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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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