Skip to comments.Herman Cain announcement (CSPAN LIVE FEED)
Posted on 05/21/2011 9:41:18 AM PDT by Kevin in CaliforniaEdited 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."
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-—
I hope he is not too plain-spoken for Republican primary voters who never seem to want to rock the boat.
No negativity today
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.
I like him
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.
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.
LOL! Good one.
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.
I like the We Need A Leader not a Reader
“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.
Get ready for Black on Black name calling from the White House.
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?
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.
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, dont we? If we all could convince one moderate Obama voter to not vote for him again, there is no way he could win.
Now we know why the end of the world was canceled.
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!
...or new tagline! :D
BEAT OBAMA WITH A CAIN!
Well, you just made me misty eyed. I am bummed that I missed his speech live.
“all I have to do is cut the muck off my leftover McCain/Palin stickers and Im good to go”
Cain’s a good man. I really like his position on the Fair Tax.
Great! I’ve read about half a dozen on this thread that would make great tags or bumper stickers! :)
If we’re comparing....I’ll take the one who’s WELL DONE, please! :-)
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.
i like to think of herman cain as the dark horse candidate...
no, it’s not racist, unless you think racist thoughts.
Cain is Able. Cain and then Cain Again.
Love Herman Cain, hated the sun glasses. I need to see his eyes.
This is from AP. Could they be any more haughty and condescending?
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.
McCain/Palin in 2012.
Palin/West or Cain/Bachmann 2012.
Hes 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, theres nothing they can do about it. Lets stop hoping for unlikely darkhorses to emerge and starting focusing on the winner we have before us in Herman Cain.
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 !
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!
“I didnt 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?
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.
He mentioned in his speech that there were around 15,000 there.
Wow...didn’t know much about this guy, but after watching the debate clip...holy crap!!! Love him...
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.
Enjoy it at your leisure. http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/HermanCa
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.
If the communist rag the AJC admitted that there was 10,000 I would safe to say that the was 50% more than that.
To the ‘Lamestream Media’ a President Herman Cain would be the end of the world!
Exactly! Because there is no legitimate reason, other than racism, that a white man would oppose a black man for POTUS. /s
Cains wife is so classy looking!!!!! She is a great replacement for MOOOchelle. The rest of the family is classy looking too!!!!!
Does that mean we get to be a team again? :)