Cain Staff Pulls a Gingrich in Iowa and NH
Even though good ‘ol Hermy managed to rake in $2.46 million dollars this past quarter, which he claims came mostly from a flock 27,000 individual online supporters (and his own personal coffers), Herman Cain is in trouble in Iowa.
Herman Cain’s Iowa Director, Tina Goff, told theiowarepublican.com that she has submitted her resignation and is no longer working for the campaign. In addition to Goff’s resignation, theiowarepublican.com can confirm that Kevin Hall has also left the campaign. Hall served as Cain’s Straw Poll coordinator.
Goff and Hall both worked on Fred Thompson’s presidential campaign in 2008 and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s campaign in 2010. Goff stated that she resigned because the Cain campaign refused to make a serious effort in Iowa, the home of the First-in-the-Nation caucuses.
With just 43 days to the Iowa Straw Poll, Cain’s campaign here in Iowa and nationally seems to be unraveling. Cain lost his New Hampshire director, Matt Murphy, who was his only staffer in that state, earlier this week. Jim Zeiler, a Cain regional director who had been to Iowa and was helping with the campaign’s Straw Poll plans, has also left the campaign.
Oh, and this happened a few days ago in New Hampshire. Who missed that gem?
Two top aides have resigned from Herman Cain’s presidential campaign.
The staffers are Matt Murphy, Cain’s New Hampshire campaign director, and Jim Zeiler, the campaign’s regional director, according to the Union-Leader.
“There is no ill will toward Herman Cain,” Murphy told the newspaper. “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.”
Zeiler told The Union-Leader that he “resigned last week to return to my home in Wisconsin.”
It looks as though it’s ABANDON SHIP on the good ol’ Herman Cain Express.