Georgia Christian Coalition wants Herman Cain for governor

Let us be forthright about this. The chances that it will actually happen are rather slim to say the least.

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., runs across full-fledged GOP candidate Herman Cain, in Concord, N.H. last week. AP/ Jim Cole

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., runs across full-fledged GOP candidate Herman Cain, in Concord, N.H. last week. AP/ Jim Cole

But on Tuesday, Georgia Christian Coalition head Jerry Luquire went on Tim Bryant’s daily talk show on WGAU (1340AM) and declared that his group wants to push Herman Cain into the 2014 Republican race for governor against incumbent Nathan Deal.

Presuming, of course that Deal is a candidate. And that Cain isn’t in the White House.

“We are for Cain in the presidential primary also, but he’s one of six good candidates. The possibility of him become the presidential candidate is at best one in six,” Luquire said.

“If he does not make it as a presidential candidate, then we want him in the governor’s mansion. We in Georgia – I say ‘we,’ a lot of Republicans and a lot of anti-Deal people…”

Luquire says he has not talked to Cain or any of his staff about a race. “He has not encouraged us,” Luquire said.

Listen to the entire podcast here.

The Christian Coalition did not endorse a candidate in last year’s gubernatorial campaign, and so does not have a fixed spot on the governor’s list of BlackBerry contacts. Luquire is not likely to improve his chances with this comment:

“There’s just a sense of something dishonorable about this individual….He is pro expanded alcohol sales, if he’s not pro-gambling, he’s at least not anti-gambling,” Luquire said.

The importance of this? For Cain, not much. A good showing in the race for president will win him far more than a chance to run against a Republican incumbent in Georgia.

No, the significance is the continued tin ear that Georgia’s Religious Right exhibits in its dealings with those who live, work and play at the state Capitol.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

For instant updates, follow me on Twitter, or connect with me on Facebook.

55 comments Add your comment

ByteMe

June 8th, 2011
10:08 am

No, the significance is the continued tin ear that Georgia’s Religious Right exhibits in its dealings with those who live, work and play at the state Capitol.

Not to mention those who think they’re just another lobbying group with too much potential for mischief at the expense of the average Georgia resident.

Greg Shields

June 8th, 2011
10:27 am

Cain/Bachmann in 2012…yeah!!! Cabinet members:
Boortz over education, Ron Paul over treasury, Brewer over immigration, Palin EPA/DOE/Interior,
Walter Williams over HUD, Scott Walker over Labor, Ollie North State Dept.,

the teacha

June 8th, 2011
10:48 am

if Cain ran for Gov he wouldd have to campaign in the black community and talk to those people. This is something he hasn’t done since a student at Morehouse. He’ll need to bring alot of pizza. His support in the black community is zero and thats how he wants to keep it. Cain has but one master, the tea baggers. I’ll be waiting in the hood with my questions. First question, how would a flat tax effect poor people?

Ernesto

June 8th, 2011
10:50 am

So now people are seeing that electing Nathan Deal was a mistake. Many already thinking who can replace him…

Bobby

June 8th, 2011
10:53 am

Any candidate who has the support of the Georgia Christian Coalition is not supportive of all citizens whether men, women, blacks, whites, gays, jews, other christian or hispanic groups. Thus the fact Cain has their support makes him unworthy of being the President over a nation of vast diversity.

Original Thought not Necessary

June 8th, 2011
10:53 am

Greg
you spend entirely too much time listening to talk radio.

Bill Orvis White

June 8th, 2011
11:00 am

I love Mr. Luquire, but I want the chance to vote for Herman for president. Mr. Luquire can have Herman all to himself in 2014, but I’m praying that Herman gets the nomination, annoys the liberal media, takes down Hussein Obama in a series of debates and finally becomes the 45th president.
Amen,
Bill

double

June 8th, 2011
11:05 am

BOW you can always write him in.

findog

June 8th, 2011
11:13 am

Earnesto, Deal was only a temp solution to getting a R elected

MrLiberty

June 8th, 2011
11:13 am

Anyone who wants to maintain the status quo would want someone like Cain. He is a lackey for the Federal Reserve (former director) and that’s all anyone needs to know. Cain is the perfect candidate for the ruling elites. He pushes all the racial buttons, makes people think is about change, and yet ultimately will just be Bush’s fourth term with regards to policies, programs, and most importantly fiscal and monetary policy.

Truly this is just a bunch of guilty white christians thinking they can buy salvation by supporting a black guy who will maintain business as usual so they don’t have to actually deal with the pain that is needed to fix our broken country.

Ron Paul 2012. End the Fed.

joe

June 8th, 2011
11:18 am

“His support in the black community is zero”

Not true…the black community has many people in it who can think, act and produce for themselves…has individual responsibility and turns their back on the entitlement culture running rampant throughout the black community and the Dem party, and fully supports Herman Cain for President or the VP running mate. Try using your brain for once and turn off the liberal left talking points. There is a better way.

RealTalk

June 8th, 2011
11:18 am

Hey The Teacha…. The Fair Tax would really fix our economy and generate more jobs for people in the Hood. High Tide Lifts all Boats as they say. Herman would do more to actually help Black people more than Clinton and Barry combined. Barry has done nothing to help Black people.Very Sad. Look at the unemplyment numbers for Blacks. The Flat Tax would be so much better because of all the money around the world would come back here to invest. Everyone would be paying their Share of Taxes in theis country too finally! Why don’t you Teach yourself about the Fair Tax online Teacha…. You might actually learn something.
CAIN 2012.

amy

June 8th, 2011
11:21 am

Bill,
Have you not found out what Herman Cain’s middle name is yet?

Corey

June 8th, 2011
11:21 am

This is America and appearance and presentation means a lot. Does Mr. Cain remotely appear presidential in persona and presentation? Hell no! However, flat earthers and those who can only wrap their heads around jingoisms absolutely love him.

freidenker

June 8th, 2011
11:32 am

oh, well, can’t support Cain for anything now. …unless, he says thanks but no thanks. i can only suspect (hope) he isn’t jumping up and down over this endorsement.

Larry L. Clifton

June 8th, 2011
11:36 am

Forget Gov….we need President Cain and the FairTax to save our country. The ‘club members’ from both parties have wrecked our economy. After decades of their ’shell games and shenanigans’ we find ourselves in an economic black hole. The establishment fear of new directions and leadership is palpable. The ‘club members’ now want us to believe they, their groupies and apologist are the only ones who can solve….the problems THEY created. Enough is enough….
Vaote for Herman Cain and the FairTax. Vote for Freedom!

Larry L. Clifton

June 8th, 2011
11:38 am

Please go to http://www.fairtax.org and let Denis Calabrese put your mind at ease. Why do ‘club members’ from both parties not want the FairTax??? The transfer of power back to ‘we the people’ is something they can’t or won’t wrap their pointy little heads around. They are narcissist one and all.
I’ll choose freedom, Herman Cain, and the FairTax!

Truth

June 8th, 2011
11:52 am

Herman Cain for President

Skippy

June 8th, 2011
12:03 pm

“There’s just a sense of something dishonorable about this individual….He is pro expanded alcohol sales, if he’s not pro-gambling, he’s at least not anti-gambling,” Luquire said.
____

And if Mr. Luquire would read the Bible, he’d note that the Bible does not condemn gambling. It does warn against the “love of money,” but never says betting on something is a sin. Also, the Bible does not expressly condemn the drinking or selling of alcohol, though it does warn agaisnt drunkeness.

vietnamvet

June 8th, 2011
12:07 pm

@realtalk:

Real Talk: WTF did Bush and the Rs do to help black people? Answer: Nothing.

Frederick Douglass

June 8th, 2011
12:09 pm

Joe @ 11:18:

It’s not about thinking, acting, or producing for yourself, most blacks know that they don’t conform to your stereotypes. Blacks like Herman Cain just don’t sit well with the average black person for a multitude of reasons, the least of which is his pandering to Tea Party types, while at the same time being an uninformed neophyte.

GTPHISH

June 8th, 2011
12:10 pm

Someone please let Herman know the right of return has nothing to do w/ taking a crappy pizza back to godfathers.

Hear-no-Evil

June 8th, 2011
12:12 pm

The GA Christian Coalition does like a good liar. Seems that Cain can’t even remember his own lies. If you’re ignorant enough to listen, he’ll tell you just what you want to hear. But that is just how the GCC likes ‘em!

BecomingPt2

June 8th, 2011
12:12 pm

Just to make clear to anyone who doesn’t know: there’s nothing ‘Christian’ about the Christian Coalition. It should be called the ‘Family Values’ Coalition, or just go ahead and call it the Backward Republican Coalition.

GOPIDIOTS

June 8th, 2011
12:14 pm

Herman will have the “Right of Return” back to GA when he loses in the primary! lol. He can come back here and run for governor if he wants. I don’t think that he is ready for either job.

He is the 2012 GOP’s “Sarah Palin”. The GOP inserted Sarah to counter Hilary and they got Barack instead. Now you guys want to support Cain because you think that he can beat Barack. The American people will not fall for the “Banana in the tail-pipe trick” twice I hope.

You vote a crook into the highest office in our state, and wonder why you can’t even get him to follow your FULL GOP platform. Why? Because “let’s make a Deal” is only looking out for himself and his family. Duhhh! Now you guys want us to go back to the failed Bush policies? How about going back to the Reagan era tax codes? He was an elephant. That is what Obama has pitched multiple times. It just sounds different out of Obama’s mouth, huh?

Herman Cain is a clown who needed something to do. Really.

KANYE WEST

June 8th, 2011
12:28 pm

Herman Cain doesn’t like black people!

td

June 8th, 2011
12:40 pm

vietnamvet

June 8th, 2011
12:07 pm
@realtalk:

Real Talk: WTF did Bush and the Rs do to help black people? Answer: Nothing

Bush and the R’s keep trying to help “black people” by getting them off the welfare socialist plantation run by the white progressive liberals. Standing own your on two feet, putting the family back together and not depending on government to think and take care of you would go further to making the any community better and more productive then any party could supply.

Robert

June 8th, 2011
12:42 pm

As a “tea party” candidate Herman Cain has no chance to be Governor of Geogia or President of the USA. He has no support in the Black Community were he is viewed as a “uncle tom” for embracing the homegrown terrorist group(s) known as the “tea party” whose weapons of choice are hatred, fear and rage/mob mentality against minorities, women, gays & lesbians and Muslims & Jews.

PMC

June 8th, 2011
12:49 pm

LOL at the “Christian Coalition” and dishonorable.

Modern day Pharisees.

Keep your morals to yourself.

king of mean

June 8th, 2011
12:57 pm

FWIW, i voted for handel.
I’m a christ follower and i’d like to be able to buy a beer on Sunday. It’s not that big a deal. If i can buy a lottery ticket on Sunday, i should be able to get some alcohol with it, right?

John Galt

June 8th, 2011
12:59 pm

@Frederick Douglass -

What, pray tell, is a “tea party type”? Does the average black person have a clue as to what the tea part is, or are they just buying a “steroetype” that has been fed to them by a bunch of politicians and media members who object to their agenda and therefore try to deceive the “uninformed neophytes” amongst us?

I suspect that you have no personal knowledge of the tea party- I’m not a member but I have to think there is something good about them, based upon the enemies that they have attracted.

Why can there not be an adult conversation about ideas? From the last few entries alone I find these words used to denigrade people who have different opinions from the writers-

tea baggers- a vulgar sexual reference
flat earthers- agree with me or you are an idiot
pointy little heads- ????
Cain is a clown-

Somebody on here needs a Xanax-

cl

June 8th, 2011
1:07 pm

Herman Cain has no specific plan to help Black folks.
His plans will help ALL Americans!

John Galt

June 8th, 2011
1:10 pm

Robert -

Please offer some intelligent support for your description of the tea party whose “weapons of choice are hatred, fear and rage/mob mentality”. I’m afraid someone is making a lemming out of you. There are channels other than CNBC. Ask yourself why the left can’t just oppose the tea party but instead hates it? What is there to be afraid of?

BecomingPt2-

You are 100% correct that the Christian Coalition should be renamed. As a committed Christian I contend that the Bible doesn’t prohibit gambling, though some make a good case of it mocking God’s sovereignty; in moderation, I don’t see the harm in its entertainment. And the Prohibitionists do indeed need to look closer at God’s Word regarding alcohol; no prohibition in the canons, just a warning against drunkenness (ironically almost always linked to gluttony, and often repeated by 300-pound preachers).

The Bible warns those who would add or take away from Scripture of severe consequences; many christians who confuse cultural limitations with Biblical ones are walking on thin ice.

RealTalk

June 8th, 2011
1:36 pm

Hey Vietnamvet, Not the biggest supporter of the Bush, but he helped push Charter Schools. That Effects more Blacks. How about that? What did Obama do for Charter Schools? Nothing…. How bout that sir! Vote for Freedom Indeed!

DJ Sniper

June 8th, 2011
1:36 pm

I’m no huge fan of Nathan Deal, but will somebody please tell Jerry Luquire and the rest of the GCC to join us in the 21st century.

Bill Orvis White

June 8th, 2011
2:15 pm

Herman comes very close to another conservative hero of mine: Doctor Alan Keyes. Both men have high moral standards and an ability to inspire. My fine black conservative friend of 30+ years and Bible study partner Roosevelt knows that Mr. Cain can in fact do well in the black community. Anyone who doubts this fact is a racist themselves. Doesn’t anyone realize that Herman struggled just like MLK? Doesn’t anyone realize that Herman didn’t need the government to become successful? Doesn’t anyone realize that government programs imprison its members thus making them slaves?

Herman will say NO to the liberals, the homosexual agenda, sexual debauchery, drugs, the enviro-whackos and high, high taxe$!

God Bless,
Bill

Kite

June 8th, 2011
2:21 pm

I like Herman. But if the Christian Coalition likes him too then count me out. Any endorsement by holy roller pricks who would legally deny me the right to buy beer in the grocery on Sunday is poison.

Tom

June 8th, 2011
2:22 pm

Wait, I thought Deal said he would vote against Sunday sales if it was on the ballot in his community.

Hillary Palin

June 8th, 2011
2:25 pm

Welfare socialist plantation? GTFOOH with that non-sense. When you actually get to know some black people, and converse with them get back to me. You are simply regurgitating what have heard or think that you have seen. Because I am sure that you don’t live in a neighborhood surrounded by black people on welfare, and they certainly aren’t in your stores because you made sure to move far enough away from them.

Robert

June 8th, 2011
2:28 pm

@John Galt – The “tea party” (klansmen, skinheads, rednecks, birthers, etc.). In 2009 I was in DC on the mall. I saw with my own eyes and heard with my own ears lunatics who claim to be members of the “tea party” protesting. They were carrying signs depicting President Obama as a monkey, wearing derogatory teeshirts and spewing their hatred, fear and rage/mob mentality for everyone to see (Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, Tourist, etc.) on the mall in broad daylight. They were all White and very angry (pushing people, spitting on people, etc.) The American People elected President Obama by a landslide victory in 2008 and the homegrown terrorist group(s) known as the “tea party” have held the GOP hostage ever since. It’s time for the GOP to show courage and clean-up this “tea party” mess. What side are you on? The American People or the “tea party” (aka-klansmen, skinheads, rednecks, birthers, etc.)? Whatever GOP candidate has the courage to stand-up for the American People and reject the “tea party” and their lunatics will get my vote.

Frederick Douglass

June 8th, 2011
2:30 pm

Powerful, clear and concise sentiments Robert, and I’m as Liberal as they come.

Frederick Douglass

June 8th, 2011
2:40 pm

BOW said:

” My fine black conservative friend of 30 + years and bible study partner Roosevelt”. If he’s not Franklin Delano Roosevelt, then he can’t come near to being a spokesman for 35 million black people.

Tired of BS

June 8th, 2011
3:01 pm

I am a christian first and foremost. If the Christian Coalition is involved in the Herman Cain campaign I will walk away. They are responsible for Barack Obama being president now. Under no circumstances can I support a candidate who chooses to align themselves with that group. There is absolutely nothing christian about the opposition candidate character assassinations they engage in during a campaign.

DJ Sniper

June 8th, 2011
3:16 pm

Tom, what I do know is that Nathan Deal said that he would sign Sunday sales legislation if it made its way to his desk. He also said that he’s not a drinker, so it’s very possible that he would vote against it if it came up for a vote in his community. That being said, he has now made it legal for the rest of Georgia to decide for themselves what they want in their own communities, and for that, I give him credit.

John Galt

June 8th, 2011
10:46 pm

Robert (and your friend Frederick Douglass)-

I here publicly declare you to be dishonest. Your representation of the tea partiers could not be documented, even by the slanted MSM who went to the Mall with an agenda. You have a perception of the Tea Party that has been fed to you by biased leftists OR this is an image you choose to manufacture.

Go to a Tea Party meeting and tell us what you find. A mind is a terrible thing to waste, ou should use yours.

Dishonest. Shame on you for exposing your ignorance.

Pewter

June 8th, 2011
11:23 pm

Republicans are a$$holes!

Cain is destined to make more money

June 9th, 2011
7:08 am

Cain, like Gingrich and Palin will use his failed bid for the presidency to advance his financial interests. I’m sure FOX News is keeping an eye on him. If Cain plays his cards right he’ll get his own slot on the fraudulently laughable fair-n-balanced network.

Bill Orvis White

June 9th, 2011
8:56 am

The honorable Mr. Cain will most likely be sworn in as the 45th president. If something terrible happens and it could, like God forbid, Hussein Obama somehow wins another term, then it is rumored that Mr. Cain will run for governor. I don’t think this will happen since Herman Cain will be our next president — no need for a fallback.

I’m sick and tired of liberals coming on here to take shots at Speaker Gingrich and Governor Palin. There is no doubt that Speaker Gingrich, Governor Palin, Herman Cain, Mitt Romney will make a much better president that this disrespectful community organizer of a “president,” Hussein Obama.

It’s time to rightfully elect a true leader who believes in the values that made America great before Hussein Obama was installed into office.

Amen,
Bill

left/right? i care!

June 9th, 2011
9:18 am

Freddy D, let me jump in here. gault at 11:59ish yesterday. i had to take another xan just to get through your mishmash. are you people serious? oh, but yes, yes you are. you support newt, palin and you are only interested in cain because you think a Black can beat a Black. well, yes he can– Obama will beat cain because cain could not even beat deal. amazing that folx who put deal in office are now interested in little cain. LHM (Lord have mercy)

[...] are for Cain in the presidential primary also, but he’s one of six good candidates,” said Jerry Luquire, who leads the Georgia Christian Coalition. “The possibility of him become the presidential [...]