“With Rick Perry declared, Michele Bachmann coming out of Ames in strong shape and Mitt Romney pickup up the pace of his front runner campaign, Cain’s set to end this weekend as a campaign afterthought,” Politico reports.
According to Politico, the seams began to unravel because of internal troubles that plagued the campaign. Despite any momentum, his campaign had “an inexperienced staff, strong competition for the Tea Party mantle and an unfocused campaign strategy.” A former staffer of Cain’s even told reporters that he was “more interested in jet-setting than running a campaign that incorporates traditional grassroots techniques. ‘He’s not inquisitive. He wants to be in front of the adoring crowds, but he doesn’t seem to be interested in the issues,’” the staffer said.