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Herman Cain, 'sick as a dog,' cancels Florida events



herman_cain_bus.jpgA warning to the presidential candidates coming to Florida for Thursday's Fox News debate in Orlando: Try not too get to close to Herman Cain. The guy is  said to be "sick as a dog" with the flu and cancelled several campaign events in the Tampa Bay area today. Plans for another event tomorrow morning in Brandon have been changed to an 11:30 meet and greet at the county GOP headquarters, 1602 Oakfield, Dr., Suite 201, in Brandon.

Nearly 200 showed up to a planned event in Belleair  this afternoon. Cain's bus was on hand, but the candidate was "flat on his back" and generally looking pretty gross, according to his stand-in speaker, Michael Steele. No, not that Michael Steele, but a retired Army Colonel and Cain supporter travelling with him.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 12:25pm]


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