Skip to comments.Herman Cain says he'd like to be secretary of Defense
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.
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.
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Sorry Herman. You admitted to having a “dick” problem when you quit, so you you are out now. No soup for you.
That’s what bothered me about him most of all...before any rumors. He was always looking for a job.
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.
Can’t be any worse than “Here’s your ham” Panetta.
Cain didn’t know if Pakistan was friend or foe? SEC of DEF...oh NO! Chairman of the Fed Reserve? maybe
And I’d like to be a supermodel.
Neither is likely to happen.
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.
Commerce, maybe. He could downsize it to 1/3 or less of its current size (budget).
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.
What did he admit to, exactly?
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.
Please, people in hell would like ice water too
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.
Can I be the Wizard of Oz?
As Secertary of Defence, Herman Cain would prevent China from attaining nuclear weapons.
Everything when he quit.
Is he ... naming a price?
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
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.
Hey, I still can't make up my mind on that one.
D’fence? Which fence is he talking about??? Football???
Considering his shallow debate performance on foreign policy, that would be scary — Cain as SecDef.
Same ending as 2000.
Fool me once....
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.
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....
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.
“Can I be the Wizard of Oz?”
Somewhere over the rainbow, sure.
Newt Gingrich says he was to be President of the United States - why not traitor of the conservative party or advisor to Barrack Obama.
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?
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.
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.
I gotta admit ... that’s funny!
Could this be why we have all the whining on Herman Cain today??? Little people??
What wrong Newtie not getting endorsey from HC?
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.
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.
Another empty suit charlatan wanting to feed off the government teat.
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?
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.
Not gonna happen. Never happen. Thank goodness
Not gonna happen. Never happen. Thank goodness
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.
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?
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.......
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.
When my neck cramps from laughing so hard, does that mean I am going to die?