Skip to comments.Herman's Just Not Ready
Posted on 11/15/2011 5:56:51 AM PST by reaganaut1
Herman Cain is theoretically a great candidate for president. He's a smart, black, successful, conservative "outsider." But as the reality sets in, it's clear that Mr. Cain is barely more ready for the office he seeks than Sarah Palin (or Barack Obama) was four years ago. Cain's performance in a long interview on Monday crystallized this view which has been forming in the minds of many GOP voters in recent weeks.
Mr. Cain's responses in Saturday's Republican debate in South Carolina -- which focused on foreign policy -- were a bunch of platitudes about getting good advice before making a decision. Frequently, his answers on topics that he doesn't really know much about focus on a few points of process, on getting quality advice, on not needing to know everything in advance, and so on.
But this is the real world and these are dangerous times. While the 2012 election will primarily be about jobs and the economy, events across the Arab world and escalating tensions between Iran and Israel -- not least because of the IAEA's most recent report about advances in Iran's nuclear weapon program -- make foreign policy and national security expertise critically important in our next president.
If there is anything America has been reminded of by Barack Obama, it's that the presidency is no place for on-the-job training -- and it's even less so when potential nuclear conflict is involved. Herman Cain gave an interview to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on Monday in which his answers on questions about Libya -- and his further discussion with the newspaper's editors on broader foreign policy issues -- sounded like a student trying hard to remember the answers for a test he's been cramming for.
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I like Cain personally, but I DO NOT think the WH is the place to start a new career in politics.
All the others looks at the problems and say “how do I get votes out of this”
Leave it to “True Conservatives” to think electing yet another GOP Establishementbot in 2012 is going to change anything
born December 13, 1945 in Memphis, TN (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
Luther Cain Jr., born March 16, 1925 in TN, died March 29, 1982 in Atlanta, GA
Lenora Davis, born July 27, 1925 in GA, died August 20, 2005 in Atlanta, GA
Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)
Herman Cain is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN
Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!
Click on the cane, (America is Ready.)
Herman’s just not a beltway insider.
He’s pro-freedom, pro-faith, pro-life, pro-gun
That’s good enough for me.
I sent him another donation just last night.
The intelligentsia and the effete elitists can stuff it.
Another moron looking down his nose at Palin. Palin actually had experience in winning debates, elections and fighting entrenched corruption. Imagine that quality in the White House now.
Cain is ready. Far more ready than Barrack Obama ever was.
He loves America and knows the principles upon which she is built and has exercised those in the private sector to great success.
He is qualified according to the Constitution and I trust the man. That’s enough to this point for me.
He will have to gaffe and fail a whole lot worse than he has to lose my vote.
Cain knows exactly what he’s talking about. You’d prefer cry babies like Romney or Perry who act like playground enemies?
My father retired from the ministry after many years and was offered a job as a plant manager of a large insulation business. He had never done that type of work before, but the man who owned it said he “needed someone honest to run the place” since his sons and other managers had nearly bankrupt him.
My dad got rid of the employees he needed to...and in his words “hired the folks that knew much more than he did so he could learn from them and make proper decisions.”
The business flourished and my dad worked there for 15 yrs as a beloved manager.
Your argument holds no water. What did Obama know? (hint. ZERO)
So National Security is your issue?
What is the most pressing foreign policy issue of our day?
Irans attempt to get nukes and missiles to delver them.
So what do we do? Invade a 4th country? Ignore it? Start a covert war with Iran? Help the Gulf Arabs and the Israelis get nukes also?
OR Do we make forceful clear statement, as Cain would, that any attack on Israel will be viewed as an attack on the USA.
Then we do back up that statement, as Cain says, an build up our system of naval warships (i.e the Aegis ships Cain is talking about) that have the ability to knock down any Iranian missiles in flight thus giving our side an ability to neutralize the Iranian threat and protect our regional interests, without starting yet another war or adding to the destabilizing of the region.
Can we really just rely on Mutual Assured Destruction to Contain the leaders of an Iranian Death Cult that believes that a massive act of suicide will usher in the rule of the Hidden Mahdi?
Cain is the only one who looked at the real problem with Iran and said here are the solutions”
We don’t have to worry about that with Newt. He’s the smartest guy in the room. He hasn’t been the most consistent conservative over the years, but he would immediately be the most conservative president since Reagan. And he knows his stuff. I like Cain, but I can’t argue with the experience criticism. He has time to get up to speed, though. We’ll see.
American Spectator has no cred it’s a shill for establishment RINO’s like Karl Rove and Mittens. Of course they are going to run Cain down. The poster needs to go home to Daily Kos. Nice try.
Start a new career in politics?
PROFESSIONAL POLITICIANS are what’s KILLING this country.
Good Lord. Even people who profess to be conservatives have bought the hook, line and sinker lie that only “professional politicians” can govern.
Let me ask, was George Washington a Professional Politician? Some of our best presidents were NOT professional politicians and some of our WORST were.
We have no hope if we keep electing the type of people who have spent this county into a depression.
Oh really. Most of the ones up there that know what they are talking about use what they know to subvert the US and it’s people.
The professional politicians have done such a great job for us, haven’t they? s/
I think the question on Libya caught him off guard. He wasn’t sure if it was Libya the country or Libby Ya some chic that was making a claim.
Yes, it takes a REAL PROFESSIONAL POLITICIAN, with decades of government experience, to cause the kind of mess we have in Washington, and Herman is just not qualified.
The only thing he has ever done is take failing companies and turn them into a successes.
And we dont want any of that going on in Washington... no sirreee.
With our country in the dire straits it is...how anyone can consider those without experience defies understanding. If Cain wins he will be a “figure head” because he will need enoormous propping up by others behind the scenes, just as he’s being given now.....he would have been finished already had others not stepped in to shore him up.
And you think that's Newt?
Libya...Libya...Libya...that’s the one with Khadafi right?!? After watchting that video I don’t think Cain could find Libya on a map.
If he can’t answer a questions with “9-9-9”, he’s screwed.
“I like Cain personally, but I DO NOT think the WH is the place to start a new career in politics.”
I agree, but Cain might be the best one left who has a chance. Cain MIGHT work out if he has the wisdom to choose cabinet members that make up for his lack of expertise in areas.
We needed a military leader like Ike in his times, but our economic situation now shows the need for a person with business management skills.
Sarah Palin’s record as governor shows she was vastly more qualified to be president than Cain or Obama. I have to wholeheartedly disagree with that statement in the article about her being not qualified.