I was wrong about Herman Cain.
I said originally that Cain could stay on message better than almost any other candidate. His 9-9-9 plan was all he would talk about and I attributed that to good messaging on his part.
I was wrong.
It is not messaging. Cain cannot talk about anything else.
Tonight there is a video from the Journal Sentinel online that show an interview with Herman Cain. Forget the sexual harassment allegations. Forget Mark Block’s gross incompetence. Herman Cain needs to leave the race because he is not qualified to be President.
The video is painful to watch. It is obvious Cain is in over his head and simply clueless.
And this man wants to be the Commander in Chief making decisions?
Candidates have something called briefing books. These are prepared by staffers and contain, among other things, topics candidates are expected to have at least a passing knowledge of. Cain may not be expected to know the name of the President of Montenegro or the Prime Minister of Moldavia, but Libya is a question that will obviously come up
Watching Herman Cain stumble around looking for an answer is beyond painful. He looks to the ceiling, desperately seeking an answer. He responds in vague talking points.
Unfortunately for Herman Cain, Ron Paul was not there to throw him a lifeline.
What this shows more than anything is a stunning lack of preparation by not only the campaign staff, but by Herman Cain. This was not even a semi obscure question like what should American policy be towards Sri Lanka.
In the debate last Saturday night, Herman Cain’s foreign policy philosophy seemed to be, ‘I’ll surround my self with people who have a clue because I do not.’
Earth to Herman Cain. You cannot subcontract out the duties of President.
This is not deciding whether you will sign a ceremonial proclamation for national railroad month.
Newt Gingrich would have had no problem with this. Neither would Michele Bachman, or Ron Paul or Rick Santorum or even Mitt Romney or Jon Huntsman.
Herman Cain has some very dedicated supporters. A few days ago, when I came out saying he should leave the race, they expressed their displeasure towards me in no uncertain terms.
To the Cain supporters, I simply say watch this video and ask yourself, “Is this the man you want answering the red phone in the White House at 3 AM?”
I guess you believe that people aren't allowed to make their own choices. Does your husband tell you how to think, what to wear, how to act, etc...? You cannot judge Mr. Cains values and principles based upon his wife's political leanings. They are two different people, not one in the same.
Mr. Cain knows that the invasion of Lybia was planned years in advance. He just can't say that. He is a member of the CFR, like Gingrich. I think he would like to answer but he just can't which is why he looks like he is dancing around the question.
If this were Newt, he would try to answer the question -- but he would do so by trying to insult our intelligence by giving us an answer that was a fairytale. Thinking himself smart for doing so.
CFR = Council On Foreign Relations...basically a think tank for war strategy-invasion of other countries. IRAN is next on "their" radar. This is just one of several videos on the subject and this was done back in 2007
US Planned Libya war in advance and plans wars with Iran & Syria. The reason "they" want Obama to stay in power is so they can carry out these plans without a break in the presidential line.
Maybe I was wrong too. Judson, you use the name Tea Party, but your remarks over the past few days point to something else. I'll guess you're an imposter. Get some following and then start sowing seeds of malcontent. Do you do this for Rove? Maybe not. But CLEARLY the GOP does not want Cain upsetting their precious Corrupt apple cart. Is that what you're doing? Providing cover for traitors. Come now, either get your head straight or get lost. We will not be misled by treachery and corruption, by you or anybody else.
with all due respect..i do call him a politician:
|Cain in October 2011|
|Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City|
|Preceded by||Burton A. Dole, Jr|
|Succeeded by||A. Drue Jennings|
|Deputy Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City|
|Preceded by||Burton A. Dole, Jr|
|Succeeded by||A. Drue Jennings|
|Born||December 13, 1945
Memphis, Tennessee, US
|Spouse(s)||Gloria Cain (m. 1968–present) |
|Residence||Sandy Springs, Georgia, US|
|Alma mater||Morehouse College (mathematics, 1967)
(masters, computer science, 1971)
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Herman Cain (born December 13, 1945) is a candidate for the 2012 U.S. Republican Party presidential nomination.
Cain has a background as a business executive, syndicated columnist, and radio host from Georgia. He served as chairman and CEO of Godfather's Pizza from 1986 to 1996. Cain served as deputy chairman of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City from 1992 to 1994, and as chairman from 1995 to 1996. Before his business career, he worked as a mathematician in ballistics as a civilian employee of the United States Navy. Cain was president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association from 1996 to 1999.
Cain ran for public office several times, including a campaign in 2000 for President and 2004 for Senator, neither of which were successful. In May 2011, Cain entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. Initially dismissed by mainstream media, Cain unexpectedly surged in Republican primary polls in October 2011, and became one of the leading candidates for the nomination. By mid-November 2011, however, multiple accusations of sexual harassment had contributed to a sharp decline in Cain's support in opinion polls.
ll due respect..he is a politician..:
This was a good article that shines light on the GOP's position:
November 11, 2011 by Bob Livingston
In a column for lewrockwell.com, Karen Kwiatkowski writes that she believes the GOP hierarchy is secretly hoping that President Barack Obama wins a second term. Such an outcome would “rally the party troopers and inspire order” lost by the growing Tea Party movement. It’s a theory that would explain many things.
It would explain why party insiders are so staunchly behind Mitt Romney (a two-faced, flip-flopping Northeastern liberal) and Rick Perry (a bumbling, ignorant crony capitalist who has effectively taken himself out of the race) — who also happen to be Bilderberg favorites — despite Tea Party opposition to them. It also explains why there has been such an effort to cut Herman Cain’s legs out from under him with increasingly flimsy-looking evidence of misconduct. ( Not that Cain has the wisdom or moxie to change anything, but he’s clearly off the Republican reservation. ) It also would explain why there was such a push by insiders to prod New Jersey Governor Chris Christie into the race.
Finally, it explains the party propaganda machine’s overt efforts to marginalize and minimize Ron Paul, the only candidate to pose a stark contrast to Obama and with the broad appeal needed to take him out in November.
Jusdon - Please retire from any kind of comentary for TPN - It is after 3:00AM and your lack of objectivity is glaring.
EXCELLENT, WES! Short, sweet, and to the point.
OMG, have you people lost your minds...Cain does not have a snowballs chance in hell of winning the nomination....Just because you "like" the guy doesnt mean he is qualified to be Commander in Chief...Go ahead, Vote for Cain..or Bachmann or Perry...all you will be doing is giving Romney the nomination...Hell, I would even be willling to place money on that...I do not think any of the above can or will win the nomination..........so where does that leave us ...GINGRICH...if all the folks who just LOVE Bachmann...or Perry...or Cain...were to join together with a conservative voice and back Gingrich ( whom personally I havent liked since he was speaker of the house but beleive he could beat Obama)...then Romney would NOT win the nomination( and I am not sur ehe can beat Obama)....But if these vote were all pulled then current poll numbers show that Americans are more conservative then ever ( take the % ofGingrich, Perry, Bachmann and Cain combined).....Judson is right.......Cain is not qualified!!!!!!
I like Newt...but, i don't believe that my Perry vote will go to waste..we all have different values and reason for our "choices" and perry is my choice..but, if not nominated will go with all included except for one.
OMG! Can't you post anything besides PERSONAL ATTACKS?
You say he has no chance of winning. Yet you can't even site one article to prove it (other than a video in which HE DID ANSWER THE QUESTION) to prove it!
Like JUDSON, you and a couple of the other members here are trying to sabotage all the 'True Conservative' canidates, and leave us with RINO and PROGRESSIVE SCUM!
The TRUE conservatives on the ticket are CAIN, BACHMANN, and SANTORUM.
Certainly not RON PAUL .........who does not support Isreal, supports nukes for IRAN, and blames America for 9/11
Certainly not Gingrich ..........who used "Proceedural Preeminence" to subvert the will of the people and get raises for himself and Congress and be able to say ....."We didn't 'vote' for that!
(And you call GINGRICH electable? Really? You don't think the libs will pull out his record as House Speaker and point to all the times he used "Proceedural Preeminence" to rule against the will of the people? He used Proceedural Preeminence more times that Donald Trump used "Immenant Domain")
Huntsman is certainly no Conservative ........ as he's only running at his 'bosses' behest. And his boss was Obama
Perry isn't a true conservative either - as his record for giving freebies to illegals, and forced vaccinations to our children is evidenced
Nor is Romney a Conservative in any sense of the word, as his record of Obamacare eludes to.
So sorry. But the true conservatives are Cain (who is as qualified to run for POTUS, as a former actor was to run for Governor and President), Bachmann (who has stood strong for conservative values since the beginning), and Santorum (who also has stayed true to the roots of Conservatism).
TYou say Cain isn't qualified. Yet other than false accusations, and one video you can site NO PROOF of that.
And going on that .......and the outrageous behavior of certain people here ....I have no doubts that if REAGAN were running today, Judson and YOU would be screaming your outrageous assertations at HIM the same way you're screaming at CAIN!
So stop with the 'personal' attacks, and FALSELY accusing people of being out of their minds' for refusing to agree with YOU!
Talk about stooping to LIBERAL attack methods! You're as bad as some of the members here who have been emailing me and telling me to LEAVE, because as a JEW I am not a TRUE American (and therefore not entitled to the same protections under the constitution)!
Cain is good man. He has good ideas. But he keeps coming up short on any issue other than taxes.
He's starting to look like a one-trick pony!