Skip to comments.Report: Cain voted for Clinton
Posted on 11/01/2011 8:55:31 PM PDT by txroadkillEdited on 11/01/2011 8:56:59 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
A new report claims that Republican presidential contender Herman Cain voted for Democrat Bill Clinton for president in his first run, as well as for two Nebraska Democratic candidates in the past.
In a story on the Nebraska Watchdog website, Joe Jordan writes that Mr. Cain supported Mr.Clinton during his 1992 presidential bid, 17 months before he squared off with Mr. Clinton over his push to overhaul the national health care system.
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this is seriously getting laughable.
Quick...Call in all the Perry Shills! Hurry up will ya!
? How the Hell would someone know who you vote for when we have SECRET ballots?
On the Nebraska Democrats, would that be really bad considering Chuck Hagel would have been the Republican he voted against or Ben Nelson the Democrat he voted for?
Nebraska United States Senate election, 1996
Chuck Hagel (R) - 379,933 (56.12%)
Ben Nelson (D) - 281,904 (41.64%)
John W. DeCamp (Libertarian) - 9,483 (1.40%)
Bill Dunn (Natural Law) - 4,806 (0.71%)
Write-ins - 832 (0.12%)
The 4%ers can't wait to attack Herman Cain, the only man who stands between Mitt Romney and the Republican nomination.
Yes! It’s time for as many pics as we can find of Perry looking like he’s letting one go while gazing off into the distance in front of a flag.
So did I.
Then I watched Waco.
And the world was never the same again.
These same folks like to gloss over...no I should say completely sweep under the carpet that Rick Perry USED TO BE A DEMOCRAT and ACTIVELY CAMPAIGNED for one of modern times BIGGEST SOCIALIST NUT CASES....AL GORE.
i call bs and who cares...Reagan used to be a democrat too. People change and get better. I never knocked Perry for his past as a democrat.
The media and the republican establishment are running a full court press on Cain...
We must stand strong he’s the best shot at conservatism we have
In 1992 Clinton was more conservative than GHW Bush.
I was raised in a liberal democratic household should I be shot too?
True that. Hagel made Nelson look like the right-winger.
Um, yeah, a whole bunch of people voted for the Dems in the past and have come around of late.
I’ve got problems with Cain, but throwing out the idea he voted for Clinton or other Dems 20 years is not one of them in all honesty.
Hell, I voted for the Dem Sheriff candidate in the last local election because he was a damned sight better person than the GOP option. Are national Dems today worth that same damn? Largely no. Were they 20 years ago? Somewhat.
Herman Cain having voted for a Democrat in the last couple of decades is not a deal-killer by any means.
Herman a Clinton man. Interesting.
If you think that is bad, I voted for Jimmy Carter!
In the finest tradition of Ronald Reagan and Rick Perry!
Welcome to the Republican Party, Mr. Cain!
“According to J. D. Gordon, Cain’s vice-president of communications, Clinton was the last Democratic candidate for President that Cain supported,” the report says. “Gordon tells Nebraska Watchdog that by 1996 Cain who had joined up with Jack Kemp, the GOP’s vice-presidential candidate had ‘changed’ to the Republican Party.”
I call Bull Scat because he worked for Dole shortly thereafter and you can find a lot of news articles from 92-93 where Cain was attacking Clinton and defending HW Bush.
People who throw these crap accusations out don’t realize that it is easy to pull up news articles from the time to see what folks were saying.
Well maybe now the Perry was “Gore’s campaign Manager lie” will be put to rest because when it mattered, he voted R. ;)
Which is really funny because if you see my previous post, news articles from the time have Cain attacking Clinton.
Bull scat is bull scat, no matter if it has a flower growing out of it in some folks opinion.
Cain vs. Clinton
I was also one of the dupes who voted for Carter because he was supposedly a "christian". Biggest political mistake I ever made but I learned my lesson and have never voted for another democRAT in my life since.
The attacks on Cain are getting crazy. The next thing you know the Washington Post will be reporting that Cain, oh my goodness, DRINKS buttermilk!
According to J. D. Gordon, Cain's vice-president of communications
However one didn’t have to vote for one of the major parties.
I wish Herman hadn’t alienated Perry supporters (pragmatic or fanatical) with his tack and sail along Romney and denigration of Perry. I’d probably be fighting tooth and nail for Cain if he hadn’t.
“by 1996 Cain who had joined up with Jack Kemp, the GOPs vice-presidential candidate had changed to the Republican Party.
Cain said the same thing in an interview not that long ago that it was around 96 that he became a Republican.
Where have you been? LOL
You all thought you found a bombshell, huh?
Still trying to sink the SS Cain?
“These same folks like to gloss over...no I should say completely sweep under the carpet that Rick Perry USED TO BE A DEMOCRAT and ACTIVELY CAMPAIGNED for one of modern times BIGGEST SOCIALIST NUT CASES....AL GORE.”
Well, if supporting Gore is bad, then supporting Clinton must be worse.
Which proves the old adage ‘be nice to people on the way up, because you will surely need them on the way down.’
I admit to having voted for one democrat in my 60 years on this planet. He promptly rescinded his promises to Catholics about abortion and I learned my lesson. Never again, as they say.
So J. D. Gordon, Cains vice-president of communications, is just blowing smoke? Why would he do that to his boss?
Actually, to be accurate it is the Washington Times citing a blog who claims to have talked to Gordon.
It is a third or fourth hand story.
But it was sourced from a blog on the internet so it must be true.
As I said when people lied about who Perry voted for in the 1980s — how are you going to prove this? Ask Cain, if he said he voted for Clinton, then we know, if he says he voted for Bush, or for Perot, you have to take him at his word, because there’s no way to check the records.
I know someone has posted his donations, and nobody has shown him giving money to Clinton. He did give money to some friends of his who were democrats, but I would think to give him a pass for that. (although I have a guy I worked for running for school board, and I was going to give him a little money until I saw he was proud of getting the democrat’s endorsement, and then I decided no).
Read the article again. The Washington Times didn’t talk to Gordon. They are citing a blog who claimed to speak with him.
If it is on a blog on the internet it must be true, right?
Cain has criticized Romney on 4 different issues (jobs, Romneycare, missing debates, tax plan) and he has criticized Perry on 2 issues (the rock, immigration). How exactly is that considered “tacking along with Romney” again?
If I had a dime for every “I would have supported Cain but...” You’re not fooling anyone.
I can’t see your attachment, but, nonetheless.
The point here is that your today enemies are not yesterdays enemies. There is a serious mental gulf to cross here.
Hate Romney and love Cain? Okay. Fine. There are reasons for doing so. Realize today that there are reasons to gravitate toward Romney and eschew Cain. Equally, so, do the same in the same ground.
Don’t be “heartless’...
If true, it doesn’t matter. Although it should shut up the anti-Perry folks who complain about him being a democrat in the 1980s, especially given that the last democrat president HE voted for was Carter in 1976.
Oh, dear. A Perrybot must have stumbled on this thread and misread the headline as "Report: PERRY voted for Clinton". They will soon be posting a primer for us "non-Texans"
I’m complimenting Cain for becoming a Republican. Why should that bother you?
I remember saying to myself "a man with that kind of stamina might make a great president"
Cain has donated less than $2000 to Democrats (2 in Nebraska, 1 in NY) and over $350,000 to Republicans.
And I was a registered Democrat and voted for Jerry Brown in the ‘92 primary. We all do stupid things in life. Live and learn.
Don’t we have secret ballots in America?