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Herman Cain says he'd like to be secretary of Defense
LA Times ^ | Thursday December 15, 2011

Posted on 12/15/2011 3:14:27 PM PST by Bigtigermike

Herman Cain is no longer running for president. He doesn't think he's likely to be picked as the eventual nominee's running mate, either. But he does have a Cabinet post in mind should the GOP win the White House next fall: secretary of Defense.

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Cain shared the idea with ABC's Barbara Walters during her annual special on the "10 Most Fascinating People." And the veteran journalist was just a bit surprised.

Cain said he thought he'd be a good pick because he wants to "influence rebuilding our military the way it should be."

Walters, still stunned, reminded Cain of his struggles during the campaign with topics like Libya. And there is always Uzbeki-beki-beki-stan-stan.

"I have been doing my homework ever since that difficulty," Cain said.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; cain; caintrain; cainwreck; dod; humor; knowsnato; lol; pizzaman; sectyofunicorns
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1 posted on 12/15/2011 3:14:31 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Sorry Herman. You admitted to having a “dick” problem when you quit, so you you are out now. No soup for you.


2 posted on 12/15/2011 3:16:55 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (To Obama, bipartisanship is giving the opposition the opportunity to do as they are told. (WGensert))
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To: Bigtigermike

That’s what bothered me about him most of all...before any rumors. He was always looking for a job.


3 posted on 12/15/2011 3:20:22 PM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: Bigtigermike

I don’t know if I’d want him there. Maybe in some other position but defense is about the last place I’d want him.


4 posted on 12/15/2011 3:20:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Can’t be any worse than “Here’s your ham” Panetta.


5 posted on 12/15/2011 3:22:18 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Cyber Liberty

Cain didn’t know if Pakistan was friend or foe? SEC of DEF...oh NO! Chairman of the Fed Reserve? maybe


6 posted on 12/15/2011 3:22:22 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Bigtigermike

And I’d like to be a supermodel.

Neither is likely to happen.


7 posted on 12/15/2011 3:23:02 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: Bigtigermike

I could Secretary of Labor, but I think he was better served when he said he would get good people to handle that international stuff.


8 posted on 12/15/2011 3:24:58 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Commerce, maybe. He could downsize it to 1/3 or less of its current size (budget).


9 posted on 12/15/2011 3:25:30 PM PST by pogo101
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To: katiedidit1

Actually, it apppears to me that about 90% of the people in Washington don’t know if Pakistan is friend or foe. And make that 95% of the State Department.


10 posted on 12/15/2011 3:27:59 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Cyber Liberty

What did he admit to, exactly?


11 posted on 12/15/2011 3:28:35 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Bigtigermike

I supported Herman Cain until he quit amid what I considered false accusations but I don’t see Cain receiving a Cabinet nomination from a Republican president. Ambassador, maybe or more likely part of a high-level advisory committee on a big issue. Perhaps nothing at all, depending on who is elected. Most presidents don’t want an extroverted former rival too close and right now, Cain appears to be fishing for a job in the next Republican administration, which usually means you won’t get it. Still, Cain does have a wealth of business experience so a Republican president might appoint him Commerce Secretary. That is not a visible position so Herman Cain might well decline to accept the appointment and simply return to his radio show and other ventures - or just retire, completely.


12 posted on 12/15/2011 3:31:03 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: Bigtigermike

Please, people in hell would like ice water too


13 posted on 12/15/2011 3:31:59 PM PST by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: Bigtigermike

Nope. I was one of the biggest supporters of Cain and defended him a lot here, but he QUIT and deserted his supporters when he could have easily stayed in the race and led the field. He quit because he could not face an assault by the media. Imagine if there is a war and the media attacks him. This weakling will QUIT. No quitters.


14 posted on 12/15/2011 3:32:25 PM PST by JimWayne
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To: Bigtigermike

Can I be the Wizard of Oz?


15 posted on 12/15/2011 3:32:43 PM PST by Oystir
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To: Bigtigermike

As Secertary of Defence, Herman Cain would prevent China from attaining nuclear weapons.


16 posted on 12/15/2011 3:33:06 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his own Internet domain name, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: fatnotlazy

Everything when he quit.


17 posted on 12/15/2011 3:33:26 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (To Obama, bipartisanship is giving the opposition the opportunity to do as they are told. (WGensert))
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To: Bigtigermike

Is he ... naming a price?


18 posted on 12/15/2011 3:34:58 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Bigtigermike

What freeper would give a rats arse what Barbara Walters things...she was stunned...what about the abomination called the VIEW...

Here is what Walter’s thinks of herself
http://www.aboms.com/archives/007852.html


19 posted on 12/15/2011 3:35:09 PM PST by Fred (On Newt Gingrich - He is a sociopath, but he is our sociopath)
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To: cripplecreek

I wanted Herman Cain for president, but I want Duncan L. Hunter for SOD. Herman Cain would be very valuable as financial adviser, however. I can’t seem to land on anyone else for president so far.


20 posted on 12/15/2011 3:35:56 PM PST by Paperdoll (on the cutting edge)
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To: katiedidit1
Cain didn’t know if Pakistan was friend or foe?

Hey, I still can't make up my mind on that one.

21 posted on 12/15/2011 3:39:18 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Bigtigermike

D’fence? Which fence is he talking about??? Football???


22 posted on 12/15/2011 3:39:43 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: Bigtigermike

Considering his shallow debate performance on foreign policy, that would be scary — Cain as SecDef.


23 posted on 12/15/2011 3:41:40 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Bigtigermike

24 posted on 12/15/2011 3:44:45 PM PST by ToxicMich (We don't want a bozo to replace Obozo... (Yep, I am talking about you Bachmann, Perry and Mitt...))
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To: Bigtigermike
Ridiculous...

Same ending as 2000.

Fool me once....

25 posted on 12/15/2011 3:44:55 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Bigtigermike

I want to be secretary of ice cream or Asian massages, whichever pays better. And I want a unicorn as an assistant. Oh, and a talking penguin.


26 posted on 12/15/2011 3:47:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Bigtigermike

Just a reminder....when he QUIT running for prez in 2000, he supported Steve Forbes. Figure him out...he’s all about money and profit and not the working middle class....


27 posted on 12/15/2011 3:50:25 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Cyber Liberty
In that case, Newt Gingrich should be OUT ASAP.

He got married not only to one but two of his mistresses. One was a staffer. I can't look at Calistra without seeing a visual of her head in his crotch on the Congressional Parking Lot......and she looks so GOPEstablishment. Pearls, red dress and shellacked bleached blond.

28 posted on 12/15/2011 3:52:23 PM PST by not2worry
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To: Oystir

“Can I be the Wizard of Oz?”

Somewhere over the rainbow, sure.


29 posted on 12/15/2011 3:52:23 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Newt Gingrich says he was to be President of the United States - why not traitor of the conservative party or advisor to Barrack Obama.


30 posted on 12/15/2011 3:55:16 PM PST by not2worry
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To: Bigtigermike

Not a chance. First of all no one would dare nominate him and if they did he would have to go through one tough vetting process with congress. Can you imagine the questions?


31 posted on 12/15/2011 3:58:01 PM PST by tirednvirginia ( A)
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To: Bigtigermike

CAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaain!!!!!!!!!

32 posted on 12/15/2011 4:09:36 PM PST by Evil Slayer
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33 posted on 12/15/2011 4:14:13 PM PST by Evil Slayer
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To: not2worry

Gingrich isn’t quitting in the face of the predicted onslaught. Cain did, so he’s yesterday’s news. Like Palin. IOW, Gingrich is still punching.


34 posted on 12/15/2011 4:22:14 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (To Obama, bipartisanship is giving the opposition the opportunity to do as they are told. (WGensert))
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To: not2worry
In that case, Newt Gingrich should be OUT ASAP.

He got married not only to one but two of his mistresses. One was a staffer.

Exactly. And by that "logic", i.e., because he dropped out, that's an admission that those allegations were true, then everything said about Sarah Palin and all those ethics complaints against her in Alaska must be true because she quit the governorship. The trash in Joe McGinnis' book must have been true also because she turned down running for president soon after that steaming pile of published manure came out.

I don't believe any of that crap about Sarah and I don't believe that crap about Herman and them quitting is not an admission of guilt.

As far as the story is concerned, Sec. of Defense, nah! Commerce would probably be a better fit.

35 posted on 12/15/2011 4:23:00 PM PST by Sister_T (I am PROUD of Herman Cain and his accomplishments. And I still support him!)
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To: Evil Slayer

I gotta admit ... that’s funny!


36 posted on 12/15/2011 4:24:14 PM PST by Sister_T (I am PROUD of Herman Cain and his accomplishments. And I still support him!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Could this be why we have all the whining on Herman Cain today??? Little people??

http://www.citizensmovement.org/blog/2011/12/15/letter-from-gov-rick-perry/

What wrong Newtie not getting endorsey from HC?


37 posted on 12/15/2011 4:26:18 PM PST by Fred (On Newt Gingrich - He is a sociopath, but he is our sociopath)
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To: Bigtigermike

Puh-lease. We really dodged a bullet getting this guy out of the running. I trust whoever becomes the nominee is smart enough to not give Cain ANY Cabinet or other appointed position.

Go back to selling your books and your pizzas, Herman.


38 posted on 12/15/2011 4:34:29 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Newt says amnesty isn't amnesty.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Herman's lack of knowledge of foreign nations, culture and policy would put him at an extreme disadvantage in the arguments/discussions that occur at the cabinet level. He lacks the background to deal with the leftist arguments that come the career State Dept. types. Without knowledge and experience it is difficult to slap down them them. I'm sorry, but if he is faced with situation where the military needs to be properly used (killing and breaking things, followed by zero nation building) then 9-9-9 just won't cut it.

We need a hawk heading DoD; someone that needs to be restrained and only unleashed when needed.

Maybe Herman can get a job as the Bureau Director of STD Prevention at the CDC. I think he may have some personal knowledge about that.

39 posted on 12/15/2011 4:42:27 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Maxine, I'll see you there. I'm not changing my ways.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Another empty suit charlatan wanting to feed off the government teat.


40 posted on 12/15/2011 4:42:27 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Cyber Liberty
Oh, I just have to hear of the accomplishments YOU have compared to Cain.

Start anywhere in your life and go forward. (He has more, and got going at them, way before you? But go ahead and list them

Cain was railroaded, Where are the girls? Where is the press ? Where is your interrest in the truth to what might have been a very good President?

41 posted on 12/15/2011 4:45:47 PM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: reefdiver

These are Newt tards attacking, they are afraid that Cain is going to endorse a real conservative and not some friggin tool like Newt...

Newt is not serious, his ground ops are in the crapper, barely doing anything in FL and SC.

Tonight he will be running for a Hillary/Gingrich 2012 ticket. He can’t wait to take a left turn, tonight is the night.


42 posted on 12/15/2011 4:52:10 PM PST by Fred (On Newt Gingrich - He is a sociopath, but he is our sociopath)
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Not gonna happen. Never happen. Thank goodness


43 posted on 12/15/2011 4:52:22 PM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Not gonna happen. Never happen. Thank goodness


44 posted on 12/15/2011 4:52:49 PM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: reefdiver

Don’t try to convince me. Convince Cain. If you convince him, he’s back in for the fight. If you convince me you get...bupkis.


45 posted on 12/15/2011 4:53:28 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (To Obama, bipartisanship is giving the opposition the opportunity to do as they are told. (WGensert))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL!


46 posted on 12/15/2011 4:56:50 PM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Bigtigermike
What a truly bizarre level of hubris.

Herman Cain is a generally good man with good ideas.

However, he is no more qualified to be SecDef that Panetta.

And that means HE'S NOT QUALIFIED. Not even close.

Does he even know the difference between a brigade and a battalion? A cruiser and destroyer? Logistics? Procurement? Development?

47 posted on 12/15/2011 4:58:59 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: not2worry

Oh man, that is so sad.

You are still suffering from your horrible loss.

I understand and feel your pain. I can hear your crying and see your pain in your words. I can see your reaching out for help, help from anyone who will listen. Crying is okay in such times... it helps one free themselves and find their center.

Any moment now you will lash out again, perhaps even at me, your new found friend. It’s a natural reaction to such a traumatic event. You see, some folks just can’t take the mental stress of such a personal train wreck.

Please, drink lots of fluids, get plenty of sleep, stay on your medications, stay away from sharp objects, don’t drive, and stay off of bridges and high buildings.

If we can just get you through the next few weeks, you’ll find that there is life after such miserable failures.

With profound sincerity.......


48 posted on 12/15/2011 5:00:45 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: fatnotlazy
Thank you for pointing that out.

Cain was the recipient of a whisper campaign that produced nothing of substance.

He quit because a nation raised on soap operas believes women of questionable character and motives before they believe a man with a proven track record of actually achieving the American dream.

49 posted on 12/15/2011 5:04:09 PM PST by pfflier
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LMAO... LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

When my neck cramps from laughing so hard, does that mean I am going to die?


50 posted on 12/15/2011 5:05:19 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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