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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

Wow. God told me yesterday that he was for Perry.


51 posted on 11/12/2011 12:41:38 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: mdittmar
Always have,always will.

Please pray that Victim #2 is alive.

52 posted on 11/12/2011 12:45:47 PM PST by NewinTexsas
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To: magritte

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.


53 posted on 11/12/2011 12:46:27 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: altura

He IS HERMAN CAIN!


54 posted on 11/12/2011 12:50:49 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: altura
God told me yesterday that he was for Perry.

Make sure you do not mock God, it isn't a place you want to be.

55 posted on 11/12/2011 12:53:11 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: American Constitutionalist
And a NO !!!! To Rickey Riccardo La Raza Perry!


56 posted on 11/12/2011 12:53:25 PM PST by mkjessup (I stand with Herman Cain, a God-fearing, Jesus-loving, Constitution-honoring PATRIOT.)
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To: Hoodat

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.).


57 posted on 11/12/2011 12:54:05 PM PST by steviekm3
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To: eyedigress

You worry about your relationship with God. Mine is secure.


58 posted on 11/12/2011 12:55:03 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: steviekm3

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.


59 posted on 11/12/2011 12:57:17 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: steviekm3

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.


60 posted on 11/12/2011 12:57:35 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: altura
God told me yesterday that he was for Perry.

You worry about your relationship with God. Mine is secure.

Right.

61 posted on 11/12/2011 12:58:21 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: America_Right
" If God is talking to him, he's a nut and will lose the election handily. "

Would you rather have him talk to some other spiritual entity ?

God ( the true God, the God of Israel ) does speak in this day and to his people.
I don't get it with some people, they think that if some people talk to GOD and GOD talks back to them, they are some how crazy,,,, no, they are not crazy, they are only crazy to those who bash them and are critical of them.

I rather have Herman Cain talk to GOD and get GOD's wisdom, then Herman Cain getting any kind of wisdom from a man.

The ( FEAR ) of GOD is the ( Beginning ) of WISDOM, not being stupid or crazy....

THE FOOL !! has said in his heart ( there is no God )..

Those who seek GOD and get wisdom from GOD are the most wise people on Earth....

It's the ungodly, and those who do not seek GOD who are the one's who are " Crazy " ....

For God has not given us the spirit of Fear, but, of Love, and of Power, and of a SOUND MIND .
62 posted on 11/12/2011 12:59:10 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: altura

These are not settlements. Bill Clinton paying 850,000 is a settlement.

These are severance agreements which I expect to receive upon the departure from my company. Spinning for the machine isn’t your strong suit.


63 posted on 11/12/2011 1:01:23 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: not2worry

Psalms 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy....

Thank you, Herman.


64 posted on 11/12/2011 1:02:24 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: eyedigress; justsaynomore; ntnychik; dixiechick2000

And he sings of Jesus and he's been married to his wife since 1968 the year Jesse Jackson was at the Lorraine Motel to grab some of the publicity.

What was Jesse doing when Herman Cain was building a curiam vitae which is a testament to his discipline which arises from what. . .

Now comes Axelrod and his contrivance.

Behold the tens of thousands of shrieking fairies and carping harpies chanting scandal scandal ooh how he handle--

While Down-Low Gaga trails the guts of Babylon leaving that greasy mess for us to clean up--

Hey, it's a struggle; it's epic, historic, immemorial:

It's why we are given free will:

Prayer is simply the deo-feedback counterpart to the bio-feedback seen in everyday living.

Solipsism will only get one so far--as far as CBS' all-seeing eye can see.


65 posted on 11/12/2011 1:03:25 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: altura
Wow. God told me yesterday that he was for Perry.

You and Anita Perry got the same message.

Like WOW man!

66 posted on 11/12/2011 1:04:05 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: altura; magritte
One of the big knocks from the Perry camp is that Cain is not as big a Social Conservative as Perry.

Find it odd how the Perry camp finds NO problem with Perry's regular public procurements of faith then want to turn around and express horror about this statement by Cain.

"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?'"

67 posted on 11/12/2011 1:04:05 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: altura
The 9th Commandment about Bearing False witness is not a suggestion.

There were no settlements. There were 2 severance agreements to get rid of problem employees AFTER Cain had left the NRA.

Perhaps your relationship with God isn't as sound as you think.

68 posted on 11/12/2011 1:06:17 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: editor-surveyor

Now Cain is Gods elect?


69 posted on 11/12/2011 1:06:31 PM PST by linn37
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To: altura
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.

BTW, didn't Perry say that he was called by God?

70 posted on 11/12/2011 1:07:31 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: varina davis
One of the big knocks from the Perry camp is that Cain is not as big a Social Conservative as Perry. Find it odd how the Perry camp finds NO problem with Perry's regular public procurements of faith then want to turn around and express horror about this statement by Cain.

"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?'"

71 posted on 11/12/2011 1:07:55 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: mdittmar
I believe Cain on this and have believed it from the first time I became familiar with his life story back in the Summer. I have no doubt that Cain is drawing his strength and will to survive from the earnest belief that he is fulfilling God's purpose.
72 posted on 11/12/2011 1:08:37 PM PST by 07Jack
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To: America_Right
You have a problem with this statement by Cain?

"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?'"

73 posted on 11/12/2011 1:09:09 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Paperdoll
Herman Cain has listened to and obeyed Him all his life, and Herman Cain has not done too badly, has he?! Praise God!

Did God tell him how to evade the draft?

signed, Vietnam Vet

74 posted on 11/12/2011 1:09:16 PM PST by NewinTexsas
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To: magritte
Spare me from this nonsense.

Simple simple solution. Stay off the Cain threads. But that the problem isn't it. When you don't have a candidate who you can stand FOR on any issue, all you are left with is childish personal attacks AT the other candidates.

75 posted on 11/12/2011 1:11:30 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: NewinTexsas

Did Herman evade the draft


76 posted on 11/12/2011 1:12:57 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Coldwater Creek
I guess I am more worried about the situational political morality of the other candidates then Cain's wife's political party.

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/gingrich-health-care-insurance/2011/05/15/id/396426

Gingrich Backs Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Requiring Health Insurance

Perry one of the few Republicans to campaign for Hillary Care in 1993

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2773254/posts

77 posted on 11/12/2011 1:13:09 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: linn37

Are you questioning God? /s

We’ll have Bible verses any minute now


78 posted on 11/12/2011 1:14:41 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: NewinTexsas

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


79 posted on 11/12/2011 1:16:13 PM PST by 07Jack
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To: mdittmar

Herman is my 1st choice, but I hope he didn’t jump the shark with that statement...


80 posted on 11/12/2011 1:18:50 PM PST by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: linn37

God telling a man to do something doesn’t mean the man knows the outcome. It means that God wants this man to do something that will benefit his glory. Why are people so deft to this.


81 posted on 11/12/2011 1:18:53 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: FreeReign

Yes he did and his wife repeated it and the cainiacs tore into them for it.


82 posted on 11/12/2011 1:21:53 PM PST by linn37
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To: linn37

Who did


83 posted on 11/12/2011 1:22:59 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: linn37
Yes he did and his wife repeated it and the cainiacs tore into them for it.

Since perry and his wife did the same thing why are you mocking Cain?

Do you criticize Perry and his wife when they made those comments?

84 posted on 11/12/2011 1:28:18 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

Do ==> Did


85 posted on 11/12/2011 1:29:29 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: NewinTexsas

is it his fault his number wasn’t called?

Did you enlist or was your number called? The truth now.


86 posted on 11/12/2011 1:29:53 PM PST by Paperdoll (I like Herman Cain)
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To: FreeReign

Whos mocking Cain? All I said was it was done to Perry . Deal with it.


87 posted on 11/12/2011 1:29:57 PM PST by linn37
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To: linn37

>> “Now Cain is Gods elect?” <<

.
I hope so; if he’s not he’ll burn in hell.


88 posted on 11/12/2011 1:31:43 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

He’s going to burn for what exactly?


89 posted on 11/12/2011 1:32:39 PM PST by linn37
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To: linn37
Whos mocking Cain? All I said was it was done to Perry . Deal with it.

You said it. You deal with it.

90 posted on 11/12/2011 1:33:53 PM PST by FreeReign
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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.
Yes, I am a Cain supporter. However, if God is talking to him, I am leaping off the Cain Train...”

Really? You don’t ‘blame’ people for being religious...gosh,that’s so good to know. I bet you have a few friends who are ‘religious’, too. You, sir or ma’am, are proof positive that Jesus can make the blind see and the deaf hear...yes, even you...hopefully...one day.

FWIW, typically when a ‘religious’ person ‘hears God speak’ they are filled with an unusual sense of peace about the decision they are making...’a peace that surpasses all understanding.’ “Let him who has ears, hear.”


91 posted on 11/12/2011 1:34:37 PM PST by dubyagee ("I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.")
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To: linn37

Run with the bulls and show your evidence. You have FReeper Nation at your disposal.


92 posted on 11/12/2011 1:34:47 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Paperdoll; NewinTexsas

NewinTexsas is being deliberately deceptive, as usual.

He knows that Cain was serving the US Navy as a scientist, and was denied permission to serve in uniform because his service was in a sensitive area.

NewinTexsas is a disgusting disinformer, and is proud of it.


93 posted on 11/12/2011 1:35:24 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: linn37

Run with the bulls and show your evidence. You have FReeper Nation at your disposal. Maybe you should go to occupy Pittsburgh and help with hotdogs.


94 posted on 11/12/2011 1:38:34 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: eyedigress

He knows well that Cain didn’t evede the draft, and was serving the US Navy as a scientist on top secret programs.

New nut is a troll.


95 posted on 11/12/2011 1:40:06 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: FreeReign

I said it in response to someones elses post. You deal with it.


96 posted on 11/12/2011 1:42:07 PM PST by linn37
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To: editor-surveyor

I know that. I’m just getting into my glide. Beware, trolls. I put in a 65 hour week and the dust is left at the door.


97 posted on 11/12/2011 1:42:35 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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98 posted on 11/12/2011 1:43:36 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman

Haven’t seen you for a while, of course I’m not all that observant. :^)

Good to see you back at it.


99 posted on 11/12/2011 1:46:00 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: linn37

God’s word says plainly that his elect will be saved, and the rest will be punished in eternal fire.


100 posted on 11/12/2011 1:48:18 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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