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Herman Cain Losing Some Steam
LATimes ^ | October 29, 2011 | Robin Abcarian

Posted on 10/29/2011 4:46:37 PM PDT by Steelfish

Herman Cain Losing Some Steam His troubles began once he vaulted into the top tier of Republican candidates, after introducing his 9-9-9 tax plan and winning a straw poll. Now his blunders on abortion, immigration and foreign policy have left political observers scratching their heads.

Herman Cain's blunders have been blamed by his spokesman on fatigue, the fast pace of the campaign and the media taking some answers “out of context.”

By Robin Abcarian October 28, 2011 For months, Herman Cain floated under the radar as other candidates for the Republican presidential nomination were poked, prodded and scrutinized by a voracious national media.

A businessman with no elective office experience, Cain could say anything he wanted — and did — because few were paying attention.

Then Cain unleashed his catchy 9-9-9 tax reform plan. He won a straw poll in Florida and vaulted into the top tier, tying or besting front-runner Mitt Romney in some polls.

That, paradoxically, is when Cain's trouble began.

His statements about abortion seemed contradictory. An electrified border fence: joke or no joke? He fumbled a softball question about negotiating with Al Qaeda. He mocked Uzbekistan, calling it "Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 999; bs; hermancain; knowsnato; taxinator; wishfuljournolism
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1 posted on 10/29/2011 4:46:39 PM PDT by Steelfish
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2 posted on 10/29/2011 4:48:21 PM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Steelfish

they hope.


3 posted on 10/29/2011 4:48:56 PM PDT by ken21
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To: Steelfish

Labor pains during the birth of a campaign.


4 posted on 10/29/2011 4:49:39 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature. Newt - knowledge is power.)
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To: Steelfish

Romney=Gun Grabber


5 posted on 10/29/2011 4:49:51 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Steelfish

He is not losing strength, he is gaining it...this ass is another hit job, only because he is in the lead..


6 posted on 10/29/2011 4:50:15 PM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
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To: Steelfish

“NOT”.


7 posted on 10/29/2011 4:50:41 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: Steelfish

Robin at the La La Times just trying to keep the useful idiots’ spirits up.


8 posted on 10/29/2011 4:50:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Steelfish
Herman Cain Losing Some Steam

Not as much steam as Obama has lost.

And Romney has no steam. He's just chugging along barely keeping his pace.

9 posted on 10/29/2011 4:51:16 PM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: Steelfish

10 posted on 10/29/2011 4:51:52 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: Steelfish

Bite me, Slimes. You wish he was losing steam. They do not use ANY of this kind of scrutiny on Obama. Cain mocked Uzbekistan? Sheesh. What about Obama mocking england with those gifts, and blabbing all through GD Save the Queen? What about him disrespecting the language they speak in Austria? We need to just call them the ObaMedia.


11 posted on 10/29/2011 4:51:57 PM PDT by Yaelle (Raise Cain this weekend! Send him $9.99!)
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To: Steelfish

Wishful thinking.


12 posted on 10/29/2011 4:52:11 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: FReepers; everyone; All

PLEASE DONATE


13 posted on 10/29/2011 4:52:15 PM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: onyx

Because everybody needs toucan stubs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uE5xZKszXMQ


14 posted on 10/29/2011 4:54:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Steelfish

..raising something like $ 3 million in October is not losing steam, fishwrap...


15 posted on 10/29/2011 4:55:13 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: Steelfish

Early enough in the race for.more.runners, but Cain is the most steady conservative with no history of leftwing cause defections.

Newts cap and trade thing with Pelosi was unacceptable though it wasnt as bad as the litany of betrayals from the Romney/Perry twins.

Santorum has failed to gain traction and Bachmann can’t think on her feet.

Ron Paul is a whackjob and Huntsman is a Romney Redux.

Cain would have to do something way out of character for Newt to overtake him, but Romney and Perry have.peaked so it is pretty much Newt/Cain race now.


16 posted on 10/29/2011 4:55:31 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: cripplecreek

^5


17 posted on 10/29/2011 4:55:40 PM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Steelfish
The only steam being lost is from the stinking pile of dung of this urianlist.
18 posted on 10/29/2011 4:55:47 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management.)
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To: Steelfish
The same people who were too 'lazy' to investigate 'bammy' now want to 'phone-in' their stories for 2012 Presidential Race. They can only do that if it's Mitt and 'bammy'. That means there is no room in their plans for a candidate like Herman Cain.

The 'Lamestream' media, the rino's, inside the beltway boys and political pundits of all stripes have NEVER saw Cain as a viable candidate. There has been nothing but a solid stream of reasons coming from them since he announced as to why Cain couldn't be taken seriously, why Cain can't win, and as those reasons grew thinner in substance or fell apart all together they have been forced again and again to find more and different reasons as to why Cain can't win.

Why do they continue to derail Cain even as he defeats their arguments against him? There are any number of reason, he is not a member of the insiders club for one, he’s not a known career politician for another, but mostly these people just don’t understand a man like Herman Cain. Not that it is entirely their fault, because men like Herman Cain are so rare these days, men of real integrity.

It’s been at least 30 years since the ‘Lamestream’ Media has had to deal with some of Cain’s stripe and they are completely out of their depths in trying to understand him, just as much now as they were then. I am not saying Herman Cain is the next Ronald Reagan, but he and Reagan share common traits and characteristic, which are far beyond these types to understand. Herman Cain who truly was until recently a virtual unknown had faith enough in himself to decide to run for President of the United States on his own. There was no Media hype/pressure/build-up about a possible run, there was no urging by members of the Party, no words spoken into his ear by party players, elites, beltway boys or pundits, not even a word of encouragement from the Republican Party of his home state only faith in himself.

And time and time again Herman Cain has shown just what kind of man he is. Is he without faults? Hardly! No man is without his faults, but one measure of a man is how he faces his faults and Herman not only faces his faults, but admits to them, learns from them, teaches others from then and lastly he laughs at himself over them and it takes a man who is truly sure in himself to be able to laugh at their own mistakes. Considering the great numbers of skeptics on this forum I am sure there will be a good number of FReepers who will find this post funny and stupid, but here goes: I think one of the reasons people support Herman and why so many skeptics can’t see Cain for what he is can be summed up in the following lines from the 2003 movie 'Secondhand Lions'

Hub: "Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love... true love never dies. You remember that, boy. You remember that. Doesn't matter if it's true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in."

In Herman Cain we see a good man, an honorable man, a man that has made his mark through his own effort and owes no one other than God and his Parents for his success. We see a man who did not seek money and power, but achieved them and a yet they clearly hold no sway over him.

Maybe we are foolish and gullible, maybe we have all seen ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’ one to many times and now think that Good really can triumph over evil. The skeptics, naysayers, elitist,'Lamestream’ media types don’t believe in anything but there are still some of us, many of us that choose to believe, because those are things worth believing in.
19 posted on 10/29/2011 4:58:43 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Steelfish

Idiotic hit piece. I thought that his comments about abortion were crystal clear, but t baby killers, it would be confusing...this twerp did a hit piece..


20 posted on 10/29/2011 4:58:53 PM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
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To: Steelfish

Liberal article that attacks Hermain Cain for being human. Better him than the inhuman obamination of American desolation dwelling in the White House.


21 posted on 10/29/2011 5:00:21 PM PDT by kindred ( Third party conservatism is on the rise, God bless the conservative tea party.)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m not a Cain guy, but where does this fool quote any data on this? It’s his opinion and it’s wrong. Herman blunders and we laugh because he is not a politition. That’s a good thing. I’m even starting to like the hat.


22 posted on 10/29/2011 5:00:41 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: Yaelle

All 57 States are for O..not.


23 posted on 10/29/2011 5:01:38 PM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
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To: onyx

LA Times has a tape of Obama speaking at a farewell party for terrorist financier and Arafat supporter Rashid Khalidi. Wanna know what Obama said at the fundraiser? So do I! But the LAT won’t release the tape or publish its contents.

But they will report on some obscure comments of a primary candidate.


24 posted on 10/29/2011 5:02:46 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: MrEdd
[Santorum has failed to gain traction]

A shame indeed for American conservatives that the best candidate is not getting traction. I do like Herman Cain and believe he would be an honest and patriotic, job producing law and order, build a southern fence and go after the nations that are destroying America using useful idiots like obamanation and his useful idiot friends.

25 posted on 10/29/2011 5:04:57 PM PDT by kindred ( Third party conservatism is on the rise, God bless the conservative tea party.)
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To: Steelfish

LA Slimes ... enuff said


26 posted on 10/29/2011 5:05:14 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: Steelfish

And we are witnessing exhibit A in the methods of the media in destroying a conservative leader. Repeat falsehoods often until they stick or until the candidate does something to reinforce the narrative.


27 posted on 10/29/2011 5:05:23 PM PDT by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: onyx

What an imm-bessle. What a gulli-bull.


28 posted on 10/29/2011 5:06:23 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I'm sticking with Herman. No more second terms!)
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To: Steelfish

Yeh LA Slimes surely has its finger on the Cain campaign pulse.. NOT! Even CBS polls show Cain with the lead at this point. Grassroots are where the accurate measurements occur from this campaign season.


29 posted on 10/29/2011 5:07:54 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: richardtavor
He is not losing strength, he is gaining it...this ass is another hit job, only because he is in the lead..

The media's job is to keep shooting down the GOP front runner to make it seem like none of the candidates are qualified for Obama's job.

30 posted on 10/29/2011 5:09:44 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Democrats have no superego.)
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To: Kartographer
"One word, Ma'am," he said, coming back from the fire; limping, because of the pain. "One word. All you've been saying is quite right, I shouldn't wonder. I'm a chap who always liked to know the worst and then put the best face I can on it. So I won't deny any of what you said. But there's one thing more to be said, even so. Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things--trees and grass and sun and moon and stars and Aslan himself. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones. Suppose this black pit of a kingdom of yours is the only world. Well, it strikes me as a pretty poor one. And that's a funny thing, when you come to think of it. We're just babies making up a game, if you're right. But four babies playing a game can make a play-world which licks your real world hollow. That's why I'm going to stand by the play-world. I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia. So, thanking you kindly for our supper, if these two gentlemen and the young lady are ready, we're leaving your court at once and setting out in the dark to spend our lives looking for Overland. Not that our lives will be very long, I should think; but that's small loss if the world's as dull a place as you say."
- C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair
31 posted on 10/29/2011 5:09:51 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: cripplecreek

Is that crap what your attacks on Cain has come down to?
Perry is toast - Texas toast.


32 posted on 10/29/2011 5:13:44 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: Repeal The 17th

Uh, I like Cain.

I’ve just got a sense of humor.


33 posted on 10/29/2011 5:15:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Steelfish
The anti-Cain propaganda is intensifying. It's going to get brutal.

Herman Cain is America's best hope and the Left's worst nightmare (which, of course, is no coincidence).

34 posted on 10/29/2011 5:15:44 PM PDT by Savage Beast (History is not just cruel. It is witty. -Charles Krauthammer)
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To: cripplecreek

Alrighty then.


35 posted on 10/29/2011 5:16:28 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: Steelfish
IMO FWIW it would be a good thing if Herman Cain became president.
If only for this reason ...

The other side got their "black guy" He showed us what a "demorat plantation house ... " was all about.

His shuck and jive snake oil pie in the sky BS exemplifies what the left sells to their black members. It is beyond me why those people buy into that crap ... but I degress

In direct contast ... Herman Cain demonstates that every willing hard working and self respecting person "note that I didn't say black person" can be whatever they aspire too ... if afforded the freedoms our forefathers sacrified and gave so much for.

Without those freedoms ... EVERYONE and EVERYBODY is nothing more than a slave.

36 posted on 10/29/2011 5:21:15 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Mitt Romney. I was happy and then your sister threw a seafish at my TV.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9L9A1IMTQo&feature=related

Bachmann

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFB6LQ1-WKU&feature=related

Rick Perry

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

Bammy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehYoIKTsiV0&feature=related


37 posted on 10/29/2011 5:21:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: cripplecreek

I’ve been in defense mode and need to put the safety on and lower my sights, I guess.


38 posted on 10/29/2011 5:23:30 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: monkeyshine

LA Times has a tape of Obama speaking at a farewell party for terrorist financier and Arafat supporter Rashid Khalidi. Wanna know what Obama said at the fundraiser? So do I! But the LAT won’t release the tape or publish its contents.

But they will report on some obscure comments of a primary candidate.


Bears repeating!!

What a freaking JOKE the media is! Slamming the conservative for his answer that THEY didn’t understand (we did), and covering up for the liberal. An f’ing joke. They’ve gone so far past bias that it’s hysterical.


39 posted on 10/29/2011 5:23:41 PM PDT by Yaelle (Raise Cain this weekend! Send him $9.99!)
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To: Repeal The 17th

No big deal. The one they did on Perry is funny and the Romney one is OK but the Herman Cain spoof is the best one yet.


40 posted on 10/29/2011 5:25:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: cripplecreek

I used to think I had a good sense of humor; the socialists are trying to kill it.


41 posted on 10/29/2011 5:27:29 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: cripplecreek

OMG... that is hilarious. Thanks for posting it.


42 posted on 10/29/2011 5:28:16 PM PDT by BagCamAddict (Order 15 Herman Cain Yard Signs for $130: https://store.hermancain.com/orderform.asp?pid=20)
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To: cripplecreek

LMAO........ hilarious.


43 posted on 10/29/2011 5:33:49 PM PDT by Gator113 (~ Just livin' life, my way ~........ leaning heavy for Newt 2012)
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To: BagCamAddict

I like sugar and I don’t care if its made out of lice and tiger DNA.


44 posted on 10/29/2011 5:34:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Steelfish

L A Times:
Let’s “investigate” Cain

&

ignore Rat contributing money-laundering op’s like

Solyndra, GM

and

‘stimulus spending’ (bail outs to Dem friendly teacher unions who give us the money back for 2012 campaign costs).


45 posted on 10/29/2011 5:34:24 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Yeah I know what you’re saying. So much of the “humor” these days is just plain vicious Like Maher’s attack on Marcus Bachmann.

I don’t know who makes the bad lip reading videos but some of them are hilarious.


46 posted on 10/29/2011 5:36:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
We share the same appreciation for the adult humor in the older WB cartoons. SS1

SS2

SS3

SS4

47 posted on 10/29/2011 5:38:03 PM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m glad you posted this - those lip reading things crack me up

They really need a Gingrich one too... LOL


48 posted on 10/29/2011 5:39:25 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: Steelfish

Todays straw poll, Don’t tell the LA chick.

Alabama Straw Poll Results

Herman Cain 51%
Ron Paul 45%
Newt Gingrich 1%
Rick Perry 1%
Mitt Romney 1%
Gary Johnson 0%
Rick Santorum 0%

Not bad for loosing steam, Last week He might of got 55%


49 posted on 10/29/2011 5:40:22 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: cripplecreek

Have you ever had a mouth full of mixed nuts trying to fly out of your nose....no, not milk, MIXED NUTS!

Damn, that is some funny stuff.


50 posted on 10/29/2011 5:40:47 PM PDT by Gator113 (~ Just livin' life, my way ~........ leaning heavy for Newt 2012)
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