Herman Cain nixes appearance on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

A spokeswoman for Herman Cain confirmed this morning that the former GOP presidential candidate was approached by ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” to appear on this season’s competition
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But Cain nixed the idea. “He can’t dance in an eight-count. He can only dance in a nine-count,” said Lisa Reichert, Cain’s executive assistant.

Nine-count. Get it? 9-9-9.

“Dancing with the Stars” has learned the advantages of mixing the quick-step with politics. Its 2010 season featured Bristol Palin, daughter of Sarah Palin, and former U.S. House majority leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas.

But wait, there’s more. USA Today reports that show producers were also eyeing Michele Bachmann.

Competitors for the 2012 season are to be announced Feb. 28. No doubt an attempt to compete for attention with that day’s primaries in Michigan and Arizona.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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87 comments Add your comment

DannyX

February 14th, 2012
11:43 am

Jim, are you sure you want to keep this one open for comments?

I mean why tempt us, there is so much ammunition here.

liberalefty

February 14th, 2012
11:48 am

hes no longer valuable to the repubs as their token…

Frederick Douglass

February 14th, 2012
12:02 pm

Word on the street has it that he backed out when they nixed his request to bring a limo onstage so he could perform in it to R. Kelly’s “Bump N Grind”.

JoJo

February 14th, 2012
12:02 pm

He could have gotten Ginger White for dance partner

clyde

February 14th, 2012
12:04 pm

I’m sure that Obama would appear if asked.

Frederick Douglass

February 14th, 2012
12:12 pm

clyde @ 12:04

“I’m sure that Obama would appear if asked”.

Nah, I think he’s still busy hammering out the details of his victory bash. However; there should be some diverse dance steps on display during the party…..Salsa, Go Go, Two Step ect.

Carole

February 14th, 2012
12:13 pm

He probably turned it down so he won’t look foolish. Oh wait, on second thought he should call them back.

Carole

February 14th, 2012
12:14 pm

He probably plans to try out for The Voice and doesn’t want to mess up his chances for that.

Uncle Herman

February 14th, 2012
12:17 pm

Hey, I’m waiting for an invite from “the voice”……. I AINT STUPID :roll: :shock:

Uncle Herman

February 14th, 2012
12:18 pm

Sorry Carole, you bet me to the punch :lol:

Uncle Herman

February 14th, 2012
12:19 pm

eagle1

February 14th, 2012
12:28 pm

Maybe O’bummer will bring Moochele to the dance! Herman would have been good on DWTS! I still want him for VP!

Aunt Bea

February 14th, 2012
12:29 pm

You people are a bunch of hypocrites…none of us are better than the other in God’s eyes. He who is without sin can cast the first stone.

Aquagirl

February 14th, 2012
12:32 pm

Who’s going instead? Chris Brown?

Road Scholar

February 14th, 2012
12:34 pm

opie

February 14th, 2012
12:37 pm

eagle 1 I sure wish I could give him to you.

WOW

February 14th, 2012
12:38 pm

This is disappointing.

Ann

February 14th, 2012
12:42 pm

of course he’s not going to do Dancing with the Stars – I don’t think the Jive Turkey counts as a dance style! :)

pb

February 14th, 2012
12:42 pm

Aunt Bea,

Herman chose to be in the public eye when he ran for office. No one made him do it. And he could not bear up under the scrutiny. It is not being hypocritical to point that out. But I see he is still on the radio on WSB sometimes. Guess he is not going to go away that easily.

blkshepherd

February 14th, 2012
12:46 pm

@Aunt Bea

Its NOT the STONES you have to worry about its the THE SHOES and Boots! they dont throw stones in politics they throw SHOES! AUNT BEA DUCK some one just threw a Boot at You! Oh my god she forgot to duck! Aunt Bea! Aunt Bea! Some one call a ambulance Aunt Bea has been hit in the head with a Boot! shes laying on the foor bleeding..someone’s Boot took her out!

Ol' Timer

February 14th, 2012
12:48 pm

I appreciate Herman’s judgement in turning down the DWTS invite. He’s embarrassed his family enough for a life-time.

In my wildest imagination I can stretch my brain around the idea than any candidate would want Ol’ Herm for the VP — the only thing he’d bring to the table would be a truck load of misery and negative baggage.

td

February 14th, 2012
12:54 pm

Alan West is a much better choice as VP. I only hope the Republican nominee will be smart enough to chose him.

clyde

February 14th, 2012
12:57 pm

The GOP primaries would be a lot more entertaining if Herman was around.

tim

February 14th, 2012
1:10 pm

It’s called “Dancing with the Stars”………

NOT “Dancing with the lyin lowlife racist LOSERS”

Haysoose

February 14th, 2012
1:13 pm

Can I throw my stone now?

Bernie

February 14th, 2012
1:14 pm

Herman, has already done enough dancing for all Black Republicans and their ILK. No need for black face, all is needed is a bright yellow clown suit. the republicans and tea party members always like a show of a Black Man smiling and grinning like the clowns they think they are.

honested

February 14th, 2012
1:15 pm

Was there some sort of ‘Dancing’ outreach for washed out former pizza ‘executives’?

honested

February 14th, 2012
1:16 pm

As to an earlier post, yes choose alan west, turn a landslide into a rout.

Obama 2012!

Urban Republican

February 14th, 2012
1:27 pm

Bernie STOP! !!!!

You can tell a black Democrat by the venom they spew at black conservatives. Black folks are the only group that is 97% for one political party. Hispanics, whites and Asians have the good sense to divide their loyalty in order to conquer the attention of all political parties. Meanwhile, blacks(adults and teens) have the highest percentage of unemployment in America after electing the first black president who consistently say he will not do anything specifically for blacks because it would make him look like he is favoring one group over another. Talk about stepping and fetching.

markie mark

February 14th, 2012
1:36 pm

Amen, Urban……

Kelly

February 14th, 2012
1:42 pm

Too bad, if it was a grab-ass competition he’d break the door down to enter.

Mark

February 14th, 2012
1:42 pm

AMEN BERNIE!

DannyX

February 14th, 2012
1:45 pm

Here’s how Herman’s decision not to appear on Dancing With the Stars went down.

HERMAN: Honey, can I be on Dancing With the Stars?
MRS. CAIN: HELL NO!!!!

Herman is still sleeping on the couch.

UGA 1999

February 14th, 2012
1:46 pm

Can’t say that I blame him. It would be a pointless venture for him.

Kelly

February 14th, 2012
1:53 pm

uga,

Pointless venture? Like cheating on his wife.

UGA 1999

February 14th, 2012
1:55 pm

Kelly….classy comment but actually there may have been some pleasure for doing it. Still waiting for the evidence.

DannyX

February 14th, 2012
1:58 pm

“classy comment but actually there may have been some pleasure for doing it.”

UGA, speaking of classy comments, still waiting for you to re-post your Michelle Obama comment…

Kelly

February 14th, 2012
2:00 pm

like a stained dress…..

Lourdes Montgomery

February 14th, 2012
2:01 pm

Sins of the flesh will get u a one-way ticket to purgatory.

UGA 1999

February 14th, 2012
2:02 pm

DannyX….Once again you post lies. It is ok, we are all used to it from you.

td

February 14th, 2012
2:07 pm

honested

February 14th, 2012
1:16 pm

As to an earlier post, yes choose alan west, turn a landslide into a rout.

And which conservative of moderate group of people would be running away from West? On the reverse side I bet he could get the Republican nominee at least 8 to 10% of the African American vote.

Priorities

February 14th, 2012
2:10 pm

@Frederick Douglass 12:12

Or, for the next few weeks, Obama will be concentrating only on his March Madness picks.

[...] the producers of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars  tried to get Herman Cain as one of the “celebrities” for the upcoming season: A spokeswoman for Herman Cain [...]

td

February 14th, 2012
2:14 pm

Priorities

February 14th, 2012
2:10 pm

@Frederick Douglass 12:12

Or, for the next few weeks, Obama will be concentrating only on his March Madness picks.

You are 100% correct there. This President would not even let WW 3 interfere with March madness.

WOW

February 14th, 2012
2:14 pm

@td

Are you serious Alan West to get the Republican nominee 8-10% of the AA vote? Have you seen his polling in his own district (or the one in which he is moving to help his own troubled chance for re-election? You Republicans crack me up thinking just adding a minority face to your ticket will improve your chances with the AA vote.

Come 2012 Alan West will be a former congressman, not VP.

[...] 12.20pm: Sad news everybody: Herman Cain says he’s turned down an offer to join next year’s Dancing With The Stars. [...]

Auntie Christ

February 14th, 2012
2:17 pm

I just noticed that a previous comment I posted has been reported as ‘Offensive.’ Reported, probably by some of the professional whiners who post here everyday protesting their victimization by us mean, ill-mannered liberals and that treacherous purveyor of libel against the genteel republicans, Jim Galloway.

So please whiners, let me apologize, and repost ny comment in a manner that doesn’t hurt your widdle feelings or offend your genteel sensibilities.

Herman had to refuse because of a scheduling conflict. He is scheduled to appear on Lap Dancing With the Stars that same week.with an unnamed helmet-haired former mistress-now stepford wife- of a prominent family values, devout catholic,holiest of holies republican.

UGA 1999

February 14th, 2012
2:19 pm

Auntie….you fools never change.

td

February 14th, 2012
2:22 pm

WOW

February 14th, 2012
2:14 pm

This is the latest poll numbers I could find and they show West has a higher approval rating then Obama.

http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/dcblog/2011/03/poll_says_allen_west_leads_loi_1.html

I think the African American community gave GWB 12% of the vote due to his strong military stance so I can see 8 to 10% going to the Republican nominee with West on the ticket.

td

February 14th, 2012
2:25 pm

Auntie Christ

February 14th, 2012
2:17 pm

What you say does not offend me it just show how intellectually incapable you are at defending your philosophy or even you messiah and chief. Keep up the good work.