Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: CAIN'S FOREIGN POLICY (Exclusive interview-Wash Times)
Posted on 11/24/2011 9:51:02 PM PST by VinL
One of the digs at Ronald Reagan before he was president was that he lacked a keen grasp of foreign policy. The former actor and California governor had never had to grapple with those questions firsthand. Surely, critics argued, he couldnt match the abilities of people with real-world experience like George H.W. Bush or John Connally. Once in office, Reagan demonstrated that principle and vision could more than make up for inexperience. He had a good plan and stuck to it; the rest was just a matter of details.
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is taking a page from the Reagan playbook. Like the Gipper, he believes in a policy of peace through strength, but he has added clarity to the familiar slogan, something thats been in short supply lately. Lack of clarity has been a major weakness of the Obama administrations approach to international relations. Too often, the United States has appeared dithering, or its stances have been ambiguous. This communicates weakness and presents opportunities for adversaries to shape events. The Obama administration has created too much uncertainty with respect to our strength, Mr. Cain told The Washington Times, which simply encourages misbehavior. He points out that the corollary to the slogan is also true: Without strength, there can be no peace.
The three pillars of Mr. Cains foreign-policy vision are defense, the economy and energy. He thinks the automatic defense budget cuts triggered by the failure of the congressional deficit supercommittee to come up with meaningful deficit-reduction measures are outrageous. You dont lead with a formula, he said. Forcing massive budget cuts on a department that is already stripped down is absolutely insane.
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Thit! Sorry for the double “C” in the headline- if someone knows how to correct- it would be appreciated. Thanks.
Not a problem with the double C’s. Thanks for posting the article.
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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, (Obama, You're Fired.)
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Q: Has anyone apologized to Mr. Herman Cain and Mrs. Cain about this?
HAVE ANY OF THE USUAL RADIO/TV CIRCUITED RINO TALKING HEADS LIKE KARL ROVE, BILL BENNETT, DENNIS MILLER, MICHAEL MEDVED, LAURA INGRAHAM and others who then when on to stir this non-storm even more with an "isn't it unfortunate" campaign: a) "Gee, does this mean his candidacy is dead?"; b) "Gee, will he come clean, which he must 100% on such scurrilous charges?", when the real questions should have been: "When will the Liberal Mass Media Apologize from the Heart for An Attempted Character Assassination Upon a Fellow Conservative?"
I for one particularly want the aforementioned people in responsible mass media positions to reflect deeply upon this Politico-originated travesty (and yes, "sin"), during the Thanksgiving Season and come back on Monday during this Season commemorating the Birth of Christ, and sincerely offer their apologies to Herman Cain and "make this right." Their continued silence--along with Ms. Allred and the various "Accusers", otherwise to THIS conservative radio listener will indeed speak volumes.
Thank you for this. Glad I read it before the usual bashing begins. I simply don’t understand the attraction of running from thread to thread to thread making the same negative (and generally loaded with half truths) comments over and over again. It certainly isn’t done in an attempt to engage others in debate because as soon as others start they just repeat the same things over a couple of times then disappear until the next article is posted. I don’t know, maybe Cain supporters do the same to supporters of other candidates but I don’t think so. As Newt and Perry are my next 2 favorites I read threads about them too and just don’t see the same kind of vitriol. Of course it was that way on Palin threads too. Maybe there’s a pattern here...
once HC starts going up in the poll #s the heifer from Chicago will show up again.
It’s Herman Cain, Newt and Mittens.. it’s time to pick
“Its Herman Cain, Newt and Mittens.. its time to pick”
Not yet it isn’t!
Don’t write off the other candidates just yet. Bachmann may surge in Iowa; Paul is looking rosy in the latest Iowa polls; with the ‘well lubricated weathervane’ all but anointed in the media, Santorum’s consistency may win him another look; and anybody who dismisses Huntsman in New Hampshire this early, isn’t aware of his ground game there.
For supporters of candidates other than the quoted three, don’t give up yet. Not a single vote has been cast, and this race has been volatile to say the least!
Knowing DAMNED WELL how the US MSM and RINO GOP ESTABLISHMENT is joined at the hip, it is only a matter of time that they
start excluding Conservatives from future 2012 GOP Primary debates in January and on into February and March on some ground(s) so only their "favorites" will be allowed up there for the exposure.
Four years ago was their template, of excluding Duncan Hunter though he led some other (RINO favorites) who were actually behind him in the GOP DELEGATE COUNT. I am thinking now in 2012 that they are going to conspire to go after Bachmann and Santorum first, not to mention Cain as well; They essentially want this down to a Romeny and maybe Perry and Gingrich race. Here is my post from four years ago, see if it is predictive of things to come:
Good summary of Cain's approach to foreign policy compared to the current administration's clear lack of clarity.
Like Reagan, Herman Cain will make a great President of the United States!
Just read it! Thanks for posting.
maybe Cain supporters do the same to supporters of other candidates
All accurate though. Newt’s record is poor and represents an establishment candidate, and his amnesty comments this last tuesday should prove the point and bury him.