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Herman Cain is back [ Lynn Sweet ]
SunTimes 'The scoop from Washington' weblog ^ | January 2, 2012 | Lynn Sweet

Posted on 01/02/2012 6:50:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv

Failed GOP White House hopeful Herman Cain, who dropped out after a woman who said she was his mistress went public is staging a comeback of sorts, he announced on Monday--on the eve of the Iowa caucus.

"Our mission continues, and we're on fire for 2012 and beyond!," Cain said in an e-mail, highlighting a list of media interviews he has booked. Cain is looking to regain some spotlight in a week heavy with Republican presidential politics--that he is no longer a part of.

"....I will soon be announcing a major new initiative. This is a crusade so critical to the long term health of our American economy that we simply must prevail. The first major announcement will be live on the Sean Hannity show, next Wednesday night between 9pm and 10pm ET," Cain said.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: cain; cain2012; hermancain; iowa; newhampshire; nh2012
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1 posted on 01/02/2012 6:50:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

Good.


2 posted on 01/02/2012 6:52:59 PM PST by null and void (Day 1077 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: SunkenCiv

So is he in or out?


3 posted on 01/02/2012 6:53:05 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Not.


4 posted on 01/02/2012 6:53:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: SunkenCiv

What to make of this?


5 posted on 01/02/2012 6:53:35 PM PST by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: SunkenCiv

Well of course he’s black! What’s the big deal?

(;


6 posted on 01/02/2012 6:53:35 PM PST by .30Carbine
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To: All

Go away, Herman.


7 posted on 01/02/2012 6:55:45 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: SunkenCiv

What is with this guy? A major new initiative? What is that supposed to mean?


8 posted on 01/02/2012 6:56:01 PM PST by ecomcon
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To: SunkenCiv

Cain announcing new movement this week.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwIvBNsSywQ


9 posted on 01/02/2012 6:56:54 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: SunkenCiv

Turn him over, he is done on that side.

Does he think these women will just go away? Not likely, they will be back too. The media is digging them up even as we speak.

You cannot turn a campaign off and on like a spigot.


10 posted on 01/02/2012 6:56:59 PM PST by Venturer
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To: SunkenCiv
I think Herman Cain has an important role to play here, and has a lot to contribute.

If anything, he destroys the mantra of the libs that has been foisted upon idiot voters for the last 50+ years....ergo, that is why he must be defeated at all cost.

12 posted on 01/02/2012 6:58:54 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: SunkenCiv

I got the email that this article refers to. Here’s an excerpt they didn’t include:

“Can you imagine being part of a force which radically changes the direction of our country? I’m talking about a real, honest, and formidable organization dedicated to the goal of returning the power of our government back into the hands of the citizens - where it belongs! This goal is attainable. Stay tuned to find out how you can become involved.”

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that the Tea Party’s modus operandi? What could Herman Cain’s “movement” possible offer that the Tea Party doesn’t?

If he wanted to make a difference, Herman should have endorsed someone other than Romney so that conservatives would have a candidate to rally behind.


13 posted on 01/02/2012 6:59:27 PM PST by Cato in PA (Go, Rick, go! ...not you, Perry.)
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To: null and void

Well I miss Herman Cain’s enthusiasm - there isn’t another candidate that made me so passionate and enthused about the 2012 Election.

I just have not found another person to support. I am part of The Anybody But Obama crowd right now.


14 posted on 01/02/2012 7:00:46 PM PST by not2worry
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To: Cato in PA

Why, because Herman Cain is our leader? :)

I’m happy that he let us make our own decisions, rather than endorsing someone.

Course, I’d much rather have Herman back in again.


15 posted on 01/02/2012 7:01:48 PM PST by BenKenobi (Sky friend abase committal meets for Chemo)
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To: ecomcon
"A major new initiative?"

A new 9-9-9:

Every man gets 9 wives, 9 mistresses, and 9 one night stands.

16 posted on 01/02/2012 7:01:56 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: patriot08

He should stick around and fight if he has the stomach for it, even if he’s just nursing a personal grudge.


17 posted on 01/02/2012 7:02:04 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: ecomcon
A major new initiative? What is that supposed to mean?

It means: "I miss all the attention. Look at me."

18 posted on 01/02/2012 7:02:54 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: patriot08
Go away, Herman.

Kind of surprised to hear you say that.

Cain has a lot to add to the current discussion...why do you want to tune him out?

He is no threat to the current mix except for the elitist.

The Tea Party was all about getting the "political insiders out" and electing some one fresh, yes?

19 posted on 01/02/2012 7:03:31 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Venturer
The media is digging them up even as we speak.

I can't help but be interested in how successful they are at that. I had my doubts about his accusers. If Cain isn't officially running still, he might find it easier to do battle with his accusers in the courts.
20 posted on 01/02/2012 7:05:08 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
Every man gets 9 wives, 9 mistresses, and 9 one night stands.

I don't care if you have been here since 1999, that is straight up stupid.

21 posted on 01/02/2012 7:05:23 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Cato in PA
What could Herman Cain’s “movement” possible offer that the Tea Party doesn’t?

Black tea instead of Orange Pekoe?
22 posted on 01/02/2012 7:06:00 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Cato in PA

Right now the Tea Party needs someone like Herman Cain. At least in my area of the USA there is not much synergy like there was in 2010. Maybe it will show up once a candidate is decided upon .

Paul, Bachman, Newt, Perry and Santoum are claiming they are the Tea Party Candidate-but the unorganized tea party folks, like me, have not raised our voices.


23 posted on 01/02/2012 7:07:29 PM PST by not2worry
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Classic!!


24 posted on 01/02/2012 7:08:20 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: SunkenCiv

Dear John (I mean Herman),
I have moved on.
For several weeks I was hoping you would stand up and fight for us.
When you didn’t I flirted with Newt and even reconsidered Perry for a brief moment.
However, now I am with Santorum and am happy.
He is steady and consistent and it is what I need in my life at the moment.
I do not wish you ill.
In fact, I wish you well.

PS I hope we can still be friends.


25 posted on 01/02/2012 7:09:45 PM PST by Leep
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Spot on. Maybe, just maybe he is supporting the tea party by augmenting their “operandi”. He is not establishment and he did not endorse Romney this cycle as some other poster implied, he ran against him.

Lots of establishment monkeys lurking here lately.


26 posted on 01/02/2012 7:10:52 PM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: SunkenCiv

Reserving judgment here.

If he wants to get back into the race — and if I am convinced he is going to STAY in — I’ll be delighted.

I do seem to recall he “suspended” his campaign, he didn’t end it. So, technically speaking, he never left.

However, I am going to be less than pleased if he just plans to sit on the sidelines to yap at the parade.

We have enough pundits, analysts and backseat drivers. We need leaders.


27 posted on 01/02/2012 7:11:09 PM PST by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: SunkenCiv

Hmm. Either people are demanding their donations back or book sales are down. Maybe he can’t get his radio gig back and no one has offered him the vp slot or Secretary of Defense. I guess there are all kinds of reasons someone would want to “regain the spotlight” during the most critical of times.


28 posted on 01/02/2012 7:11:12 PM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Cain has a lot to add to the current discussion...why do you want to tune him out?

Maybe, but he lost control of the discussion. That's why he bowed out. But it seems like the reasonable thing to do is take on the invisible enemy that was using scorched earth tactics against him. If he doesn't fight, they'll destroy him and encourage more of that sort of "discourse" in the public square in all other walks of life.
29 posted on 01/02/2012 7:11:52 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

That is Newt’s platform - boy I wish Mrs. Newt #3 would have a hair out of place at least one day! That GOP rich lady hair is not helping Newt. Maybe I am just too optic. When I see her I see her head in Newt’s croch on the Cogressional parking lot.


30 posted on 01/02/2012 7:11:55 PM PST by not2worry
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To: SunkenCiv

Cain $$$ simply $$$ needs $$$ to $$$ go $$$ away $$$ .


31 posted on 01/02/2012 7:13:13 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: BenKenobi

He’s not our leader, no, but an endorsement would have helped draw conservatives to a particular candidate.

Conservatives are in desperate need of unity. You’ll be as angry as me if Romney wins the nomination because conservatives split the vote too many ways. There’s nothing admirable about sitting on your hands when you have the potential to make a difference.

My frustration isn’t directed toward Herman Cain in particular, though. Just thought I’d clear that up. I actually like what he stands for, but I think he’s going about everything the wrong way.


32 posted on 01/02/2012 7:15:30 PM PST by Cato in PA (Hope and pray for the Santorum Surge!)
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To: FryingPan101

Sure, but I wouldn’t say those are necessarily “dishonorable” reasons.


33 posted on 01/02/2012 7:15:33 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Damn, you don’t even try to hide it do you?


34 posted on 01/02/2012 7:16:19 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: patriot08
Go away, Herman.

I second that. He's just another quitter.

Liberals get in trouble and they fight back. Conservatives get in trouble and they quit. Then they preach from the sidelines.

I'm just not interested in what a quitter has to say.

35 posted on 01/02/2012 7:16:52 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Leep
For several weeks I was hoping you would stand up and fight for us.

LOLOLOLOLOL

You know, I really get a kick out of you keyboard warriors.

Where the hell are you standing up>? Let us all see you get attacked for things that didn't even occur

Get on a stage and bear the ridicule, scrutiny and anal intrusion these people do.

You think you are so tough, step up to the plate or STFU.

Where are you big boy saving this Country?

Bring it on fool.....we'll pick your ass apart too.....

36 posted on 01/02/2012 7:18:10 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Cato in PA

I’m just as frusterated as you, but I’d rather he did not endorse anyone. Especially not after how he went out.


37 posted on 01/02/2012 7:23:01 PM PST by BenKenobi (Sky friend abase committal meets for Chemo)
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To: Leaning Right
I'm just not interested in what a quitter has to say.

Booo hoo, what have you done?

Can you get on a stage and stand up....I think not.

When you do, let us all know, your candy a$$ will be here for the taking, we'll all watch you fold up like a cheap suit.

38 posted on 01/02/2012 7:23:06 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: mazda77
Lots of establishment monkeys lurking here lately.

Ditto that....I get a kick out of the criticisms here too from the keyboard warriors....ooh, I want him to save me, he let me down, she didn't do blah blah blah.

Disgusting how this primary turned out of FR.

39 posted on 01/02/2012 7:27:06 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Booo hoo, what have you done?

I am, to say the least, a bit confused by your comments. Are you saying that because I was never a presidential candidate, I should be forbidden from criticizing a presidential candidate?

By that logic, since I was never President of the United States, should I be forbidden from criticizing Obama?

By the way, I was a huge Cain supporter. He should have stayed and fought the charges against him. The Republic needed him to stay in the fight. As a candidate, his words carried weight. Now he is just another cricket chirping on the sidelines.

40 posted on 01/02/2012 7:33:37 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Leaning Right
Are you saying that because I was never a presidential candidate, I should be forbidden from criticizing a presidential candidate?

No, what I am say is that before you criticize with such bold accusations is that maybe you should have the guts to step into the fire.

Can you even imagine what it must be like, to fall under the fire of the press, your life, you values? Could you defend them any better than the current crop of candidates?

We all sit here and wonder why we don't have good people run for office, I am suggesting that no one need to look past this forum to answer that question.

41 posted on 01/02/2012 7:43:24 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Cato in PA
If he wanted to make a difference, Herman should have endorsed someone other than Romney so that conservatives would have a candidate to rally behind.

Absolutely! We better start circling the wagons.

42 posted on 01/02/2012 7:46:00 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Venturer

Herman Cain has delusions of grandeur.


43 posted on 01/02/2012 7:55:09 PM PST by varina davis (We grow too soon old and too late smart -- Pennsylvania Dutch adage)
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To: Cobra64

“Absolutely! We better start circling the wagons.”

If we don’t, we will be giving the whole thing to Obama.


45 posted on 01/02/2012 7:58:27 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: Las Vegas Ron
We all sit here and wonder why we don't have good people run for office

There is a lot of truth in that. The mainstream media folks are experts at utterly destroying conservative candidates while protecting liberal ones.

Nevertheless, we need conservative leaders to take that licking and then keep on ticking. I'm not talking about you, me, or the barber down the street. I'm talking about our leaders.

Let me give you an example. Cain's 9-9-9 plan was not perfect, but it was good, very good.

While Cain was a candidate, people talked about that plan, not only on national TV, but around the water cooler at work. Cain was making a difference! Maybe that awful tax code really could be reformed! And the longer Cain remained a national figure, the more 9-9-9 influenced the national discussion.

Then Cain quit. I'm sure he had his reasons, but when he quit, 9-9-9 became just a footnote in history.

What could have transformed the American tax system is now just a trivia question on Jeopardy. And that really bothers me.

46 posted on 01/02/2012 8:00:21 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

One thing about the GOP...we do eat our own.

After the DC insiders snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, the outsiders feast on the leftovers.

It is what the GOP does best. :(


47 posted on 01/02/2012 8:05:50 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Las Vegas Ron
The Tea Party was all about getting the "political insiders out" and electing some one fresh, yes?

Yes.

And there's only one candidate that the Establishment fears as they know he knows how to sweep them all into the dustbin of history.

He will not keep even ONE holdover from the current regime. The people he has mentioned for his administration so far are ALL non-establishment and ALL Constitutional knowledgeable, American loving, people who come FROM the people - like Reagan - raised in regular American homes, not with silver spoons and and entitlement attitude.

These are the people Newt has signaled he wants:

As VP = Col Allen West

As SOS = John Bolton

On the energy problem = Palin

and what if he picked Cain for economics?

Heads would explode! Not only the Socialists would be choking, but the Establishment Republicans.

And the country would be on fire!

48 posted on 01/02/2012 8:14:04 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Disgusting how this primary turned out of FR.

Very - Unfortunately, we have to stay in the fight. Unlike in the days of the Pilgrim Fathers - there are no more lands to escape to establish a life of freedom.

49 posted on 01/02/2012 8:22:26 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
I think Herman Cain has an important role to play here, and has a lot to contribute.

Exactly, and he doesn't need to be a Presidential candidate to do so. I'm hoping he'll continue to hammer the issue of the economy, and how the Democrats have truly ruined it.

50 posted on 01/02/2012 8:22:53 PM PST by SuziQ
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