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Cain: God convinced me to run for president
CBS News ^ | November 12, 2011 | Lindsey Boerma

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.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; hermancain
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To: mdittmar

I have become dubious of claims that people make that G-d told them to do something.


201 posted on 11/13/2011 10:40:03 AM PST by firebrand (It's almost too late.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Obviously, I still love you, Normie.

You didn't need to explain.
202 posted on 11/13/2011 10:43:29 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: bcsco

Great one, bcsco! When I retire, I’m hanging the mantle on you.


203 posted on 11/13/2011 10:44:42 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: bcsco

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.


204 posted on 11/13/2011 10:45:48 AM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: America_Right
I don't blame people in our society for being religious, but actually hearing voices in your head is not a good thing.

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.

Cheers!

205 posted on 11/13/2011 10:55:23 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: varina davis
I believe in prayer but I don’t believe in Herman Cain.>

There, there, Anita.

Cheers!

206 posted on 11/13/2011 10:56:24 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: TheOldLady
I find it extremely interesting that you're so familiar with a sex magazine targeting men. Can you quote the entire rag, or do you just have a general knowledge of it from continually reading the thing?

A lot of guys just like to read the pictures.

207 posted on 11/13/2011 10:58:17 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: altura
Wow. God told me yesterday that he was for Perry.

Test the spirits, altura. 1 John 4:1

:-)

Cheers!

208 posted on 11/13/2011 11:01:08 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: altura
After what’s happened to them, I’d be very surprised if any more choose to take the abuse they will get it they come out.

We all know how faithfully and tirelessly you worked to stand by Sarah Palin in her struggles against being slandered and abused.

Cheers!

209 posted on 11/13/2011 11:03:07 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

The voices she hears are her own...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2797879/posts?page=72#72

To: altura

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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210 posted on 11/13/2011 11:05:02 AM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: MNJohnnie
I was like Moses: 'You've got the wrong man, Lord. Are you sure?'"

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.

Cheers!

211 posted on 11/13/2011 11:05:15 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: eyedigress
Did Herman evade the draft

Yes, he drinks his beer only bottled.

Cheers!

212 posted on 11/13/2011 11:06:08 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Bearing false witness.


213 posted on 11/13/2011 11:07:00 AM PST by firebrand (It's almost too late.)
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To: linn37
Whos mocking Cain? All I said was it was done to Perry . Deal with it.

And this is why:

Cheers!

214 posted on 11/13/2011 11:08:50 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: altura
Not really. I just think he may have an eye for the ladies or he may act too familiarly with women who work for him.

So, do you think your assumptions (concerning accusations without proof) about Cain are pleasing to God or do you think you should think the best of someone until you have the absolute truth?
215 posted on 11/13/2011 11:09:25 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: iontheball
It is so comforting to know that our next president will have had a full-field national security investigation conducted on his background and been cleared to work on national security matters involving this Country. We know O’Bummer would never get to first base in a full-field investigation. I have had several conducted on me and I know of what I speak.

Shhhh! He's saving that to use on Obaama during one of the debates. :-)

Cheers!

216 posted on 11/13/2011 11:10:58 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: SoConPubbie

God seems to be irrelevant. Rick Perry is all that matters.


217 posted on 11/13/2011 11:11:11 AM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: Norm Lenhart
We may rely upon these sayings, for they are honest and true.

Cheers!

218 posted on 11/13/2011 11:14:07 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: magritte
Let's see if he cries out, "Hear, now, you rebels. Shall we call forth water for you out of this rock?"

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.

Cheers!

219 posted on 11/13/2011 11:17:51 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: TheOldLady

Oh my God, I hope not. Both the retirement and the mantle. Hang in there, kiddo...


220 posted on 11/13/2011 11:18:05 AM PST by bcsco (A vote for Cain will cure the Pain!)
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To: firebrand

dubious?


221 posted on 11/13/2011 11:18:30 AM PST by mdittmar (i)
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To: magritte
That's OK, reportedly Obaama uses sound effects including some reverb to make his voice sound deeper and more resonant.

And don't forget those Greek temple columns (which are probably mouldering in some Hollywood warehouse by now).

Cheers!

222 posted on 11/13/2011 11:19:12 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Esquire? You went to a gay men’s fashion site for psychological information to slag Cain with? And you wonder why people think Perry’s glee club is less than honest?

Perry? Glee Club?

Are you saying he played wide receiver at Penn State and didn't tell anyone?

Cheers!

223 posted on 11/13/2011 11:20:11 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

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...


224 posted on 11/13/2011 11:21:18 AM PST by bcsco (A vote for Cain will cure the Pain!)
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To: magritte
Lol, ‘cause I haven’t lied bucko. But thanks for playing!!! I have some hay to bale ! Lol !!

Bale or eat?

Cheers!

225 posted on 11/13/2011 11:21:31 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: firebrand

Beam, own eye...


226 posted on 11/13/2011 11:21:59 AM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
A lot of guys just like to read the pictures.

It comes in Braille?

Cheers!

227 posted on 11/13/2011 11:24:02 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: TheOldLady

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.


228 posted on 11/13/2011 11:24:52 AM PST by bcsco (A vote for Cain will cure the Pain!)
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To: mdittmar

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.


229 posted on 11/13/2011 11:25:27 AM PST by firebrand (It's almost too late.)
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To: grey_whiskers

I see what you did there ;)


230 posted on 11/13/2011 11:28:46 AM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: editor-surveyor

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.


231 posted on 11/13/2011 11:30:41 AM PST by firebrand (It's almost too late.)
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To: bcsco

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.


232 posted on 11/13/2011 11:31:20 AM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: Norm Lenhart

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”


233 posted on 11/13/2011 11:35:46 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: bcsco

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.


234 posted on 11/13/2011 11:37:10 AM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: exit82

No doubt. Does seem to be a trend building...can’t imagine what the pattern could be....


235 posted on 11/13/2011 11:38:36 AM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: grey_whiskers

hahaha to funny and whos wife votes with the democrats? LMAO


236 posted on 11/13/2011 11:42:20 AM PST by linn37
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To: firebrand

Wilson spewed the false (although he thought it was true) info at a press conference. Pretty hard to wiggle out of that.


237 posted on 11/13/2011 11:47:27 AM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
I've heard that before. Some guys are multitalented -- they can read pictures. Amazing!   ;-)
238 posted on 11/13/2011 11:59:33 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Norm Lenhart

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.


239 posted on 11/13/2011 12:00:13 PM PST by bcsco (A vote for Cain will cure the Pain!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

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.


240 posted on 11/13/2011 12:05:58 PM PST by bcsco (A vote for Cain will cure the Pain!)
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To: linn37
You're changing the subject, troll.

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.

Cheers!

241 posted on 11/13/2011 12:22:54 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: magritte; Norm Lenhart
Gingrich is a much better conservative than Herman Cain.

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.

242 posted on 11/13/2011 12:59:54 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

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.


243 posted on 11/13/2011 1:04:13 PM PST by magritte
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To: Norm Lenhart; magritte

She can’t make up her mind. Months ago she said she was a woman on a couple of threads.


244 posted on 11/13/2011 1:04:34 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

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.


245 posted on 11/13/2011 1:06:19 PM PST by magritte
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To: magritte

If you think top of the ladder CEO experience bears no relation to politics, you aren’t too bright.


246 posted on 11/13/2011 1:06:25 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81; magritte

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


247 posted on 11/13/2011 1:08:15 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: buccaneer81

If you want the most successful CEO in the race, then Mitt Romney is clearly your man. Enjoy !


248 posted on 11/13/2011 1:08:31 PM PST by magritte
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To: grey_whiskers

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.;^)


249 posted on 11/13/2011 1:09:19 PM PST by linn37
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To: Norm Lenhart

You got almost all the DEM talking points squeezed in there Norm...well done !


250 posted on 11/13/2011 1:09:58 PM PST by magritte
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