As Cain Promotes His Management Skills, Ex-Aides Tell of Campaign in Chaos (NYT)

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    As Cain Promotes His Management Skills, Ex-Aides Tell of Campaign in Chaos (NYT)
    New York Times ^ | October 26, 2011 | SUSAN SAULNY
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/u...ement-skills-ex-aides-tell-of-chaos.html?_r=1

    If Herman Cain feels his management skills are up to any challenge, some of his former staff members think he should have started with the disorder in his own campaign.

    Mr. Cain has hardly shown up in New Hampshire and Iowa, they said, spending the bulk of his time on a book tour through the South
    . He occasionally mishandled potential big donors or ignored real voters. His campaign churned through the small staff; last week, his campaign announced the appointment of the veteran campaigner Steve Grubbs, his third Iowa leader in four months.

    Even bumper stickers have been hard to come by.

    And then there was that e-mail to the staff about traveling in a car with Mr. Cain: “Do not speak to him unless you are spoken to,” the memo said.


    “I found it odd,” said a former staff member who liked to prep Mr. Cain for appearances while driving. The aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, quit not long afterward, citing the e-mail as one of the deciding factors.

    Mr. Cain’s campaign has generated much promise since it began over the summer. A former business executive rises improbably from anonymity to the top of the polls, using the strength of his speechmaking, folksy charm and catchy policy plans.

    But Mr. Cain’s campaign may have undermined itself with questionable decisions and a series of missteps, which have led to the impression that the candidate lacks focus and preparation.

    Mr. Cain has made several contradictory, and sometimes befuddling, remarks on abortion and foreign policy, which have forced him to spend days clarifying and defending himself.

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    Cain sucks. He can't organize his way out of a wet paper bag! Obama is going to utterly destroy him.
     
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    Cain is a certified nut.
     
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    This is going beyond pathetic…
     
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    Cain sucks...He wants to hurt the poor and only the poor. This guy is a piece of shit. yeah only for his people within the cities, but to hell with the rest of the poor in the rest of this nation.


    In his plan for economic "Opportunity Zones," Cain offers a slate of proposals aimed at revitalizing depressed pockets of the country, including zero capital gains and payroll taxes within qualifying areas. Although it doesn’t say so explicitly, the Cain campaign's primer on opportunity zones also suggests the possibility of rolling back minimum-wage laws in impoverished areas.

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    He’s pretty much done now.
     
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    Of course, i just considered the advantage of a Cain nomination.

    All of the resident USMB Racists heads exploding at the thought of a choice between two black guys.
     

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