Skip to comments.Cain: God convinced me to run for president
Posted on 11/12/2011 10:50:41 AM PST by mdittmar
ATLANTA, Ga. - Herman Cain, whose campaign could use some redemption in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal, told a crowd of young Republicans on Saturday that God convinced him to run for president and that he "prayed and prayed and prayed" about it.
The Republican contender made no mention of the allegations from former subordinates at the National Restaurant Association. But his comments here were accented with more than the usual references to his faith and his calling to politics.
"I prayed and prayed and prayed. I'm a man of faith, I had to do a lot of praying for this one, more praying than I'd ever done before in my life," Cain told a crowd of more than 100 at the Young Republican National Federation, an event hosted by the Georgia Young Republicans at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. "And when I finally realized that it was God saying that this is what I needed to do, I was like Moses: 'You've got the wrong man, Lord. Are you sure?'"
Once he made the decision to run, the former chief executive of Godfather's Pizza said, "I did not look back. And one of the misperceptions that some people have (is) that I'm not in this to win it. I'm in this to win it, or I wouldn't be in it! I'm not going anywhere!"
Cain has repeatedly said in recent days he will stay in the race in spite of the swirl of accusations that have tarnished his campaign and halted his upward momentum in national polls. Four women who worked at the NRA claim that Cain sexually harassed them, and one of them, Sharon Bialek of Chicago, said he roughly grabbed her in a parked car in 1997 and propositioned her for sex.
With a Republican debate focused on foreign policy on tap for Saturday evening, Cain talked about the need to replace a "foggy foreign policy" with a reincarnation of the Reagan doctrine of "peace through strength and clarity." He also said he would "stop giving money to our enemies."
The debate among the eight major Republican candidates is at 8 p.m. and is hosted by National Journal and CBS News.
OMG! How horrible! A Person of FAITH! No wonder the situational moralists in the GOP are screaming in terror! A real man with principals might get the nomination!
Paging Lin Wood...paging Lin Wood. CBS would like to donate to the Cain campaign.
I guess if you don’t have a close relationship with God you just don’t understand.
We all say we want a man of faith but we don’t want him to wear it on his sleeve.
Thank you Herman for sharing your personal journey with God.
Love the way the Junk Media exposes itself. So now the smears against Cain are “scandal”
Note the same junk media has been very careful to never apply that word to O despite the dozens of scandals he has going on right now
Either Cain is an extremely manipulative fake—guilty of all that the DNC dominated National Restaurant Association ex-employees say and more....or, he’s the real deal, totally falsely accused.
I’m more and more believing the latter.
Still needs to fire or demote campaign manager Block though.
Yes, he did pray. He prayed for over a year.
In April 2010, he hinted about running for president, but every time he was asked from then until February 2011 he said he was giving it prayerful consideration.
Many of us have been praying with him and for him, ever since. There are actually “Pray for Herman Cain” groups on Facebook.
Do you believe in prayer? Do you believe God answers prayer?
SeeB.S. and an attempt to make people question Herman Cains credibility!
Another fart in "church" by the communist media!
Always have,always will.
Every piece of ‘news’ should include a few sentences about Dan Rather and the ‘fake but accurate’ standard.
Weak on the narrative.
So why would you be surprised to hear Cain say that he feels God is calling him to run?
All I ask for in a candidate is someone who seeks out God’s instruction in all matters of government. The Alaska e-mails proved Sarah Palin to be that type of person. I pray that Herman Cain is one as well.
The money and support is pouring in for Herman Cain, but we cannot slow down now. Please help him by donating at http://www.hermancain.com/
Also to help join the buzz about Herman go to facebook.com and like him. His likes have jumped dramatically since the attacks started. Make no mistake Sean Hannitys BFF Tokyo Rove is watching Hermans likes and so is Romney. THIS is the way to stick it to the GOP establishment! Please tell your family and friends to like Herman as well. Then lets bring out our most powerful tool for helping Herman Cain: PRAYING that God protects him from the people of darkness.
To date, we only have two women's names, and zero detailed accounts of sexual harassment. Zero.
Please pray for the Cain family’s safety, and that the Almighty Father will bless Herman Cain with constant courage and stamina to rise above the baseless barrage of lies being thrown at him. And please pray that people are not taken in by these lies, but continue to support the man with the plan who can restore this nation to it’s former greatness and freedoms.
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I have a deep faith in prayer and also know that sometimes God says NO! Prayer still answered.
Not only does the Creator of Heaven and Earth answer prayer, but He works miracles every day. I am the grateful receiver of many of them during my lifetime. Yes, real miracles!
Spare me from this nonsense.
If you don’t want more of the same vote for Herman Cain!
Yet the righteous will hold to his way, and he who has clean hands will be stronger and stronger. Job 17:9
When a person has taken care of his character, his reputation will take care of itself.
Romney did???? Wow!
"Herman Cain, whose campaign could use some redemption in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal..."
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO SCANDAL! There are merely two attention-seeking women who for their own reasons are stating that "something" happened, which is impossible to prove or disprove, but which is contrary to the entire experience of many people who have known this man and his character for years. There could only be a scandal if this were true, and the use of the word here is inflammatory and yet another example of journalistic incompetence.
8 years of Cain nonsense is gonna annoy your Western Mo self.
PS get back to baling hay before the first snow hits.
Are the recipients of your post to me the FReeper committee?
I'm a conservative voicing my opinion. Maybe I am not as smart as you or have the kind of insight you desire.
I feel like I need a set of FReeper Rules of Engagement before I post.
One last “paragraph” - don't need to read or respond to my posts.....carry on.
The Perrybots were ripping on Michele Bachmann for saying something to this effect. Then Perry started playing up beinga a practicing Christian and suddenly it was OKAY to say your faith motivated you to run and you talk to Jesus, etc., etc. In fact, if you opposed Perry, that means you “hate Christians”
Yet the old media leads with it,and Herman Cain believes in God!
I’m happy to say that I was for Herman Cain before he was a front runner in the polls. The more I see of him, the more I believe he would be a good president. In a way, its good that we got the bimbo eruptions out of the way before the primaries. It will be yesterday’s news within a week, and won’t be fodder for an October surprise by the Obama thugs. That’s the problem when you use your best stuff early. If it doesn’t take out the competition, you are out of ammunition when it counts.
So? What’s your point?
In hindsight, it’s clear why the Senate run wasn’t meant to be - he was dx with cancer the next year.
If people only realized the truth about the discovery and colonization of our country! The Light and the Glory, by Peter Marshall and David Emanuel tells the thoroughly documented early history of our country. The TRUE story!
God led Columbus here, whereupon Columbus brought the pilgrims, including my ancestors, to these shores, where the first Indian they met spoke to them in English! Yes, Squanto had been taken to England where he learned to speak English before the pilgrims arrived. Some shock, huh?
Our early sacred documents were devised by God and man, and our laws were based on the premise the American people would be Christian. So for years now the leftists have been trying to kill God and replace those documents with the Devil’s swill!
Herman Cain has listened to and obeyed Him all his life, and Herman Cain has not done too badly, has he?! Praise God!
>> “If God is talking to him, he’s a nut and will lose the election handily” <<
God talks to his own.
You came to the wrong place if your intention is to attack God’s elect; Freerepublic is owned by a devout Christian, and is a solid Christian site.
We wouldn’t want Cain as president if we didn’t believe that God talks to him. If he doesn’t talk to you, I’m not particularly surprised, looking at your posting.
I believe in prayer but I don’t believe in Herman Cain.
I believe in prayer but I don’t believe in Herman Cain.
>> “Thank you Herman for sharing your personal journey with God.” <<
A M E N !
Exactly. And I can't believe CBS would so grossly misstate the facts now that they know L. Lin Wood is watching their every word. I believe he collected a multi-million dollar libel settlement from CBS before. Might be time for another one.
Spare yourself by staying off of conservative sites.
Go commiserate on a Perry crying thread.
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.
That’s your problem, varina savis
Cain takes a stand:
The author of our Declaration of Independence (Jefferson) and later President of the United States, who was more likely than others to keep matters of faith to himself, wrote the following:
"Our Saviour... has taught us to judge the tree by its fruit, and to leave motives to Him who can alone see into them." --Thomas Jefferson to Martin Van Buren, 1824. ME 16:55
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