Skip to comments.Cain: God convinced me to run for president
Posted on 11/12/2011 10:50:41 AM PST by mdittmar
ATLANTA, Ga. - Herman Cain, whose campaign could use some redemption in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal, told a crowd of young Republicans on Saturday that God convinced him to run for president and that he "prayed and prayed and prayed" about it.
The Republican contender made no mention of the allegations from former subordinates at the National Restaurant Association. But his comments here were accented with more than the usual references to his faith and his calling to politics.
"I prayed and prayed and prayed. I'm a man of faith, I had to do a lot of praying for this one, more praying than I'd ever done before in my life," Cain told a crowd of more than 100 at the Young Republican National Federation, an event hosted by the Georgia Young Republicans at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. "And when I finally realized that it was God saying that this is what I needed to do, I was like Moses: 'You've got the wrong man, Lord. Are you sure?'"
Once he made the decision to run, the former chief executive of Godfather's Pizza said, "I did not look back. And one of the misperceptions that some people have (is) that I'm not in this to win it. I'm in this to win it, or I wouldn't be in it! I'm not going anywhere!"
Cain has repeatedly said in recent days he will stay in the race in spite of the swirl of accusations that have tarnished his campaign and halted his upward momentum in national polls. Four women who worked at the NRA claim that Cain sexually harassed them, and one of them, Sharon Bialek of Chicago, said he roughly grabbed her in a parked car in 1997 and propositioned her for sex.
With a Republican debate focused on foreign policy on tap for Saturday evening, Cain talked about the need to replace a "foggy foreign policy" with a reincarnation of the Reagan doctrine of "peace through strength and clarity." He also said he would "stop giving money to our enemies."
The debate among the eight major Republican candidates is at 8 p.m. and is hosted by National Journal and CBS News.
I have become dubious of claims that people make that G-d told them to do something.
Great one, bcsco! When I retire, I’m hanging the mantle on you.
She now claims to be a guy. Perhaps so.The post history may show that to be true...or not. Can never tell since S/He lies so easily. But for her/him to fling accusations of misogyny at anyone is farcical considering her unfounded attacks on any candidate not currently topping her/his chart of the moment.
Well, at least I’m in good company...but S/He’s still a liar. And S/He sure acts like a liberal besides.
The problem is not *hearing* the voices in your head, but knowing which ones to listen to.
cf popular secular phrases such as "a little bird told me" or "I got to start listening to those nagging doubts" or "I knew it in my heart" to the humorous T-shirts "the voices in my head don't like you" and the Christian "I had a leading" or "the still small voice of God".
Or even The Flintstones or Animal House where an angel and a devil appear on opposite shoulders, whispering in either ear.
There, there, Anita.
A lot of guys just like to read the pictures.
Test the spirits, altura. 1 John 4:1
We all know how faithfully and tirelessly you worked to stand by Sarah Palin in her struggles against being slandered and abused.
The voices she hears are her own...
Hey, altura, you are a really smart young lady... love your opinions.
By the way, I was hoping (eons ago) for a Palin/Perry or a Perry/Palin ticket for the best looking twosome ever.
Wonder if Palin would consider coming on board with Perry?
She might for a candidate she respects and I know she likes Perry.
72 posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 7:55:15 PM by altura (Perry 2012)
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This is good news.
I hope he picks Sarah "with a servant's heart" Palin as his VP.
Four or eight years of Cain (depending on health) and Sarah comes in well-seasoned.
Yes, he drinks his beer only bottled.
Bearing false witness.
And this is why:
Shhhh! He's saving that to use on Obaama during one of the debates. :-)
God seems to be irrelevant. Rick Perry is all that matters.
Meribah and all that.
(And will the people grumble in their hearts to return to Egypt? All but Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite, and Joshua the son of Nun...note that faith leads to action, fear leads to hunkering down.
cf the GOP leadership now in DC.
Oh my God, I hope not. Both the retirement and the mantle. Hang in there, kiddo...
And don't forget those Greek temple columns (which are probably mouldering in some Hollywood warehouse by now).
Perry? Glee Club?
Are you saying he played wide receiver at Penn State and didn't tell anyone?
I got pretty hot that day. I don’t know whether he or she fits, nor do I care. The Perrybots are all over the top in their attacks on anyone who doesn’t toe their line. The word obsessive comes to mind...
Bale or eat?
Beam, own eye...
It comes in Braille?
BTW, I’m downloading a trial of Photoshop CS5 design premium. I found some templates online that need editing (of text) and there’s nothing else out there that can edit the files. I’ll get them edited then uninstall the program. There’s no way I can afford the prices they seem to demand. It’s absurd.
Yes. I know that the Lord speaks to people, but I think many people hear what they want to hear.
Often what we receive is reproof. And it is unmistakable. You know what the Bible says about it and you did, or were thinking of doing, something different. It comes with the force of enlightenment and cannot be denied. Often it is something shown to you, rather than spoken in words.
I have heard many claims of things spoken in words that were transparently self-serving.
I am not judging Cain, just saying I am dubious.
I see what you did there ;)
You are wrong here. If you are talking about blaming Perry for the leak. If false accusations are made against you, it does not solve the problem to make unfounded accusations aganst someone else.
I find it ‘odd’ that many of them are the same people calling my fellow Palinistas and I “cultists”...Considering their brand of ‘loyalty’ to the Gov., methinks they doth project a bunch.
Norm, thanks for the ping.
Looks like N.I.T. wit rode the lightning.
Soon, we will have a new Freeper song:
“All our ex’s came from Texas”
I gave up at PS 4 some years ago. It was like $3-400 then. Now it’s what $700 or so?
Music software is insane as well. One of the big ‘brands’ is called Waves. They do editing/sound manipulation stuff for broadcast/music/film etc. They just cut all their prices in half. Their top ‘suite’ now goes for around $5,000-$10,000 depending on platform.
Thank God for alternatives with similar quality.
No doubt. Does seem to be a trend building...can’t imagine what the pattern could be....
hahaha to funny and whos wife votes with the democrats? LMAO
Wilson spewed the false (although he thought it was true) info at a press conference. Pretty hard to wiggle out of that.
It’s over $800 now. I found I can get a stripped-down version for $200, but that’s still to much for the use I’d put to it. I’ve done some music conversions, LP to CD, and have found Audacity all I really need. And it’s free. But my old tower had its video card go south, and laptop line inputs aren’t stereo so...
But I recently found an album online that I’ve wanted for a long time. So I bought it, and have been searching around for a graphics card. However I found a USB audio module at Best Buy for less than a graphic card. I can hook up my turntable to my laptop through a USB slot and channel the stereo that way. It comes with software as well. I’m waiting for it to arrive, and I’ll have some fun.
They take the term ‘cultist’ to the next dimension. I was waiting for Sarah to declare, maintaining an interest in Cain the while. But when she made her decision I gave Cain that loyalty. I’ve decided to keep my presence on these threads to a minimum. I don’t need the aggravation. I came here being called in for the ZOT. Then I saw your posts and decided to comment.
Paintshop’s close to being downloaded. Once it’s installed it’s back to football. The Pack isn’t playing until tomorrow night so I’m between the TV and here.
The question was raised as to why some troll attacked Cain for saying God led him to run (after prayer), upon which Perrywinkles joined in the attack...nothwithstanding that Perry and/or his wife had made the same claim.
A Perrywinkle asked why Perry got such grief over the claim: and the answer is that the claim about Perry was first floated by his wife who has a number of times given every indication that she is the power in the family, and that she enjoys the perks, privileges, and trappings of power and comfort. Which leads to suspicions about her motivations in egging / urging Perry to run for President: especially after his claims that he was only going to stay Governor of Texas.
These elements are summed up humorously in the T-shirt.
But nobody has ever even suggested that Cain is whipped.
Real Conservatives don't have three marriages. Real Conservatives do not ally themselves with Nancy Pelosi for ANY reason. Real Conservatives don't endorse DeDe Scozzafava. Real Conservatives don't try to tell Detroit how to build cars. Real Conservatives don't partner up with Al Sharpton and Arne Duncan to push federal education programs. Real Conservatives don't favor government health care mandates.
I know that you're a paid RNC troll. You might want to call your masters and alert them that your cover has been blown on FR.
That’s for your input bucko ! Cain is a talk-show conservative like Sean Hannity or Savage. He says all kind of stuff, but has no political record to show for it. Never had to vote, never had to sign a bill. Zippo. Nothing.
Gingrich is a real-world Conservative with real world accomplishments. You don’t have to agree with everything he’s done, but at least he’s had some skin in the game of politics.
Conservatism is more than debate society rhetoric.
She can’t make up her mind. Months ago she said she was a woman on a couple of threads.
C’mon bucko. No need to lie about me. Link me up where I’ve said I’m a woman.
Oops. Fail on your part.
Thanks for pinging your bud too. Birds of a feather.
If you think top of the ladder CEO experience bears no relation to politics, you aren’t too bright.
OH! let me try...
REAL conservatives try usurping parental rights
REAL conservatives have a tantrum when legislatures stop them
REAL conservatives put Mexican education over American education if you live in the wrong 49 states
REAL conservatives campaigned for AlGore then lie about his GWBS
REAL conservatives think fences only work in cities
REAL conservatives question your morality
REAL conservatives speak to racist groups
REAL conservatives have no problem with Islam
/Perry supporter logic
If you want the most successful CEO in the race, then Mitt Romney is clearly your man. Enjoy !
Right start out the debate with a little name calling that should help!
When Cain comes out and says God has led him toward his decision its a beautiful and moving moment. When Perrys wife says the same about Perry he is derided and his wife insulted. If you are to juvenile to notice the double standard thats on you not me. I was asked to prove by another poster that that had happened. At that point I provided the link showing that yes it had indeed happened.
Why doesn’t Cains wife come out and tell us all about her wonderful husband and how great she thinks he would be for the country? Its probably because in the past Herman has not been able to convince her that voting republican would be in her best interest and if you can’t convince your own spouse good luck in convincing everyone else. Maybe Mr. Cain would be interested in a shirt with a cat and a whip.;^)
You got almost all the DEM talking points squeezed in there Norm...well done !