Skip to comments.Are the Attacks on Herman Cain Actually Helping Him?
Posted on 05/19/2011 2:26:03 PM PDT by Brookhaven
Anyone can see that there is a concerted effort by Ron Paul supporters to attack Herman Cain. The reason is obvious: Herman Cain's performance in the South Carolina debate sucked the oxygen out of the Ron Paul campaign. Paul--a fringe candidate at best--was depending heavily on making a show in the SC debate to drum up early enthusiasm (and donations) for his 2012 run.
But an unexpected thing happened in the debate. Herman Cain not only won the debate, he dominated it. Ron Paul was reduced to making the most outrageous statments he could think of in an attempt to garner any attention what so ever (calling for the legalization of not just marijuana, but heroin). Ron Paul came away from the SC debate empty handed, and if things don't change that's how Paul will come away from future debates as well. As of now, it looks like the 2012 Ron Paul campaign is (like Newt Gingrich's) DOA.
Any YouTube, news story comment section, or internet forum making any mention of Herman Cain was suddenly flooded with anti-Cain posts. This was no accident. Just spend a little time on any Ron Paul forum and you'll see they're talking about two things: (1) how to support Ron Paul, and (2) how to destroy Herman Cain.
The plan seems to be to highlight Herman Cain's time with the Federal Reserve Bank; portraying it as an evil institution bent on taking over the world along with its Illuminati masters (and no, I'm not being sarcastic; I've seen a number of these posts mention both the Federal Reserve and the Illuminati).
Now for the typical Ron Paul supporter (as well as the fans of George Noory's "Coast to Coast" radio show) this is a powerful argument. But to non-Paul supporters (the 99.8657% of Americans who don't know the correct procedure for folding a tin-foil hat), it doesn't come across as negative at all. In fact, it comes across as a huge positive for Herman Cain.
Without the (unintended) help of Ron Paul's supporters, Herman Cain would still be fighting the stereotype that he's just a "pizza man." But now, he's know across the internet as an expert on the Federal Reserve System, the nation's money supply, macro-economics, and national/international finance. Given that the biggest challenges facing the next president will be financial, this kind of knowlege and experience will be a huge plus for any candidate--again, at lest in the minds most voters (the 99.8657% of voters that are not Ron Paul supporters).
Are the attacks on Herman Cain by Ron Paul supporters actually helping Cain? Yes they are, because they have exposed something about Herman Cain to the public that most people didn't know about--that he has an impressive background at the highest level of fianance.
I like Herman Cain. I might even drive down to Atlanta on Saturday for his presidential kickoff.
I’ll have no problems voting for him.
Yikes, I bet the Paulistinians weren’t expecting that.
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I'm sure they weren't, but in the typical Paulinista mindset, the Federal Reserve is right up there Al Queda (actually they probably think the Federal Reserve is worse).
But the typical voter? C'mon, the Fed is part of the nations's financial system. Not a secret plot.
L.Ron Paul. His followers are just like the other L. Ron people!
This cracker is down to two candidates. Palin and Cain. If Palin doesn't get her magnificent fanny into this race soon, I'm going for Cain...
They are Paulintoligests! Same tactics!
I know several people who seem to be emotionally invested in a Palin run. If she announced that she was not only NOT running but backing Cain?
Talk about upsetting the establishments’ apple cart!
Wait. What's wrong with this picture? The guy with the bus said the world was going to end on the 21st!
I came on this thread to say I had not really seen any attacks on Herman Cain. However since the piece is also about Ron Paul and his Wing Nut followers I’ll happily say that my memory is coming back...
There have been FAR too many vicious attacks on Mr. Cain by Ron Paul!
It will be the start of the end of the world for ‘Bammy’!
WEATHER ALERT! Batten down the hatches boys! There be a Hermancain’ a com’n!
What did you expect?
Ron Paul is a racist bigot and all of his followers are flakes and cuckoos.
ESPECIALLY the ones here that infest FR like bedbugs in a cheap motel.
Herman Cain is the only candidate who is willing to fight and attack the WH interloper. This is a Herman Cain thread — for those who support Gov Palin (who has not seen fit to enter the fray)maybe should start a separate thread devoted to her. To my mind she is much TOO divisive to run for POTUS - VP OK.
Mr. Cain is what Obama should have been. In their haste to be seen as progressive, the Democrats picked the absolutely worst candidate in history.
I'm not holding my nose and voting for the lesser of two evils. A vote for whatever RINO candidate is fielded is not a vote for Obama, as many will say. It is a vote of great importance, a vote stating that we refuse to play the game anymore. I'm tired of leaving the polling place feeling like I need a three day shower. Enough is enough.
I'm not sure it is bad press (except in the minds of Paul supporters).
Chariman of a Federal Reserve Branch
Understands the banking system
Understand the monetary supply
Compare that to Obama's Treasury secretary who couldn't figure out how to use Turbo Tax to file his own taxes--and HE'S the one advising Obama on financial decisions.
We're in financial trouble; a guy like Cain--who actually understands finances--looks pretty good right now.
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