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.
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.
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?
Do ==> Did
is it his fault his number wasn’t called?
Did you enlist or was your number called? The truth now.
Whos mocking Cain? All I said was it was done to Perry . Deal with it.
>> “Now Cain is Gods elect?” <<
I hope so; if he’s not he’ll burn in hell.
He’s going to burn for what exactly?
linn37 Post #69: "Now Cain is Gods elect?"
You said it. You deal with it.
“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.”
Run with the bulls and show your evidence. You have FReeper Nation at your disposal.
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.
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.
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.
I said it in response to someones elses post. You deal with it.
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.
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Haven’t seen you for a while, of course I’m not all that observant. :^)
Good to see you back at it.
God’s word says plainly that his elect will be saved, and the rest will be punished in eternal fire.
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