences involved the New Hampshire strategy and how much investment the campaign should put into New Hampshire.”
The Union Leader reports that Murphy wanted the Cain campaign to send in money to hire more people and for office space but that his requests were denied.
If Cain is to be taken seriously, he is going to have to be more serious about New Hampshire than that.
July 15th will be telling. Speculation has been that Cain’s fundraising is in worse shape than Pawlenty’s right now.
I maintain Cain is this season’s Fred Thompson- all hype, no action.
@Tlaloc — actually, given the general rumblings, the *hope* he’ll enter the race, and the assumption that when he dos he becomes the de facto front runner, I wonder if Rick Perry is this cycle’s Thompson.
Or perhaps he might Giuliani it.
Perhaps they grew tired of being paid in pizza vouchers.