Herman Cain: GOP presidential candidate — and gospel artist

So what do you do if Michele Bachmann has stolen your primary mojo in Iowa?

If you’re name is Tim Pawlenty, you attack Bachmann’s record — or lack of it

If you’re GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, you put out an Internet gospel album – as first pointed out by Matt Lewis at the Daily Caller:




Take a listen. The guy’s not bad. And as a comeback vehicle — well, it worked for Elvis.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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45 comments Add your comment

geez

July 11th, 2011
2:50 pm

I am impressed. Cain has really missed his true calling. Gospel Grammy is what he should be going after not the presidency. It’s just too worldly for this gentleman!

ByteMe

July 11th, 2011
2:59 pm

Elvis died stoned on his bathroom floor. Such a comeback!

Tiberius

July 11th, 2011
3:00 pm

He is no Bob Roberts!!

John K

July 11th, 2011
3:28 pm

He’s locked up the yokel vote.

Jon Lester

July 11th, 2011
3:30 pm

I don’t doubt he has the voice for it, but I do question his convictions.

MrLiberty

July 11th, 2011
3:37 pm

Herman Cain – con artist.

A past director of the most criminal enterprise in the world – The Federal Reserve – should never be even considered for the office of president of the US. It is bad enough the power they already wield over the policies of our government. We don’t need a former employee sitting in the oval office.

Ron Paul has the only sound approach to the criminal enterprise – END THE FED.

Wilma

July 11th, 2011
3:44 pm

Yuk yuk yuk. Jim you are so cool.

Minus Clous

July 11th, 2011
4:29 pm

Jim Galloway what do you expect for a Democratic sympathizer and Obama lover this Galloway fellow. I believe in the gospel and Jesus, but people that believed in Obama the true fraud, fake, and fool are right now, down on EVERY KNEE, Praying, oh my ^%!!!, Bles## Ass$$##, I should have fu&^@!! my self for voting for this **&&^%!!!!! bama!!! Sh@###!!!!

Ben E. Henn

July 11th, 2011
4:47 pm

I can’t believe this is back in the news. He can always appear on my show to sing between the healings. It’s good for business. Keep singing Hermie.

DJ Sniper

July 11th, 2011
4:49 pm

Minus, do you actually see anything in any of the GOP candidates that would make you vote them in office? Obama isn’t perfect by any means, but the GOP options definitely don’t look any better.

RGB

July 11th, 2011
5:09 pm

…the GOP options definitely don’t look any better.

Yep, we certainly wouldn’t want a candidate who might actually try to ensure we don’t continue going to hell in a hand basket.

Greece–here we come.

KILJOY

July 11th, 2011
5:10 pm

Quiet as he has kept it, Hermain Cain is a well known baptist minister and has served as an Associate Pastor at a prominent local church for many years. I wonder why he’s afraid to mention it?

td

July 11th, 2011
5:12 pm

DJ Sniper

July 11th, 2011
4:49 pm

Anyone on the Republican side is better than Obama. We can not take another four years of his economic policy, Obama care must be repealed and the spending cut. The only redeeming side is that he has saw the wisdom of following the Bush policies and he has the stones to pull the trigger on terrorist.

RGB

July 11th, 2011
5:19 pm

You Ru Paul supporters are trips. Herman Cain was chairman of the board of directors to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City for a year or so and now, according to you nut jobs, he’s a criminal mastermind.

Ron Paul has been a long-time member of Congress and look what they’ve done: they’ve bankrupted the country and sent it into a perhaps irreversible tailspin. Using your logic, maybe we should put Ron Paul behind bars since he, using your definition, is a “criminal”.

Ethically-Progressive

July 11th, 2011
5:23 pm

So, Jesus says in Luke 19:27, “But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.”… so, is Cain the ‘murder the infidels’ type, or more simply the anti-first-amendment type? He, really clearly, is motivated by mythology & has immoral, cold-hearted views regarding the ‘virtue of suffering’ and how to take care of the weakest among us. Or as Wingfield would say, “Cain supports getting these lazy people off the dole & putting them to work so we can finally compete with China on their own terms… 30 cents an hour, whatever, welfare causes divorces & those countries with the highest well-being are cheating, because, because government bad, bad Soviets coming, freedom of market, bad poor people lazy, good rich, money good, education bad, science evil, money, money good and poor people lazy, Gingrich friendly to money, good money” and so on with that tell-tale ethically-removed ideology with capital gains as the wicked goal beyond anything else.

RGB

July 11th, 2011
5:26 pm

Quiet as he has kept it, Hermain Cain is a well known baptist minister and has served as an Associate Pastor at a prominent local church for many years. I wonder why he’s afraid to mention it?

Can’t you figure this out for yourself? Guess not.

There is no evidence that he’s hiding his religious faith. That he’s released a Gospel album sort of suggests that he and God are not strangers–right? Keep up with me camera guy.

That he was a pastor is largely irrelevant to communicating his policy prescriptions. He’s running for president of the USA, not the Southern Baptist Convention.

DJ Sniper

July 11th, 2011
5:28 pm

TD, if you could actually support a whack job like Michele Bachmann, then you definitely need your head examined. Could you imagine a country being run by the queen of talking points?

The only Republican I could even consider voting for is Mitt Romney. For one, him being a Mormon would piss off the evangelical right wingers, and two, he had the deceny to reject that retarded pledge put forth by that group out of Iowa headed by Bob VanderPlatts.

RGB

July 11th, 2011
5:28 pm

E-P, phone home.

Brevity and focus are not your strong suits.

RGB

July 11th, 2011
5:32 pm

I read this from Fox News (deal with it):
___________________
The family of murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry wants justice, and that may include suing the federal government.

“If the evidence shows Brian’s death was proximately caused by the negligence of the federal government, there may be a cause of action,” said Terry family attorney Paul Charlton.

Terry was killed in December 2010 at the hands of an illegal immigrant working for the Sinaloa Cartel while patrolling an area near Tucson known as Rio Rico.

Officials traced the gun found at the scene to Operation Fast and Furious, a weapons trafficking program run by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that let guns travel south of the border.
———————————-

I’ll bet even “government bad, bad Soviets coming” Herman Cain would have recognized that it is a good idea NOT to willingly sell AK47s to the Mexican drug cartel to kill our agents.

Jordan

July 11th, 2011
5:39 pm

Maybe Newt should try singing. The theme song from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” would be good.

KILJOY

July 11th, 2011
5:39 pm

@RGB I would agree with you up to a point….He’s not running for CEO of a pizza company either but I bet you knew he worked for Godfathers. When someone is running for president you need to know as much as you can to give the person some context. It would seem to me that being a pastor is just as important as being CEO of Godfathers. Am I wrong for thinking so?

itpdude

July 11th, 2011
5:41 pm

That’s freakin’ awful. It sounds like some corporate guy with a karaoke machine.

Which is exactly what it is.

itpdude

July 11th, 2011
5:42 pm

If Newt did this, he could do a remake of the Muppet Movie and do some of the Kermit songs.

boots

July 11th, 2011
5:58 pm

Obama is a socialist who is no more effective than Jimmy Carter was as president. If the media were even partially impartial, his approval rating would be below 35%. There are so many scandels, and so little attention paid to it by the media. Instead, we hear about people singing. Give me a break. This country is in serious trouble, and we need to wake up and do something about it.

deegee

July 11th, 2011
6:10 pm

Is there a republican running for president that doesn’t have a schtick to sell us? If it’s not books, it’s gospel music. If it’s not gospel music, it’s a talk show. If it’s not a talk show, it’s reality TV. Give me a break.

RGB

July 11th, 2011
6:11 pm

It would seem to me that being a pastor is just as important as being CEO of Godfathers. Am I wrong for thinking so?

IMO, yes. I do value Mr. Cain for his religious faith and believe it adds to his appeal. I like him. On his former radio show he repeatedly stated that his decision to run was based on prayerful consideration–and if you listened you knew that wasn’t just a trite phrase.

But his managerial experience is more relevant to the presidency–at least for me. You may believe otherwise which, of course, you are entitled to. He wouldn’t have released a Gospel album if he were ashamed of his Christian faith. Being an associate pastor ranks below CEO in terms of management experience. Wouldn’t you agree?

RGB

July 11th, 2011
6:14 pm

Is there a republican running for president that doesn’t have a schtick to sell us?

With Obama, you’ve already bought $1.6 trillion worth of schtick this year. Oh, and $1.6 trillion last year.

But at least with the Republicans you had a choice as to whether you wanted to buy it.

The real question is this: What do you have to show for your $3.2 trillion?

Reminds me of the t-shirt “I spent $3.2 trillion and all I got was this lousy t-shirt”.

Crystal

July 11th, 2011
6:15 pm

Herman should be running for Sunday Best and not president. Remember the second place finisher on the show last year was 79 year old Elder Goldwire McClendon. So Herman is not too old for this competition

RGB

July 11th, 2011
6:18 pm

BTW, Obama is still selling “Dreams from Bill Ayers” and “The Audacity of Taxation”–or whatever they’re called.

RGB

July 11th, 2011
6:43 pm

Herman is about 65 years old so I’m sure Mr. McClendon appreciates being compared with a younger man.

Sorry that you relegate Mr. Cain to elderly singer status on an obscure cable program.

Out of curiosity, do you get your policy ideas and political cues from “Sunday Best”?

DJ Sniper

July 11th, 2011
6:46 pm

I see people are still beating the “Obama is a socialist” drum.

Alabama Communist

July 11th, 2011
6:57 pm

More Breaking News On Cain’s Music Career……………….A Spokensredneck for the Trailer Park Association Of North Georgia.. said today.. That Mr Cain is booked at 78 North Georgia Trailer Park locations and would release his newest hits for his political and music careers. His newest hit.. ” Only A Black Republican Jesus Can Save America” and his other runner up hit.. ” A Black Candiate Does Not Look At White Dallas Cow Girl Cheerleaders And Texas Republican Women”

td

July 11th, 2011
7:28 pm

DJ Sniper

July 11th, 2011
6:46 pm
I see people are still beating the “Obama is a socialist” drum.

Only speak the truth. Did you hear his press conference today? He actually said that he has more money then he needs and it the excess would be better with the government. If that is not socialist thought then I do not know what is.

Bill Orvis White

July 11th, 2011
8:09 pm

@MrLiberty Herman IS the candidate you will want in the White House. You Paulistas have a few loose fittings on your pipies. Come on back to reality and see that Herman is the man who will stand up to the nonsense of the Socialist-Democrat Party of what was America. All we need to do is cut entitlements, spending, taxes and regulation and we will see a rise in entrepreneurship that we have never seen before. Take the shackles of big government off of the people, and we will see freedom flourish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amen,
Bill

BEND OVER, HERE COMES THE CHANGE

July 11th, 2011
8:58 pm

MrLiberty – Typical dufuss, Cain should be able to run and let the voters decide. Who made you the boss.

gm

July 11th, 2011
8:58 pm

boots

Another idiot calling the President a socialst, ask bid ladin do you think Obama a socialist.
Cain not bad, he is singing about Jessus but him and the rep party hate people that are not so call cristians.
Let see Georgia W raised the debt ceiling what about 14 times, and the retards on the right never said a word, I gues they did not care about their children future untill Obama took office, how can any one support this party of hypocrites?
I know low middle class conservatives whites that are mad the world because they did not keep up with tech, when the rest of the world did, and good old boy President of the past who did not prepare the America people.
Here comes this 21st cen, President who for the last 3 years have been telling America we are behind and the rednecks and idiots of the tea party dont want to listen.
Only in America”””

MrLiberty

July 11th, 2011
9:01 pm

Bill Orvis White – And just what part of what you are talking about is different from Ron Paul’s platform? What is different for that matter from what he has been saying for the past 30 years? Ron Paul has been putting forth legislation for the past 30 years promoting those very ideas. He has been waging a singlehanded war in congress to get people to wake up to the horrible damage the Federal Reserve has cause with their monetary policies and their enabling of congressional waste and spending. America knows nothing about Mr. Cain while the congression record has every single vote Ron has taken for the past 30 years. Every one of them is in support of the constitution, for sound money, for small government, for civil liberties, against empire-building war, and everything the country needs. America doesn’t need an unknown. They need someone they can count on that has already passed the tests of political challenge and come out voting for american values. Mr. Cain keeps waiting for the polls to decide where he stands. America doesn’t need that kind of politician. We already have enough of them.

MrLiberty

July 11th, 2011
9:09 pm

BEND OVER, HERE COMES THE CHANGE – I am not advocating his elimination from the race. I just think that his past participation with the horrible Federal Reserve (an organization with only one purpose and that is the destruction of the american economy for the benefit of the american and global banking cartel) should eliminate him from any consideration in the minds of voters who actually want things to get better in this country.

And Ron Paul is just the messenger. Those of us who support him don’t support him for his personality, but rather his principles and his ideas. That is why the establishment types just don’t understand the enthusiasm. They think that it has something to do with his being a republican. I would support him if he was a democrat with these ideas. I did support him as a Libertarian when he held the same ideas. These are principles that transcend party affiliations. They are the founding principles of this country, and all the other candidates are just trying to catch up. You can hear it in their speeches. They parrot his comments about the Fed, the wars, the economy, the debt, the debt ceiling. But we would rather have the original, not a cheap imitation.

big hat

July 11th, 2011
10:29 pm

Herman all the way! America needs a President who speaks English as a second language. Herman, he be the man.

NANNY STATE

July 12th, 2011
7:25 am

gm= marta prophet

carla roqs

July 12th, 2011
9:29 am

obama would be an amazing magician if he were responsible for the mess our country is in from just 3 yrs of being in an office where he does not have autocratic power. in regards to what this blog is about– herman cain and a gospel album? hmmmmmmmm

double

July 12th, 2011
11:24 am

I see the Orifice back flapping as usual.

Jezel

July 12th, 2011
7:58 pm

No Republican is a better choice than Obama…not even close. They all speak in tongues and have not a clue about what a real Republican is. A real Republican works to get government out of people’s affairs…not into people’s business. Real Republicans work to create competition in the market place through gov. policy.

If the Republican party did what it was supposed to do…we would not even need a Democratic party.

bachmann rules

July 12th, 2011
9:50 pm

bachmann–she’s got it—former tax attorney, will simplify the tax code and lower taxes, which are way too high.

Jezel

July 13th, 2011
6:53 am

Too bad Bachmann is a fruit cake.