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Cain: I wouldn’t be Romney’s VP — but I’d consider being his secretary of defense
Hotair ^ | Friday November 11, 2011

Posted on 11/11/2011 7:44:04 PM PST by Bigtigermike

Via Mediaite, what do you think? You think the famously cautious Romney would be willing to start his term with a nasty confirmation hearing featuring lots of mud-slinging by Democrats about sexual harassment? You think a President Perry or President Gingrich would be any more eager for that? (Newt seems more inclined towards a John Bolton type, which would present problems of a different sort.) Ironically, Cain’s a better prospect for VP now than he is for a cabinet position precisely because that’s the only path to power left for him that would avoid the need for congressional approval.

Here’s a list of Romney’s foreign policy and national security advisors, incidentally. Chertoff, Hayden, Cofer Black: All respect to Cain for his Navy work, but somehow I don’t see President Mitt installing an establishment outsider atop the defense pyramid when he has a stable like that. Given his economic focus and personal charm, Cain would be better off with an ambassadorship. What about Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan? (Yes, I know, ambassadors need to be confirmed too.)

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; backstabberromney; elections; gopbotattack; hermancain; ineligibleromney; loserromney; romenybotpropaganda; romney; rovebotsinaction; rovemachinelies; spoilerromney
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1 posted on 11/11/2011 7:44:06 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

So that’s the fix. Cain is just in this to run DOD. WE ALL KNEW IT!!!!!

LOL.


2 posted on 11/11/2011 7:45:51 PM PST by BobL (Send Rove a Message, VOTE CAIN, no matter what)
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To: Bigtigermike

Cain’s path to power, as you put it, is the same as it was: hold steady and win.


3 posted on 11/11/2011 7:46:39 PM PST by Ingtar
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To: Bigtigermike

I love Cain, he’s not my #1 (Perry is, for pragmatic, not fanatic reasons) but why does Cain have to consider any lesser posts when he’s ahead of Romney all over the country?


4 posted on 11/11/2011 7:47:20 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Bigtigermike

How about making Romney President Cain’s Secretary of Health and Human Services..

and then closing the Department down along with Department of Education, and Commerce.

Sounds like a workable solution.


5 posted on 11/11/2011 7:49:35 PM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: txhurl

Great question. Last I heard, he was at the top of the polls. The other candidates should be jockeying for position in Cain’s cabinet (if we were simply looking at the current poll status).


6 posted on 11/11/2011 7:49:57 PM PST by MNGal
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To: Bigtigermike
Good old Hot air. You can count on them to be a good little GOPbot propaganda outlet. Cain never said any such thing.

Cain said IF he were asked to take a Cabinet post, BY ANY GOP President, he would like to head DOD. But I know, don't expect factual accuracy or any intellectual honest from the GOP-bot media.

7 posted on 11/11/2011 7:50:07 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Bigtigermike

In my world I would have Bolton as VP and doing the foreign glad handing (maybe not so glad LoL)

Seems Bolton is a good worker and not a superstar.


8 posted on 11/11/2011 7:51:05 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Bigtigermike

I’d like to see Cain run the Department of Commerce, Education, and uh...lemme see now....what was the third one?....OH! And Energy. He could run all three of them simultaneously because all three should be shut down!


9 posted on 11/11/2011 7:51:30 PM PST by bigbob
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To: txhurl
Good old Hot Air. You can always count on them to be a good little GOPbot propaganda outlet. Cain never said any such thing.

Cain was asked by radio host Mike Savage, IF he were asked to take a Cabinet post, BY ANY GOP President, what he would like to head? Cain said he would like to run DOD.

As usual the GOPEstablishement media is simply making up their own facts.

10 posted on 11/11/2011 7:52:00 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: wetgundog

“How about making Romney President Cain’s Secretary of Health and Human Services..

and then closing the Department down along with Department of Education, and Commerce.”

Yes, I think that would drive the point home about how the public feels about Obamacare and Romneycare. :-)


11 posted on 11/11/2011 7:52:13 PM PST by MNGal
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To: MNGal

Good old Hot Air. You can always count on them to be a good little GOPbot propaganda outlet. Cain never said any such thing.

Cain was asked by radio host Mike Savage, IF he were asked to take a Cabinet post, BY ANY GOP President, what he would like to head? Cain said he would like to run DOD.

As usual the GOPEstablishement media is simply making up their own facts.


12 posted on 11/11/2011 7:52:40 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Bigtigermike
Dear Herman:

Sorry, but for Romney to get in, he has to have votes, and I don't plan to vote for him. I will write in Sarah Palin if you are not the candidate.

sincerely,

Redhead

13 posted on 11/11/2011 7:54:51 PM PST by redhead (Don't START with me...you know how I get.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Although Cain is my number one choice, he sounds like he thinks Mitt has a chance. If true, he has a defeatist attitude ... I will have to rethink my opinion.


14 posted on 11/11/2011 7:55:49 PM PST by doc1019 (If Romney is our choice, I refuse to vote.)
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To: MNGal

Is there an implicit threat for the GOP ol’ boys to pull out even longer knives on him?


15 posted on 11/11/2011 7:56:09 PM PST by txhurl
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To: wetgundog

How about making Romney the Chief Executive of a weather station in the Aleutian Islands?


16 posted on 11/11/2011 7:56:16 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Bigtigermike
I want to upgrade our … ballistic missile defense capable [inaudible] warships. And I would want to double that fleet. … So, I want to build our military and not tear it down.

More Common-Sense Cain...and much to the Libs' horror.

17 posted on 11/11/2011 7:58:06 PM PST by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: wetgundog
On Savage's show Cain said he wouldn't eliminate any of the departments/agencies until he could "look into the belly of each one" - he'd cut 10% across the board.

He's not for getting out of the U.N., but would tell them to get an "attitude adjustment".

Why he's even discussing being anyone's VP or cabinet member is crazy, as the frontrunner. He should be saying what types he'd be having for HIS VP/Cabinet member.

18 posted on 11/11/2011 7:58:17 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: MNJohnnie

Yup DOD is his bailywick.

Incoming pepperoni!
Fire the anti pasto!


19 posted on 11/11/2011 7:58:17 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: achilles2000

Romney would be a good commerce secretary for about a month; or the amount of time it would take to get rid of that department.


20 posted on 11/11/2011 7:59:17 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: mylife

How’s your single digit idgit doing???


21 posted on 11/11/2011 8:01:00 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( The Prudential Governor... Have you bought your piece of the Rick)
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To: Bigtigermike

Maybe it’s Hotair, but why do so many of us WANT a president that’s “a better prospect for VP now than he is for a cabinet position precisely because that’s the only path to power left for him that would avoid the need for congressional approval.”

We’ve got one now that couldn’t have passed security clearance for an underling position. So you want one that couldn’t get congressional approval for a cabinet post?

Let alone the obvious question; you want a pizza CEO who never served in uniform heading the Dept. of DEFENSE???

And the best question of all - you want that for President? I really don’t get it, Cainiacs. Sorry.


22 posted on 11/11/2011 8:01:24 PM PST by CatDancer (No tag line; that way nobody can bash me. Maybe.)
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To: Jane Long
he'd cut 10% across the board.

That's what pragmatic wimps do.

It's hard to decide, so we will screw everyone equally across the board.

23 posted on 11/11/2011 8:02:09 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

On the national stage? I dont know.

Hows that Godfathers Profit margin working out?

All I know is Texas is working.


24 posted on 11/11/2011 8:04:07 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Bigtigermike

You mean non existent sexual harassment.


25 posted on 11/11/2011 8:05:11 PM PST by taterjay
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I think you mean the 3 term Gov


26 posted on 11/11/2011 8:05:54 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Texas working?

Not so much.

http://www.google.com/publicdata/explore?ds=z1ebjpgk2654c1_&met_y=unemployment_rate&idim=state:ST480000&fdim_y=seasonality:S&dl=en&hl=en&q=texas+current+unemployment+rate


27 posted on 11/11/2011 8:06:35 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Bigtigermike

Now I remember why I took HotAir off my blogroll.


28 posted on 11/11/2011 8:06:57 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: mylife

BFD. Texas worked under Richards too.


29 posted on 11/11/2011 8:07:21 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( The Prudential Governor... Have you bought your piece of the Rick)
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To: wetgundog

You want Romney at HHS??

You must love ObamaCare. He will never get rid of it.


30 posted on 11/11/2011 8:07:52 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: MNJohnnie

Lets have
a look at memphis or ‘lanta


31 posted on 11/11/2011 8:08:44 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Yeah cause making vague promises about maybe cutting something from the Fed Government some day like Perry shows so much more “leadership” then an across the board 10% cut.


32 posted on 11/11/2011 8:09:08 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: mylife
Nope, I mean the man I DON'T TRUST on the border, on illegals or on ethics in government.

The man who is pulled around Austin by his wife and his big shot donors.

The man who can't string three coherent sentences together.

That man.

33 posted on 11/11/2011 8:10:06 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: redhead; doc1019

Cain never said it.

He was asked what position he’d like in a GOP admin (not Romney specifically) if he didn’t win.

Your angst should be directed at HotAir.


34 posted on 11/11/2011 8:10:36 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: txhurl

Pragmatic reasons?

Someone is paying you? Someone you know benefits directly from the biggest retard in the history of politics running for President?

There is nobody in the United States who thinks that Perry isn’t the worst possible choice to go against Obama.

Maybe that’s it. Perry is a Democrat. Or was until Karl Rove asked him to switch.

Perry is a complete and total failure as a candidate. A laughingstock. But rich Democrats are giving him money.

They know that he’d be embarrassed in a debate with Obama. Obama would win. Perry would be so bad that Republicans would stay home and the Dems would take the house and the senate. Perry’s awfulness turns the tide.

Obama doesn’t need money for the Primaries.

And Perry is such a ridiculous bozo that Soros must be the one funding him because no conservative republican would.


35 posted on 11/11/2011 8:10:45 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: gov_bean_ counter

So hows that Godfather Pizza thing workin out?

Do we have some stats?

Ordered one last week. *NOT*


36 posted on 11/11/2011 8:10:54 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: doc1019

Good old Hot Air. You can always count on them to be a good little GOPbot propaganda outlet. Cain never said any such thing.

Cain was asked by radio host Mike Savage, IF he were asked to take a Cabinet post, BY ANY GOP President, what he would like to head? Cain said he would like to run DOD.

As usual the GOPEstablishement media is simply making up their own facts.


37 posted on 11/11/2011 8:11:14 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: truthfreedom

The city dog catcher could beat Obama.


38 posted on 11/11/2011 8:11:59 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jane Long

Good old Hot Air. You can always count on them to be a good little GOPbot propaganda outlet. Cain never said any such thing.

Cain was asked by radio host Mike Savage, IF he were asked to take a Cabinet post, BY ANY GOP President, what he would like to head? Cain said he would like to run DOD.

As usual the GOPEstablishement media is simply making up their own facts.


39 posted on 11/11/2011 8:12:11 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: CatDancer

wasn’t Cain in the Navy?

Why would you believe anything that HotAir has to say?


40 posted on 11/11/2011 8:12:35 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: mylife

Wouldn’t vote for Perry for dog catcher either.


41 posted on 11/11/2011 8:13:10 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: MNJohnnie

Texas has a Surplus


42 posted on 11/11/2011 8:13:44 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Bigtigermike

The purpose of these interviews is to stop the tools from the Romney campaign from leaking, yes leaking, that Cain is only in this race to be a VP.


43 posted on 11/11/2011 8:13:53 PM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: mylife
Surplus using stimulus money.
44 posted on 11/11/2011 8:15:17 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: MNJohnnie

Here in Texas about 20 years ago, we commissioned GM plants around Dallas to provide us fleet vehicles flex-powered with Compressed Natural Gas and distilled petroleum gas.

There were a couple of explosions, and the tort lawyers shut down what could have been the impetus to move CNG nationwide.

Texas has been TRYING to provide alternate energy forever. Perry wants to get us back there.


45 posted on 11/11/2011 8:15:53 PM PST by txhurl
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To: gov_bean_ counter

He’s done
a fine job as Gov for over a decade.


46 posted on 11/11/2011 8:16:20 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: GeronL

Thank you for the clarification (wiping fear sweat off brow). Faith restored. HotAir is off my daily reading list.


47 posted on 11/11/2011 8:16:30 PM PST by doc1019 (If Romney is our choice, I refuse to vote.)
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To: Fred

Your close to the mark.


48 posted on 11/11/2011 8:17:46 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: doc1019
Although Cain is my number one choice, he sounds like he thinks Mitt has a chance. If true, he has a defeatist attitude ... I will have to rethink my opinion.

I think Cain is letting people know that he wouldn't take VP from Romney so that people know up from to not expect a Romney/Cain ticket. Like the McCain/Palin ticket where people held their noses and voted for McCain because they really liked Palin. I think he's letting people know to NOT vote for Romney, thinking you will get Cain.

I think the reason he said he would take a DOD position in a Romney cabinet is so he can protect the DOD budget. jmo

49 posted on 11/11/2011 8:17:49 PM PST by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Fred

Cain and Gingrich are buddies

Cain is Fred Thompson

Gingrich is McCain


50 posted on 11/11/2011 8:19:32 PM PST by truthfreedom
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