Skip to comments.Video: Herman Cain Schools Anti-American College Hecklers
Posted on 10/01/2012 3:24:28 PM PDT by Kaslin
Former presidential candidate and successful CEO Herman Cain participated in a jobs forum at the University of Michigan last week. During his presentation, Cain told several hundred students that they'll enjoy at least one significant advantage when the enter the job market, triggering an interesting response from a handful of hecklers:
Cain: "This is the greatest country in the world."
Students: "Not," "It's not!"
The rest of the audience gasped, booed, and a few chanted "U-S-A." Cain then launched into an epic impromptu monologue about the greatness of America -- her liberties, her prosperity, her military strength, and her opportunities -- bringing the crowd to its feet. Pure awesome:
"If this is not the greatest country in the world, leave!"
For more data and perspective on America's singular exceptionalism on the landscape of world history, read this, this, this and this. It's also interesting to note which end of our domestic political spectrum spends the most energy informing their fellow Americans that our nation really isn't all that great: Entitled undergraduates (see above), the ranting, fictional "news" anchors, as imagined by Hollywood, sanctimonious blowhards and fawning Sinophiles at the New York Times, and, at times, even the President of the United States. I can think of no more eloquent recent paean to America's exceptional greatness than Condoleezza Rice's address at the Republican National Convention (17:25 for a highlight):
Here you go. All the news you will ever need. Go back to sleep and don't worry your pretty little head about anything.
SO, CLINTOON’S ZIPPER PROBLEM WAS JUST ‘A’ OK WITH YOU?
HERMAN KAIN NEVER RAPED ANYONE AND THEN TOLD HER TO PUT AN ICE CUBE ON THE LIP.
HERMAN KAIN NEVER LEFT A J**STAIN ON A BLUE DRESS OF SOME YOUNG GIRL.
GOTCHER YER DAMN ZIPPER PROBLEM RIGHT EFFIN HERE.
It’s a damned shame that spoiled kids who probably got Government loans to go to this University do not think the Government that gave themn those loans is the greatest country in the world.
I blame it on their teachers. The Liberal professors, and if I had my druthers I would ship every last one of them to Zimbabwe and let them stay there for a few years.
I think when Axelrod and his commie buddies set out to destroy your public reputation ~ with truth or lies ~ they have the resources to do that, and if they wished they could kill you and not look back.
He almost came out from cover to attack Cain.
When you hyperventilate sit down and breathe slowly into a paper bag.
Slimy Willie has nothing to do with any of this.
Cain was strictly Amateur Hour and it was only a matter of time before he took himself out. Don’t let it upset you so.
Hilarious stuff. The Democrats would have loved to run against Cain. He had NO chance of winning the nomination and was just a Pretend Candidate, useful only to split the Right and help Romney get nominated. The Right falls for these stunts EVERY time: Huckabee, Thompson, Duncan Hunter. It is as predictable as Charlie Brown trying to kick that football.
Cain’s dash for the Exit indicated that the accusations had validity or there were worse things in the wings.
I never supported him because he was a ludicrous candidate useful only to split any voter bloc which could elect a conservative with some chance of winning.
Amateurs cannot beat the professional operation the Democrats run.
My motive is simple don’t let stupidity harm the conservative movement. Cain was a joke as a politician. I love the guy but him running for the presidency is like me walking in off the street and trying out to be the Quarterback of the Chicago Bears without ever having played football.
If he was serious he would have moved to some safe district gotten elected to the House served a few terms moved on to a higher office, etc.
Politics is AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN very serious stuff and is a profession, Plato called politics the “highest art”. It is NOT business nor making war nor social change but all of them and more. Cain had fun playing with rhetoric but that is all it was.
Please don’t embarrass yourself any further. GW served MULTIPLE terms in the House of Burgesses in Virginia along with other elected offices in the Colony. TJ was Congressman from Virginia, Governor of Virginia, Ambassador to France, Vice President, Secretary of State. FDR was Secretary of the Navy, Governor of NY. Lincoln was a Representative and deeply involved in Illinois politics for 20 yrs before running for the Presidency.
Every one of our Presidents, even the supremely UNqualified Obama, was more qualified to be president than Cain.
Even Elementary School history should have taught you that.
You can play in Amateur Hour but count me out. I can even discern the news from that site.
Cain was a joke.
I counted you out when I read your post turtle post.
I blissfully have no idea what you are talking about.
Or apparently anything anyone talks about.
Most of that is safely ignored.
You two should be a good fit then.