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Herman Cain announcement (CSPAN LIVE FEED)
CSPAN ^ | 05-21-11 | Me

Posted on 05/21/2011 9:41:18 AM PDT by Kevin in California

Edited on 05/21/2011 10:29:17 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Another candidate has entered the Republican presidential field.  Former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in his home town of Atlanta, Georgia today.  Instead of announcing via social networking websites, Cain, currently a talk radio host, made his announcement at a rally in Centennial Olympic Park.

On his website, Cain writes, "The biggest barrier to solving many of our national problems is lack of leadership."

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To: NavyCanDo

Cain / Palin works great for me——talk about driving a spike sideways thru the ears of the sniveler crowd. I think I have enough leftover bumper stickers so’s I can rig up an appropriate bumper sticker for the truck-—


151 posted on 05/21/2011 11:21:32 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Kevin in California

I hope he is not too plain-spoken for Republican primary voters who never seem to want to rock the boat.


152 posted on 05/21/2011 11:24:32 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Carl LaFong

No negativity today


153 posted on 05/21/2011 11:25:32 AM PDT by mel (o fFR monthly...Do You?????)
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To: Logic n' Reason
Just scoped the vids, and turnout was in the 1.5 K range, tops.

Regards ruffling feathers, it is difficult to not ruffle feathers on this site.

I do wonder what some vocal non supporters would write were Sarah or Michelle to make presidential announcements and draw 1.5 k to the rally.

154 posted on 05/21/2011 11:26:39 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I like him


155 posted on 05/21/2011 11:27:07 AM PDT by mel (o fFR monthly...Do You?????)
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To: going hot

What about Obama’s speech in Kansas City in 2007? They couldn’t give away enough seats to fill it out and Rush spent a good time knocking the non-event.

Of course we know how that turned out.

So 1,500 is a good number.

I like the guy. I will be interested to see Bachmann and Palin as well, and I guess we’ll go from there. Overall, good start for Mr. Cain.


156 posted on 05/21/2011 11:33:36 AM PDT by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: NavyCanDo

Just checked my sticker stash and realized all I have to do is cut the “muck” off my leftover McCain/Palin stickers and I’m good to go——there’s probably a warehouse full of the old ones around someplace. I remember it was like pulling rino teeth to get them when we needed them.


157 posted on 05/21/2011 11:34:17 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: ConservativeStatement

LOL! Good one.


158 posted on 05/21/2011 11:38:24 AM PDT by ResponseAbility (Islam...Imperialism in a turban.)
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To: parksstp
I like the guy. I will be interested to see Bachmann and Palin as well, and I guess we’ll go from there. Overall, good start for Mr. Cain.

No problem with that statement.

My 1/1,000,000 say so would be happy with pretty much anyone over the Won.

My preference would be to see Cain, Palin, Bachmann, and West all in top positions of leadership, as soon as possible.

159 posted on 05/21/2011 11:40:55 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I like the We Need A Leader not a Reader


160 posted on 05/21/2011 11:49:21 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: cherokee1

“I remember it was like pulling rino teeth to get them when we needed them.”

I know what you mean. McCain/Palin Yard signes were very difficult to get here in the Northwest. The County GOP offices had none delivered to them. When I found out a small number was dropped off at a fellow Freepers home 70 miles away, I drove all the way their to get 2 of them.

McCain’s strategy was choosing what states to spend his money in, and they looked at Washington State as being hopeless so ignored us.

I had to go on-line to find bumper stickers.


161 posted on 05/21/2011 11:55:27 AM PDT by NavyCanDo (Cain / Palin mmm mmm mmm)
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To: Kevin in California

Get ready for Black on Black name calling from the White House.


162 posted on 05/21/2011 11:58:48 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Grunthor

When he was saying “Free at last”, I actually applauded him IN MY OWN LIVING ROOM. Wouldn’t it be nice to throw off the shackles that government bureaucracy has burdened us with? To have a President that loves America?


163 posted on 05/21/2011 12:10:49 PM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: parksstp

It’s 1500 now. He’s a relative unknown at the moment. If he’s the real deal, he’ll be packing them in before long. He has had very limited exposure so far. The campaign hasn’t even kicked off yet.

Patience.


164 posted on 05/21/2011 12:20:13 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: TennesseeGirl

Did you stick around to listen to the callers to CSPAN. Of course all the Republican Callers were thrilled, and you heard the usual suspects call in on the Democrat line, but the last Democrat caller said he voted for Obama, and was exited about Cain. He sounded real. He was Aunt Bessie.

Cain talked about his Aunt Bessie, a moderate Obama voter. We all know an Aunt Bessie, don’t we? If we all could convince one moderate Obama voter to not vote for him again, there is no way he could win.


165 posted on 05/21/2011 12:22:44 PM PDT by NavyCanDo (Cain / Palin mmm mmm mmm)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
RAISING CAIN!

Now we know why the end of the world was canceled.

166 posted on 05/21/2011 12:46:31 PM PDT by spokeshave (Obamas approval ratings are so low, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the USA.)
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To: Kevin in California

Here’s the second verse of the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ sung by the same gentleman at a Tea Party rally in Georgia last June. He’s a Marine!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9_bP219ehQ&feature=related


167 posted on 05/21/2011 12:48:32 PM PDT by Walleye_Walter (Not all Libs are stupid, but all stupid people are Libs)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

...or new tagline! :D


168 posted on 05/21/2011 1:01:00 PM PDT by LUV W (RAISING CAIN!!!!)
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To: LUV W

Another one;

BEAT OBAMA WITH A CAIN!


169 posted on 05/21/2011 1:03:35 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: Grunthor

Well, you just made me misty eyed. I am bummed that I missed his speech live.


170 posted on 05/21/2011 1:10:27 PM PDT by LUV W (RAISING CAIN!!!!)
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To: cherokee1; Impy

“all I have to do is cut the “muck” off my leftover McCain/Palin stickers and I’m good to go”

LOL!

Cain’s a good man. I really like his position on the Fair Tax.


171 posted on 05/21/2011 1:12:25 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Great! I’ve read about half a dozen on this thread that would make great tags or bumper stickers! :)


172 posted on 05/21/2011 1:16:03 PM PDT by LUV W (RAISING CAIN!!!!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

If we’re comparing....I’ll take the one who’s WELL DONE, please! :-)

GO HERMANTOR!!!!!!!!


173 posted on 05/21/2011 1:16:08 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama's 2012 Slogan: "We've got what it takes, to take what you've got"!)
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To: going hot

I agree. Although let’s hope in the case of Mr. West and Ms. Bachmann that their respective districts would be able to replace them adequately with strong like-minded conservatives.


174 posted on 05/21/2011 1:18:32 PM PDT by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Thank God!


175 posted on 05/21/2011 1:51:18 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

i like to think of herman cain as the dark horse candidate...

hahahaha

get it?

hahahahahaha

no, it’s not racist, unless you think racist thoughts.

teeman

Cain is Able. Cain and then Cain Again.


176 posted on 05/21/2011 1:54:22 PM PDT by teeman8r (armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: Kevin in California

Love Herman Cain, hated the sun glasses. I need to see his eyes.


177 posted on 05/21/2011 1:56:37 PM PDT by mcjordansc
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To: Kevin in California
"ATLANTA— Herman Cain has run a pizza chain, hosted a talk radio show and sparred with Bill Clinton over health care. He has never held elective office. Now Mr. Cain, a favorite of the tea-party movement, wants to be president."

This is from AP. Could they be any more haughty and condescending?

178 posted on 05/21/2011 2:06:23 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: Kevin in California

He’s going to need money and grassroots support, and enormous amounts of both to overcome everyone who hopes he fails: the Democrats, the media (redundant, I know) and the establishment GOP. BUT, if we choose him, there’s nothing they can do about it. Let’s stop hoping for unlikely darkhorses to emerge and starting focusing on the winner we have before us in Herman Cain.


179 posted on 05/21/2011 2:11:32 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: Kevin in California
A black Republican president. Maybe that's what Camping meant by the end of the world.

McCain/Palin in 2012.

180 posted on 05/21/2011 2:32:57 PM PDT by Tribune7 (We're flat broke, but he thinks these solar shingles and really fast trains will magically save us.)
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To: Tribune7

Palin/West or Cain/Bachmann 2012.


181 posted on 05/21/2011 2:34:38 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: americanophile

He’s going to need money and grassroots support, and enormous amounts of both to overcome everyone who hopes he fails: the Democrats, the media (redundant, I know) and the establishment GOP. BUT, if we choose him, there’s nothing they can do about it. Let’s stop hoping for unlikely darkhorses to emerge and starting focusing on the winner we have before us in Herman Cain.
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Here here ! What you said!! :)
I am so glad he’s chosen to get in. I didn’t see the speech, but I wonder if he said anything like ‘he’s in it to the bitter end’, so we know he won’t pull a ‘Fred-end’ on his supporters. I’ll get fired and give up my money and time if he gives that kind of indication. He’s got to commit to go the distance and ignore the media numbers game. We’re going to have to beat down the high spending RINOs, and it’s going to be tough as hell. I suspect Cain will give ‘em hell. Let’s Cain ‘em !


182 posted on 05/21/2011 2:39:13 PM PDT by ri4dc (Cut your cable, Break Wind for the TSA, Flush Twice in 2012, ROTUS Meet the Hermanator)
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To: Kevin in California

No Cain...No Gain!!!


183 posted on 05/21/2011 2:44:24 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: americanophile
He has never held elective office. Now Mr. Cain, a favorite of the tea-party movement, wants to be president."

So what is their point? We have a slump of a man in the WH now who never was an administrator, never made any impact as a senator, never held a real job, and only reads speeches that others write for him. That's qualifications for president?? Obviously not, since Zero has messed up America so badly. Looks like the MSM is being...should I dare say it...Racist!

184 posted on 05/21/2011 3:05:00 PM PDT by CitizenM (If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.-Ronald Re)
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To: ri4dc

“I didn’t see the speech”

I missed it too, but somebody said CSPAN was going to air it again at 7:00pm central time - can someone out there confirm, or correct that info, please?


185 posted on 05/21/2011 3:15:13 PM PDT by redinIllinois (Pro-life, accountant, gun-totin' grandma - multi issue voter)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

A great speech. He speaks to the American people as one of them and speaks in everyday and understandable terms. He does not talk above the assembled crowd or down to them, but to each in the crowd as if he were talking to each individually. I want to see this man elected, for our country and the Constitution.


186 posted on 05/21/2011 3:21:10 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Logic n' Reason

He mentioned in his speech that there were around 15,000 there.


187 posted on 05/21/2011 3:27:40 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Wow...didn’t know much about this guy, but after watching the debate clip...holy crap!!! Love him...


188 posted on 05/21/2011 3:28:19 PM PDT by TortReformer
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To: Servant of the Cross
He’s officially running for President.

Very True!

189 posted on 05/21/2011 3:30:35 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: Kevin in California
Cain is a fool and a possible plant. All he'll do is split the conservative vote and we get a RINO for the nominee.

Now's not the time to massage egos and try and cap a business career by running for the highest office in the land, with no previous elective office experience.

190 posted on 05/21/2011 3:36:14 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2012)
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To: redinIllinois

Enjoy it at your leisure. http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/HermanCa


191 posted on 05/21/2011 4:09:26 PM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Or we can get a nominee who does book tours and gives ‘what people want to hear’ speeches. That will pretty much guarantee four more years of zero.


192 posted on 05/21/2011 4:17:18 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: parksstp

Read post:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2723181/posts?page=1

If the communist rag the AJC admitted that there was 10,000 I would safe to say that the was 50% more than that.


193 posted on 05/21/2011 4:18:07 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kevin in California
To American patriots who actually love the America of the Founding Fathers,we,like Carl of the movie “Sling Blade” like the way he talks.
And American patriots—represented by the Tea Party—are a huge majority in America despite the desperate PR mendacities promulgated by RINOs,Leftists and their MSM.
Real Americans have wised up and though even Fox News—the RINO network-almost comes close to the current political realty—at least closer than their fantasy liberal TV competitors (I mean Chrissy Matthews? He is a JRR Tolkien invention for goodness sake)
194 posted on 05/21/2011 4:20:02 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("I speak LOUD and I carry an even BIGGER stick! And I use it too-WHACK!!!"-candidate YS.)
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To: Tribune7

To the ‘Lamestream Media’ a President Herman Cain would be the end of the world!


195 posted on 05/21/2011 4:20:46 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: anniegetyourgun
Clearly, Colmes is just a racist.

Exactly! Because there is no legitimate reason, other than racism, that a white man would oppose a black man for POTUS. /s

196 posted on 05/21/2011 4:28:31 PM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: Logic n' Reason
FYI - The Atlanta Journal Constitution - a lib rag if ever there was one - is now reporting a crowd of 10000. Who knows?

Cain, speaking before an estimated 10,000 supporters in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park, was clear on the goals for his campaign.

197 posted on 05/21/2011 4:30:16 PM PDT by Dinah Lord
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To: Dinah Lord

Cains wife is so classy looking!!!!! She is a great replacement for MOOOchelle. The rest of the family is classy looking too!!!!!


198 posted on 05/21/2011 4:33:06 PM PDT by paul revere is riding
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To: SE Mom

Does that mean we get to be a team again? :)


199 posted on 05/21/2011 4:33:44 PM PDT by Politicalmom (“You mess with Israel, you mess with the U.S.”-Herman Cain)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

AmeriCAINS for CAIN !!!


200 posted on 05/21/2011 4:36:35 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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