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Herman Cain says he might run for president again
Washington Post ^ | 06/01/2014 | Aaron Blake

Posted on 06/01/2014 6:42:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

NEW ORLEANS -- Herman Cain, who ended his 2012 presidential campaign amid allegations of multiple affairs, said Saturday that he might run for president again in 2016.

Cain, in a speech at the Republican Leadership Conference here, brought up the prospect of another run toward the end of his speech. He then suggested he would do it if he were called by God.

“I do not know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future," the Georgia businessman said. "And I trust in God.”

Cain, 68, was a brief front-runner for the GOP nomination in 2011 but dropped out, before any actual votes were cast, in early December of that year.

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And how many more women will come out?
1 posted on 06/01/2014 6:42:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I like Cain.
I liked his 9-9-9 plan, at least as a concept to consider.

But he handled the woman thing badly.


2 posted on 06/01/2014 6:44:51 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Herman would get my vote.


3 posted on 06/01/2014 6:45:06 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Deodorant and Common sense. The ones who need it most don't use it. . . . .)
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To: SeekAndFind

sigh!

Another retread.

How long before Newt and Santorum starts dropping hints?


4 posted on 06/01/2014 6:45:19 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: SeekAndFind

So what happened to the last accuser?


5 posted on 06/01/2014 6:45:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Whatever happened to that silly women, who was brought forward by Gloria Allred? That whole incident was so orchestrated as to be laughable.


6 posted on 06/01/2014 6:45:34 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: SeekAndFind

7 posted on 06/01/2014 6:47:29 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: SeekAndFind

:)I remember waiting while Alveda King was singing and Cain walked out and told everyone he quit.


8 posted on 06/01/2014 6:48:05 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: ClearCase_guy
"But he handled the woman thing badly."

I agree. He probably won't run again. He has to know that they will come back again.
We need somebody. Fatso in Jersey ain't the one.
Dr. Ben would be good. Alan West would be good.

9 posted on 06/01/2014 6:48:41 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Deodorant and Common sense. The ones who need it most don't use it. . . . .)
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To: TomGuy

Exactly, we don’t need any Rick Santorums, Mike Huckabees and Rick Perry. or Mitt Romneys. They need to huddle and get behind a NEW candidate that hasnt been through a meat grinder by the other contending candidates. I’m thinking Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, or someone that hasn’t been vilified and trashed. Herman Cain quite far too easily when it got HOT in the kitchen. He won’t get my vote. He should have stood up to his accusers, it made it look like he knew she had the goods on him and he was guilty.....


10 posted on 06/01/2014 6:49:04 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I have no idea of the truth, but Cain did the following:

Denied doing anything.
Paid off the women with whom he didn't do anything.
Ended his presidential campaign because he didn't do anything wrong.

Clarence Thomas (whom I have always respected) had only Anita Hill. Herman Cain had 4 women.
Clarence Thomas says his behavior was perfectly fine -- and I believe him 100%.
Herman Cain says his behavior was perfectly fine -- and I see how he handled it, and all I can really say is: "Boy, you handled that badly."

11 posted on 06/01/2014 6:49:29 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: cripplecreek

RE: So what happened to the last accuser?

Two of the sexual harassment accusers, Sharon Bialek and Karen Kraushaar turned out to be a he said-she said scenario.

Finally, On November 28, 2011, Cain asserted that a woman named Ginger White would be claiming to have had an affair with him, and that the allegation was not true.

An interview with White was aired an hour later on Fox 5 in Atlanta. In the interview, White said the affair lasted 13 years and ended right before Cain announced his presidential campaign.

On November 30, 2011, Herman Cain denounced allegations of sexual harassment and adultery as “character assassination” during an event in Dayton, Ohio.

On December 3, 2011, Cain announced he was “suspending” his campaign for the presidency following allegations of sexual harassment and adultery, which he denied.

That was the end of his run.


12 posted on 06/01/2014 6:49:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

No thanks, Mr. Cain. Maybe Sec of Commerce? (So that he shrink that department)


13 posted on 06/01/2014 6:50:36 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: SeekAndFind
My ideal 2016 Republican Ticket:

Army Col. Allen West — Dr. Benjamin Carson

14 posted on 06/01/2014 6:51:18 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: SeekAndFind

I like Herman but no thanks.


15 posted on 06/01/2014 6:52:14 AM PDT by boycott
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To: SeekAndFind
He then suggested he would do it if he were called by God.

the Georgia businessman said. "And I trust in God.”

This is the kind of BS that the media loves to play. The media are a bunch of satanists.

16 posted on 06/01/2014 6:52:47 AM PDT by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am sure he is being pressed by the RNC to run again as the token black. We also need a woman and a Hispanic to fill all the boxes.


17 posted on 06/01/2014 6:54:07 AM PDT by kabar
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To: rovenstinez

I don’t know why Carson keeps showing up in these threads. He may have been an excellent doctor, but he is not presidential material — at this stage.

He needs to go through more local election processes. He has no idea what onslaught will hit him if he tries for the ‘top spot’ out of the gate.

Politics is a dirty business. One has to be prepared to get dirty (from the mud slung at them) and they need to be prepared to play dirty (sling mud at their opponents). Other wise, nice guys finish last.


18 posted on 06/01/2014 6:54:44 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: KeyLargo
My ideal 2016 Republican Ticket:

Cruz - West (Has a nice ring)
Cruz - Palin
Cruz - Carson
Cruz - Martinez

19 posted on 06/01/2014 6:55:08 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: KeyLargo

Ted Cruz and Allen West - that would be sweet. Dr. Carson definitely appointed to a high profile position. Sarah Palin, Secretary of State.


20 posted on 06/01/2014 6:55:18 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: ClearCase_guy
Denied doing anything.

He 'rejected the allegations'. He never denied. It was a word game.
21 posted on 06/01/2014 6:56:50 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: rovenstinez
He should have stood up to his accusers, it made it look like he knew she had the goods on him and he was guilty.....

That's because they probably did ... and he probably was. The same people that believed all the Clinton women just knew all these women were lying. yeah right But let's take the other possibility ... he really was innocent and all those women were lying. Face it. It is very hard politically to survive such an onslaught unless you can definitely prove a conspiracy that results in people going to jail.

22 posted on 06/01/2014 6:57:50 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: DeaconRed

I think that’s the idea.

Cain, Santorum, Carson and Joe Blow all running to split the conservative vote so Bush or any GOPe candidate the insiders choose wins the process.

Get behind one candidate early.

Cruz, Palin, Levin, Beck etc. need to meet early and decide that one candidate is the candidate and make the case.


23 posted on 06/01/2014 6:58:31 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTHCARE= INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: kabar

RE: I am sure he is being pressed by the RNC to run again as the token black.

Is the Republican party so pathetic that all they have is Herman Cain?

What about Ben Carson or Allen West?


24 posted on 06/01/2014 7:02:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: ClearCase_guy

Really?

Cain lost me with the 9-9-9 plan.

The socialists in the DNC have tried for a couple of decades to figure out a way to add a national sales tax on top of the income tax.

Responsible conservatives argued they would only support a national sales tax if an amendment were passed barring there ever being a simultaneous income tax and national sales tax because the two could easily spiral out of control.

Cain, as a ‘conservative’ Republican offered, perhaps unconsciously or ineptly, to do that dirty work for the socialists by offering the 9-9-9.

As I argued then, if we propose and win any type of 9-9-9 plan, the left would eventually take that to 19-19-19 and perhaps 29-29-29.

The income tax is a bad idea. A flat tax or consumption tax would be a more equitable and far more economically sound tax plan. Combining the two is a bad, bad idea.


25 posted on 06/01/2014 7:06:05 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The guy had no business running the first time.


26 posted on 06/01/2014 7:06:47 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh good grief no.

We need Conservatives ... not clowns.


27 posted on 06/01/2014 7:12:59 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: ClearCase_guy

Herman could make a good Cabinet member, but POTUS he’ll never be.


28 posted on 06/01/2014 7:15:54 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: TomGuy

Santorum did very well in 2012 and should be one of the front runners in 2016.

Why is that ? He should have a base of support from 2016, he won Iowa before and should do it again, already shook a lot of hands in NH and then it is on to SC where he should run very strong.

I think he goes into FL winning and if anyone wants to stop him, it will have to be by beating him in FL.


29 posted on 06/01/2014 7:18:01 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: SeekAndFind

Perhaps Cain’s radio listeners have dropped which could mean his contract will not be renewed and he’s looking for a new gig.


30 posted on 06/01/2014 7:19:58 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: KeyLargo

“Allen West — Dr. Benjamin Carson “

The left will execute them both as Uncle Toms and by execute, I mean literally shoot them dead.


31 posted on 06/01/2014 7:20:56 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue

Santorum is a pro-life, big-govt liberal and not unlike the Huckster.


32 posted on 06/01/2014 7:21:05 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: SeekAndFind

I was seriously considering Cain as my candidate for president and listening to him very carefully. He was talking about what he intended to do as president and he said something like “but blacks are worse off so I must help them first”. It was just a quick comment sort of out of the side of his mouth.

That may not be his exact words but I dropped him like a hot rock. After that his woman troubles cropped up but I had already moved on.


33 posted on 06/01/2014 7:22:04 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: SeekAndFind

Herman “No skeletons in my closet” Cain?


34 posted on 06/01/2014 7:27:57 AM PDT by The Free Engineer
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To: KeyLargo

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West sounds good, but has little else necessary for a good POTUS, Carson sounds good, but has zero of that necessary for POTUS.

For myself and probably a lot of Americans, we’ve had enough of that experiment in guilt and reparations. Let the liberals own that side of the street.


35 posted on 06/01/2014 7:28:03 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Nextrush
Cruz, Palin, Levin, Beck etc. need to meet early and decide that one candidate is the candidate and make the case.

While that is much better than having democrat crossovers picking the GOPe candidate from the remains of a primary fight, it has potential problems also. The main problem is that none of the people in your list will put their egos aside to do the right thing.

36 posted on 06/01/2014 7:30:21 AM PDT by palmer (There's someone in my lead but it's not me)
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To: Ditter
he said something like “but blacks are worse off so I must help them first”

I didn't hear that, but it would not have changed my mind much. Cain could not handle adversity much like Fred Thompson. There are many bad things about the Republican primary system, particularly crossovers. But it does weed out the people that can't handle adversity.

37 posted on 06/01/2014 7:33:08 AM PDT by palmer (There's someone in my lead but it's not me)
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To: KeyLargo

Forget it, that ticket couldn’t get 5 percent of the African American vote.


38 posted on 06/01/2014 7:37:53 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: SeekAndFind

As much as I liked this man, he’s a quitter and will cave under PC pressure.


39 posted on 06/01/2014 7:39:21 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Unarmed people cannot defend themselves. America is no longer a Free Country.)
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To: SeekAndFind

When Cain was in the primaries most of the debate was about the debt (9-9-9). Then he dropped out without a fight. Screw you Cain.


40 posted on 06/01/2014 7:41:57 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Theodore R.

Who said that blacks would be the group directed at?

It is a given, no matter what the GOP ticket blacks will vote 95 percent Democrat no matter what.


41 posted on 06/01/2014 7:42:48 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: SeekAndFind

Please don’t.


42 posted on 06/01/2014 7:46:38 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: SeekAndFind

Too late for Herman. Time is past.


43 posted on 06/01/2014 7:53:13 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: SeekAndFind

If he runs again, I’ll vote for him again.


44 posted on 06/01/2014 7:54:00 AM PDT by null and void (Fascists never think they're fascists. They just think everybody should obey them.)
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To: SeekAndFind
...Saturday that he might run for president again in 2016.

Why ?

45 posted on 06/01/2014 7:56:22 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wish black candidates whether announced or have supporters pushing their candidacy would take a serious look at the divisive policies used by socialists led and implented by Obama. And speak out against them.

Those really began with Obama’s use of the “Bully Pulpit” in the Zimmerman case. There are supporters circulating a petition for Carson to run for POTUS. He for one demonstrated no idea of what occured and issued a statement a couple of months ago which was in FR concluding with nearly defending Treyvon’s action. Here you have report after report here in FRs of black kids attacking non blacks which too often ends in death using that episode generated by the regime as an excuse for these attacks. In which the POTUS says nothing.

Where Obama’s two utterances; “could have been my son” and “could have been me” ill considered off hand remarks? Not hardly, they were two grenades being tossed. Cold calculated inflamatory remarks designed to gin up his base which I submit he doesn’t deserve. Because the blacks have fared worse under his admiinistration.

What was the thinking behind these utterances generated by ? First the socialist utopian concept of population resettlement and concentrating people into population ceters where reliance on public transport would reduce use of “fossil fuels”.

In fact there was policy statement issued shortly after the SHTF by HUD refering to the issue as a solution. The dots were left unconnedted even though there were a few commentators who did connect that to those “Bully Pulpit” bomblasts.

The other of course is the political use of division but the problem is until leading blacks are willing to confront what was done and speakout against it. Such announcements have little value.


46 posted on 06/01/2014 8:13:13 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: DeaconRed

I’ve listened to him for nigh on a year now. Honestly, he’s a nice man, but he is not equipped to be President in my opinion. He is a savvy businessman, but a horrible politician, and I think that he would be the butt of Democrat ridicule during his entire term in office, not to mention an interminable onslaught of new sexual harassment allegations..

To me, he seems too willing to argue the logic and reason of any conservative point and giving both sides their due. He seems unwilling to use the kind of in-your-face confrontation and response that I think a conservative leader should have given the kind of enemy we have in Democrats. We have an ideological and defacto war going on with Democrats and we need to act like it. We need to crush them utterly and completely - not have tea with them.


47 posted on 06/01/2014 8:26:24 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: palmer

The egos must be dealt with by a straightforward message- Jeb Bush or another anointed GOPe candidate wins if they all get in the race. Is that what they want????

I THINK AMONG THE GINGRICH’S, CAIN’S, SANTORUM’S ONE FINDS FRONT MEN FOR THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT.....


48 posted on 06/01/2014 8:28:05 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d be wary simply because he’s proven himself not only vulnerable to scandal but compliant to the leftist script of “apologize and drop out”. Not so keen on bothering with him this round. Let him play a support role, he’s not a lead. Ted Cruz is a lead...


49 posted on 06/01/2014 8:32:51 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: TomGuy

“How long before Newt and Santorum starts dropping hints?”

Santorum already has. And Huckabee.


50 posted on 06/01/2014 8:35:14 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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