Video: Herman Cain on gotcha questions

October 8, 2011
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“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 I’m going to say you know, I don’t know. Do you know? And then I’m going to say how’s that going to create one job?”

40 Responses to Video: Herman Cain on gotcha questions

  1. artist on October 8, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    And then I’m going to say how’s that going to create one job?”

    That’s ALL you have to say.

    Over and over.

  2. Steve on October 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Good find Poli…

    CAIN is looking more & more like the Ronald Reagan we need after 0bama-Carter

    :cool: .Herman Cain – 2012. :cool:

  3. JCinLa on October 9, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Just like Perot, Cain’s blowhard who will fold like a $5 suitcase when the going gets tough.

  4. anonymous un-RINO on October 9, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Everybody watch that video, if you haven’t. It’s brilliant.

    I want to bear Herman Cain’s children. This guy is my new hero.

    He may implode. This may be just a flash in the pan surge. But we need to ride this one out. This guy is saying things we need to pay attention to. And I can assure you, there are warning klaxons going off in Romney and Perry HQ’s right now. This guy is a direct threat to them. If you see them starting to attack Cain, that’ll be our first indication of their fear, and their validation that Cain’s rise is real.

    If he stays focused on solutions, as he says over and over… that message will eventually win the electorate over. He’s gotta stay out of the muck, and engage it only with wit and style. And yes, that’s Reaganesque. That’s not pandering, it’s leadership.

  5. Steve on October 9, 2011 at 5:36 am

    If he stays focused on solutions, as he says over and over… that message will eventually win the electorate over. He’s gotta stay out of the muck, and engage it only with wit and style. And yes, that’s Reaganesque. That’s not pandering, it’s leadership.

    Agreed, unRINO :mrgreen:

    You can already tell how terrified the left is of Cain, because they’ve already begun to step up their attacks on him and/or attempt to dismiss his as a “flash in the pan”. Same stuff they said about Rand Paul’s tea-party bid for the Senate.
    …the critics were wrong about Rand, and I sense that they’re wrong about Cain

    Cain does indeed come across as a “Reaganesque” leader, and…
    …after the abysmal failure of 0bama-Carter, we need a good leader like Cain.

  6. Steve on October 9, 2011 at 5:40 am

    But ((campaign money)) is still the key for Cain to win 2012.

    Donate to Cain Here

    …even if it’s a small amout — it will add up and help him win :cool:

  7. rightwingyahoo on October 9, 2011 at 5:49 am

    Don’t get too excited. Don’t fall for personalities. Issues only, and keep them honest.

  8. kellsbells on October 9, 2011 at 6:41 am

    @ JcinLA; I think you’re wrong, and I think my great state (Florida) just proved it. Gotta fly …..

  9. JCinLa on October 9, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Nixon was right. Businessmen always fail as government executives because they don’t understand government and how it works.

    I would also bet that Cain benefitted from affirmative action at Godfather’s Pizza. That’s a deal-breaker.

  10. anonymous un-RINO on October 9, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Yeah, and we all know how valuable Richard Nixon’s advice is.

    The idiot who was the very definition of RINO.

    The idiot who funded the Great Society, and expanded it.

    The idiot who invented wage and price controls.

    The idiot who went full on Obambi with corruption, and brought on a leftist political onslaught that we’re still recovering from.

  11. anonymous un-RINO on October 9, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Don’t get too excited.

    .

    And don’t you be trying to talk me out of my man-love for Cain, Comrade Trotsky. ;-)

  12. JCinLa on October 9, 2011 at 7:40 am

    If we find out that Cain has ever benefitted from affirmative action, how many of you will still support him? Remember, affirmative action is every bit as bad as illegal immigration.

  13. Scarlett OHare on October 9, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Artist, “That’s all you have to say.” What? Are you sitting there stoned playing the video over and over?

  14. JCinLa on October 9, 2011 at 7:57 am

    BTW, Nixon was right about businessmen being failures in government. Nixon was a good judge of people but that was overcome by sel-pity which led to his resignation. He’s still worth reading and reading about today.

    Cain will quit when people start asking the really tough questions. You can tell by his “You’re picking on me cos I’m a poor boy” act. That’s working now but it won’t last. White America has seen through that con act.

  15. rightwingyahoo on October 9, 2011 at 8:04 am

    We want 3 basic things from a GOP candidate.

    1 Immigration enforcement without amnesty or legal status. We demand equal treatment under the law, and no exceptions for groups, squeal as they may. Plus, this will help the jobless find work more quickly and help reduce state budgets.

    2 Spending reductions now. Not later. Balance the budget or we’re finished. Cut spending 42% TODAY.

    3 Regulatory stand down as un-RINO has described. Make it permanent. Repeal of Ogabecare is the biggest symbol of this, dismantling of federal EPA and BATFE would be proof of intent as well.

    Anything less than this, we don’t have a chance. With this, we maybe have a 50/50 shot at surviving.

  16. JCinLa on October 9, 2011 at 9:24 am

    RWY wrote

    We want 3 basic things from a GOP candidate.

    1 Immigration enforcement without amnesty or legal status. We demand equal treatment under the law, and no exceptions for groups, squeal as they may. Plus, this will help the jobless find work more quickly and help reduce state budgets.

    2 Spending reductions now. Not later. Balance the budget or we’re finished. Cut spending 42% TODAY.

    3 Regulatory stand down as un-RINO has described. Make it permanent. Repeal of Ogabecare is the biggest symbol of this, dismantling of federal EPA and BATFE would be proof of intent as well.

    Fine. What Republican candidate has promised to do all three of those things? Has any Repubican candidate promised to do even one of them? More important, given the Republican record of impotancy on all of those issues, especially under Reagan and Bush 43, there is no reason to expect a Republican president to do any of them.

    Them’s the cold, hard

  17. JCinLa on October 9, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Them’s the cold, hard facts.

  18. Yep on October 9, 2011 at 9:43 am

    One essentially has. Her name is Michele Bachmann. The only clear cut Libertarian leaning conservative in the race with acts and votes that hardly waver…

  19. Yep on October 9, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Aside from the overblown, distorted job by media on the HPV flap and other exaggerated gaffes, rejecting this proven hardliner in an election where an incumbent president is almost sure to lose, and settling, is madness. We will not get an opportunity like this in generations, so we cannot take even a suspected possible RINO, we have to be sure, and only Michele Bachmann fits that requirement.

  20. rightwingyahoo on October 9, 2011 at 10:18 am

    More important, given the Republican record of impotancy on all of those issues, especially under Reagan and Bush 43, there is no reason to expect a Republican president to do any of them.

    Them’s the cold, hard [facts]…

    Well, then over the side we go. Good luck.

  21. anonymous un-RINO on October 9, 2011 at 10:22 am

    I don’t mind Bachmann on the issues, but she’s never run anything besides her mouth, when you get right down to it. Cain’s experience is the equivalent of a governor of a medium size state, and she’s the equivalent of a county commissioner with some small business experience.

    If you want a libertarian leaning conservative with governor experience, then Gary Johnson is your man. He ain’t gonna give you anything but amnesty on steroids, in answer to RWY’s first point, but I assure you he’ll be 100% on numbers 2 and 3, and I doubt any other candidate would be, except maybe Paul.

    Oh, and JCinLA is either a nutter or a dogshit moby, or both.

  22. anonymous un-RINO on October 9, 2011 at 10:25 am

    And by the way, we have to control Congress to kill amnesty. The Blue Dogs killed it last time, thank God, but they may not be there next time, and you know darn well Senor Perry and Senor ObomneyCare are gonna sign it if it gets to their desk.

    The Congress and the state level is where we gotta kill off La Raza. Remember this.

  23. Yep on October 9, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Running her mouth??

    Bachmann was in a Dem controlled congress most of the time, but the point is she backs her word up with by and large unwavering stances, is more hated by the leadership than anyone in the field, which speaks volumes. You have to research, in DETAIL words and deeds (stances, you cannot beat numbers deficits but you can be unwaveringly conservative) and it has to true over years. You have to be a clear true believer, and the closest to this in the race is Bachmann. You gain nothing on a win with a blatant phony like Romney, a conservative rhetoric but not deed/stancer when pushed like Perry.

    We cannot get this wrong, this election makes or breaks the US…

  24. Yep on October 9, 2011 at 11:50 am

    The eastern establishment pure big business meme is exactly what is part of the problem. We can only hope Cain is not in this category, but he backed TARP, so we will see. Gov in bed with big corps and Wall Street to bail them out of failed gambles is not conservatism or libertarian. Another reason to like Bachmann…

  25. JCinLa on October 9, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    anonymouse un-RINO wrote; Oh, and JCinLA is either a nutter or a dogshit moby, or both.

    That’s the response of someone who can’t think of a logical argument against my post. At this ;point, people like that are Obama’s best hope.

  26. anonymous un-RINO on October 9, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I gave you a logical response to your post, pogue. You’re either a nutter or a dogshit moby, or both.

    And Obambi’s going down regardless, so trot off back to nutterville/mobyville.

  27. anonymous un-RINO on October 9, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Yep,

    I admire your passion, and I like many elements of what Bachmann has said, but if we weight her experience fairly, it can be found lacking.

    I too have some questions about Cain, some of which you reference. I’m looking forward to seeing how he handles his time in the box. We’ll see what he’s made of, and he very well may go down.

    I’ll give you another angle on the Cain as Fed stooge and corporatist tool charges. He’s been on the inside of the shenanigans as you mention, and might it help us to have that sorta horsepower on our side, if he’s really on our side? I can’t answer that, but you’re right, he’s got some ‘splaining to do.

  28. Yep on October 9, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Experience, where’s that got us?

    I will take Michele B’s clear cut unwavering ideological true believer persona an day against that, or the temporary siren call of economic business experience in what is likely to be a transitory economic situation anyway, even to the emotional it does not feel like it will be and we thus “need someone with big business experience to right the financial ship” especially if it means selecting another eastern establishment pure big business type who accept bailouts as “a necessary evil” and dumps real conservative values of nobody being too big to fail and not picking winners or losers for an unhealthy big gov/big business alliance for mutual back scratching which seems all too common among both parties now.

    It’s how you vote. How reliably you vote, when pushed. Bachmann, hands down. You know almost 100% and with predictability where you likely stand with her, and it does not change. And her instincts are usually right, where it COUNTS. You will not have her trying to explain “Bachmanncare” if she ever was or would be a state governor, or “Michelecare” if POTUS, because she would never go there and we know this BEFORE she ever did any of those jobs with that experience because we can read her tea leaves. That is what matters.

    With every candidate besides her in the race save Paul (except he gets certain critical things wrong) you are taking a risk. Some more than others, but risk all the same…

  29. Yep on October 9, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    When I referenced Paul, I was not endorsing him, I meant that with each candidate other than Bachmann aside from Paul, you are taking the risk of not knowing with super high probability their assumed mindset adherence level, meaning they are wild cards to varying degrees in how they can be expected to “vote” on typical issues when pushed. Both Paul and Bachmann’s anticipated hard line approach on any given issue is easy to predict and those assumptions are usually validated…

  30. JCinLa on October 10, 2011 at 4:38 am

    un-RINO: Ok, son, I come down to your level. You’re a punk.

  31. Neal on October 10, 2011 at 7:54 am

    I could vote for Bachmann or Cain, but I don’t see Bachmann going anywhere. She will do good in 1 primary and then back to the bottom of the pack. Cain will stay close to the top and will get more comptetivie with each primary as more people learn about the man and his wise plans policies and leadership. I predict Cain will win the long race and he will have my donations and support

  32. anonymous un-RINO on October 10, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Hey, I want Bachmann to stay in it, and I’m grateful for Yep to remind us of her as a force. She’s a worthy contributor in this process, and should continue contributing. If Cain’s got weaknesses, if any of them have weaknesses, she’s sharp enough to expose them. If she raises herself up in the process, more power to her. I’ll vote for her. Over Obambi? Hell yeah I’ll vote for her.

  33. Yep on October 10, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    You could vote for either (Neal) I could, and Cain is my SECOND choice, admittedly.

    But “I dont see her going anywhere” is not a reason to back Cain. Logically, she should. If people voted what they wanted for, instead of always voting the lesser of evils or where the crowd seems to wander, we would not have equivocating pols.

    This is not a personality contest, it’s a race we cannot get “wrong” even slightly. We have to have a turn out the lights on the EPA true believer or bust at this crossroads who is willing to gut by any means needed, and Bachmann will.

  34. Steve on October 10, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Cain has the better experience over Bachmann. Too many people are quick to dismiss Cain because of Godfather’s etc. What people don’t stop to consider is that Cain was usually called upon to be the turnaround guy – as in the guy they always chose to go into a FAILED situation and “turn it around” so that it can once again be a soild viable business. Cain’s “executive” experience is better than anyone’s on the stage. Bachmann is good on issues, but she is clearly a SECOND choice in comparison to a solid and proven leader like Herman Cain.

  35. Steve on October 11, 2011 at 8:42 am

    And today… CAIN’s surge continues

    Cain #1 in latest SC primary poll
    Cain tied for #1 in latest VA primary poll

    And… Cain climbs up into the # 2 spot on RCP’s average, (overtaking Perry) thus showing the American people are supporting Herman Cain on the issues
    :wink:

  36. Yep on October 11, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    MB’s record is not a slouch.

    Experience is in the eye of the beholder, and having it in the face of confirmed conservatism that’s clearly expressed unflinchingly means Bachmann is the the nominee of choice, even over Cain.

    He supported TARP. He is more solid and less of a gamble than establishment flunkies like Romney and rhetoric man Perry who is not conservative really, is an improvement. Though, he early on showed no knowledge of issues in detail like right of return, etc. Still, that’s better than the other 2, but not better than MB, IMHO.

    Again, the economy is ONE issue, a transitory one. It will not be “turned around” by one man, but might over time, just as the great depression eventually turned, regardless of who is blamed.

    The risk with Cain is he is another big business establishment type that agrees with bailouts and such, in return for favorable treatment of Wall Street beyond a level playing field which is not true conservatism of letting the chips fall where they may, which Bachmann probably sees more clearly, with her populist tint.

    I am not saying this is so with Cain, that remains to be seen. If he’s the nominee I will vote for him, and consider him an improvement by far over Perry or Romney.

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