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The more I know the more I like...Herman Cain!

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Luckyman, May 6, 2011.

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  1. Luckyman

    Luckyman Active Member

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    Whoever said this guy isn't qualified to be President is dead wrong..For one thing he isn't a lawyer and he understands math and computer science...This guy is already more qualified than Obummer...

    Herman CainFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Herman Cain

    President and Chief Executive Officer of Godfather's Pizza
    In office
    1986–2002
    Preceded by William Theisen
    Succeeded by Ron Gartlan

    Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
    In office
    1995–1996
    Preceded by Burton A. Dole, Jr
    Succeeded by A. Drue Jennings

    Deputy Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
    In office
    1992–1994
    Preceded by Burton A. Dole, Jr
    Succeeded by A. Drue Jennings

    Born December 13, 1945 (1945-12-13) (age 65)
    Georgia, U.S.
    Political party Republican
    Spouse(s) Gloria Cain
    Children Melanie Cain and Vincent Cain
    Residence Georgia, U.S.
    Alma mater Morehouse College (B.A.)
    Purdue University (M.A.)
    Occupation Radio host, columnist, businessman, politician
    Profession Businessman
    Religion Baptist[1]
    Website hermancain.com
    Herman Cain (born December 13, 1945) is an American newspaper columnist, businessman, political activist, and radio talk-show host from Georgia. He is best known as the former chairman and CEO of Godfather's Pizza. He is a former deputy chairman (1992–94) and chairman (1995–96) of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Cain's newspaper column is distributed by North Star Writers Group. He currently lives in the Atlanta suburbs.

    In January 2011, Cain announced he had formed an exploratory committee for a potential candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.[2]

    [edit] BackgroundCain was born and raised in Georgia by working class parents.[3] He earned a bachelor's degree in Mathematics at Morehouse College in 1967, and while working for the U.S. Department of the Navy, a master's degree in computer science from Purdue University.

    [edit] BusinessAfter completing his master's degree, Cain left the Department of the Navy and began working for Coca-Cola as a business analyst. In 1977, he joined Pillsbury where he rose to the position of vice president by the early 1980s. He left his executive post to work for Burger King – a Pillsbury subsidiary at the time – managing 400 stores in the Philadelphia area. Under Cain's leadership, his region went from the least profitable for Burger King to the most profitable in three years. This prompted Pillsbury to appoint him president and CEO of Godfather's Pizza, another of their then-subsidiaries. Within 14 months, Cain had returned Godfather's to profitability. In 1988, Cain and a group of investors bought Godfather's from Pillsbury. Cain continued as CEO until 1996, when he resigned to become CEO of the National Restaurant Association – a trade group and lobby organization for the restaurant industry – where he had previously been chairman concurrently with his role at Godfather's.[4]

    [edit] Radio talk showCain hosted The Herman Cain Show on Atlanta talk radio station News Talk 750 WSB, a CNN radio affiliate until February 2011 and serves as a commentator for Fox News Business and a syndicated columnist distributed by the North Star Writers Group. In 2009, Cain founded "Hermanator's Intelligent Thinkers Movement" (HITM), aimed at organizing 100,000 activists in every congressional district in the United States in support of a strong national defense, the FairTax, tax cuts, energy independence, capping government spending, and dismantling Social Security.[5]

    [edit] Political activities[edit] Role in the defeat of the Clinton health care planCain has been cited as one of the primary opponents of the 1993/1994 health care plan of President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton:

    The Clintons would later blame "Harry and Louise," the fictional couple in the ads aired by the insurance industry, for undermining health reform. But the real saboteurs are named Herman and John. Herman Cain is the president of Godfather's Pizza and president-elect of the National Restaurant Association. An articulate black entrepreneur, Cain transformed the debate when he challenged Clinton at a town meeting in Kansas City, Mo., last April. Cain asked the president what he was supposed to say to the workers he would have to lay off because of the cost of the "employer mandate." Clinton responded that there would be plenty of subsidies for small businessmen, but Cain persisted. "Quite honestly, your calculation is inaccurate," he told the president. "In the competitive marketplace it simply doesn't work that way."[6]
    Joshua Green of The Atlantic has called Cain's exchange with Clinton his "auspicious debut on the national political stage."[7]

    [edit] 2004 U.S. Senate candidacyIn 2004, Cain ran for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, pursuing the seat that came open with the retirement of Democrat Zell Miller. Cain sought the Republican nomination, facing congressmen Johnny Isakson and Mac Collins in the primary. Cain and Collins both hoped to deny Isakson a majority on primary day in order to force him into a runoff.[citation needed] Collins tried to paint Cain as a moderate,[8] citing Cain's support for affirmative action programs, while Cain argued that he was a conservative, noting that he opposed the legality of abortion even in cases of rape and incest.[9] Cain finished second in the primary with 26.2% of the vote, ahead of Collins, who won 20.6%, but because Isakson won 53.2% of the vote, Isakson was able to avoid a runoff.[10]

    [edit] Support for gold standardHerman Cain announced his support of the gold standard on a radio program in late 2010:

    "Yes I believe in the gold standard. We should have never gotten off the gold standard because when we got off the gold standard, that then allowed Congress to inflate our currency whenever they overspent. Now look at the mess that we have."[11]

    However, in early 2011, Cain stated on his radio show that there was no need for an audit of the Federal Reserve.[12]

    [edit] 2012 presidential candidacyMain article: Herman Cain presidential campaign, 2012
    In 2010, "Cain addressed more than 40 Tea Party rallies, hit all the early presidential states, and became a YouTube sensation."[3] In April, he teased the audience at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference about his being a possible 2012 presidential candidate by saying that there may be a "dark horse candidate."[13][14] On September 24, 2010, Cain announced that he was considering a run for president in 2012 on the Republican Party ticket.[15] "In December, he was the surprise choice for 2012 GOP nominee in a reader poll on the conservative Web site RedState.com, narrowly edging out Palin."[3]

    Cain announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee on January 12, 2011 on the Fox News Channel's Your World with Neil Cavuto.[2][16]

    Cain supports a non-federally subsidized efficient economic stimulus, saying: "We could grow this economy faster if we had bolder, more direct stimulus policies," criticizing President Barack Obama's stimulus plan as simply a "spending bill" instead of meaningful stimulus through permanent tax cuts.[17]

    In December 2010, Jonah Goldberg of the National Review wrote of Cain: "it’s hard to imagine him amounting to more than an exciting also-ran."[18]

    In February 2011, Cain addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).[19] Ed Morrisey of the conservative website Hot Air said he "stole the show" and that some attendees were moved to tears by the speech.[20] In contrast, AlterNet accused Cain of pandering to white conservatives and referred to him and other black conservatives as "garbage pail kids". Cain called the news website's attacks racist and condemned its "shameful behavior".[21]

    After defending himself against accusations of racism, Cain provoked controversy when he specifically stated that he would be willing to discriminate on grounds of religion when appointing members to his Cabinet, were he elected President, refusing to consider candidates if they were Muslim, on the grounds that such a candidate may support Sharia law. [22]

    After the May 5, 2011 Fox News sponsored Presidential debate, Cain was declared the overwhelming winner by controversial pollster Frank Luntz. According to Frank Luntz who has been censured by the National Council on Public Polls for mischaracterizing focus groups in the past, Herman Cain walked in with only one supporter, and walked out with a majority.[23][24][25]

    [edit] Personal lifeIn 2006, Cain was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in both his colon and his liver. Cain underwent surgery and chemotherapy following the diagnosis, and has since reported that he is cancer-free.[26]
     
  2. hrosik123

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    As qualified as his credentials are, for some reason people feel more comfortable with a politician in office. At least O'Bama had some experience. Although it wasn't exstensive, still some experience. He may wind up with 4% of the vote ar best. Good luck Chuck Hrosik
     
  3. over/under

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    Last 20 years we've had polititions, how's that been workin for ya? I remember an actor that did a pretty good job. Maybe we need a businessman to get things going again, get rid of the lawyers. Sorry to any lawyers out there.
     
  4. Luckyman

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    Experience Chuck! LOL!! Really???? Obama has the wrong experience...No private sector experience of any kind ever! He can't even say he ran a lemonade stand! Hey Chuck...We never got and answer from you on how Obummers EXPERIENCE working for us? $5.00 gas, cost of food and everything else on the rise, a war zone on the border in Mexico etc. etc.!!

    Life is too expensive when it is being run by people without private sector experience isn't it? America is now looking for real change and Obummer is done come 2012...Maybe we need a business man running this country? We definitely need one!! We need someone other than an idiot lawyer with a law degree that hasn't practiced law...A rebel without a clue!! LOL!!
     
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    Big Ron was in politics for quite some time before he ran for Pres. I recall him being governer of Cali if I'm not mistaken. Maybe I'm wrong. Good luck Chuck Hrosik
     
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    As I stated the public will not elect someone with no political experience. You may not like it but its a pure and simple fact. Name one that had no experience. Just the way it is. You wouldnt go to a plumber for a by pass operation. Would you? Good luck Chuck Hrosik
     
  7. shot410ga

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    I you have ever sat in a meeting with a CEO, you would have heard the same BS as Cain was spouting. Almost every remark he made I and my wife heard dozens of times in our careers. Same old horse-crap you will hear in the business world everyday. We sat there and cracked up every time he opened his mouth. He sounded like one of my old bosses.
     
  8. Luckyman

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    I have sat in many and it all depends who the CEO is doesn't it? His track record speaks for itself!! So does Obummers...So What do you do when you hear Obummer talk...Cry?
     
  9. Luckyman

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    Hey Chuck...The plumber analogy is rediculous to say the least!!! What should we go to Obummer for?
     
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    I just listened to him speak at Fort Campbell and he was great. You could see the genuiness on his face and his demeanor. One thing you can say is that hes a great orator. Good luck Chuck Hrosik
     
  11. Luckyman

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    Wow Chuck your easily impressed!!! Do you get chills down your leg like Communist Chris Mathews?? Are you a Marxist Chuck...The man you voted for is! I guess he could talk you right off of a cliff couldn't he! So how's that slick forked tongue working out for ya!

    Wake up Chuck!
     
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    Why don't you wake up. Did you hear me praise his policies? I don't think so. Some of his policies I agree with and some I don't.Its funny when I see the bumper sticker that reads " confuse a liberal, hit em with facts". Seems to me that when a so called conservative feels uncomfortable they resort to name calling. Herman Cain will not, will not be nominated for president. Stop marching out sham candidates and maybe republicans will get the nod. Good luck Chuck Hrosik
     
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    America will speak loud and clear this next time around!!! Obama will be the main reason if an outsider with nominal political experience wins...Just like it took a clueless peanut farmer to get us to a Ronald Reagan...
     
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    The biggest sham of all is named Obama and you liberals ate it up...So why did you vote for Obama Chuck? You never answered my question...If you think Cain is a sham what do you call Obama?
     
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    I voted for O'Bama because of his stance on troop reduction in the Gulf plus McCain is about 200 and Palin was just a moron. What magazines and papers do you think she reads? Good luck Chuck Hrosik
     
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    Don't ya just love it when the Obama lovers cite his experience as a congressman before he ran for president? Let's see IIRC he was in office 143 days and voted present most (80%?) of the time? No other experience other than community organizing and making influential and rich liberal friends? Yeh Obama really had the qualifications part down well.
     
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    there ya go. Lets get Cain in there. May not have any policies but sure could get us a discount on some pizza.
     
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    Shot410 were the businesses profitable?
     
  19. Luckyman

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    Hey Chuck...So how do you feel about being lied to by your forked tongued Communist? Troop reduction in the Gulf! LOL! Cut the deficit in half! LOL! Close GITMO LOL! and and and... LOL! Hey quick suggestion Chuck..Stop voting like an idiot or stop voting altogether...
     
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    Hey lucky, theres a villiage somewhere thats missing you. I don't need to justify my vote to you. Did you vote? Who for? Why? How many promises did the last candidate the you voted for who won keep? Each side is lied to but apparently only dems lie cheat and steal. A republican would never do that. Shouldn't you be mezmarized by Glenn Beck right now? Good luck Chuck Hrosik
     
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