The Family Leader, a social conservative group, has still yet to back any one candidate in for the Iowa Caucuses. But, today they have let it be known that Herman Cain will not be getting the nod. Saying in part he didn't have the proper qualifications and was lacking:
"clarity on the key issues of life, marriage, foreign policy, and presidential readiness,"Herman Cain had refused to sign their pledge. Which early on had included wording about how black children were more likely to born to two parents under slavery then they are today. That language had been removed, but Cain had elected not to sign on to the pledge. The pledge also included language on staying true to your spouse and many other push button issues for conservatives:
“all forms of pornography and prostitution, infanticide, abortion and other types of coercion or stolen innocence”I personally found this part of the pledge to be infuriating. I am not for pornography in any way shape or form, but it is constitutionally protected. As such, signing this pledge the candidates are saying they are willing to ignore the constitution, which is unacceptable. So I say good for Herman Cain for not signing this pledge.
The unfortunate part is that he now loses a grassroots organization that helped Huckabee win Iowa in 08. His campaign has not as of yet gotten a solid ground game in Iowa, so losing this grassroots support will hurt him with a good showing.