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The Implosion of Herman Cain
Redstate ^ | 11/14/2011 | Leon H. Wolf

Posted on 11/14/2011 8:30:40 PM PST by TBBT

Anyone who saw the debate on Saturday night and observed Herman Cain’s performance clearly saw a man who was terrified of the questions he was being asked and was hoping to be noticed as little as possible. Apparently, there was a good reason for that. Herman Cain apparently sat down with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel editorial board to talk foreign policy and, well… this happened.

Now, normally I would include a description of what happened in this video but this is one of those videos you really do have to see to believe. You cannot grasp how utterly clueless Cain is in answering this question until you see his physical discomfort – and you wouldn’t believe that he didn’t know whether Obama supported the rebels or not unless you saw it for yourself. (Apparently, in another nugget from this same interview, Cain indicated that he believed that public sector employees should be able to bargain collectively so long as that did not impose a burden on taxpayers – which is a little like saying he would be in favor of invading Iran so long as no one got killed.)

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KEYWORDS: 3amcall; cain; caingaffes; frontrunner; herbcain; hermancain; hitpiece
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More perspective...

Especially apt:

...I defy anyone of even marginal objectivity to watch the above video and tell me that there is any other explanation for a) Cain’s debate performance on Saturday and b) what happened in the above video.


1 posted on 11/14/2011 8:30:41 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

This is just silly. Cain is raising more money than ever, holding most of his strength. He doesn’t seem afraid of anything.


2 posted on 11/14/2011 8:32:43 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBBT

This is just silly. Cain is raising more money than ever, holding most of his strength. He doesn’t seem afraid of anything.


3 posted on 11/14/2011 8:32:53 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBBT
Herman Cain

born December 13, 1945 in Memphis, TN (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Luther Cain Jr., born March 16, 1925 in TN, died March 29, 1982 in Atlanta, GA
Lenora Davis, born July 27, 1925 in GA, died August 20, 2005 in Atlanta, GA

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Herman Cain is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN

”Herman

Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!

Click on the cane, (America is Ready.)

4 posted on 11/14/2011 8:33:01 PM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: TBBT

Put Obama up against Cain without his friggin teleprompter and Cain would wipe the floor with him.


5 posted on 11/14/2011 8:34:15 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: TBBT

Leon Wolf is a perrybot.......he and the rest of the Redstate are still trying to prop Mr. 6%.


6 posted on 11/14/2011 8:37:10 PM PST by teg_76
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To: TBBT

Cain will continue and will do strongly in the primary race with a good chance of winning the nomination.

I still support him, despite some of his mis-speaks and mistakes.

Why? Beacuse I trust the man and believe he will do very good things for the country economically, socially, and foreign affairs wise.

He kn ows how to and will put together a good team as he has done in turning large coprs around and help a House and Senate majority turn this nation around.

He is honest and when he does make a mistake he gets back to it and figures it out and moves on, correcting the problem. He is not a spit and polished pol, and I still trust him.


7 posted on 11/14/2011 8:38:23 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: TBBT

Hitpiece.


8 posted on 11/14/2011 8:38:40 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: TBP

Next you will be telling us that Rick Perry flubbed Mr Cains answers.


9 posted on 11/14/2011 8:39:45 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jeff Head
Today settles it. I'm not voting for him tomorrow.

What?

Nevermind...

10 posted on 11/14/2011 8:39:53 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: TBBT

Yeah cuz it’s really important to have a perfect candidate that never makes a mistake and knows every little thing about every little thing a president has to deal with. Because every single person in the country knows it’s completely impossible to choose people for your cabinet who are experts in areas you are lacking. How many of these people were PRO Cain before the piling on?

Cindie


11 posted on 11/14/2011 8:40:22 PM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: Old Sarge

The writing is on the wall...


12 posted on 11/14/2011 8:40:37 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBP

Just a bunch of Newt pushers.


13 posted on 11/14/2011 8:41:14 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: mylife
Nope. Perry just never answers the question asked of him. He goes back to the previous one since that is the one he has had a chance to mull over.
14 posted on 11/14/2011 8:41:23 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: gardencatz

We don’t we just go ahead and have all of the GOP candidates go on Celebrity Jeopardy and the winner will be crowned the nominee.


15 posted on 11/14/2011 8:41:39 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: TBBT

Can you please explain to me his wife’s performance on Greta tonight?
it was horrible.


16 posted on 11/14/2011 8:42:00 PM PST by kaila
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To: TBBT

Bathroom wall.


17 posted on 11/14/2011 8:42:03 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: VanDeKoik
Just a bunch of Newt pushers.

A bunch of today's Newt pushers were Cain pushers two weeks ago.

18 posted on 11/14/2011 8:43:28 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: TBBT

Written by a closet Socialist.


19 posted on 11/14/2011 8:43:37 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: TBBT
I defy anyone of even marginal objectivity to watch the above video and tell me that there is any other explanation for a) Cain’s debate performance on Saturday and b) what happened in the above video.

Being tired and addressing complexity easily explains any of it, the complexity aspect most of all. People are so dumbed down, and media controllers are so stupidly brutal, that people cannot even recognize a considered answer anymore. To the contrary, everyone judges each other on the ease in which talking points are spit out, and the facility with which follow-up questions are avoided, and the brazenness in which patent lies are thrust forward, defying the listener to call the lie what it is.

And I'm saying this not particularly liking Cain. His 999 really soured me on him. But fair's fair - the man considers his answers from multiple real-world contextual points, and its refreshing to see. That it rattles the zombies is a good thing.

20 posted on 11/14/2011 8:44:09 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: kaila

oh and you could do better
i thought it was adoreable


21 posted on 11/14/2011 8:44:41 PM PST by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

During the infamous debate in witch perry forgot the energy dept, I saw virtually every candidate hope on Perry’s position about States rights.
Seems like he was leading the matter
SS reform was the same thing.


22 posted on 11/14/2011 8:44:50 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: TBBT
That video is downright painful to watch. When you add this to his ignorance of the "right of return," supporting the release of all the Gitmo-ites for the release of one of ours, his policy of stopping Iran being that we drill more domestically, and on, and on...it's more than clear that he doesn't have a clue about foreign affairs. Sure, no one knows every leader's name or can quote the minutia of the Treaty of Waapaagoogoo, but c'mon, Herman, these are VERY BASIC QUESTIONS AND POLICIES.
23 posted on 11/14/2011 8:45:35 PM PST by SeafoodGumbo
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Socialist?


24 posted on 11/14/2011 8:45:54 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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which


25 posted on 11/14/2011 8:46:40 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Old Sarge

LOL!


26 posted on 11/14/2011 8:46:52 PM PST by TBBT
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To: mylife
Right. Rick Perry invented the 10th Amendment. Does Algore know Perry invented the internet too???
27 posted on 11/14/2011 8:47:02 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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hop


28 posted on 11/14/2011 8:47:22 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Talisker; All

Cain on Lybia:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/cain-stumbles-on-libya-question/2011/11/14/gIQAxLaLMN_video.html

POTUS??
Nein Nein Nein


29 posted on 11/14/2011 8:47:47 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: SeafoodGumbo
Treaty of Waapaagoogoo

Hmmmmm... I got some readin' to do. ☺

30 posted on 11/14/2011 8:49:15 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

He is the leading voice on States rights in America and you know it.


31 posted on 11/14/2011 8:50:25 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kaila

What?

Were we watching the same interview?

I thought she was honest, direct, graceful, loyal, intelligent, and would make a first Lady I could be proud of.

I have no idea where you are coming from, but bless your heart, anyway.


32 posted on 11/14/2011 8:51:48 PM PST by jacquej
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To: gov_bean_ counter

People can also mock him on the border, but he knows the issue better than anyone on the stage.


33 posted on 11/14/2011 8:52:44 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

It does beat watching paint dry, but it might not beat watching grass grow. Heh....


34 posted on 11/14/2011 8:54:01 PM PST by SeafoodGumbo
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To: jacquej

Watch the interview again.
Even Greta looked stunned.


35 posted on 11/14/2011 8:54:41 PM PST by kaila
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To: TBBT

I’m going to blame RINO conservative websites, like Red State, when Obama is re-elected President.

Have they no shame writing port-a-potty graffiti against Herman Cain?

The future of America depends on us electing a conservative as President. And right now, Herman Cain is ready and able to save us from the Obamanation destroying our country.


36 posted on 11/14/2011 8:57:47 PM PST by JohnBrownUSA (Don't Tread On America!)
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To: kaila

Hey concern troll, still pimping the cause?


37 posted on 11/14/2011 8:59:49 PM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: jacquej

It’s a troll. She’s very ‘concerned’ for Mr. Cain’s campaign.


38 posted on 11/14/2011 9:00:23 PM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Old Sarge
What is clear is they cannot get him on something big, so they are trying what is called "the death of a thousand cuts". NO they do NOT want this man Herman Cain anywhere near the levers of power in Washington D.C. and they will do everything to stop him, even the unimagineable--which I would not rule out. We are witnessing it right now and it is reprehensible. So help me, there is a special place in HELL for these evil little communist people trying to destroy a perfectly good, decent and honest Conservative man, Herman Cain:


39 posted on 11/14/2011 9:01:02 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Just remember. When they attack ANOTHER Conservative Candidate they are just practicing to get YOURS)
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To: patriot08
Hmmm. Now THAT's funny?! They are saying the exact same thing over at DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND today....
40 posted on 11/14/2011 9:02:25 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Just remember. When they attack ANOTHER Conservative Candidate they are just practicing to get YOURS)
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To: JohnBrownUSA

“The future of America depends on us electing a conservative as President. “

What makes people think Cain is more conservative than the other non-Romney’s? I mean seriously?


41 posted on 11/14/2011 9:02:53 PM PST by independent in tx
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To: patriot08

Is there even a country (by which you refer) known as “Lybia”? (sic). Hmmmmmm.....


42 posted on 11/14/2011 9:03:59 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Just remember. When they attack ANOTHER Conservative Candidate they are just practicing to get YOURS)
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To: kaila

Sorry, Kaila, just saw you post the same on another thread.

Posting here to tell you that I totally disagree with you. Not that I think you will be persuaded for even an instant.

It makes me so sad that Free Republic has been so invaded by people with such obvious agendas, and the invaders seem to think we are such sheep that we can’t recognize these.


43 posted on 11/14/2011 9:04:01 PM PST by jacquej
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To: AmericanInTokyo

You said that quite well.


44 posted on 11/14/2011 9:04:35 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: TBBT

It is funny to watch all the flip floppers during the primaries, they are worst then Romney. I am with Sarah always.


45 posted on 11/14/2011 9:06:05 PM PST by Brimack34
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To: TBBT

Newt will fall harder than Cain is falling right now.


46 posted on 11/14/2011 9:06:05 PM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: mylife

Is it possible to mock a man who is now little more than a punch line?


47 posted on 11/14/2011 9:06:34 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Perry! Our First Special Needs President!)
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To: TBBT

>> The writing is on the wall...

Nobody writes on walls anymore. Now they just excerpt blogs...


48 posted on 11/14/2011 9:09:11 PM PST by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jet.)
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To: Thunder90

Yup, Newt is climbing the mountain now, but will soon go right off the cliff in free fall, and what a spectacle it will be. At least he will land softly, on the a nice cushy couch next to Nancy.


49 posted on 11/14/2011 9:09:55 PM PST by HerrBlucher
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To: Prokopton

I’ll take either one over Romney & Anybody over Obama.

That being said, Cain, I Believe is a moral man with a strong moral foundation. He is intelligent, and can be proved intelligent by his accomplishments.

I would take Cain over Gingrich. But I would love to see Gingrich debatye the worthless Won.


50 posted on 11/14/2011 9:10:14 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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