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'Run, Herman, Run!'
American Spectator ^ | 12/27/10 | Robert Stacy McCain

Posted on 12/29/2010 8:16:05 PM PST by pissant

Herman Cain laughs at being described as "Steve Forbes with charisma," but finds the comparison flattering. "That's quite a compliment.… I have the greatest amount of respect for him."

The former CEO of Godfather's Pizza and Atlanta talk-radio host notes that he supported Forbes during the publishing executive's unsuccessful 2000 Republican presidential primary campaign, and Forbes endorsed Cain's 2004 Senate bid in the Georgia GOP primary.

Now, Cain is on the verge of embarking on his own presidential campaign, hiring staffing and preparing to form an exploratory committee. The combination of Forbes-like economic savvy and his own charismatic personality has triggered a remarkable level of excitement around Cain's candidacy. He emerged the victor two weeks ago in an online poll at the popular Red State conservative blog. Organized in an elimination bracket format, that survey pitted Cain against Sarah Palin in the final round and -- although, of course, such Internet polls are not scientific -- the result demonstrated the Georgia businessman's appeal to the conservative grassroots. Red State editor Erick Erickson said he "wouldn't put too much stock" in the poll result, but added: "I would say it is a good sign for Herman Cain that, being relatively unknown, he can generate that much enthusiasm for himself."

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hermancain
Methinks he will.
1 posted on 12/29/2010 8:16:14 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

I hope he does!


2 posted on 12/29/2010 8:18:09 PM PST by sweet_diane (Bring it on 2011!)
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To: pissant

I’ll vote him.


3 posted on 12/29/2010 8:20:21 PM PST by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: sweet_diane

He’s certainly superior to all the “big names” thinking about it.


4 posted on 12/29/2010 8:20:58 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

If he runs he’ll be out before Spring.


5 posted on 12/29/2010 8:22:22 PM PST by jla
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To: sweet_diane
YO Pissant.....

RUN SARAH RUN

Enjoy listening to Herman Cain speak, but he is a unknown across America....maybe some day but not now....

Plan on working my fanny off to help Sarah Palin become President in 2012.

6 posted on 12/29/2010 8:23:14 PM PST by haircutter
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To: pissant

I support.


7 posted on 12/29/2010 8:23:51 PM PST by onona (dbada)
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To: jla

Nope. He’s rich. He can hang in there awhile. And judging by the response to him thus far, he’ll get pletny of support


8 posted on 12/29/2010 8:24:50 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
Forbes endorsed Cain's 2004 Senate bid in the Georgia GOP primary

How'd that work out? If he can't even win a Senate primary in his home state, how will he win a POTUS primary, when no one has even heard of him?

9 posted on 12/29/2010 8:25:27 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

The days of the machine dictating our candidates ended with McCain


10 posted on 12/29/2010 8:31:21 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
Do you refer to a nationwide response to his assumed candidacy or the response from those on this site?
Also, he may be wealthy but that doesn't mean he'll tap into his bank account if he does poorly in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. I don't perceive him to covet the nomination like Romney does.
11 posted on 12/29/2010 8:31:57 PM PST by jla
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To: jla

The tea partiers all know who he is.


12 posted on 12/29/2010 8:38:25 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
I will not support him for presidency until he shows ability to win. Otherwise, he will simply split conservative votes which will result in a RINO winning. Beside, why conservatives are even thinking to run someone who hasn't shown any ability to get elected in his/her own state is beyond me. Yes, we want a 'fresh' face, but we also need someone who can win.
13 posted on 12/29/2010 8:42:28 PM PST by paudio (The differences between Clinton and 0bama? About a dozen of former Democratic Congressmen.)
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To: pissant

As usual, the MSM will attack him “big time” (”Uncle Tom”), and the majority of ignorant, stupid voters will think badly of him.


14 posted on 12/29/2010 8:42:59 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: pissant
I backed Forbes for POTUS in both '96 and '00. Looking back on it now, the sad reality is the only non-politicians who have a shot at winning the White House are war heros like Ike. I love Herman Cain, but he has to get into office before embarking on a presidential bid.
15 posted on 12/29/2010 8:45:20 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: pissant

I really enjoyed listening him as Sean Hannity’s guest host yesterday.


16 posted on 12/29/2010 8:47:16 PM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: pissant
He'll get my vote.....given Huck / Mittens / Blooming*Idiot*berg.

17 posted on 12/29/2010 8:48:02 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Imam Zer0: DeathCARE, Is my only "health" plan....to hell w/ free enterprise system :^)
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To: paudio

Makes it easy. Just support someone else then.


18 posted on 12/29/2010 8:52:25 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Sure. But it’s also good to make a point so other people see why it’s not a good idea to support him.


19 posted on 12/29/2010 8:55:08 PM PST by paudio (The differences between Clinton and 0bama? About a dozen of former Democratic Congressmen.)
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To: paudio

Good luck with that. People kept telling us only Rudy McRomney could win. Well, we let them “win” that argument in the primary, and the result, as conservatives predicted, was of Dole-esque proportions.


20 posted on 12/29/2010 8:58:56 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant; sweet_diane
I hope he doesn't. I can't vote for him as president in the primary.

I would love to have him as governor, senator or representative - and president - but he isn't fluid enough in his presentation.

I listen to him at night and he has improved dramatically, but he still isn't there.

21 posted on 12/29/2010 9:08:56 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, what are you hiding? Release your Birth Certificate!)
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To: pissant

I welcome both Sarah and Cain into the race, what a breath of fresh air both will be to Romneybee. My vote will go to whoever performs best in the primary campaign.


22 posted on 12/29/2010 9:12:56 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: pissant

Here in GA we love Herman. Hope he runs.


23 posted on 12/29/2010 9:15:27 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: haircutter
Enjoy listening to Herman Cain speak, but he is a unknown across America

I truly don't get that type of logic. If conservative people like you supported him he wouldn't be "unknown" to the Republican base. If he then won the primary he wouldn't be "unknown" to the general voting public. 0bama was "unknown" until he ran and the left started liking what he had to say.

Please....Tell me what about HIM (not how much or how little others know of him) is inferior to Palin. Is she smarter than him? Is she more articulate than him? Is she more likable than him? Does she have more executive experience than him? Does she have more business experience than him? Is she more conservative than him? No wait...I have heard the explanation before. "You just don't get it."

24 posted on 12/29/2010 9:43:58 PM PST by nitzy (A just law does not punish virtue nor reward vice.)
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To: nitzy

I agree and possibly a ticket with both of them on it?


25 posted on 12/29/2010 10:15:38 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: pissant

He can run a pizza company. Let’s see him run a city or a state.


26 posted on 12/29/2010 11:39:15 PM PST by muleskinner
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Why don’t you let the man run, allow everybody to hear what he has to say, and let the chips fall where they may.

I’m just amazed at the amount of people trying to put the pre-kabosh on candidates running. A lot of these people seem to be the same ones constantly whining about the lack of candidates with genuine conservative credentials...sheesh


27 posted on 12/30/2010 12:45:54 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: pissant

You missed my point, which was vote for too many conservatives, and we’ll surely get a second McCain (or a third Dole). Herman Cain hasn’t shown his ability to win an election, even in a primary. This alone will make sure he’s not going to go anywhere except splitting the votes. of course, as you said, make it easy. Just support people like Hunter, Cain, etc., who may have good conservative ideas but are not appealing at all to the masses (conservatives or not).


28 posted on 12/30/2010 2:18:28 AM PST by paudio (The differences between Clinton and 0bama? About a dozen of former Democratic Congressmen.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I’ve had it with ‘politicians’ and all their ‘fluid presentations’, sorry.


29 posted on 12/30/2010 1:49:49 PM PST by sweet_diane (Bring it on 2011!)
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To: dsrtsage
"I’m just amazed at the amount of people trying to put the pre-kabosh on candidates running. A lot of these people seem to be the same ones constantly whining about the lack of candidates with genuine conservative credentials...sheesh"

Exactly... they want a 'fresh' slick politician, politicking. no thanks

30 posted on 12/30/2010 1:55:17 PM PST by sweet_diane (Bring it on 2011!)
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To: haircutter

Palin and Cain are the only two on my list at this point. The viseral hate those on the left AND right have toward her could be a problem.


31 posted on 12/30/2010 1:58:45 PM PST by sweet_diane (Bring it on 2011!)
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