HERMAN CAIN: Contender for President

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HERMAN CAIN for President?

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  2. I'll need a lot more convincing.

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  3. I'm interested and want to know more.

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    Herman Cain gave the closing keynote speech at CPAC and it was well received. Lacking much in the way of name recognition, Cain nevertheless is surfacing on quite a few preferred candidates lists these days. He is being included on even more potential vice president lists.

    So let's start improving the name recognition problem and see what develops.

    A segment of the speech:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXRxYBwuP_8"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXRxYBwuP_8[/ame]

    More plus a link to the whole speech here:
    CPAC 2011: Herman Cain’s Speech at CPAC « White House 2012

    What do you think? Interested? Apalled? Something in between?
     
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    I like that he isn't a career politician, I like that he's principled in terms of abortion. I'm pro-choice, but I've always been confused by people who say it's immoral yet think it's ok if incest or rape. Seems pretty black and white to me, you either think it's immoral or you don't.

    I like that he's worked for the Fed and has concluded that the gold standard is the way to go. I doubt he gets the nomination, but seems like he'd be a good candidate.
     
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    Some interesting observations are coming out already:

    So that would suggest a foot in the door for somebody like Cain?

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    The left is scared crapless of this guy.

    And it's true. The 2012 GOP contender won't be one of the common names. People are tired of them. They want someone they can get excited about.

    The GOP is flat out better at politics than the Dems. They are marching out Palin, Romney, Gingrich, etc, for a reason. They're old names. They'll attract the scorn of the left and the media.

    In theory, they're the lightning rods. They'll attract all the scorn, then, out of nowhere, a fresh face emerges.

    And the left is screwed if that face is a black man. A real black man, not one like Obama. Because they won't be able to tear him down. And flocks of disappointed Obama zombies will change over.
     
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    I know virtually nothing about the guy but his active involovement in CPAC is a strike against him for me.

    all evidence suggests that CPAC is far more socially than fiscally conservative.
    ie Neocons.
     
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    All evidence? Have you even listened to any of the speeches from CPAC this past week?

    Do you know what the American Conservative Union that sponsors CPAC is all about? It has consistently opposed the Neocon philosophy and has consistently chosen the most radically conservative people as winners in its straw poll. Frankly, I'm surprised that Mitt Romney has scored as well as he has with CPAC voters and even he can generate only 23% of the vote. Ron Paul, the MOST fiscally conservative of all candidates has emerged the winner for two years in a row now.


    Read More :: About ACU | The American Conservative Union
     
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    :cuckoo: No no no, you're crazy.

    The conservatives, all of them, have a big red "R" by their name on the ballot, which obviously means.........they are George W Bush and Dick Cheney's love child. It's true. Just ask a liberal.
     
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    LOL. I haven't found liberals providing much objectivity when it comes to either the ACU OR Republicans. :)

    And yeah, it will be mostly Republicans or Independents that accept invitations to CPAC though I know for a fact some Democrats with conservative credentials have been invited. Didn't Lieberman speak at CPAC once? Can't remember for sure. But Conservatives will most often choose the Republican party to run for office in because Conservatives are mostly unwelcome in the Democratic Party.

    There is concern among the liberal ranks though. I noted in the NY Times recently a piece on how the Democrats are putting together a defense for CPAC rhetoric. :)
     
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    He sounds like Haley Barbour's slightly more intelligent brother.

    He won't get jack squat.
     
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    Yup, Ron Paul wins because of all the neocons voting for him.

    I'm not trying to defend CPAC, just sayin.
     

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