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Henry Kissinger Digs Cain’s ‘Brilliant’ 'Smoking' Video
National Review ^ | 11/04/2011 | Robert Costa

Posted on 11/04/2011 9:53:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Herman Cain huddled with Henry Kissinger in New York on Thursday, discussing foreign policy with the elder statesman. According to Mark Block, Cain’s chief of staff, the former secretary of state also commented on Cain’s notorious campaign video, which shows Block smoking.

“Halfway through Mr. Cain’s conversation, Doctor Kissinger turns and points to me and says, ‘That smoking thing you did was brilliant.’ I sat there thinking, Dr. Henry Kissinger just said something I did was brilliant,” Block says. “We all got a good chuckle.”

Block adds that Kissinger was impressed by Cain’s questions. “He told him that he meets with any candidate who wants to get his views. But he told Mr. Cain that most come in and ask about what they should say on the Sunday shows. Mr. Cain, he pointed out, asked what he should do when he is president — a different kind of approach for this kind of meeting.”

The meeting, which lasted over an hour, covered a variety of topics, Block says. China, the Middle East, Libya, Iraq, and Afghanistan, among other hot spots, featured in the conversation.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; cain; frontrunner; henrykissinger; hermanator; hermancain; kissinger; politicalad; politicostillsucks; pornlitico; primaries; smoking
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"That smoking thing you did was brilliant." (Henry Kissinger)


1 posted on 11/04/2011 9:53:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
I owe Politico a debt of gratitude.

With Palin out of the picture, I had no dog in this hunt.

The reason I was for Palin was because she is not one of the GOP/RINO insiders, which is why they hate her so much.

Then they went after Cain.

And I sent Cain my first hundred bucks.

Now I have a dog in the hunt, and the more they attack him the stronger my conviction becomes.

The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.®

2 posted on 11/04/2011 9:57:38 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate. ®)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am in agreement with Dr. Kissinger on this one.


3 posted on 11/04/2011 10:03:34 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am in agreement with Dr. Kissinger on this one.


4 posted on 11/04/2011 10:03:43 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Steely Tom

Sorry about the DP.


5 posted on 11/04/2011 10:05:59 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: SeekAndFind

:o) That’s my Man!


6 posted on 11/04/2011 10:09:20 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( I like Herman Cain)
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To: SeekAndFind

If hes thinking of appointing Kissinger an advisor hes crazy.


7 posted on 11/04/2011 10:16:42 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: SeekAndFind

IMHO...

There are many people who smoke and they form a large group that has a comraderie. They all have had their freedom trampled on by a disgusting political display which purported to be about the dangers of tobacco use but it obviously was not or tobacco would have been banned altogether. Especially if it was indeed as bad as many politicians say it is. Smokers are villified, treated as outcasts. For doing something that has been done for hundreds of years.

In truth, the whole anti-smoking campaign is a ruse employed by politicians to usurp more political power while increasing revenue to the government. The last thing politicians and the medical industry want is for people to stop smoking. And in a disgusting display of the worst of human nature, they all join in the villification like some adult version of Lord of the Flies.

The smoker video simply expressed solidarity with those who want a corner of their life that the government is not in.


8 posted on 11/04/2011 10:20:27 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We need to fix things ourselves)
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To: DainBramage

Nobody said anything like that. Cain is talking to anyone and everyone, he talked to Senate Republicans, he talked to Demint yesterday, he talked to Sheriff Joe, talked to C. Everett Koop, he talked to a group of doctors earlier in the week, it’s what he does.

It’s called gaining perspective.


9 posted on 11/04/2011 10:27:37 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Pray for Herman Cain)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5vo7jLGOb8


10 posted on 11/04/2011 10:28:55 AM 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: E. Pluribus Unum

Then this should make your day:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57318500-503544/cain-did-not-sign-settlement-accusers-lawyer-says/%20http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504564_162-57318500-504564/cain-did-not-sign-settlement-accusers-lawyer-says/

“Cain did not sign settlement, accuser’s lawyer says”


11 posted on 11/04/2011 10:30:40 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Steely Tom

When I heard about the bet between Cain and Brock, I said, “Oh my gosh. That’s why he smoked in the ad!”


12 posted on 11/04/2011 10:31:33 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: justsaynomore
Nobody said anything like that. Cain is talking to anyone and everyone, he talked to Senate Republicans, he talked to Demint yesterday, he talked to Sheriff Joe, talked to C. Everett Koop, he talked to a group of doctors earlier in the week, it’s what he does.

It’s called gaining perspective.

Yeah...but he didn't get any perspective from Aires and Dorn or the "rev" White.

13 posted on 11/04/2011 10:32:46 AM PDT by spokeshave (Cain....100% American, 100% Black and 100% for the Constitution...999 an added benefit.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow! Say what you will about Kissinger, but he spotted an important leadership differential between Cain and the usual run of candidates. The ones who want to know what to say on the Sunday shows don’t deserve my vote. Cain, however, has that intangible “something” that sets the real leaders apart. That gets my attention.


14 posted on 11/04/2011 10:35:05 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Love your tagline. I believe that philosophy will guide you well.


15 posted on 11/04/2011 10:36:15 AM PDT by lonevoice (The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
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To: spokeshave

Yeah, well, duh! LOL He doesn’t need to go *there*, he’s pretty clear he’s against any form of socialism/communism


16 posted on 11/04/2011 10:36:47 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Pray for Herman Cain)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
HOOOOOORAY FOR OUR FRONTRUNNER!!!
17 posted on 11/04/2011 10:40:54 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Mr. Cain: Back on message now; let the rest of us ferret out the gutter crap who planted that smear)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The media want Cain gone because of this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WP5dYfBBzU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEjl5iaSG6I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOFB-2yJzCY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Dq1kHXqHo8

and he is anti terrorist so they call him anti muslim


18 posted on 11/04/2011 10:43:51 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: SeekAndFind

http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2011/11/04/iowa-poll-many-think-cains-9-9-9-plan-would-help-them/


19 posted on 11/04/2011 10:49:22 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like this man is not just running for president, he’s planning to be president.


20 posted on 11/04/2011 10:51:48 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: onyx; TheConservativeParty; NoGrayZone; BenKenobi; Kartographer; justsaynomore; MNJohnnie; ...
Herman Cain Ping!
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21 posted on 11/04/2011 11:00:07 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: justsaynomore
He met with Trump too, you are correct. Yet, the bums at Fox mainly O'Reilly still tout the lie that he is not actively campaigning...

Oh well, I have my yard sign and bumper sticker which came in the mail yesterday!!! Time to see liberal head's explode here in Obamaland!!!

22 posted on 11/04/2011 11:03:57 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Dengar01 - "Heartless" since 1983!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Henry Kissinger Digs Cain’s ‘Brilliant’ 'Smoking' Video

Yes, but See-BS's Bob Schieffer didn't. :-P

23 posted on 11/04/2011 11:05:41 AM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: PieterCasparzen

That was a handrolled cigarette. Mr. Block is a rugged dude.


24 posted on 11/04/2011 11:06:15 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: justsaynomore

He will eventually ask to get together with some core Freepers.


25 posted on 11/04/2011 11:08:07 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: justsaynomore
....and Cain on foreign policy.....

"With clarity identify enemies....and stop giving them money....

(.....and it works for enemies both foreign and domestic)

26 posted on 11/04/2011 11:09:00 AM PDT by spokeshave (Cain....100% American, 100% Black and 100% for the Constitution...999 an added benefit.)
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To: muawiyah

There are quite a few FReepers that know Mr. Cain personally. Not me, but I have shaken his hand a few times :-)


27 posted on 11/04/2011 11:10:23 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Pray for Herman Cain)
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To: justsaynomore
During the period you guys were gladhanding around in the ranks of the TEAParty I was functionally blind with little more access to the world than this 24% LED screen ~ and it was great ~ I went from something like 8X down to 3X, and finally I could move my eyes and track well enough to EDIT ~ so my posts went from unedited one liners to whole paragraphs, and now, for some topics, I'm back up to chapters (Hey, Dick Morris, get ready for another book)

Cain should be encouraged to foster Freeperdom ~ he needs us.

28 posted on 11/04/2011 11:17:55 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s lost his mind.


29 posted on 11/04/2011 11:19:38 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Women and minorities are hit hardest by smoking.


30 posted on 11/04/2011 11:28:06 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: justsaynomore; DainBramage

If I were running for president (yeah, right), I’d be talking to anyone and everyone on the GOP side of the aisle, past and present. I’d want as much broad-based knowledge of goings on as I could inhale. That doesn’t mean I’m open to bad ideas; just that I’m my own man and can filter in the good, out the bad. But I’d have a broad perspective from which to work. Pretty insightful, IMO.


31 posted on 11/04/2011 1:13:25 PM PDT by bcsco (A vote for Cain will cure the Pain!)
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To: justsaynomore
Cain seems to be following in Henry Ford's steps.

Apparently Ford had been a witness or something at some trial - probably a civil suit or something. Anyways the opposing attorney was insinuating that Ford didn't know everything, to which Ford replied that no, he didn't know everything. What he did know is that to find an answer, he would find men who did know the answer to a problem or question.

I can't remember the exact details of this story but it went along those lines. I'll have to find my "Think and Grow Rich" book as that's where I read about this first.

32 posted on 11/04/2011 1:21:52 PM PDT by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: justsaynomore
Cain seems to be following in Henry Ford's steps.

Apparently Ford had been a witness or something at some trial - probably a civil suit or something. Anyways the opposing attorney was insinuating that Ford didn't know everything, to which Ford replied that no, he didn't know everything. What he did know is that to find an answer, he would find men who did know the answer to a problem or question.

I can't remember the exact details of this story but it went along those lines. I'll have to find my "Think and Grow Rich" book as that's where I read about this first.

33 posted on 11/04/2011 1:21:55 PM PDT by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: SeekAndFind
This deserves a bump:

Kissinger was impressed by Cain’s questions. “He told him that he meets with any candidate who wants to get his views. But he told Mr. Cain that most come in and ask about what they should say on the Sunday shows. Mr. Cain, he pointed out, asked what he should do when he is president — a different kind of approach for this kind of meeting.”

34 posted on 11/04/2011 1:46:44 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: PieterCasparzen
There are many people who smoke and they form a large group that has a comraderie...

More people DON'T smoke. In fact smoking is a liberal trait in that 30% of liberals smoke but only about 20% of conservatives. Driving a wedge between the libertarian wing of the GOP versus the cultural conservatives seems to be a poor choice.

35 posted on 11/04/2011 1:59:18 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Herman Cain didn't miss the opportunity to meet with the man who went to China in 1972, itself a brilliant move.

Rush cites Albright to Scarborough that Herman didn't call her because "I'm the wrong gender."

Rush says, no, it's because she's Madeleine Albright.

I ask do we think Cain the defender of Israel and opponent of Iran is not aware that Albright studied under Zbigniew Brzezinski who in 2004 co-authored with Robert Gates the CFR paper Iran: Time for a New Direction--

Brzezinski, the Carter architect of the Shah's betrayal and the Ayatollah's empowerment joins with the soon-to-be Bush-Obama SecDef to now play nice with the only nation-state embodying the Seventh Century threat to Western Civilization.

Dr. Kissinger is reviled by the Left. But Herman Cain knows to talk with those very few who have been at the center of the geostrategic process.

The other candidates wanted some coaching for the cameras.

Herman Cain wants wisdom to make history.


36 posted on 11/04/2011 2:11:48 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rich white women are likely still looking to slander a Black Politician working hard to establish a name for himself. A Black Man working his ass off to succeed in White majority America is being falsely accused by white guys looking to make a name for themselves. Where is Maxine Waters, Rangel, Jesse Jackson, Farrakhan, Sharption and the rest of the Congressional Bkack Causcus on this ? WHy dont they help defend him and help prove that he’s being falsely accused by whites, possibly even due to their racial prejudices. It is a hard one. I cant figure it out.


37 posted on 11/04/2011 3:42:54 PM PDT by emax
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To: emax
Rich white women are likely still looking to slander a Black Politician working hard to establish a name for himself.

Huh?

38 posted on 11/04/2011 4:02:47 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: DainBramage

“If he’s thinking of appointing Kissinger an advisor he’s crazy.”.....

I’ve seen video of Kissinger praising Obama and saying “Obama is poised to usher in the New World Order”....He’s a one world government traitor.....I wouldn’t take his advice on anything......


39 posted on 11/04/2011 4:03:45 PM PDT by 3722535r
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To: PieterCasparzen

I believe that smoking is a major health hazard. It is one of the most addictive drugs. I think society should do everything it can to help young people never start smoking and adults to quit smoking.

Having said that, I don’t believe it should be illegal ( although illegal to sell it to minors ). I don’t think smokers should be villified or treated as outcasts. I think the government should be involved only in educational efforts and if someone is receiving medical insurance (Medicare) any smoking cessation programs should be offered to them as part of their health care.

As for the video, well, some people smoke and adults have that choice.


40 posted on 11/04/2011 4:14:24 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Rick Perry 2012)
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To: PieterCasparzen

I agree...


41 posted on 11/04/2011 4:39:28 PM PDT by DenCos
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To: SeekAndFind
You know Kissinger was not a fan of Reagan's foreign policy, nor did the real conservatives of his day like him all that much.
42 posted on 11/04/2011 5:09:37 PM PDT by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: muawiyah
That was a handrolled cigarette. Mr. Block is a rugged dude.

Considering how he handled the NRA allegations, he may not be handrolling his smokes to save money.

43 posted on 11/04/2011 5:12:42 PM PDT by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: cuban leaf

“...the bet between Cain and Brock...”
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What bet?


44 posted on 11/04/2011 5:13:53 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: Genoa

Cain is a communicator and a leader at a level we haven’t seen in a long time.


45 posted on 11/04/2011 5:41:21 PM PDT by GotMojo
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To: emax

And Herman Cain gave a speech a couple of weeks ago in Detroit. You would think that caught Maxine’s eye, after she scolded 0bama for not going to the inner cities. But nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. At least,not yet.


46 posted on 11/04/2011 5:43:55 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: DainBramage

Cain is one of them. How do you think he came out of nowhere.


47 posted on 11/04/2011 6:10:25 PM PDT by Carry me back
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To: 3catsanadog

I tell all my candidates that I run campaigns for that no one can know everything about every issue. I make them seek out experts on every issue imaginable and just sit and talk before they take any policy position. Even if they ultimately don’t agree, you can glean a great deal about a particular process just by listening to someone who’s been there. It’s the smartest move a candidate can make.


48 posted on 11/04/2011 7:48:21 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That smoking video is going to go down as one of the best campaign commercials of all time. What seemed “weird” at first, is sheer marketing genius. That drag on the cigarette screams “adults are ready to take over”; followed by Cain’s profile grin...

Awesome.


49 posted on 11/04/2011 7:54:58 PM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: Rutles4Ever

$50 to Herman Cain.


50 posted on 11/04/2011 7:56:50 PM PDT by o2bfree
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