Herman Cain: Another longshot launches Presidential bid

Former CEO of Godfather's Pizza Herman Cain is seen at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, in this March 7, 2011 file photo taken at the Point of Grace Church in Waukee, Iowa. The 65-year-old Cain will try to see if he can use grass-roots enthusiasm to turn a long-shot presidential campaign into a realistic bid. He plans to announce his candidacy at a rally in Atlanta on Saturday May 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

If there is an early crowd favorite in the Republican race for president, it may be Herman Cain.

The businessman, author, talk radio show host and tea party darling knows how to wow a conservative gathering.

Now the 65-year-old Cain will try to see if he can use that grass-roots enthusiasm to turn a long-shot presidential campaign into a realistic bid.

He plans to announce his candidacy at a rally in Atlanta on Saturday, an announcement that’s hardly a secret. Cain has been crisscrossing the country for months now, his intentions abundantly clear.

So are his views, espoused for years on his radio show and in speeches. He supports a strong national defense, opposes abortion, backs replacing the federal income tax with a national sales tax and favors a return to the gold standard.

11 Responses to "Herman Cain: Another longshot launches Presidential bid"

  1. Sandune  May 21, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Cain sounds like a good candidate but his opposition to abortions is an opposition to women’s rights. When will the Republicans bring in a candidate who stands for right versus wrong and leave the bible at the door?

    I wonder if Palin and Bachmann have shown just how dumb some women can be? Are we all to be judged by these two?

    I remember when the GOP wanted equal rights for all Americans but the pressure from the churches now that they received federal grants, became a force of blackmailing the candidates on their stand against women. Not for me……

    • jim0001  May 22, 2011 at 8:59 am

      Opposing something does not mean one can change it! I haven’t evidence the Supremes willing to revisit Roe vs Wade and the POTUS doesn’t sit on the SCOTUS.
      I’m opposed to many things that go on in our society especially this self-induceed coma that our elected officials have placed the country into. That doesn’t mean I can bring the country out of it!
      I envision another election where I vote against someone rather than for someone.
      Hopefully the candidate who will inflict the smallest wound….

      • Almandine  May 22, 2011 at 8:15 pm

        So, why not vote FOR Cain?

        • Jim0001  May 23, 2011 at 9:51 pm

          At this juncture in time, i do not know enough about him.
          He may be an opportunity to vote for a candidate instead of against one. We’ll see.
          We’ll also see how the “politics of personal destruction affect him”.
          Listening to his speech, I thought I was in a revival. Obummer has been on the tube every single day he has been in office. I personally am sick of his campaigning and revival retoric which in my mind equates to no plan!

  2. Carl Nemo  May 22, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Cain is cursed due to the fact we now have a black man and an obvious failure in office. He has a snow balls chance in hell of winning. Simple as that. He best stick with managing pizza outfits. : |

    Note: This is not a racist comment, but based on simple analysis concerning people making either good and bad choices linked to associations; I.E., quite bad as in President Obama’s case. The smart money says never again, or at least not for quite some time to come.

    Carl Nemo **==

    • Almandine  May 23, 2011 at 8:51 am

      Sounds racist to me… using the skin color of a predecessor to establish His value…

      with that logic you’d never vote for another Donkey or Elephant either.

      • Carl Nemo  May 23, 2011 at 10:47 am

        “with that logic you’d never vote for another Donkey or Elephant either” …extract from post

        You’re right Almandine, never again, either party! They’re both corrupt to the core and puppeteered by the same corporate entities. Obama’s slick-talking duplicity finished myself and my wife on presidential politics.

        We’ll still vote on local school bond, fire and construction levies; mostly a “NO” vote, but won’t cast votes for any ‘camp-following’ so-called leaders from Presidential to community level. We don’t want our votes linked to launching, slick-talking human refuse into office.

        Hey, Palin’s in the headlines again with the recent tell all book release about her antics. Seemingly to Alaskans at one time, she was their white, female version of Obama…no?

        Carl Nemo **==

  3. woody188  May 22, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    If Cain was the candidate, it would nullify Obama’s strongest defense, the racist card. I’m finding it hard to believe that a former chairman of the civilian board of directors to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City would make any inroads in going back to a gold standard. Sounds like a populist rhetoric to get elected.

    • Almandine  May 23, 2011 at 11:46 am

      Study Cain more… I think you’ll find he’s the real deal.

      Of course, he could NEVER get elected………………………

      where have I heard that before?

      • woody188  May 23, 2011 at 4:10 pm

        He isn’t passing the US before Israel test…seems very devoted to Israeli security.

        • Almandine  May 23, 2011 at 8:03 pm

          I think that’s not exactly right… what is the US-before-Israel test? Have to say what? How about economic security = national security?

          I’ve listened to Cain for a few years now, off and on, and he’s as serious as a heart attack about American values, traditions, and respect around the world.

          Hasty surmising does not substitute for studiousness.

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