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Thoughts on Herman Cain? I think what we really need to do is pick the right person to run this country. Could this be the guy?

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It would be tough for the Democrats to play the race card if he were the nominee.

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It would be tough for the Democrats to play the race card if he were the nominee.



It'd be something like "Republicans are racist thinking that if they elect a black guy to run against a black then he will win because he's black."

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I like Cain's business strategy, sure...but not being in the political arena (which has its pros) could be challenging when it comes to getting things passed.
I understand that the current big thing we need to take care of is the economy, but there is quite a bit of social issues that are causing financial problems that he doesn't seem to agree with (i.e. legalization of marijuana)

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Democrats are already using Cornell West and Harry Belafonte to attack him so that they can avoid having the racist label placed on them.

I'd like to hear a little more about him but as of right now the man certainly has my vote.


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999 will never get passed. I like it, but because the 9% applies to all income tax, it will be seen as a tax hike on the poor and that is never popular.

The 9% sales tax is actually the smartest thing in there. It would force all the illegals to pay something in.

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He's charismatic, but that's about all he's got. He is a bit naieve and his lack of political depth will show through. Also, it's hard to say he has any qualifications. He has no political expreience and being in charge of the 37th largest pizza chain doesn't really impress anyone.

Honestly, I'm surprised he's being taken this seriously.


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He's charismatic, but that's about all he's got. He is a bit naieve and his lack of political depth will show through. Also, it's hard to say he has any qualifications. He has no political expreience and being in charge of the 37th largest pizza chain doesn't really impress anyone.

Honestly, I'm surprised he's being taken this seriously.


He has better qualifications than a community organizer that has never successfully run anything in his life.

Actually, his experience goes beyond being the CEO of Godfathers Pizza.

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After completing his master's degree from Purdue, Cain left the Department of the Navy and began working for The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta as a computer systems analyst. In 1977, he moved to Minneapolis to join Pillsbury,[28] soon becoming director of business analysis[29] in its restaurant and foods group in 1978.[citation needed]

At age 36, Cain was assigned in the 1980s first to analyze and ultimately to take the reins of Burger King, where he managed 400 stores in the Philadelphia area. At the time, Burger King was a Pillsbury subsidiary. Under Cain's leadership his region went, in three years, from the least profitable for Burger King to the most profitable.[citation needed] According to a 1987 account in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Pillsbury's then-president Win Wallin said, "He was an excellent bet. Herman always seemed to have his act together."[30] At Burger King, Cain "established the BEAMER program, which taught our employees, mostly teenagers, how to make our patrons smile" by smiling themselves. It was a success: "Within three months of the program's initiation, the sales trend was moving steadily higher."[31]

His successes at Burger King prompted Pillsbury to appoint him president and CEO of another subsidiary, Godfather's Pizza. Cain arrived on April 1, 1986, and told employees, "I'm Herman Cain and this ain't no April Fool's joke. We are not dead. Our objective is to prove to Pillsbury and everyone else that we will survive."[32] Aiming to cut costs, Cain, over a 14-month period, reduced the company from 911 stores to 420. As a result of his efforts, Godfather's Pizza became profitable[citation needed]. In a leveraged buyout in 1988, Cain, Executive Vice-President and COO Ronald B. Gartlan and a group of investors, bought Godfather's from Pillsbury. Cain continued as CEO until 1996, when he resigned. [33]

Later in 1996 he became 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 Pizza.[34].

Cain became a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in 1992 and served as its chairman from January 1995 to August 1996, when he resigned to become active in national politics.[35]

Cain was on the board of directors of Aquila, Inc. from 1992 to 2008, and also served as a board member for Nabisco, Whirlpool, Reader's Digest, and AGCO, Inc.[36][24][37]


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I'd say that's a resume that should be taken seriously. And a lot of people are impressed with him.

Maybe its time the country does something bold rather than just anoint the next person in line or someone who does a nice job bellowing tired rhetoric.


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He has better qualifications than a community organizer that has never successfully run anything in his life.


I've been hearing for 4 years (from every right winger) that Obama is not qualified. Now the argument for someone else who is not qualified is that Obama also wasn't???

Sorry, but anyone who can say that Obama isn't qualified cannot tell me that we should see Cain as a serious candidate.


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Rich wrote:
He has better qualifications than a community organizer that has never successfully run anything in his life.


I've been hearing for 4 years (from every right winger) that Obama is not qualified. Now the argument for someone else who is not qualified is that Obama also wasn't???

Sorry, but anyone who can say that Obama isn't qualified cannot tell me that we should see Cain as a serious candidate.


So don't vote for Cain or any Republican candidate, its that simple.


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degs wrote:
Rich wrote:
He has better qualifications than a community organizer that has never successfully run anything in his life.


I've been hearing for 4 years (from every right winger) that Obama is not qualified. Now the argument for someone else who is not qualified is that Obama also wasn't???

Sorry, but anyone who can say that Obama isn't qualified cannot tell me that we should see Cain as a serious candidate.


So don't vote for Cain or any Republican candidate, its that simple.


I'll vote for whomever is the best candidate. Right now, I'm not seeing much good from the Republicans and Obama is less than mediocre.

In order for this country to get out of the hole that it is in, the hyperpartisan politcs needs to end.

However, my point was that I tire of one side saying the other side is wrong (in this case 'unqualified') then doing the exact same thing themselves and trying to somehow justify it. They hyper-partisan politics era needs to end.


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I'll vote for whomever is the best candidate. Right now, I'm not seeing much good from the Republicans and Obama is less than mediocre.

In order for this country to get out of the hole that it is in, the hyperpartisan politcs needs to end.

However, my point was that I tire of one side saying the other side is wrong (in this case 'unqualified') then doing the exact same thing themselves and trying to somehow justify it. They hyper-partisan politics era needs to end.


Sorry but the hyper-partisan politics isn't going to stop. At this point Mitt Romney seems like the only moderate leaning candidate and thats only because people can't pinpoint where he stands on everything.

Sounds to me like Obama already has your vote.


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degs wrote:
I'll vote for whomever is the best candidate. Right now, I'm not seeing much good from the Republicans and Obama is less than mediocre.

In order for this country to get out of the hole that it is in, the hyperpartisan politcs needs to end.

However, my point was that I tire of one side saying the other side is wrong (in this case 'unqualified') then doing the exact same thing themselves and trying to somehow justify it. They hyper-partisan politics era needs to end.


Sorry but the hyper-partisan politics isn't going to stop. At this point Mitt Romney seems like the only moderate leaning candidate and thats only because people can't pinpoint where he stands on everything.

Sounds to me like Obama already has your vote.


Sounds to me you just want to think I am an Obama lover.


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I've been hearing for 4 years (from every right winger) that Obama is not qualified.


I didn't say Obama wasn't qualified. I didn't say Cain was.

I said Cain has more qualifications than a former community organizer who never ran anything.

No one is qualified to be president because there is nothing that can truly prepare you for the job.

Only a person's performance once they become president truly demonstrates if they are qualified. We have three years of evidence for Obama.

And why the need for labeling?

I also noticed you failed to acknowledge the rest of my post specifying... Cain has accomplished more than just being the former CEO of Godfathers Pizza. You should better inform yourself before spouting off.

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I'll vote for whomever is the best candidate. Right now, I'm not seeing much good from the Republicans and Obama is less than mediocre.

In order for this country to get out of the hole that it is in, the hyperpartisan politcs needs to end.

However, my point was that I tire of one side saying the other side is wrong (in this case 'unqualified') then doing the exact same thing themselves and trying to somehow justify it. They hyper-partisan politics era needs to end.


Sorry but the hyper-partisan politics isn't going to stop. At this point Mitt Romney seems like the only moderate leaning candidate and thats only because people can't pinpoint where he stands on everything.

Sounds to me like Obama already has your vote.


Sounds to me you just want to think I am an Obama lover.


Well seeing your lines of response (right winger) and the general tone of your posts, I could see why people could perceive you that way.

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Sounds to me you just want to think I am an Obama lover.


Nope, just guessing that from your descriptions. When you claim nothing good is coming from Republican candidates and Obama is less than mediocre you are implying that Obama is at least better than the other side.

Not sure what you want to hear from the Republicans that is going to change your mind and no one else is going to suddenly emerge as a candidate.

So tell me again how I'm painting you as an Obama lover?


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I didn't say Obama wasn't qualified. I didn't say Cain was.


I specifically did not say you for that reason.

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Only a person's performance once they become president truly demonstrates if they are qualified. We have three years of evidence for Obama.


I agree. I don't think Obama has done a good job.

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I also noticed you failed to acknowledge the rest of my post specifying... Cain has accomplished more than just being the former CEO of Godfathers Pizza. You should better inform yourself before spouting off.


If you could call a senator nothing more than a "community organizer", i can call Cain a pizza CEO.


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If you could call a senator nothing more than a "community organizer", i can call Cain a pizza CEO.


But isn't that all Obama really did before getting elected to political office?

Calling Cain a pizza CEO is a complete misrepresentation of his career before politics.


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If you could call a senator nothing more than a "community organizer", i can call Cain a pizza CEO.


How much experience does Obama actually have as a senator? Everytime he gets the job, he is already campaigning for the next job.

At least Cain has a long track record of running several companies and being involved in the economy.

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Cain is the only one with a plan. I'll take it.

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Cain is the only one with a plan. I'll take it.


Gary Johnson...look him up.

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If you could call a senator nothing more than a "community organizer", i can call Cain a pizza CEO.


But isn't that all Obama really did before getting elected to political office?

Calling Cain a pizza CEO is a complete misrepresentation of his career before politics.


He did that for 3 years, more than 20 years ago. To categorize that as the only thing he has ever done, or the most significant, is a "complete misrepresentation of his career before" becoming President.


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Well seeing your lines of response (right winger) and the general tone of your posts, I could see why people could perceive you that way.


No disrespect intended. Honestly. And I'll work on that.

I've said this before, and I will reiterate it here...the left wingers I know (and living in Connecticut, there are plenty) feel that I am a die hard right winger. I am neither left nor right. I agree with pieces from both sides. However, on this board, nearly everyone leans right and therefore I may seem to be a "lefty"


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jammer wrote:
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If you could call a senator nothing more than a "community organizer", i can call Cain a pizza CEO.


But isn't that all Obama really did before getting elected to political office?

Calling Cain a pizza CEO is a complete misrepresentation of his career before politics.


He did that for 3 years, more than 20 years ago. To categorize that as the only thing he has ever done, or the most significant, is a "complete misrepresentation of his career before" becoming President.


Actually, he did it for over a decade in consulting roles with some lecturing weaved in. Just because his job title wasn't community organizer doesn't change that it was his basic role. I'd say its a pretty accurate representation of his career prior to politics.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barak_Obama


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But in reality

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Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. He served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004.


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He won election to the U.S. Senate in Illinois in November 2004


To bad Cain don't even know where Lybia is...He just knows he don't agree with stopping Ghadaffi like Obama did.


The guy is as bad as Bachman and Palin...Except he is a perve


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Obama taught constitutional law but never imagined that the individual mandate would be challenged as unconstitutional.

There is a disconnect between academia and reality.

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Obama taught constitutional law but never imagined that the individual mandate would be challenged as unconstitutional.

There is a disconnect between academia and reality.



Facts......Try using some instead of teabagger idiotology


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But in reality

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Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. He served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004.


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He won election to the U.S. Senate in Illinois in November 2004


You do understand the difference between a professor and a lecturer correct?

You do understand the difference between a full-time court room attorney and one who is on a board of directors that specializes in community development correct?

You want facts, just review the wikipedia article I posted.

As for Cain, I actually agree that he has proven himself not ready to be president.


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Rich wrote:
Obama taught constitutional law but never imagined that the individual mandate would be challenged as unconstitutional.

There is a disconnect between academia and reality.



Facts......Try using some instead of teabagger idiotology


You've never actually answered why you resort to this type of stuff. Does it make you feel better or that your position is somehow strengthened?


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