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.
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.
Wouldn’t Cain be considerd a successful CEO too?
Truth about Ricky hurt woogums widdle fweelings? Can’t handle historical fact? Bummer dude...dudette...whatever.
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.
Paul? That explains EVERYTHING.
Thanks Norm ! I feel real good about my candidate. I appreciate that!
My post was to Norm. You were pinged as a courtesy. Try to get things straight, lady.
Yea...says alot you supporting the Iran candidate and all. Be proud.
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.
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.
Doesn’t matter. After all, it’s the seriousness of the charge.....
These people make me physically ill.
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.
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.
How can a real man have a screen name like “magritte”? You sound gay to me.
And this was before or after the Politico story?
A few days before.
“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.
lol ! You missed that art appreciation class at your juco, I see...
If you are not a Christian then you are not on our side, period. Sorry.
AMEN, SISTER! Preach it!