Skip to comments.Herman Cain Reverses, Signs Pro-Life Pledge on Abortion
Posted on 11/22/2011 8:52:23 AM PST by julieee
Herman Cain Reverses, Signs Pro-Life Pledge on Abortion
Washington, DC -- Herman Cain has reversed position and decided to sign a pro-life pledge on abortion a prominent pro-life group has had other Republican presidential hopefuls sign that Cain initially declined to attach his name to months ago.
(Excerpt) Read more at lifenews.com ...
Herman Cain has no record, only words so it I guess I'm just gonna have to take his word for it, except it changes regularly.
Wasn't it awesome when he shouted about the electric fence and the apologized the next day and said it was a joke.
It was cool when he had the smoking guy Mark Blockhead in his ad but the apologized for that too.
Wasn't 9-9-9 cool until he changed it to 9-0-9 for special zones when someone complained about the poor getting the shaft.
I guess I just have to have faith because he has no record.
I am most definitely pro-life, but I reject the whole notion of pressuring candidates to sign pledges about this area or about any other.
First, Perry and Cain are 2 of the 3 candidates I like the most.
BUT: you and Normy are being ridiculous in your pro Perry anti Cain argument in this regard: you criticize Cain for a number of things, including not physically joining clinic blockades and not specifically enacting legistlation — therefore - you doubt his pro life credentials.
That would be like someone else doubting Perry’s credentials on the free market because he’s personally never hired a single person in the private sector.
It is simply foolish to expect everyones’ life experience to be the same. I don’t doubt Perry’s committment to the free market. You shouldn’t doubt Cain’s pro life stance.
Do you remember the "Caveman Lawyer" skits from Saturday Night Live back in the 90's? Phil Hartman was the caveman lawyer and he won because he would always say "Well I'm just a caveman and I don't understand all your advanced ways" but that was the joke, he did understand it was the fact he was a caveman that gave him cover.
Cain uses this too only it's "I'm just a pizza guy so I don't understand all your strange Washington/Media ways so I might have screwed up", but he does understand because he was a lobbyist for 3 years, one of Dole/Kemp top advisers a losing Senatorial candidate and a losing Presidential candidate and he sits on several corporate boards and he had his own political talk radio show.
MONEY. ANYONE can throw a few bucks at a cause.
It was YOU that got caught with your arrogance.
What legislation has Cain supported with that big voice of his. I never listened to him, maybe you can list them for us.
Herman Cain has already proven he is pro life.
I don't expect Cain to do anything to stop abortion unless he wanted to donate to a cause or something but here's the problem.
Cain voted for Clinton (according to Cain's communication VP). Now Clinton has never been pro-life. His wife voted for someone in the Dem primary and whoever that was wasn't pro-life.
If it is part of your core, you would vote that way at least. Then he botches 3 interviews and even after making a clear statement of his own beliefs as being 100% pro-life personally, he goes on Fox and Friends as agrees that abortion should not be part of the political discussion. It makes no sense.
You keep on with your 8% boy. That’s what makes America great.
>> MONEY. ANYONE can throw a few bucks at a cause. It was YOU that got caught with your arrogance. What legislation has Cain supported with that big voice of his. I never listened to him, maybe you can list them for us. >>
You are an arrogant and ignorant ass. Money? Really that easy? What a class warfare liberal phony you are. Making money is NOT SOMETHING EVERYONE CAN DO, and once made, giving it for pro life causes is NOT SOMETHING EVERYONE HAS DONE.
If you were really interested in helping pro life causes, you would welcome information that Cain had spent a million dollars of his own to help promote the cause. But you’re not. You’re not intellectual enough to think about ideas because you are obsessed with people. That’s how small minds are.
Cain’s radio audience and others who have followed his career for decades know his stance.
You have shown your total ignorance of economics by minimizing a guy who was raised in poverty being successful enough to then turn around and donate a million bucks to anything.
If your interests were really in the best interests of the country and the pro life cause - as opposed to your own narrow agenda - you would celebrate such a bit of information.
I bet Rick Perry himself would be totally ashamed of your post.
And a wicked, immoral, unconstitutional pledge that is.
It includes a promise to sign “fetal pain” legislation, which bases whether or not to protect a child based on pain, not personhood, as the Constitution of the United States, and the constitutions of all the States, explicitly and imperatively require.
I will not support any candidate for any office who has signed this pledge. It is a gross breach of the sacred oath of office.
” Hes put more than a million of his OWN money into pro life causes..”
I believe that is a myth.
The original LifeNews article describing Cain’s involvement in the million dollar ad buy for America’s PAC
was poorly constructed and ambiguous.
It implies that Americas PAC paid for the ads , but, describing it
as a Cain backed group could give the impression
that Cain was the major donor.
The America’s 527 PAC filing is here http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/527/americas_pac.asp
The Republican Leadership Coalition contributed almost a million
to the PAC in 2004.
Cains name does not appear in the contributions ledger.
And I’m sure he would often mention a contribution of a million dollars if he had done so.
Cain did do voice overs for the pro life ads.
The expense side lists this :
A New Voice
825 Fairways Court
Stockbridge, GA 30281 $1,000
Spokesperson services 11/04/2004
A New Voice is the company owned by Gloria and Herman Cain.
More info about Americas PAC donors here
Now if Cain made all 3 of those statements but had been a Senator or Governor who had a great pro-life record to point to great, but he doesn't.
If he voted for Clinton it's clear it wasn't very high on his priorities as an issue.
OOPS hit a soft spot.
What does MONEY have to do with being Pro-Life. I wonder how much MONEY NEWT has given to pro-life causes. Apparently that is the NEW standard. NOT what you DO to stop abortions, but how much you pay to buy a pro-life label.
I want a REAL President..not yet ANOTHER go along to get along pretender.
African American Businessman Spends 1M to Urge Blacks to Vote Pro-Life
African American Businessman Spends 1M to Urge Blacks to Vote Pro-Life
by Steven Ertelt
September 13, 2006
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) With the balance of power in Congress hanging in the air, a leading African American businessman says black voters in the United States should put their historical pro-life values above political party. That means voting for pro-life candidates rather than supporting Democratic candidates across the board.
Herman Cain is best known as the former chairman and CEO of Godfathers Pizza. He is a political commentator and was a candidate for the U.S. Senate.
More and more African Americans are pro-life," Cain said in a statement LifeNews.com obtained. Our message to African Americans is simple its time you vote for candidates who support our values."
Cain will underscore that message with a $1 million advertising campaign in key states and congressional districts targeting black radio programs and urban radio stations young African Americans enjoy. Some of the ads focus on abortion.
Name one other candidate who has done that.
“Why dont you Perrbots just tend to business and stop posting your stupid remarks s on company time? What are you, a bunch of bureaucrats?”
LOL.... You assume too much.
First, I do not suport Perry.
I am not on “company time”, because I sold my successful business and retired from a 30 year career at 53. That was 10 years ago.
So nowadays, every day being another Saturday, I do what I want and when I want and I say what I want ..............and support who I want.
In some respects, I see Cain as a likable guy, but I do not see him as having risen to a level of a serious contender for president. Apparently, with each passing day, a good many folks agree with me.
I’m supporting the one I believe will beat Romney, disassemble Obama (dismantle, take apart, take to pieces, take to bits, deconstruct, break up, strip down), and the one that has the best chance of success at turning our country around, quickly saving it from complete destruction............. I support Newt.
There, with that new knowledge you can modify your attacks. LOL
I do not suport Perry.= I do not supPort Perry.
I agree. Cain (who I like better than Mitt, Newt and Perry) should have signed the pledge sooner.
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