Herman Cain: ‘Don’t even bother asking….’

Things got a little tense in a Herman Cain scrum today, after the GOP candidate’s meeting with a consumer group in Virginia:

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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Independent voter

November 2nd, 2011
2:13 pm

That the funny video I have ever seen with herman Cain. Excuse me dont even try it!!!

findog

November 2nd, 2011
2:18 pm

Herman’s “You won’t have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore,” epitaph for his political career

Jay M.

November 2nd, 2011
2:21 pm

Now WHAT exactly did he mean by “those people”!?!?!

Independent voter

November 2nd, 2011
2:26 pm

Jay I dont know but I fell out of my chair at work laughing so hard when Cain say EXCUSE ME!!!!!

John Boy

November 2nd, 2011
2:29 pm

Ask the Doctors if OROMNEYCARE have a death squad. Not being racist or anything, but what color are the women? then I’ll make up my mind.

Not at all

November 2nd, 2011
2:30 pm

No John Boy, That’s not racist at all.

Geez

Independent voter

November 2nd, 2011
2:35 pm

What did Cain mean when he said those people.

John Boy

November 2nd, 2011
2:38 pm

What about the death squad on the OROMNEYCARE?

Common Sense

November 2nd, 2011
2:38 pm

I do not care if he danced naked with those women. If he can take steps to get the Federal Government under control in regards to spending, he has my support.

If what he is accused of is 100% true, it pales in comparison to what Bill Clinton did before he was elected President and while he was sitting in the Oval Office.

The hypocrisy from the media needs to end. I will help that occur by supporting Cain DESPITE how they are trying to portray him.

td

November 2nd, 2011
2:41 pm

That just earned Herman another $200,000 today for telling the lame stream media to f-off.

John Boy

November 2nd, 2011
2:43 pm

Democrats are packing the money to him. They smell blood now. They want him as the nominee.

John Adams

November 2nd, 2011
2:44 pm

Independent voter

November 2nd, 2011
2:48 pm

EXCUSE MEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope cain win the nonimee so he can say excuse me Obama.

j13m

November 2nd, 2011
2:50 pm

I love this!!! The media tries to find all of these flaws in him but guess what… I will support Herman Cain not matter what the media said!!!! This country is debt up to our eyeballs because we entrusted power hungry politicians… Herman Cain is a successful and profitable BUSINESSMAN. Power hungry or not he has the experience, knowledge and will-power to fix the mistakes other have made!!!

td

November 2nd, 2011
2:50 pm

Jim,

Do you not think this may have been a more worthy and pressing story to talk about today since it will probably effect next years election more?

(Reuters) – The Federal Reserve on Wednesday slashed its forecast for economic growth, raised projections for unemployment, and suggested Europe’s debt crisis posed big downside risks to the U.S. economy.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/02/us-usa-fed-idUSTRE7A057A20111102

Sorry, I forgot that this story may shed some bad light on Obama and as such is not worthy of these blogs.

Smoke

November 2nd, 2011
2:51 pm

It’s OK to have an affair if you are a constitutional officer while you are trying to impeach the President. Just as long as you marry your adultress.

td

November 2nd, 2011
2:53 pm

Independent voter

November 2nd, 2011
2:48 pm
EXCUSE MEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope cain win the nonimee so he can say excuse me Obama

You have finally said something we can agree on!!!!!! I would love to here EXCUSE MEEEEEEE in that deep baritone voice in the middle of a debate when Obama is trying to talk about how good Obamacare has been for the nation.

td

November 2nd, 2011
2:55 pm

Smoke

November 2nd, 2011
2:51 pm

It is ok to have an affair anytime you can get away with it. It is not ok to lie about said affair when you are under oath.

Smoke

November 2nd, 2011
2:56 pm

Adultry is a sin. Eliminating 10,000 jobs while complaining, as a result, that your personal income level reached the point that you had to pay the alternative minimum tax was just down right mean.

Aquagirl

November 2nd, 2011
2:57 pm

The media tries to find all of these flaws in him but guess what… I will support Herman Cain not matter what the media said!!!!

Not surprising….after all, Ray McBerry still has some supporters too. Some folks will buy anything.

Smoke

November 2nd, 2011
2:59 pm

Just think. If Cain had been POTUS and was under oath when he first said that he had never been accused, he would be up for impeachment for lying.

cartoon

November 2nd, 2011
3:04 pm

I notice Galloway uses the word “scrum” alot. I don’t think it means what he thinks it means.

td

November 2nd, 2011
3:04 pm

Smoke

November 2nd, 2011
2:59 pm

You are absolutely correct. If the media had done its job as well on Clinton as it is doing to Cain then he probably would not have been President either. Matter of fact, why can not the media track down Obama’s college grades or his papers?

Frederick Douglass

November 2nd, 2011
3:06 pm

Okay it’s not cool to bring up Bush’s name as it applies to the current state of the economy, or his mishandling of the Iraq war, but it’s perfectly alright to invoke Clinton’s name when the subject of Cain’s pandering comes up. The liberal media is simply insidious for coaxing Herman into that sexual harrassment charge twelve years ago, knowing full well he’d run for POTUS in 2012.

Smoke

November 2nd, 2011
3:11 pm

I’ll never forget Bob Livingston saying that there were way too many skeletons in his closet. Yep, it’s OK to commit adultry as long as you don’t lie about it under oath.

sirwinston1941

November 2nd, 2011
3:11 pm

Minister Herman Cain started off…wrong! The first thing we all should do is clean-up at home first, check to see what we did not clean and go back and redo it! He fail his first test; stop talking or making jokes to serious matters. Minister Cain has not fully understood the arena he is playing in; he should have known that all finance, personal matters, jokes, clothing, leadership, his preferred Party and his facvor thing he does…singing his way out will not help him win! Yes, by all accounts, he know’s about the sexual alligations and in a few days, its going to come back very hard on him. I would easy out now because if he don’t, a bullet train is coming at him at 300 miles per hours.

Wikijunkie

November 2nd, 2011
3:12 pm

Really you wonder who “those people” were? He is obviously talking about the black race. I mean who else could it be. I know it sure as hell wasn’t the reporters who were standing in his way that would be way to obvious.

JV

November 2nd, 2011
3:15 pm

Remember how we got here and who is to blame….a brief history lesson:
1977: Jimmy Carter (D) signs the Community Reinvestment Act, guaranteeing homes loans to low-income families.
1999: Bill Clinton (D) puts the CRA on steroids by pushing Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac (F&F) to increase the number of sub-prime loans (owning a home is now a ‘right’.).
1999 (September): New York Times publishes an article, ‘Fannie Mae Eases Credit To Aid Mortgage Lending’, which warned of the coming crisis due to lax lending policies of the Clinton (D) administration.
2003: White House calls Fannie and Freddie a “systemic risk”. The Bush (R) administration pushes Congress to enact new regulations.
2003: Barney Frank (D) says F&F are “not in a crisis” and bashes Republicans for crying wolf and calls F&F “Financially Sound” Democrats block Republican sponsored regulation legislation.
2005: Fed Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan voices warning over F&F accounting “We are placing the total financial system of the future at a substantial risk”
2005: Sen Charles Schumer (D) says “I think F & F over the years have done an incredibly good job and are an intrinsic part of making America the best-housed people in the world.”.
2006 Sen. John McCain (R) again calls for reform of the regulatory structure that governs F&F.
2006: Democrats again block reform legislation.
2008: Housing market collapses: Democrats blame the Republicans.

Obviously the Republicans aren’t free of guilt concerning the cause of this crisis because they didn’t try hard enough to prevent it and in some cases allowed it to happen (one of the reasons conservatives and independents disliked Bush by the way and one of the reasons that many of those votes went to Obama as a ‘protest’ against Bush’s liberal tendencies). But as can plainly be seen the Democrats hold the lion’s share of blame for the housing market melt down we’re currently enjoying.

Jimmy62

November 2nd, 2011
3:16 pm

Frederick Douglass: It’s perfectly ok to mention Bush in relation to the current state of the economy. It just shows the rest of us that you’re a fool, and that’s something we’d like to know. And no one is saying these allegations about Cain shouldn’t be talked about, but one does wonder if four reporters would put their names on a similarly anonymous-sourced, unverified article about Obama? Somehow I doubt it. They would vet it for months, and then kill it because it couldn’t be 100% confirmed in all details, and then tell us they were just doing their due diligence.

Independent voter

November 2nd, 2011
3:16 pm

Td if the republican pass the job bill maybe the economy will grow. But when you got the republicans blocking everything the country will not grow so what can we do is to vote the republicans out of the office.

Centrist

November 2nd, 2011
3:17 pm

Media “scum” may have been what Mr. Jim Galloway was trying to say.

Independent voter

November 2nd, 2011
3:19 pm

Republican trying they best to find dirt on the president.What do president college record have to do with him in office.

Just give up 4 more years in office for president Obama.

Ol' Timer

November 2nd, 2011
3:23 pm

Ol’ Herman played the media like a banjo. They helped propel him to the top in the polls. But when they want answers to questions he’s danced around regarding sexual improprieties with a couple of women, he get’s all testy.

It’s obvious Herman can’t take the heat. He scaled back his schedule because he was making stupid mistakes and now he’s painted himself into a corner because he thought he could BS his way out of these charges because of his charisma.

When you let Herman be Herman this is what you get. The amazing thing is that the Republican/Tea Party can’t field viable candidates. I take that back, they have a viable candidate but can’t support him because he’s not a Bible-thumpin’ bullshooter.

Push Romney to the curb and you have nothing. . . .nothing. . .to offer in 2012!

Independent voter

November 2nd, 2011
3:23 pm

Td you are so funny. I will vote for you if run for a political office.

Td you remind me of Michelle Bachman saying Obama name 100,000 time on here within 1 month.

Obama this Obama that Obama did this Obama did that.

Obama Obama Obama Obama

Frederick Douglass

November 2nd, 2011
3:24 pm

td

Obama’s grades are small potatoes. I’d sacrifice five chickens to see Dubya’s service record with the Alabama Air National Guard, or the circumstances surrounding that sketchy drug test that he skipped out on.

Bill

November 2nd, 2011
3:25 pm

So maybe its me but I didn’t really see any “LASHING OUT” going on here. Oh yeah I forgot its the job of the media over exaggerate everything to try to make him look bad…

DJ Sniper

November 2nd, 2011
3:27 pm

TD, when did a person’s grades or college papers ever factor into whether or not they are qualified to run for president? I don’t seem to recall GPA being a requirement for the job.

Charles

November 2nd, 2011
3:27 pm

This really is rather amusing. It’s obvious that Herman is NOT ready for prime time. If he can’t take the heat of a few reporters asking him questions about his past, how in the world do you expect him to deal with the tough issues regarding our economy and world affairs? He’s already made gaffe after gaffe about serious matters, which again proves he’s not ready. And closing out a press conference with a song, OMG.

Herman is turning out to be (in my opinion) the male version of Sarah Palin. He may look pretty good. Has cute quips. Has executive experience. But can barely find his way out of a paper bag. Get’s stumped on almost anything you ask him. This is his Katie Couric moment, and I suspect there will be more. But the Repubs are clever. He’s raised a boat load of money in the past few days. The Repubs will allow him to pay off campaign debts with some of it, and then he’ll end up giving the rest to Romney. He will NOT be the nominee.

Independent voter

November 2nd, 2011
3:27 pm

I am going to vote for Herman Cain then in the general election will vote for president Obama.
I want president Obama to make Herman Cain look like a fool saying 999 and excuse me.

Straight Talk

November 2nd, 2011
3:28 pm

Jim, Thank you for helping Herman Cain raise money. Please keep up your attack ‘column’s about him,

Independent voter

November 2nd, 2011
3:30 pm

I dont Jim is attacking Cain if he cant take the heat he should not run for president we need a strong leader not a person keep saying excuse me.

Wikijunkie

November 2nd, 2011
3:31 pm

I think for Herman to be successful in this campaign he needs to take a page out of Obama’s playbook and only talk when there is a teleprompter around. Look how far that teleprompter got Obama

Independent voter

November 2nd, 2011
3:32 pm

I mean dont think Jim attacking Herman Cain but look how the republicans attacking president Obama supporters on here.

Independent voter

November 2nd, 2011
3:32 pm

Wikijunkie he got him 4 more years and another 4 more years to come.

RAMZAD

November 2nd, 2011
3:34 pm

Cain is a fraud. I have always believed that. The proof is now draining out. Republican Tea Partycans are on the wrong side of history. Just wait until the muzzles come off these women.

Cain is another Clarence Thomas- black conservatives who believe women are just panties with too much elastic in the waist.

Independent voter

November 2nd, 2011
3:35 pm

If you republicans dont like Jim speaking about Herman Cain dont come on here stop complaining if you cant take the heat.

Wikijunkie

November 2nd, 2011
3:35 pm

IV- the correct way to say your last post is: It got him four years and the possibility of another four years.

He still has to win the election, latest polls numbers show that majority of Americans do not support the job he is doing. He has to start leading before he can get re-elected.

gbal

November 2nd, 2011
3:40 pm

Here’s another way to look at the Debt Ceiling:

Let’s say, You come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup in
your neighborhood….and your home has sewage all the way up to your
ceilings.

What do you think you should do?

Raise the ceilings, or pump out the crap?

Your choice is coming Nov. 2012

Charles

November 2nd, 2011
3:41 pm

Independent Voter,

I actually thought of doing the same thing. Asking all of my friends to vote for Herman in the primary in hopes that he would win the nomination. It would be worth the price of the ticket to watch him and the President debate.

Independent voter

November 2nd, 2011
3:41 pm

RAMZAD thank you very much because I was thinking the same way.