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Are the Attacks on Herman Cain Actually Helping Him?
Muny Dews Blog ^ | 5-19-11 | Muny Dews

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.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: cain; hermancain; ronpaul
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1 posted on 05/19/2011 2:26:07 PM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: Brookhaven

I like Herman Cain. I might even drive down to Atlanta on Saturday for his presidential kickoff.


2 posted on 05/19/2011 2:27:23 PM PDT by Yet_Again
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To: Yet_Again

I’ll have no problems voting for him.


3 posted on 05/19/2011 2:28:25 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Brookhaven

Yikes, I bet the Paulistinians weren’t expecting that.


4 posted on 05/19/2011 2:28:56 PM PDT by Grunthor (RIDE THE CAIN TRAIN!)
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To: Westbrook

Herman Cain Announcement Rally - May 21st 2011285 International Blvd NW
Marietta St
Atlanta, GA 30313
(678) 601-2772
12 Noon

https://foursquare.com/venue/22152705


5 posted on 05/19/2011 2:31:35 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Grunthor
Yikes, I bet the Paulistinians weren’t expecting that.

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.

6 posted on 05/19/2011 2:32:39 PM PDT by Brookhaven (I’d rather have a businessman who needs political advice than a politician who needs business advic)
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To: Brookhaven

L.Ron Paul. His followers are just like the other L. Ron people!


7 posted on 05/19/2011 2:34:12 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Brookhaven; taraytarah; DarthVader

8 posted on 05/19/2011 2:34:38 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Westbrook
I’ll have no problems voting for him.

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...

9 posted on 05/19/2011 2:34:43 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Grunthor

They are Paulintoligests! Same tactics!


10 posted on 05/19/2011 2:36:28 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: April Lexington

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!


11 posted on 05/19/2011 2:36:54 PM PDT by Grunthor (RIDE THE CAIN TRAIN!)
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To: Kartographer
Herman Cain Announcement Rally - May 21st 2011285 International Blvd NW

Wait. What's wrong with this picture? The guy with the bus said the world was going to end on the 21st!

12 posted on 05/19/2011 2:38:12 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Brookhaven

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...

yes...
yes...
There have been FAR too many vicious attacks on Mr. Cain by Ron Paul!


13 posted on 05/19/2011 2:38:28 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (artemis_webb@yahoo.com --Lord knows how long before I'm banned so please say hello sometime.)
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To: April Lexington

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!


14 posted on 05/19/2011 2:42:15 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Brookhaven

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.


15 posted on 05/19/2011 2:46:08 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: Kartographer
No doubt! First, Cain is a real African AMERICAN who shares the American Experience, warts and all, with the rest of us. Second, Cain is light years smarter than Obama. The IQ gap is astounding. Cain will make an excellent president and will fix our country. Should Palin not run, I'm for Cain. Period.
16 posted on 05/19/2011 2:47:41 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: April Lexington

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.


17 posted on 05/19/2011 3:00:16 PM PDT by famousdayandyear (On the 18th of April 75 hardly a man is now alive who remembers)
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To: Brookhaven
Sometimes bad press is better than no press. Especially since this gentleman seems very capable of handling such difficulties with grace.

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.

18 posted on 05/19/2011 3:00:55 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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My apologies. It should have been voting booth, not polling place.
19 posted on 05/19/2011 3:06:37 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: He Rides A White Horse
Sometimes bad press is better than no press.

I'm not sure it is bad press (except in the minds of Paul supporters).

Chariman of a Federal Reserve Branch
Understands finance
Understands the banking system
Understand the monetary supply
Understands economics

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.

20 posted on 05/19/2011 3:09:20 PM PDT by Brookhaven (I’d rather have a businessman who needs political advice than a politician who needs business advic)
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