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Cain Sings Away Troubles With Gospel Tune at National Press Club
Newsmax ^ | 11/31/11 | Martin Gould

Posted on 10/31/2011 8:40:38 PM PDT by truthandlife

Embattled presidential candidate Herman Cain decided to try to sing away his blues during an appearance at the National Press Club today.

The former pizza magnate burst into an a capella rendition of a gospel song as questions about alleged decade-old claims of sexual harassment swirled.

Saying he wanted to share his faith with the assembled reporters, Cain used his rich baritone voice to nail a verse from the Dottie Rambo number “He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need.”

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1 posted on 10/31/2011 8:40:45 PM PDT by truthandlife
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To: truthandlife

Here is the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZe75JSXhyU&feature=player_embedded


2 posted on 10/31/2011 8:41:23 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: truthandlife

My kind of president

:)


3 posted on 10/31/2011 8:42:38 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

If he were interviewing for a pastor position, okay. But he isn’t. He’s done.


4 posted on 10/31/2011 8:45:18 PM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: truthandlife

Wasn’t that Mark Bloch on his left?


5 posted on 10/31/2011 8:45:47 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (I'll take a Godfathers pizza with the works!)
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To: Patrick1

What are you talking about? He’s “done” because he sang or because of the crackpot Politico lies? WTH are you talking about? Either way, you’re wrong.


6 posted on 10/31/2011 8:47:46 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (I'll take a Godfathers pizza with the works!)
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To: truthandlife

I guess there is no song called “Liberals Work for the Devil”.


7 posted on 10/31/2011 8:47:57 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Patrick1

They asked him to sing.


8 posted on 10/31/2011 8:52:25 PM PDT by MiddleEarth (With hope or without hope we'll follow the trail of our enemies. Woe to them, if we prove the faster)
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To: truthandlife

He’s done. I don’t think he ever thought he’d make it this far and he’s just not prepared. Sorry, this was not good. I like him, I hope there’s a place for him in the next Republican administration, just not the oval office.


9 posted on 10/31/2011 8:53:20 PM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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To: MiddleEarth

If they asked him to strip and run around flapping his arms, would he?


10 posted on 10/31/2011 8:53:54 PM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Patrick1
He is showing the whorehouse media the respect they deserve. Sorry you didn't get it. Thanks for playing though.
11 posted on 10/31/2011 8:54:17 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: truthandlife

I pray Mr Cain is having a good time. He’s different. Very different. Unique. He’s going to be a fantastic change at the White House. It will be nice having our House filled with love,laughter and God. I feel that Mr Cain is an honest man. With God’s guidance he’ll set this Country on the right track again.


12 posted on 10/31/2011 8:54:30 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Patrick1

That is not a talent...singing IS a talent, especially with his voice. They also gave him a standing ovation.


13 posted on 10/31/2011 8:56:30 PM PDT by MiddleEarth (With hope or without hope we'll follow the trail of our enemies. Woe to them, if we prove the faster)
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To: hinckley buzzard
I get it. He is accused of sexual harassment and he responds by singing a hymn at the National Press Club.

Perhaps you should thank Cain for playing.

14 posted on 10/31/2011 8:57:36 PM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: MiddleEarth

He looked like a nut.


15 posted on 10/31/2011 8:59:11 PM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Hildy

So why is he done? Why do you think he is cannot achieve the presidency?


16 posted on 10/31/2011 8:59:26 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: tflabo

Because Patrick1 said so.


17 posted on 10/31/2011 9:02:16 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: tflabo

You truly think that was a Presidential display? Really?


18 posted on 10/31/2011 9:02:33 PM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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To: Patrick1

This isn’t the first time he’s sung. He’s sung on the campaign trail at various places and through-out his life. Just look it up on YouTube.

As I said, he didn’t ask to sing...they asked him to sing. He was being gracious to their request.


19 posted on 10/31/2011 9:03:26 PM PDT by MiddleEarth (With hope or without hope we'll follow the trail of our enemies. Woe to them, if we prove the faster)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Wow,.....why not! So great to see someone FREE and not bound by the fear of the MSM. He is in their FACE.


20 posted on 10/31/2011 9:06:44 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Patrick1

Sooo, which candidate are you for?


21 posted on 10/31/2011 9:06:56 PM PDT by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: Patrick1

With all due respect your a wuss.


22 posted on 10/31/2011 9:07:23 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Hildy

Also you. Which candidate?


23 posted on 10/31/2011 9:07:40 PM PDT by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: truthandlife
He's got my vote.
24 posted on 10/31/2011 9:09:10 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: Patrick1; Hildy

He didn’t “just” sing, he gave an interview first. He sang at the end when asked:

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/CainRemark


25 posted on 10/31/2011 9:09:10 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: Patrick1
If he were interviewing for a pastor position, okay. But he isn’t. He’s done.

I watched the *entire* hour replay on CSPAN tonight. Cain sang part of a gospel song for the last 45 seconds of the hour, at the request of the moderator. The only other "God" reference made during the hour was when Cain talked about unalienable rights endowed by our "Creator". Not even during the abortion discussion did Cain mention religion.

You either did not watch the Press Club event, in which case your comment is uninformed; or you did watch the event, in which case your comment is intentionally misleading. Either way, you suck.

Full disclosure: I am a Cain supporter.

26 posted on 10/31/2011 9:13:25 PM PDT by kevao
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To: Patrick1

Begging your pardon, but you have set a standard that no Republican will ever meet. The lamestream media will trot out spurrious charges on any candidate. By your standard, they are dead at that point.

You gotta get tougher.


27 posted on 10/31/2011 9:13:46 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Hildy

And bowing down to the Saudi king is presidential? Whats wrong with singing a gospel tune anyway? Would the founders disqualify one as such?


28 posted on 10/31/2011 9:14:52 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Utmost Certainty

right now, I like Gingrich/Cain. I think we need someone who understands the way the world works..who understands how to get things done and who will command respect on the world stage. The only person on that debate stage who fills that criteria is Gingrich. He did it in 1994...he’ll do it again. I would like to see Cain as his VP. They seem to really like each other. I was at the debate and they were hanging together the whole time. I came to Gingrich, I wasn’t a supporter at first. But it makes sense now. We can’t afford someone learning on the job. It’s too important.


29 posted on 10/31/2011 9:16:53 PM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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To: Hildy
You truly think that was a Presidential display? Really?

Are you asking specifically about his singing a gospel song at the very end of the one-hour event, or are you saying his performance during the other 58 minutes of the hour was not presidential?

30 posted on 10/31/2011 9:17:08 PM PDT by kevao
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To: Hildy

“Let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers just men who will rule in the fear of God [Exodus 18:21]. . . . If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted . . . If our government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws”…. Noah Webster,


31 posted on 10/31/2011 9:17:57 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Patrick1

Yup. Better put that spiritual-singin’ black man back on the Plantation where he belongs.


32 posted on 10/31/2011 9:18:26 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Hildy

Better put him back out in the fields with them other singers.


33 posted on 10/31/2011 9:20:14 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Patrick1

You know, ill informed people annoy me. He was asked to sing - it wasn’t part of his agenda of things to do today - so lighten up.


34 posted on 10/31/2011 9:23:13 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: Patrick1

Not “white and delightsome” enough for you RomneyBot ???


35 posted on 10/31/2011 9:23:50 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Hildy

Yes, Gingrich/Cain. Cain’s singing is so fine - if he made a record, he’d had gobs of cash and part of it would be mine.


36 posted on 10/31/2011 9:24:15 PM PDT by Marcella (Newt will smash Obama in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: tflabo
Whats wrong with singing a gospel tune anyway? Would the founders disqualify one as such?

We are endowed by our Creator the unalienable right to deny the very existence of our Creator. I guess that's what we've come to.

Part of me pleads, God help us! The other part of me asks, Why should He bother anymore?

And just maybe, He doesn't bother anymore, and hence we now have Berry Sotero as president in the White House.

37 posted on 10/31/2011 9:25:24 PM PDT by kevao
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To: Hildy

Cain/Newt or Newt/Cain is a great ticket either way. Getting Newt to the top of the ticket is a steep climb at this point. Never say never but Cain would be awesome too with Newt as VP. We would have some wise leadership overall in the WH with those 2.


38 posted on 10/31/2011 9:26:47 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Patrick1
I repeat. He was asked to sing and sang for a minute, if that. If he had not sung,you would have said he was up tight.

He is not pushing religion on you, so relax and eat a donut.

39 posted on 10/31/2011 9:27:41 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: Hildy
He has a perfectly good voice. What would you have him do instead? Well, Clinton played the sax on Arnsenio Hall and everyone thought that was so cool beyond words.

It's call Life and it happens everyday.

40 posted on 10/31/2011 9:30:08 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: rovenstinez
He is in their FACE.

What Herman Cain did today was highly offensive and insensitive to Muslims.

GOOD FOR HIM!


41 posted on 10/31/2011 9:30:56 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Hildy

Cool. Gingrich and Cain are my top 2. I’d be happy with that ticket in either order.


42 posted on 10/31/2011 9:32:01 PM PDT by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: Patrick1

If he were interviewing for a pastor position, okay. But he isn’t. He’s done


So a man is not capable of being president and having other abilities? obama shoots hoops and plays golf all the time. I’ve got no problems if Herman Cain can sing. And I’ve got not problems if he wants to proudly display that he’s a Christian. In fact, I think more of him now.


43 posted on 10/31/2011 9:32:49 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: boycott

A list of Herman Cain’s accomplishments

Radio Talk Show Host, “The Herman Cain Show”, News Talk 750 WSB – Atlanta, Monday – Friday, 7pm-10pm EST

FOX News Business Commentator and Columnist with World Net Daily

Chief Executive Officer and President of THE New Voice, Inc., a business consulting company, and Head Coach of HITM

At a nationally televised Presidential Town Hall Meeting on Health Care Reform (1994), challenged President Bill Clinton’s health care proposal when he said, “Mr. President, with all due respect, your calculations are incorrect…”

Former Chairman of Godfather’s Pizza, Inc. after serving as CEO and President for ten years, 1986 – 1996. In 1988 he bought the company from The Pillsbury Company

Past Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Former Chairman and President of the Tax Leadership Council, the public educational component of Americans for Fair Taxation

Past Chairman of the Board of the National Restaurant Association (1994-1995), and former full time CEO and President of the Association (1996-1999)

Member of The National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform (1995), chaired by former Republican Vice-presidential candidate, Jack Kemp

Serves on the Boards of Directors of AGCO, Inc., Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Hallmark Cards Inc., Whirlpool, Inc., and Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia

Recipient of eight Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Morehouse College, New York City Technical College; Suffolk University, Johnson & Wales University, Creighton University, Purdue University, Tougaloo College and the University of Nebraska

Recipient of a 1996 Horatio Alger Award and the 1991 International Foodservice Manufacturers Association’s Operator of the Year/Gold Plate Award

Graduated from Morehouse College with a B.S. in Mathematics in 1967. Earned his Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Purdue University in 1971

Author of four books, Leadership Is Common Sense (1997), Speak As A Leader (1999), CEO of SELF (October, 2001), and They Think You’re Stupid (May, 2005)

A native and current resident of Atlanta, Georgia. Married for over 40 years with two adult children and three grandchildren


44 posted on 10/31/2011 9:36:41 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: re_nortex

Yeah, the poor muslim pig swine head choppers.....Rock on Herman!!!! GOOD FOR HIM is right!!!!


45 posted on 10/31/2011 9:39:24 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: truthandlife

This brief singing was great. It added richness to the message and shows that he is human, real. No one would sing that song if it didn’t mean something authentic.

The more I think about it, Cain is the only candidate that will be able to survive the Obama machine when the attacks start being hurled. Attacking Cain constantly will begin to look racist.

As a black man, Cain will be able to slam Obama during the debates without worrying about the appearance of racism. None of the other candidates have his authentic personal charisma.


46 posted on 10/31/2011 9:40:14 PM PDT by garjog
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Citizen Cain goes to Washington and sings a song about salvation to the National Press Club. God bless you, Mr. Cain.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZe75JSXhyU&feature=player_embedded


47 posted on 10/31/2011 9:40:34 PM PDT by lonevoice (The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
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To: truthandlife
Q: Did you sexually harass the women?

A: He Looked Beyond My Fault...

I hope that's not his answer to such questions...

48 posted on 10/31/2011 9:45:54 PM PDT by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car; he just makes it worse. Get somebody else!)
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To: kevao

They judged entirely by what they saw on that clip. This is like judging a man by a snatch of conversation one hears as one is passing by.


49 posted on 10/31/2011 9:47:32 PM PDT by RobbyS (Viva Christus Rex.)
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To: paudio

Did you not look at the interview?


50 posted on 10/31/2011 9:48:29 PM PDT by RobbyS (Viva Christus Rex.)
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