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  • [Flashback] When Herman Cain Endorsed Mitt Romney for President

    11/05/2011 9:50:57 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 129 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 13 2011, 8:55 AM ET | Staff - The Atlantic
    In a February 2008, Herman Cain used his syndicated column to endorse a candidate in the Republican primary. His choice? Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor struck Cain as best equipped to "focus on the right problems" and make the "tough decisions" to solve them: "Romney has done that as a chief executive officer in business, as a governor and as head of the U.S. Olympics," Cain wrote, adding the noteworthy judgment that "he has done so while balancing political consequences, but not compromising fundamental principles of the founding of this country or free-market economics." Romneycare apparently wasn't seen as...
  • Cain 2012 Looks a Lot Like Obama 2008, Except with a VERY Different Outcome - John Ziegler -

    11/02/2011 8:28:32 AM PDT · by reformjoy · 52 replies
    JohnZiegler.com ^ | 11/02/2011 | John Ziegler
    Editorial by John Ziegler Cain 2012 Looks a Lot Like Obama 2008, Except with a VERY Different Outcome 11/2/2011 Much has been written about the almost primal desire among conservatives to find the next Ronald Reagan, or at least someone they can get excited about, when it comes to choosing an opponent for President Obama in 2012. A huge number of Republican primary voters and Tea Party members now consider it almost a betrayal of their sacred honor to “give in” and vote for Mitt Romney, even if the evidence is overwhelming that he would have the best chance to...
  • Is Herman Cain taking scandal from bad to worse?

    11/01/2011 12:17:58 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 57 replies
    cBS ^ | November 1, 2011 | Brian Montopoli
    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain's inconsistent statements in the wake of revelations that he was accused of sexual misconduct in the 1990s are complicating his efforts to move on from the incendiary story - and may prompt voters who would otherwise have discounted the allegations to reconsider. During his initial media interviews on Monday, Cain said that he was unaware if the National Restaurant Association, which he headed during the 1990s, had paid a financial settlement to a female employee or employees who had accused him of sexual misconduct. Politico reported Sunday that at least two women complained about Cain's...
  • Herman Cain's Rewriting Of Birth-Control History [mods rewrite troll's posting status]

    11/01/2011 6:31:46 AM PDT · by trollop · 123 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 1, 2011 | Glenn Kessler
    <p>But we are interested in historical accuracy, and Cain urged people to "go back and look at the history and look at Margaret Sanger's own words" to find the evidence that she wanted to "kill black babies."</p> <p>So let's examine what the founder of Planned Parenthood actually said and also whether 75 percent of Planned Parenthood's facilities were built in African-American communities....</p>
  • Kevin Williamson of National Review: Why This Could Be the End of Cain

    10/31/2011 12:16:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/31/2011 | Kevin D. Williamson
    I am willing to give Herman Cain the benefit of the doubt and assume that the sexual-harassment allegation(s) against him was entirely baseless. Here is what troubles me. Mr. Cain says: “If the Restaurant Association did a settlement, I wasn’t even aware of it, and I hope it wasn’t for much, because nothing happened. So if there was a settlement, it was handled by some of the other offices that worked for me at the association, so the answer is absolutely not.” Okay, so if I’m reading that quote right, then: 1. Herman Cain, in his role as head of...
  • Cain Campaign Gets Smoked on Harassment

    10/31/2011 8:12:11 AM PDT · by marty60 · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published October 31, 2011 | By Chris Stirewalt
    To my knowledge, this is not an accurate story.” -- Herman Cain campaign spokesman J.D. Gordon on allegations of payments to two former female subordinates whom Politico reports made claims that Cain sexually harassed them. Maybe if Herman Cain’s campaign manager had spent less of the past two weeks on self-promotional smoke breaks, the GOP’s putative presidential frontrunner would be having a better Monday........... Despite having known that the story was in the pipeline for weeks, the Cain team and the candidate seemed utterly unprepared for the onslaught that has predictably followed. They have issued evasive denials and immediately gone...
  • Cain's Cigarette-Puffing Aide Has Checkered Past

    10/28/2011 9:03:52 AM PDT · by marty60 · 125 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published October 28, 2011 | AP via FOX
    He is the man with the mustache who takes a rebellious drag on a cigarette in the Herman Cain Internet ad gone viral. "We've run a campaign like nobody's ever seen," he says before taking a puff. "But then America's never seen a candidate like Herman Cain." Meet Mark Block, Cain's unorthodox campaign manager. Perhaps no one is more responsible for the Georgia businessman's meteoric rise in the presidential polls than Block, a Republican strategist and tea party leader who's left a trail of questionable campaign work behind him. Block has been accused of voter suppression and was banned from...
  • Herman Cain Backs Off Last Month's Comments that Rick Perry "Insensitive" About Race

    10/26/2011 8:23:05 AM PDT · by bullypulpit · 12 replies
    Rick Perry Report ^ | Oct 26, 2011 | Joe Hyde
    Presidential GOP candidate Herman Cain was in Houston Tuesday to address a Tea Party Rally. While there, Cain went on the Michael Berry radio show. Michael Berry has not endorsed any candidate, but through the years, Berry has been a supporter of Rick Perry as governor. Berry covered a wide range of issues with Cain, to include race–baiting by the left. Cain made news for the Perry camp when he backed away from his earlier comments made last month that Rick Perry was insensitive about race. Berry asked him about the alleged rock at Perry's former hunting lease in West...
  • Karl Rove: The Herman Cain Boomlet Is Over (Says his Gaffes are Deadly)

    10/24/2011 7:44:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 158 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/24/2011 | Zeke Miller
    GOP strategist and former Bush advisor Karl Rove laid out all the reasons why he believes Herman Cain's presidential campaign is finished. In an interview with Fox Business, Rove listed several of Cain's recent gaffes — and policy positions that are out of line with many GOP voters — to show why the Cain boomlet won't continue. "I think it has created an image of him as not being up to this task," he said. "That’s really deadly." Despite the missteps, Cain's fundraising topped his third quarter numbers in just three weeks — with the campaign raising over $3 million...
  • Herman Cain Gets into Trouble on Abortion

    10/24/2011 7:24:06 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 59 replies
    The New American ^ | Monday, 24 October 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    While I don’t believe Cain is one of them, there are those who claim pro-life status while also maintaining that abortion shouldn’t be criminalized. They use the “I’m personally opposed to abortion but wouldn’t impose that belief on others” argument popularized by former New York governor Mario Cuomo in a famous 1984 Notre Dame University speech. But it cuts no ice. When you advocate allowing the choice to have an abortion, it is by definition the pro-choice position. The reality is that being “personally opposed” to abortion doesn’t make one unique. There are no politicians campaigning to resurrect the Inca...
  • Vanity: Rush Limbaugh sleeps while Herman Cain attacks free market and federalism

    10/23/2011 4:57:25 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 132 replies
    10-23-2011 | JOHN W K
    In November of 2010 in Don’t be VAT stupid Herman Cain writes: ``A national retail sales tax on top of all the confusing and unfair taxes we have today is insane! It gives the out-of-control bureaucrats and politicians in denial one more tool to lie, deceive, manipulate and destroy this country.`` The fact is, Herman is now proposing a new tax, a national retail sales tax, in addition to taxing corporate profits and incomes, and also would tax the wages working people earn. Herman Cain essentially admitted in the above mentioned article his existing plan is ``insane!`` So, why do...
  • Brit Hume on Fox News Sunday: "Herman Cain may have peaked and may begin to decline"

    10/23/2011 1:58:15 PM PDT · by martosko · 123 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/23/2011 | Jeff Poor
    While former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain’s poll numbers have been sky-high in recent weeks, the honeymoon may soon be over for him, says Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume. “The abortion blunder was inexplicable,” Hume continued. “It doesn’t walk it back when you say it ought to be the person’s choice but it is also illegal. I’m sorry — that doesn’t help. I suspect Herman Cain may have peaked and may begin to decline.”
  • Cain's Stumbles Fuel Doubts on Electability

    10/23/2011 10:42:14 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 137 replies
    Newsmax ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2011 | Newsmax
    ATLANTA — Herman Cain is learning the hard way what it means to face the glare of the national spotlight. After captivating Republicans hungry for an alternative to Mitt Romney, the presidential hopeful has made a series of stumbles that have left some questioning if he's ready for the White House. The Georgia businessman has been on a media blitz since a rise in the polls catapulted him into the top tier of the race for the Republican party nomination. But Cain has sometimes appeared to be in over his head. In the last week, he: —Suggested a fence along...
  • Cain Hopes His Iowa Speech Settled Abortion Issue

    10/23/2011 5:19:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 137 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 23, 2011 | Anugrah Kumar
    Republican presidential candidate Cain hadn’t been in the state for two months, but he was able to connect with a majority of about 800 conservatives at the Des Moines event and reassure them that he was pro-life. “In terms of preventing abortion on demand, I would not sign any legislation for government-funded abortion,” Bloomberg quoted the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO as telling the audience, as he sought to defend his Oct. 19 statement to CNN that although he opposed abortion,“it’s not the government’s role or anybody else’s role to make that decision.” “I would not sign any legislation that in...
  • Cain stumbling under glare of national spotlight

    10/22/2011 12:03:45 PM PDT · by World'sGoneInsane · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/21/2011 | APBy PHILIP ELLIOTT and SHANNON McCAFFREY
    ATLANTA (AP) — Herman Cain is learning the hard way what it means to face the glare of the national spotlight. After captivating Republicans hungry for an alternative to 2012 GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney, Cain has made a series of stumbles that have left some questioning whether he's ready for the White House.
  • Cain’s 9-9-9 Becomes 9.1-9.1-9.1; Vegas Hosted Fight Night; Bachmann’s NH Staff Quits

    10/21/2011 12:28:59 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Pajama's Media ^ | October 21, 2011 | Brian Preston
    The Primary Week That Was: CainÂ’s 9-9-9 Becomes 9.1-9.1-9.1; Vegas Hosted Fight Night; BachmannÂ’s NH Staff Quits This past week was, I think, the most interesting of the campaign so far. If we look back to a week from today, Rick Perry introduced his very solid energy plan as the first of three parts of his overall economic plan. He has also begun laying out his flat tax proposal. That rollout showed a campaign finding some new energy and generating some positive headlines, a change in its fortunes from the previous couple of weeks. But Perry came into the week...
  • Herman Cain clarifies, sort of: “I am 100% pro-life. End of story.”

    10/20/2011 6:40:19 PM PDT · by wmfights · 147 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 20, 2011
    It’s a nice try but this doesn’t jibe with the exchange between him and Piers Morgan. Yesterday in an interview with Piers Morgan on CNN, I was asked questions about abortion policy and the role of the President. I understood the thrust of the question to ask whether that I, as president, would simply “order” people to not seek an abortion. My answer was focused on the role of the President. The President has no constitutional authority to order any such action by anyone. That was the point I was trying to convey. As to my political policy view on...
  • Economist Who Helped Cain Craft 9-9-9 Plan Backs Away From Sales Tax (Ruh Ro)

    10/19/2011 11:19:06 AM PDT · by teddyballgame1 · 68 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/19/11 | Judson Berger
    One of the key economists who helped presidential candidate Herman Cain draft his 9-9-9 tax plan is backing away from the most controversial component of it, warning that the criticism Cain endured at Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate shows his proposed 9 percent national sales tax might have to go. "It was such a dart board," economist Stephen Moore said Wednesday of the proposal. Cain weathered a storm of complaints over his tax plan at the Republican debate in Las Vegas. Virtually every candidate took turns accusing the businessman of pushing a scheme that would introduce new streams of revenue...
  • Cain’s 999 Plan – Hell on the Middle Class and Doomsday for the Poor & Retired

    10/19/2011 11:22:57 AM PDT · by TLittlefella · 103 replies
    Anyone up for paying $18,000 sales tax on the next $200,000 house you purchase? I didn’t think so. And for those of us who work our way up the ladder of success at the workplace that next promotion may require moving to another city or state another house and another $18,000 in sales tax. We are either going to become a nation of renters or go bust trying to move up the ladder of success. (Hell on the Middle Class) Cain’s 999 plan is really the 999 plus 10 plan. Maybe you forgot that you no longer have a Social...
  • Four Things We've Learned About Herman Cain This Weekend

    10/16/2011 2:08:39 PM PDT · by Clairity · 287 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | Oct 16, 2011 | NY Mag Editorial
    Cain's Gruesome (and Supposedly Humorous) Solutions for Illegal Immigration: At campaign stops in Tennessee yesterday, Cain put forward two separate plans for tackling the nation's immigration problem: An electrified fence along the border that would stop short the life of anyone trying to slip into the country illegally, and re-equipping border forces "with real guns and real bullets." This morning on Meet the Press he responded to the (unsurprising and immediate) backlash to his electric fence remarks, saying: "That's a joke. That's not a serious plan. I've also said America needs to get a sense of humor." Cain's Brainstorming Process:...
  • Meet the Press: CAIN + Jindal(for Perry) vs. Pawlenty (for Romney)

    10/16/2011 1:18:26 PM PDT · by Clairity · 61 replies
    NBC ^ | Oct 16, 2011 | David Gregory
    You can watch the full video, or separately the interview with Cain or the Debate between Jindal (for Perry) and Pawlenty (for Romney)
  • Herman Cain defends '9-9-9' tax plan on 'Meet the Press'

    10/16/2011 11:50:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 135 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 16, 2011 | Brian Bennett
    Herman Cain tested the national spotlight Sunday as the Republican presidential primary’s newest front-runner. Facing tough questions during a 25-minute one-on-one interview on NBC’s "Meet the Press," Cain acknowledged that his plan to simplify the tax code would raise taxes for “some” people and clarified his position that he doesn’t believe abortion should be an option in instances of rape and incest. Scrapping the current federal tax code — which he described as a “10-million-word mess” — would eliminate a host of invisible taxes and eventually reduce prices, Cain said. Some economists have pointed out that Cain’s plan would shift...
  • Herman Cain Praises Greenspan at Risk of Tea Party Support

    10/12/2011 11:06:54 AM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/12/11 | Huma Khan
    GOP presidential contender Herman Cain is surging in the polls, but his support of Alan Greenspan is unlikely to win approval from his Tea Party fans. At the Republican debate Tuesday night, Cain touted the former chairman as the best leader the Federal Reserve has had in the past 40 years, even though the controversial chairman has admitted that his decisions weren’t always right. “The way Alan Greenspan oversaw the Fed and the way he coordinated with all of the Federal Reserve banks, I think that it worked fine back in the early 1990s,” said Cain, who served as chairman...
  • Sarah Palin: her actual abortion record and rhetoric is shocking to the conscience.

    06/05/2011 10:07:28 AM PDT · by jobim · 206 replies
    As a Candidate whom Many Pro-lifers Would Like to Support: her actual abortion record and rhetoric is shocking to the conscience in that Sarah Palin: - happily appointed in 2009 a Planned Parenthood board member to the Alaska Supreme Court - indicates that chemical abortifacients that kill the youngest children should be legal - distinguishes between her "personal" and public pro-life views (personally pro-life means officially pro-choice) - rather than fighting for protection, Sarah indicates support even for public funding to kill some unborn children - whitewashes other candidates misleading millions to believe that pro-choice politicians are pro-life - allows...
  • Sarah Palin Blasts Obama's Handling of Egypt (Obama handing over Egypt to Muslim Brotherhood)

    02/06/2011 6:59:19 AM PST · by tobyhill · 140 replies
    abc ^ | 2/6/2011 | SARA JUST
    Sarah Palin blasted the Obama administration's handling of the Egypt crisis on Saturday in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network. "This is that 3 a.m. White House phone call, and it seems for many of us trying to get that information from our leader in the White House, it seems that that call went right to the answering machine." Palin's reference to a 3 a.m. phone call referred to the 2008 bruising primary battle between now-President Obama and now-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over responsiveness to unexpected foreign policy crises. In the CBN interview, which was conducted Friday immediately...
  • Meghan McCain: Sarah Palin must be anti-education because she uses common phrases I don't understand

    12/01/2010 2:43:17 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 89 replies
    Meghan McCain: Sarah Palin must be anti-education because she uses common phrases I don't understand Ace of Spades flags this revealing passage in Meghan McCain's latest column which is -- surprise! -- another attack on Sarah Palin. Anyway, remember how Sarah Palin called the Bush family "blue bloods" after they tacitly endorsed Romney? Well, here's what Meghan McCain had to say about that: The reference to "blue bloods" was made after former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara said in an interview that they thought Mitt Romney was essentially the man to watch in 2012, followed by an...
  • The GOP Presidential Primary Isn’t Big Enough for Palin and a Bunch of Others

    11/22/2010 11:38:15 AM PST · by FTJM · 179 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11/22/10 | Jim Geraghty
    The two Republicans whose names came up most often on the NR cruise? Sarah Palin and Chris Christie. In my interactions with only a fraction of the 700+ NR cruisegoers — mostly older, mostly well-off, passionate about politics, and many heavily involved with the tea parties — I found about two-thirds wildly enthusiastic about Sarah Palin; you could hear the gasps when Scott Rasmussen predicted she would not be the 2012 Republican nominee. Most of the remaining one-third said that while they personally liked Palin, they didn’t want to see her run in 2012, or anytime soon. An isolated few...
  • Palin DOES NOT want to be worshipped (why are people saying that ?)

    07/29/2010 8:49:11 PM PDT · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 211 replies · 1+ views
    There seems to be a tactic used by many here and elsewhere to mock Sarah Palin as some kind of messiah figure because she has a lot of fans. This is not only wrong, this is disgusting. Sarah Palin has never presented herself as an Obama type figure that wants to be seen as a savior. She has been polite and decent on the national stage. She has treated people around this country very good in her time on the national stage. Yet, some people talk about her as an object or a piece of trash. We have someone around...
  • Palin Edorsement of New Hampshire Hopeful Draws Ire of Conservative Paper

    07/21/2010 3:47:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 165 replies · 3+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | July 21, 2010 | Tom Diemer
    Sarah Palin got some push-back Wednesday, but not from one of her liberal critics in the "mainstream" media. No, it was a conservative -- and influential -- New Hampshire newspaper that tartly dismissed the former Alaska governor's recent endorsement of U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte. In a front-page editorial, New Hampshire Union Leader Publisher Joseph W. McQuaid wrote that Palin's endorsement should "neither surprise nor upset the other campaigns" since voters in the state are "rarely impressed by what outsiders have to say." Better pay attention: in a state that traditionally hosts the first presidential primary -- and will again...
  • Brown’s daughter to critics of his joke: Mellow out

    01/20/2010 7:39:21 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 75 replies · 2,858+ views
    hotair ^ | 1-20-09
    450+ comments already on the Levin/Beck thread. Evidently you guys are interested in this. Hopefully Politico’s interview will settle the debate about whether Brown’s kids really were outrageously outraged or not: “I had no idea he was going to do that. I saw the script and there was definitely no mention of that. It was totally off script,” Brown said in a phone interview squeezed in between classes at Boston College. She admitted that she was slightly embarrassed. “But that’s what gives people a chance to see my real dad.”… Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck slammed Brown’s acceptance speech...
  • [Governor] Palin's Tea Party raises eyebrows

    01/08/2010 2:30:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 1,762+ views
    The Politico ^ | January 8, 2009 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Sarah Palin’s plan to deliver the keynote address – for a fee – at next month’s first-ever National Tea Party Convention is getting renewed attention in light of her rejection Thursday of an invitation to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. The decision to blow off CPAC – traditionally seen as the year’s must-attend event for the conservative establishment – in favor of a little-known convention is prompting some soul-searching among CPAC supporters, and is being interpreted as a calculated play by the former Alaska governor to cast herself as the potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate of the...
  • McCain Campaign Manager Steve Schmidt Trashes Sarah Palin in Upcoming "60 Minutes" Interview - Video

    01/08/2010 8:28:53 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 48 replies · 1,556+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 8, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of former John McCain Campaign Manager Steve Schmidt on "60 Minutes" trying to hurt Gov. Sarah Palin by saying she was repeatedly "inaccurate" in statements she made during the campaign, which forced the McCain campaign to have to correct her statements. Schmidt is reportedly pushing a new book coming out about the campaign. Listening to this pathetic jerk makes it very clear why the McCain Campaign had no chance for victory. Schmidt was the wrong person to run McCain's campaign, and knows he is finished as a Campaign Manager for GOP candidates. He's trying now to cash...
  • GOP Insiders Poll: Bullish on Romney, Bearish on Palin [Dewey/Dole/McCain Redux?]

    01/08/2010 9:57:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,138+ views
    The Moderate Voice ^ | January 8, 2009 | Joe Gandelman, Editor-in-Chief
    Hotline on Call has a new poll that provides good news for former Massachuetts Gov. Mitt Romney and bad news for Mitt Romney. And it has bad news for former Gov. Sarah Palin and good news for Sarah Palin. The news: GOP insiders think Romney is way in front for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination while Palin has an awful lot of catching up to do. Literally: Voters were asked to rank 5 candidates in the order of likeliness to capture the GOP nod. The results: Likely To Win WH’12 Nomination (First place votes) Ex-MA Gov. Mitt Romney 81 points...
  • What Sarah Palin must do next

    02/14/2009 1:55:17 PM PST · by Al B. · 126 replies · 2,471+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | Feb. 14, 2009 | Tim Shipman
    It has been a busy month for Sarah Palin. The Alaska governor celebrated her 45th birthday last week and continued to feature in a raft of news stories despite what now seems a calculated effort on her part to minimise publicity. According to Republicans I've been talking to, this is the best strategy for her if she is to establish herself as a serious contender for the party's presidential nomination in 2012. At present she is a pop culture phenomenon, rather than the serious political force that her admirers thought she would become. But that can change.