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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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I know what you mean, I started out liking Cain.
I missed that. So I guess maybe this is an admission that he supported Clinton?
In the hillarycare video where Cain complains to Clinton about how the law would hurt restaurants, he does start by thanking Bill Clinton for tackling the national problem of health care. I have called that just another example of being polite before getting your message across. I’m guessing hillarycare wasn’t the only thing that would have turned Cain away from Clinton though.
Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptrTa8C_Pl4
I assume you know that exchange between Cain and Clinton is credited as the beginning of the end of Hillarycare.
It is harder to feel bad for him, after his disgraceful attack on Perry when he called him “insensitive to blacks” over the rock story. Perry is being much more graceful on Cain’s current problems.
But that’s because Perry has been focused on one thing — sinking Romney. Cain on the other hand has an announced strategy of tearing down all the other conservatives, and leaving Romney alone. Because that will make all the supporters of the guys he attacks support Cain instead — it’s the “last man on the sinking ship” strategy.
Well IF Rainbow Push Coalition could support Cain...guess Cain could support Clinton.
Well, Cain’s affinity for Romney and aversion to Perry is well-documented here. If you really want proof of that, stick around.
Cain said the same thing in an interview not that long ago that it was the mid 90s that he became a Republican (Kemp had a positive influence on him)
This is not news, he’s mentioned it in at least one interview that I know of.
I find this so funny after all the flack we’ve had about Perry and Gore [twenty three years ago].
I’m heading to bed. - Also, hope you saw this;
JimRob - I like Perry just fine.....
Remember, too, that Bill was the first black president.
Clinton is as much of a nut job as Gore and it was Clinton that chose Gore to run as his VP!!!
Well, I voted for Mondale, you know the guy who stated at the Democrat convention that he would raise taxes? I didn’t actually see him make that statement when he made it but I say a clip of him saying that.
My excuse was I was young, voting for the first time in my life and because I’m black, I was supposed to vote for Democrats because Republicans hated black people.
What happened? I became a Christian, learned what the DemocRATS stood for and soon after, registered as a Republican and voted that way ever since.
I am well versed in the whole “Cain loves Romney” BS from the Perrybots, thanks.
He supported Gore in a primary. So his support did absolutely NOTHING to help a democrat out against a republican in an election. And his “support” appears to have been mostly lending his name as a low-level democratic politician; like those “honorary chair” positions candidates like to tout to help them get in-state donations.
I doubt Cain was instrumental in getting Clinton elected over Bush. Perot and his followers are mostly to blame for that one. And Bush. I don’t think either really matters — just glad to have Cain on our side now. But by any standard, supporting a democrat in a presidential election in the 1990s is “worse” than supporting a democrat in a presidential primary in the 1980s.
Also note that, for those who said Perry was way too old for a “come to your senses” argument, Cain was a lot older when he became a republican than Perry was.
Dean Vernon Wormer: "He is? Well, as of this moment, Herman Cain is on DOUBLE SECRET PROBATION!"
The article says that campaign manager Gordon is the source of the information. And that Cain turned Republican by 1996.
That was the year he started lobbying for the National Restaurant Association.
It’s not what issues he discusses. It’s his “I could support Romney, but I could never support Perry” comments. And his “Romney would be a good choice for President”, and his “I’d love to be Romney’s VP”, and his campaign’s announcement that they were going to target conservatives and leave Romney alone, so they were the last conservatives standing and all the conservatives would have to support him or else.
Of course, I’m not sure Cain has really “attacked” Romney on anything other than Romneycare.
Thank you for that clarification. I’d like to see this from the campaign, not 3rd-hand. On the other hand, I don’t think it matters (other than it should shut up the people attacking Perry, where I also don’t think it matters).
I’m beginning to think that Cain’s problem is his staff.
Did Gordon really admit that Cain has only been a Republican for 15 years?
Candidates I voted for, until I saw the light in 1994 and became a conservative.
I voted for Clinton too. Not going to judge the man for that, there was a time when the Democratic Party was not communist.
1989 vs sometimes between 1993 and 1996. And Cain is 66, Perry is 61. Looks like Perry, for all his faults, is a faster learner than Cain.
Holy Crap! We hve no one to vote for, Nobody at all. DOOM.
Does this mean that Cain voted against Ronald Reagan in the ‘80’s?
But thats because Perry has been focused on one thing sinking Romney.
I’m talking kill wounds - that’s how you do it in real hunting if you really have a target in your sights. Perry’s having help from Real Governors of Real States containing Real People who want to erase Obama, and he’s taking flack from his own ‘side’.
It is now, although oddly I was alive in 1994, and I don’t remember that being the reason for hillarycare going down in flames. It was the Harry & Loise commercial, produced by Health Insurance industry.
I know Wikipedia isn’t the best source in the world for anything political, but in a reasonable discussion about Hillarycare and it’s demise, it says this: “Opposition to the Clinton plan was initiated by William Kristol and his policy group Project for the Republican Future, which is widely credited with orchestrating the plan’s ultimate defeat through a series of now legendary “policy memos” faxed to Republican leaders. “
It does mention Cain’s question as an important turning point as well: “One key turning point against the Clinton plan was a televised town hall meeting in April 1994. During the event, President Clinton was challenged by businessman Herman Cain on the resulting effects on small businesses.”
And it also mentions Harry and Louise: “The effort also included extensive advertising criticizing the plan, including the famous Harry and Louise ad paid for by the Health Insurance Association of America, which depicted a middle-class couple despairing over the plan’s complex, bureaucratic nature.”
I’ve taken the claims crediting Cain with ending Hillarycare as typical campaign rhetoric.
Interesting information on the Journalist(sic)/blogger that the Washington Times cites.
What is interesting in this if you read near the bottom was in the race that is cited, he is accused of making up quotes by Bruning’s (Senate Candidate) finance chairman David Sokol... Hmmm...
..and just one more interesting point, look at what other site Jordan writes for.
What you might not know is that just 17 months earlier Cain was on Clintons side. Ten days after he confronted the President, Cain told this reporter (at the time Cain was living in Omaha and I was reporting for KMTV the CBS affiliate in Omaha) that, while he was embarrassed to admit it, on Election Day, 1992 Cain had voted for the Clinton-Gore ticket.
And its not as if Cain had jumped on a Nebraskans for Clinton bandwagon. Most of the state opposed Clinton, who only managed to pick up 29 per cent of the vote (Bush 47-Clinton 29-Perot 24).
I voted for Perot, maybe I should be in prison. LOL
Or an insane asylum.. :-)
Supported? I think Clinton just ordered a pizza from Godfathers and then this girl delivered it and and -— never mind!
Baloney. You’re trying too hard. We knew about the women, but mostly, we knew that the Dems and the Clintons were all for abortion, all abortion, all the time.
“In 1992 Clinton was more conservative than GHW Bush.”
That’s not true at all. Clinton may have run as a semi-conservative to get elected, but once inaugurated, the first thing he tried to do was institute gays in the military. Then his first major policy initiative (after signing into law the largest tax increase in U.S. history up to that point) was HillaryCare(essentially a duplicate of Obamacare).
The reality is that it’s the fact that Clinton lurched so far left in 93-94 that lead to the GOP wipeout in the 94 elections. After those elections, Clinton wisely took Dick Morris’ advice and triangulated-claiming GOP initiatives like Welfare Reform for his own. But he never would have pushed for these with a Dem Congress.
I think people have hazy memories of how liberal Clinton was (especially at the beginning of his first term) because Obama is such a radical Marxist he makes Clinton look like Reagan. Clinton was above anything else a narcissist and willing to take whatever position he needed to maintain personal popularity. This caused him to take a few conservative positions, but he certainly was not more conservative than George HW Bush.
You two should try coordinating your defense better.
It’s very confusing, having one Cain supporter telling us everybody knew this and it’s not news, while another is telling us the writer is a lib and it’s a made-up attack.
When you figure out what the story is between you two, let me know. Or I’ll wait for Cain to be asked about this 4 times, so I can get the 4th and final clarification on the subject.
Bill Clinton was a serial rapist and worse and got clean away with it.
Me too...just out of college with a mind full of mush
No, Not if Cain thought Reagan was still a Democrat! :o)
The only thing that saved Monica’s life was Linda Tripp’s insistence she save the evidence. Otherwise, dead bimbo.
R U EFFING KIDDING ME?
no wonder I was getting “Will Robinsons”...you get older you better listen to yourself
Rick Perry was a Democrat around those days too. The point?
IF true, Herm can make a point with his conversion. DO NOT act apologetic.
Now he's more conservative than I am! And we're still in NY so it really doesn't count... :(
But we're trying!
This Reagan Democrat says “who the %$#@ cares?
Well, who knows. I actually like the idea, it tells me Cain is capable of tossing aside a failed ideology and embracing a more pro-American view. Reagan did it, so did Perry.
I'll probably hold my nose and vote for the candidate who can beat Romney. Cain's lucky that I'm at the point of anybody but Romney or Obama.
Darn. I want my ball back, I'm going home.
“Cain said the same thing in an interview not that long ago that it was the mid 90s that he became a Republican (Kemp had a positive influence on him)
This is not news, hes mentioned it in at least one interview that I know of.”
Agreed. And neither is it news that Perry supported Gore in 1988 before becoming a Republican in 1989 or that Michele Bachmann worked for the Carter campaign in 1976 but became a Republican in 1980 because of Reagan. The common thread with all of these examples is that once they switched over to the GOP, they have REMAINED there and have had consistent conservative positions ever since. This stands in sharp contrast to another leading candidate we know.
Rick Perry was a Democrat around those days too. The point?
You are seeing a political ‘market correction’ taking place.
Words have meanings, and elections have meanings.
Nov 2012 will further demonstrate the PEOPLE throwing off old deceptive labels and returning to the essence of America. No wonder all the RATS with any sense are looking to Hillary to get them out of this, the clintons are the agents of commie change, real change.
They will be buried, too.
There will NEVER, EVER be a reason to “gravitate toward Romney”.