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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: magritte

Considering you were outed in one obvious lie with your own words on this thread, who knows what to believe about you.

Buc says you posted you were a woman, now you say you’re a dude..

You need to start being honest. Your cred sucks.


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

Wouldn’t Cain be considerd a successful CEO too?


252 posted on 11/13/2011 1:11:15 PM PST by linn37
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To: magritte

Truth about Ricky hurt woogums widdle fweelings? Can’t handle historical fact? Bummer dude...dudette...whatever.


253 posted on 11/13/2011 1:14:33 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: linn37

I have actually read mixed reviews on his performance at Godfather’s, but I was consider him in general a good CEO. Godfather’s was a failing pizza chain and he stopped the bleeding there, but they never attained the level of success that the top tier pizza chains enjoy.

Romney, of course, has been mega-successful in business for a variety of reasons. Using the CEO criteria, clearly Romney would perform better as President.

Me personally, though, prefer the policial experience of Perry, Gingrich and Paul.


254 posted on 11/13/2011 1:15:09 PM PST by magritte
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To: magritte

Paul? That explains EVERYTHING.


255 posted on 11/13/2011 1:16:23 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Thanks Norm ! I feel real good about my candidate. I appreciate that!


256 posted on 11/13/2011 1:16:29 PM PST by magritte
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To: magritte

My post was to Norm. You were pinged as a courtesy. Try to get things straight, lady.


257 posted on 11/13/2011 1:32:09 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: magritte

Yea...says alot you supporting the Iran candidate and all. Be proud.


258 posted on 11/13/2011 1:33:04 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: editor-surveyor

He spilled the information? What information? That he was the one who leaked to Politico? If that’s what you’re saying, I missed that.


259 posted on 11/13/2011 1:33:18 PM PST by firebrand (It's almost too late.)
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To: firebrand

It was Wilson’s remark that there had been “payoffs” for sexual harassment at NRA. That was what started the whole thing. wilson was wrong, there were no payoffs for sexual harassment, there were employees terminated for unfounded claims and paid thier severance.


260 posted on 11/13/2011 1:45:31 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Doesn’t matter. After all, it’s the seriousness of the charge.....

These people make me physically ill.


261 posted on 11/13/2011 1:47:28 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: linn37
Right, trolls *always* object to being called out.

The difference is this:

Cain made his own announcement, Mrs. Perry made Rick's announcement.

Cain needs no T-shirt because he is not dancing to his wife's tune.

But Perry is.

Cheers!

262 posted on 11/13/2011 2:31:26 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: grey_whiskers

The longer this farce continues, I, all BS aside, wonder if RP wouldn’t be happier out of politics entirely. He really seems to me to be a guy that just wants out. I don’t see any genuine enthusiasm for this in him.

But someone, wife, GOP, donors, whoever I don’t know, just ain’t gonna let that happen.


263 posted on 11/13/2011 2:35:35 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: NewinTexsas; darkwing104; TheOldLady; 50mm; Darksheare

Out, OUT, OUT, TROLL!

264 posted on 11/13/2011 2:47:49 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: magritte

How can a real man have a screen name like “magritte”? You sound gay to me.


265 posted on 11/13/2011 8:51:50 PM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: editor-surveyor

And this was before or after the Politico story?


266 posted on 11/13/2011 9:03:07 PM PST by firebrand (It's almost too late.)
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To: firebrand

A few days before.


267 posted on 11/13/2011 9:07:22 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: 07Jack; NewinTexsas

“Please indulge us with more specifics on why you feel he “evaded” the draft.”

What I have read is he was told by the military/Navy that he was more valuable to them in his (then) current work as ballistics analyst for the Navy than to enlist in active service.


268 posted on 11/13/2011 11:57:58 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: wjcsux

lol ! You missed that art appreciation class at your juco, I see...


269 posted on 11/14/2011 5:33:08 AM PST by magritte
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To: America_Right

If you are not a Christian then you are not on our side, period. Sorry.


270 posted on 11/18/2011 10:22:01 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see".)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

AMEN, SISTER! Preach it!


271 posted on 11/18/2011 10:24:23 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see".)
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To: Norm Lenhart; TheOldLady
Will have to find a better font :/ (the new and re-sized one)


272 posted on 12/08/2011 12:00:42 PM PST by Bikkuri
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