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.
Exactly. And I can't believe CBS would so grossly misstate the facts now that they know L. Lin Wood is watching their every word. I believe he collected a multi-million dollar libel settlement from CBS before. Might be time for another one.
Spare yourself by staying off of conservative sites.
Go commiserate on a Perry crying thread.
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.
That’s your problem, varina savis
Cain takes a stand:
The author of our Declaration of Independence (Jefferson) and later President of the United States, who was more likely than others to keep matters of faith to himself, wrote the following:
"Our Saviour... has taught us to judge the tree by its fruit, and to leave motives to Him who can alone see into them." --Thomas Jefferson to Martin Van Buren, 1824. ME 16:55
Wow. God told me yesterday that he was for Perry.
Please pray that Victim #2 is alive.
Cain will turn more people off with this kind of talk than he will attract.
It’s way over the top.
He’s not Joan of Ark, ya know.
He IS HERMAN CAIN!
Make sure you do not mock God, it isn't a place you want to be.
Cain’s team needs to say there is only 1 settlement from NRA, and he needs to say he is going to subpena the NRA to get personal files related to him to prove it and DO IT NOW.
He needs to shout out that NYTimes anon sources are incorrect.
Otherwise cbs/abc/fox etc will just keep repeating the lie of more than 2 women and more than 1 settlement.
He also should do lie detector test.
( Lobby groups are full of political cronies only to happy to help out Romney or Perry’s campaign.).
You worry about your relationship with God. Mine is secure.
It’s common knowledge that there were at least two settlements, one for 35,000 and one for 45,000. Three women have come out.
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.
No Cain should do exactly what he is doing. The accusations are lies, they have no base in fact. Instead of demanding Cain prove the lies lies, demand the accusers provide even 1 single shred of evidence.