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  • And now, for my unconventional endorsement [Herman Cain]

    01/16/2012 12:18:07 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 36 replies
    Cain Connections ^ | 01/16/2012 | Herman Cain
    I have been hounded in media interviews to give them the scoop on which Republican presidential candidate I ‘m going to endorse. When I respond that it will be “unconventional,” they go nuts because they cannot conceive of what that means. That’s not the way they think. So they try to guess what it means based on conventional political practice. You will be endorsing yourself getting back into the presidential race, they guess. Nope. You will be endorsing someone that’s not in the race, they suggest. Nope. You will be endorsing two of the remaining candidates instead of one. No...
  • Herman Cain says he'd like to be secretary of Defense

    12/15/2011 3:14:27 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 79 replies
    LA Times ^ | Thursday December 15, 2011
    Herman Cain is no longer running for president. He doesn't think he's likely to be picked as the eventual nominee's running mate, either. But he does have a Cabinet post in mind should the GOP win the White House next fall: secretary of Defense. [....] Cain shared the idea with ABC's Barbara Walters during her annual special on the "10 Most Fascinating People." And the veteran journalist was just a bit surprised. Cain said he thought he'd be a good pick because he wants to "influence rebuilding our military the way it should be." Walters, still stunned, reminded Cain of...
  • Herman Cain's Aquila Dealings Undercut His Business-Acumen Claims

    11/23/2011 8:36:42 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 61 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 11-21-2011 | Wayne Barrett
    Candidate Cain boasts of his skill as a businessman, but while he sat on the board of Aquila, a Midwest energy corporation, the company fell apart, even as Cain helped dole out millions in bonuses to its directors. ...Green maxed out, giving $2,500 to Cain’s campaign committee. Green was the longtime CEO of two related Missouri energy companies whose boards Cain served on for nearly two decades, Utilicorp United and Aquila. And when Green wasn’t running the companies, his brother Robert was. Since 2003, when Cain launched an unsuccessful Senate campaign, the Greens have donated $10,500 to various Cain campaign...
  • Cain slammed by influential group of Iowa conservatives

    11/22/2011 2:35:22 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 68 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11-22-2011 | Cameron Joseph
    Cain slammed by influential group of Iowa conservatives Cameron Joseph November 22, 2011 A top organization of Iowa social conservatives slammed Herman Cain as it narrowed its list for a possible presidential endorsement list. Cain and Ron Paul were dropped from The Family Leader's consideration, leaving Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann as the possible winners. Mitt Romney did not seek the group's endorsement. Headed by the influential activist Bob Vander Plaats, the group criticized Cain, saying he lacked "clarity on the key issues of life, marriage, foreign policy, and presidential readiness" — a major diss to...
  • Herman Cain submits to New Hampshire Union Leader demands

    11/21/2011 10:47:29 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 71 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/21/11 | Alexander Burns
    Cain will sit for an hourlong taped interview with the Union Leader, publisher Joe McQuaid announced on Twitter on Monday... Just last week, Cain backed out of a Union Leader interview because the paper insisted on a 60-minute, on-camera sit-down, as opposed to the 20-minute, camera-free conversation Cain hoped for. The newspaper blistered Cain in a Monday missive titled, “Recording Cain: What’s he afraid of?” McQuaid told POLITICO’s Reid Epstein that Cain’s spokesman “called me up this morning and wondered if they could come in one day next week for an hour-long interview and have C-SPAN there.”
  • Herman Cain: If Bachmann were an ice cream, she’d be ‘tutti-frutti’

    11/14/2011 4:47:49 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 22 replies
    The Ticket/Yahoo! News ^ | 11-14-2011 | Holly Bailey
    When Sarah Palin dissed Herman Cain as the "flavor of the week" in September, the Republican presidential candidate pushed back on her assessment. "I got some substance here. Okay? I'm Häagen-Dazs Black Walnut. It lasts longer than a week," Cain told Tonight Show host Jay Leno, apparently unaware the flavor was a limited edition..........
  • BREAKING NEWS!!! Yet Another Cain Victim: Nicky Diaz Says Cain Made Sexual Advances To Her

    11/07/2011 4:38:08 PM PST · by TBP · 46 replies
    Gory Allwet Press | I'm not revealing that | Gory Allwet
    According to her attorney, former maid Nicky Diaz, who worked for former Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman, was sexually harassed by Herman Cain. The allegation was revealed in a press conference today. The attorney, who would not reveal her own identity, said that Diaz told her, "He treated me like dirt." "He just laughed and turned his face to one side," Diaz said through her attorney. Cain's office issued a statement denying the allegation. "We never asked her for anything," the campaign said. Media commentators are saying that the Cain campaign cannot survive the latest allegation. Donations to Cain are...
  • BREAKING: PJM Sources Report Details of Alleged Cain Incident

    11/03/2011 8:15:03 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 98 replies · 1+ views
    PJ Media ^ | November 03, 2011 | RICHARD POLLOCK
    Adding to the ongoing Herman Cain sexual harassment controversy, two sources have now confirmed to PJ Media that a female employee of the National Restaurant Association told associates she had been brought by Mr. Cain to his Crystal City, Virginia residence where she alleged “he had taken advantage of me.” Both sources claim to be politically conservative. One source, a male, told PJ Media: Herman took advantage of seniority and power with a young woman. It was an abuse of power.Implying that coming forward with the accusations was an ordeal for the young woman, the source also said: Who do...
  • Let's All Take A Deep Breath - (my first vanity post)

    11/02/2011 5:05:00 PM PDT · by BagCamAddict · 52 replies
    Pulled it outta my... um..... Obama | 11-02-11 | Self
    I encourage everyone to take a deep breath, and let the campaign chips fall where they may for a couple weeks, without passing judgement. We are watching political ping-pong right now. We don't have facts on either side yet. Cain has been accused. Perry is now being accused by Cain. Romney is now being accused by Perry. Will Romney turn around and accuse Bachmann or Santorum? Time will bring everything out in the open that we need to know. We are all guilty of jumping to conclusions without any facts. The media is playing us, and we are letting them....
  • Breaking News: Debbis Wasperman Scultz says Cain hit on her

    11/02/2011 3:13:50 PM PDT · by illiac · 67 replies · 1+ views
    vanity ^ | 11/2/11 | self
    A spokesman for Debbie Wasperman Schltz's spokemans spokesman claims that Debbie has a long kept secret that Herman Cain hit on her when she was 12 years old, and tried again when she was 30. Herman Cain's camp said that was absurd. If Laz won't hit it, neither would I.
  • Cain on China: “They’re trying to develop nuclear capability”

    11/01/2011 7:37:08 PM PDT · by Def Conservative · 21 replies
    The phrasing’s slightly ambiguous so it becomes a rorschach test on Cain. If you like him and trust that he has a grasp on policy, you’ll think he’s referring here to developing nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The Pentagon’s chief worry right now is China building any sort of carrier, not necessarily a nuclear one, so this would be an odd bit of specificity from Cain. But fair enough — a Chinese nuclear carrier would indeed be a big deal. If you don’t like him and/or don’t trust him on policy, you’ll think he’s referring here to China developing a general nuclear...
  • Herman Cain Losing Some Steam

    10/29/2011 4:46:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 78 replies
    LATimes ^ | October 29, 2011 | Robin Abcarian
    Herman Cain Losing Some Steam His troubles began once he vaulted into the top tier of Republican candidates, after introducing his 9-9-9 tax plan and winning a straw poll. Now his blunders on abortion, immigration and foreign policy have left political observers scratching their heads. Herman Cain's blunders have been blamed by his spokesman on fatigue, the fast pace of the campaign and the media taking some answers “out of context.” By Robin Abcarian October 28, 2011 For months, Herman Cain floated under the radar as other candidates for the Republican presidential nomination were poked, prodded and scrutinized by a...
  • Herman Cain’s online donations not working

    10/22/2011 12:20:00 PM PDT · by lonevoice · 61 replies · 1+ views
    self ^ | 10-22-2011 | lonevoice
    I’ve made a few donations to Herman Cain’s campaign using the online donations page at hermancain.com and had no problems with it until last week. Now when you go to the donations page, the page loads fine, but none of the drop-down boxes function. This includes the drop-down boxes for: Contribution Type, State, Card Type and Expiration Date. Without being able to make those selections, donations cannot be submitted.
  • Dr. Wofford's Political Elixir [1991: Heritage Foundation for individual mandate]

    10/20/2011 5:25:22 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 5 replies
    A radical market-driven approach devised by the Heritage Foundation and favored by conservatives. Current tax incentives for employers providing health benefits would be abolished. They would be replaced with a system of tax credits for individuals, coupled with a requirement to purchase private health insurance if the tax credits are substantial enough.
  • Herman Cain: GOP Candidates "Getting On My Last Nerve"

    10/19/2011 5:40:25 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 61 replies
    COSTELLO: So in the next debate, you're going on the attack? CAIN: I'm going on the attack. COSTELLO: You're ready to do that. CAIN: Yes, I am. COSTELLO: Really, you've been the nice guy through all this. CAIN: Yes. COSTELLO: The likable guy. CAIN: I've been trying. But they're getting on my last nerve.
  • Two Calculators to Determine How Much You'll Pay Under Herman Cain's 9-9-9 Plan

    10/19/2011 2:43:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies · 1+ views
    999 calculator ^ | 10/19/2011
    Dear FReepers, I have discovered two websites that provide that tools for you to determine how much you'll save or pay if the Herman Cain 9-9-9 Tax plan were to be implemented. 1) INCOME TAX CALCULATOR Here's the Tax Calculator Comparing the INCOME TAX you would pay using the current tax code against the 9-9-9 plan. You must have Microsoft Excel on your computer: CLICK HERE 2) SALES TAX CALCULATOR Here's how much you pay for the price of goods if the NATIONAL SALES TAX were implemented ( this takes into account your state's sales tax): CLICK HERE
  • Cain 9-9-9: Huge Tax Haul from VAT

    10/18/2011 2:41:08 PM PDT · by Def Conservative · 65 replies · 1+ views
    The Herman Cain campaign released details of the revenue expected to be collected from his 9-9-9 tax plan. Here are the estimates for 2010: $701 billion from the 9 percent personal income tax. $753 billion from the 9 percent retail sales tax. $863 billion from the 9 percent business VAT. Yikes! By far the largest tax haul under the Cain plan would be from the business VAT—a tax which would be hidden from most voters. By the way, the Cain business tax is not a tax on “corporate income,” as some media stories are identifying it. The new revenue data...
  • Cain comes under attack at Republican debate

    10/18/2011 6:29:26 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 95 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Steve Holland and Patricia Zengerle
    (Reuters) - Upstart Republican front-runner Herman Cain on Tuesday came under sharp attack from his rivals at a 2012 debate and struggled to explain his tax reform plan, the signature proposal of his campaign. Cain, the former Godfather's Pizza CEO who has shot to the top of Republican opinion polls, found himself the target at the CNN-sponsored debate, where his rivals began to take him seriously after believing he would simply fade as time wore on.
  • Cain apologizes for comments on border fence

    10/17/2011 6:38:46 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 315 replies
    KTTC.com ^ | 11-17-2011 | JERI CLAUSING and PAUL DAVENPORT
    Cain apologizes for comments on border fence By JERI CLAUSING and PAUL DAVENPORT Associated Press October 17,2011 "It was a joke," Cain said emphatically. "I apologize if I offended anyone. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa."
  • Can Obama hold on to African American voters in 2012? (Wow! Lots of racism here!)

    10/17/2011 6:43:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 17, 2011 | Krissah Thompson
    For several months, radio host Tom Joyner has pleaded with his 8 million listeners to get in line behind the first black president. “Stick together, black people,” says Joyner, whose R&B morning show reaches one in four African American adults. The Rev. Al Sharpton, an ally of President Obama who has a daily radio show and hosts a nightly cable television program, recently told the president’s black critics, “I’m not telling you to shut up. I’m telling you: Don’t make some of us have to speak up.” Even as Obama and his campaign play down the suggestion that support among...
  • Herman Cain: Electrify the Border Fence

    10/15/2011 6:06:22 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 176 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10-15-2011 | Doug Powers
    Herman Cain: Electrify the Border Fence Doug Powers October 15, 2011 It’s now a “9999” plan: 9 percent personal income tax, 9 percent national sales tax, 9 percent business tax, and a 9 amp jolt if you try to illegally cross into the US.New York Times: Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Saturday that part of his immigration policy would be to build an electrified fence on the country’s border with Mexico that could kill people trying to enter the country illegally.The remarks, which came at two campaign rallies in Tennessee as part of a barnstorming bus tour across the...
  • Cain Economic Advisor: 9-9-9 Plan to Add $2 Trillion to GDP

    10/13/2011 6:38:03 PM PDT · by casablanca · 166 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10.13.11 | Michelle Fox
    Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan will add $2 trillion to U.S. GDP, as well as create 6 million jobs, his economic advisor Rich Lowrie told Larry Kudlow Thursday. Lowrie also said under the plan, business investments will increase by one-third and wages will go up by 10 percent. “And if you fold all that growth together,” he said, “federal revenues go up by 15 percent.” Cain’s 9-9-9 plan would scrap the current tax code and replace it with a 9 percent tax on personal income and corporations, as well as a new 9 percent sales tax.
  • Cain says he's ready for questions about "Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan"

    10/10/2011 4:10:20 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 66 replies
    SeeBS News ^ | 10 Oct 2011 | Sarah Huisenga
    In a novel attempt at lowering expectations, Republican candidate Herman Cain told an interviewer recently that he plans to simply answer "I don't know" if he is asked "gotcha" questions by reporters covering his campaign for president. "I'm ready for the 'gotcha' questions and they're already starting to come," Cain said. "And when they ask me who is the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan, I'm going to say you know, I don't know. Do you know?" snip Cain replied, "I'm ready for the 'gotcha' questions and they're already starting to come. And when they ask me, 'Who is the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan?'...
  • Cain: Racism Is Not Holding Anyone Back

    10/09/2011 1:00:43 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 64 replies
    CNN State of the Union ^ | 10/9/11 | CNN
    Presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that he didn’t believe racism was a major factor holding minorities back in America, asserting instead that African Americans had a level playing field on which to advance economically. “I don't believe racism in this country today holds anybody back in a big way,” Cain said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Are there some elements of racism? Yes. It gets back to if we don't grow this economy, that is a ripple effect for every economic level, and because blacks are more disproportionately unemployed, they get hit the worst when economic policies don't...
  • Cain flip-flops on due process for Americans, criticizes Perry

    10/07/2011 9:02:40 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 238 replies
    United Liberty ^ | 10-7-2011 | Jason Pye
    Cain flip-flops on due process for Americans, criticizes Perry Jason Pye October 7, 2011Back in May, Herman Cain answered a few questions from Conor Friedersdorf of The Atlantic dealing with Libya and civil liberties issues. Cain’s answers on the USA PATRIOT Act were disappointing; and quite frankly, showed a severe lack of respect for the Fourth Amendment, especially for someone that supposedly wants to restore the Constitution.Oddly though, Cain rejected the idea of a president authorizing the death of American citizen, as in the case of Anwar al-Awlaki, without due process guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment. Here the relevant part...
  • Cain drowns out Perry at Republican showdown

    10/07/2011 4:45:56 PM PDT · by South40 · 214 replies
    GoogleNews ^ | 10/7/2011 | Stephen Collinson
    WASHINGTON — Republican White House hopeful Rick Perry tried to revive his campaign Friday but got dragged into a religious row and saw a plea to Christian voters drowned out by fast-rising longshot Herman Cain. Perry, who exploded into the White House race in August but has since fallen back after wobbly debate performances, sought to win over evangelical Christian conservative voters, a crucial bloc in the party nominating contest.