I'm also upset that his departure means that this is the last time I can post this video:
In early November, he had 33 percent, leading closest competitor Mitt Romney by 10. But a poll conducted four weeks later found him third with only 13 percent.
Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich rose to first place in South Carolina polls, and now has 38 percent.
While Gingrich's increase could come from Cain supporters who switched after the scandals were brought to the public eye, part of that growth could have derived from previously undecided voters, though.
In a November 1 poll by Rasmussen, 30 percent of Republicans in the state were undecided; for the November 28 Insider Advantage poll, though, only 18 percent had yet to declare a favored candidate.
In my opinion, should Cain remain officially on hiatus, his remaining 13 percent will be split between Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, as should the 18 percent still undecided. Perry should have a better take from this total of 31 percent, though. It won't give him enough to overtake Gingrich, but Perry will still do better than Romney, I'll wager.
Of course, who knows what else will come out over the next seven weeks or so?