Grubbs reacts: “my counsel would have been to stay the course”

Steve Grubbs, the just-now-former chairman of Herman Cain’s Iowa campaign, called Radio Iowa moments after Cain stopped speaking this afternoon.  Here’s the transcript:

Henderson: Are you on board for this Plan B?

Grubbs: “I’ve not talked to Herman Cain about plan B. That’s a later conversation. Right now we need to communicate with our Iowa supporters, thank them for their willingness to work for us at the caucuses and then figure out what’s next.

Henderson:  Was this a surprise?

Grubbs: “I guess I can’t say it was a surprise, but my counsel would have been to stay the course and see it through, but obviously he thought a different way and I’ll be at peace with that.”

Henderson: What do you do with 3000 yard signs?

Grubbs: “You recycle.”

Henderson: Will you be following his endorsement lead?

Grubbs: “It’s really too soon, but clearly I no longer have a presidential candidate so we’ll consider the future and it may be that I get on board with some other candidate.  We’ll see what happens.”

Henderson: What ran through your mind as you listened to what he had to say?

Grubbs: “I thought I have never been with a candidate who is so capable of commanding media attention in my entire life, you know, whether he’s in, whether he’s out — almost no matter what he does, he captures the attention of people. It’s an amazing thing to watch.”

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.