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 ...
Better late than never. I like Herman Cain much better than Newt or Perry, but it was silly to argue that he can’t sign because it requires him to “advance” pro-life legislation when this guy is promising to make his “999” tax plan a reality.
Shameful political stunt.
Gives Mittens cover for his flip-flops?
Is he still supportive of openly gay people in his staff still, or has he decided against gay lifestyles too? NOT that there’s anything wrong with it...
Just trying to keep up...
Cain has lived an incredible pro life existence, and I don’t think he needed to sign this pledge. These stupid pledges - ALL OF THEM - are simply a way to make the organization that developed the pledge more important.
He’s put more than a million of his OWN money into pro life causes, more than any of the self important bureaucrats with this organization has done. So in a way, I”m sorry he felt the need to play their game. He’s lived it for crying out loud!
BoingBoing...you seem to be up on all the latest Cain trivia...is he still supportive of openly gay people in his staff still, (NOT that theres anything WRONG with it) or has he decided against gays, now, too? ...
Just trying to keep up...
That’s his choice.
What gave you the first clue.
I have never even given him a first look.
Inexperience and unqualified.
Apparently people are starting to figure that out.
That's how I feel. Unnecessary pandering that will hurt, not help, him.
PERRY DOES on PRO-LIFE.
WHAT has Cain Actually DONE to stop the murder of the unborn?
>> That’s how I feel. Unnecessary pandering that will hurt, not help, him. >>
You are right, especially since he’s made a point of saying “I DO NOT PANDER.” Of course, he’s probably hired some “consultants” now and I bet they advised him to do this. He should have ignored the advice.
“Shameful political stunt.”
That is exactly what this is.
This is just another do-over in a long string of do-overs for Cain.
>> WHAT has Cain Actually DONE to stop the murder of the unborn? >>
Spent a million bucks of his own money for a pro life outreach.
What have YOU done?
Rick Perry. He’s for securing the border, exceedingly generous “opt outs” of forced vaccinations and...what else? I forget.
< /dripping sarcasm >
Herman Cain has always been 100% pro-life. As a very successful CEO, he knows the devil is in the details, and he is not dictator material. So he has now signed the pledge only to prove he is, indeed, 100% pro-life. It wasn’t wafflling, nor did it indicate any change of mind.
Help me out, I want to vote for the pure candidate who is not a hypocrite in any part of his life. What is his name?
Pray for America
Well, it looks like we were right and Herman was wrong about “advancing legislation”.
Was this done for Political purposes?
Oh I don’t know. Blocked Abortion clinics, with other pro-life supporters.
I like more action than words. Perry has taken action.
See Post 21, Perryderriers
Yeh...Cain suggested electocuting Mexicans. And he’s running for President??
“Lupe Trevino, the elected Democratic sheriff of urban Hidalgo County, said the Ranger Recon program was “an obvious political ploy” as Perry wades into a bruising Republican primary for re-election against U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.
“We don’t need the Texas Rangers to come to the border to quell any imaginary disturbance,” said Trevino, vice chairman of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Southwest Border Task Force.
Texas Rangers Assistant Chief L.C. Wilson, who is overseeing the Ranger Recon teams, said he planned to discuss the plan with some border sheriffs this week at an out-of-state conference.
But Wilson said Perry’s announcement that the Ranger Recons would be used to “address the increased burglaries of rural homes, ranches and hunting camps in remote areas along the Texas-Mexico border” wasn’t the whole story.
“What we’re really worried about” is the spillover of the drug cartel violence in northern Mexico, he said. “That’s what the governor doesn’t want coming over here.”
Wilson declined to release any information regarding the placement or number of what he characterized as “outdoor SWAT teams,” but said they were trained and equipped for “nighttime domination.”
“We want (smugglers) to be fearful that anytime they come over they could be running into a team,” he said.”
SD UNION 2009
Seems Perry and the Rangers are right.
Yesterday in Houston area. A grain truck loaded with drugs was headed north. A CI was driving being followed by agents. Next thing you know a car with Zeta Cartel thugs drove up beside the truck and shot the CI. The agents following opened fire along with Sheriffs deputies.
One Deputy was shot in the firefight.
You can Thank Janet Napolitano and Obama for the DRUGS headed to a school near you.
At least with Perry as President, we might actually slow this crap down.
It is obvious that there are some in Texas that are making money off of this nightmare and Perry as President would be the last thing they would want.
....unless the question is about his granddaughter.
Why don’t you Perrbots just tend to business and stop posting your stupid remarks s on company time? What are you, a bunch of bureaucrats?
What detail devils is he talking about?
But he signed it anyway. Wow, What a guy.
or lying your butt off.
Has he changed position on gays? he used to be all for openly gay staffs, too. Not that there’s anything wrong with it...
Cain promises to build a fence, but he’s never built a fence, and he’s never actually done ANYTHING to stop illegals from coming into this country.
“build the fence” is trivial platitudes for a guy who has lived his life not doing anything to stop our open borders.
Perry is rated good on border security, and has a real plan to stop illegals. He has actually DONE the job of stopping illegals coming into Texas. He won’t waste money on a useless fence like some other candidates who don’t have any idea how to secure a border.
As to this, I don’t know if Cain is committing a shameful political stunt now, or if he was committing a shameful political stunt before when he wouldn’t sign. My guess is that his handlers have finally explained to him that one of the jobs of President is to get congress to pass laws he wants.
Now, his handlers need to tell him that the President doesn’t sign constitutional amendments.
Then they could do the much harder job of explaining to him that the President is the representative of our country to the world, and actually has to understand the basics of foreign policy. That is, if his handlers have figured that out yet.
That's the truth.
My point is, you thought it insulting that someone might assume you’ve done nothing simply because I don’t happen to know about it- and you’re right.
Thus, you were being not only insulting but a hypocrit too by assume Cain had done nothing simply because you had not heard about it.
So I trapped you, and you fell in hook line and sinker.
If his “standing up” to the Union Leader and to the pro-life-pledge organization are any indication, I wonder why anybody thinks he’ll stand up for any of his OTHER heartfelt positions when it becomes clear the politically expedient thing is different?
What has Herman Cain done for border security? He backtracks on almost every controversial thing he says and the apologizes for it.
Cain has actually taken Perry's border security plan and has been touting it! and poorly I might add.
Cain didn’t apologize for being pro-life, he simply completely messed up what it meant for several months, confusing people into thinking he was only personally pro-life but wouldn’t push his views through government action.
On the other hand, Cain hasn’t actually DONE ANYTHING to stop abortion, at least not that has been reported anywhere. There’s no indication he picketed abortion clinics, or lobbied for pro-life restrictions, or refused to offer abortion in the health insurance he gave to his Godfather’s employees.
He’s never voted on ANY pro-life legislation, or enacted anything.
Rick Perry, on the other hand, has. Defunded planned parenthood. Require sonograms before abortions. Support adoption measures. Pro-life license plate.
He’s been a force in the pro-life movement. He’s spoken at pro-life events. He opposed embryonic stem cell research, partial birth abortion.
Same thing on border security. Cain has done nothing to secure the border. Perry has been pro-active; building fencing where it would help, deploying texas rangers, apprehending illegals, putting them in jail and pushing for the feds to deport them. Perry has a strong border security record.
He is also a proven fiscal conservative, and won’t waste money on a useless fence just because saying he will is “politically expedient”. Nobody is going to build a fence across the Rio Grande — Perry is just the only candidate who is willing to tell you what should and shouldn’t be done, while the others just say “build the fence” because it’s easy to say.
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.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.