Herman Cain says he’d have a ‘substantial lead’ over Barack Obama

You can file Herman Cain’s appearance at the University of Florida on Thursday under “With Friends Like These.” From the Gainesville Sun:

Cain told members of the media after the speech that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s recent “47 percent” comment was a “non-story” being blown out of proportion by the media. But Cain said he would have been doing better if he was the nominee, saying that he’d probably have a “substantial lead” on President Barack Obama at this point.

“The reason is quite simple: I have some depth to my ideas,” he said.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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chas holman

September 21st, 2012
12:32 pm

“Herman Cain says he’d have a ‘substantial lead’ over Barack Obama”

I’d be winning if I didn’t lose…..

Ok.. whatever.

DJ Sniper

September 21st, 2012
12:37 pm

BWHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

DannyX

September 21st, 2012
12:43 pm

“The reason is quite simple: I have some depth to my ideas,”

Funny stuff! That 9-9-9 plan was about as deep as an empty bath tub. Cain’s foreign policy depth was proven when he talked about the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan.

jemi

September 21st, 2012
12:44 pm

I’d take Cain over Romney & Obama right now.

buzzy

September 21st, 2012
12:47 pm

Yeah, the Republicans missed the boat on Cain.

Stan

September 21st, 2012
12:47 pm

Where the white women at?

Bernie

September 21st, 2012
12:48 pm

Herman, the only thing you would have a lead on would be the Number of Sexual Harassment cases PENDING!

Proud Native Georgian

September 21st, 2012
12:52 pm

Herman Cain spend a lot of time (and a lot of money) crafting an image of being a funny person, someone who could easily make people laugh. And clearly the man hasn’t lost it. He remains as funny and as goofy as ever.

Michael

September 21st, 2012
12:57 pm

Face it, the entire GOP line-up was nothing more then a parade of idiots, Willard was the best they had, lol.

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

September 21st, 2012
12:59 pm

Depth, as in how high the pile of shinola is. Try again in 2016 Hermanator. You & Bachman should team up. Figure it out between the 2 of you which one is on top.

Mike

September 21st, 2012
1:01 pm

Put the pipe down Herman…seriously.

Toni

September 21st, 2012
1:01 pm

OUCH…………Bernie, Don’t be so mean…

Bobby

September 21st, 2012
1:02 pm

Right Herman, that’s why the people did not vote for you to represent the GOP. You had your chance. Now go sit in your Uncle Neal’s lap and try not to get too excited.

ND

September 21st, 2012
1:05 pm

Nein, nein, nein.

Toni

September 21st, 2012
1:05 pm

NINE
n i n e
9

Reality

September 21st, 2012
1:05 pm

LOL! Republicans are so rude, idiotic, and UNrealistic, they turn on each other! Gotta love it….

Mr. C

September 21st, 2012
1:07 pm

If his zipper wasn’t stuck open!!

Bernie

September 21st, 2012
1:07 pm

The Republican Party seems to be all to much of a JOKE lately. Now we have this Punch Line coming from HERMAN. This is one even the Republicans are ROLLING their EYES in disbelief and in quiet desperation.

Herman, you are the BUFFOONISH clown of the Republican Party, No one of great importance in the party or the NATION, would seriously consider backing your candidacy, even if you were running against yourself.

You are seen as nothing more than a TOOL to be used when needed. Right now, All
would wish you would go back to your corner and become INVISIBLE AGAIN.

YOU LOST!

Its MITTS TURN!

Ackshun

September 21st, 2012
1:07 pm

Actually he is correct. Herman Cain was the only Republican with a legitimate shot at beating Obama this year and by exposing (pun intended) his apparent fixation with caucasians. The GOP flushed any chance they had of winning down the toilet. If I was him, I would have quit. They would have said “do you like white women” and I would have said hell no I LOVE WHITE WOMEN. In fact the cure for cancer is Godfather’s Pizza and White Women. But alas he couldn’t turn the ship into the storm so we will have to wait for someone else to get rid of the IRS and bring some fresh ideas DC. Herman (or Uncle Ruckus as I like to call him) had his shot, and white women blew it for him.
LOL

honested

September 21st, 2012
1:08 pm

Will it dawn on republicans (before the party devolves to regional operations over the next two years) they might win elections if the Candidates had a grasp on reality?

Might as well put palin on the trail and put this election to bed.

Toni

September 21st, 2012
1:09 pm

Is Pizza Hut hiring , Herman????? You might have the lead there, but that’s about it!!!!

Bernie

September 21st, 2012
1:11 pm

Toni @ 1:01 pm – As the Republicans say about women who are RAPED. In this case Herman was Begging For iT!

Devil's Advocate

September 21st, 2012
1:11 pm

First Cain gets out of the race because the big bad liberal media backed by Democrats told on him giving money to a woman who was not his wife, and his wife was not aware at the time (nevermind that it was probably Romney behind the mud to get Cain out of the race).

Then, Mitt’s wife tells Republicans who don’t like her husband that “this is hard” and they should compromise to make this election easier.

Now Cain say he’d be winning (reminds me of a child watching a sporting event claiming he/she can do better than the contestants on the field/court).

I thought the GOP was the party of hard work, dignity, resolve, and sacrifice for the greater good. When will someone lead by example?

BILLY BEE

September 21st, 2012
1:17 pm

Sorry Herman …..you did too much squirmin…..who really believes that the white ladies that came forward were the ONLY ones he sexually approached??? He has a history that would have been further exposed…..can you say EGO TRIP!!!!???

Deacon Sanders

September 21st, 2012
1:18 pm

HERMAN MUNSTER HAD A BETTER SHOT BECOMING PRESIDENT……

Are ANY of them winners?

September 21st, 2012
1:18 pm

Hillary in 2016!

Todd - Lawrenceville

September 21st, 2012
1:19 pm

Why are many of you so cynical? As a voting democrat, I certainly believe Herman Cain would have been a better candidate than Mitt Romney. Do I think he would have nad a lead over President Obama? I am not so sure but would not rule it out. Would I have supported Cain over President Obama? Absolutely not but I feel he would have served the republican ticket much better than Mitt Romney and my reason being is that you just cannot trust Romney.

Aww Shucky Ducky

September 21st, 2012
1:20 pm

And the rats begin leaving the sinking ship. Pundits like Noonan, Kristol, Brooks, etc. as well as Senate candidates are coming out with harsh criticisms of Romney. I told people during the primary you’re backing a loser – a man who already ran a failing Senate and Presidential campaign. Thank you for handing victory right over to Obama. Your vote for Romney ensured 4 more years for Barack.

Cal Naughton, Jr.

September 21st, 2012
1:21 pm

Hey Hermie, get in that kitchen an make me some pie!

#shakeandbake

Deacon Sanders

September 21st, 2012
1:21 pm

Maybe Cain needs to join THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH PARTY…….

Devil's Advocate

September 21st, 2012
1:22 pm

Even Clint Eastwood is calling out the GOP stating that Libertarian views are closer to what the real GOP should be about than the status quo. He may have been talking about Obama with the empty chair but his message applied to both parties.

Marco Polo

September 21st, 2012
1:23 pm

Herman Cain is coward and always will be. Just ask his classmates from Morehouse.

td

September 21st, 2012
1:24 pm

Today’s Gallop poll has the race tied 47-47 and Ramussen has it a 1 point Obama lead. These two polls were better indicators then any other poll in the past 3 Presidential election cycle.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/election.aspx

AtlantaW

September 21st, 2012
1:26 pm

You guys all all idiots. Rep or Dem we are all screwed. They are all feeding line of BS. Good luck with for the future no matter who wins.

Norris T

September 21st, 2012
1:26 pm

Ummmmm… nooooo.

George Gillum

September 21st, 2012
1:27 pm

Herman Cain is right where he needs to be, out of the race.

resno2

September 21st, 2012
1:27 pm

Well at least most people wouldn’t be able to play the race card….

Guest

September 21st, 2012
1:28 pm

When asked for his thoughts on Benghazi, Cain responded, “He’s a swell guy, a job creator and a great American.”

real life is scary...

September 21st, 2012
1:28 pm

I’m sure Herman will come clean

tiredofIT

September 21st, 2012
1:29 pm

Poor Myth, he not use to being told no.

yuzeyurbrane

September 21st, 2012
1:30 pm

Thanks Herman. My laugh for the day. He can’t be in alternate universe all the time. . . or can he?

rachel

September 21st, 2012
1:31 pm

I am not saying that Herman Cain is, by any means, a great candidate. That’s been noted here often. But I wish Romney had some of the candor that Cain has and would speak his mind like Cain does. I’m so disappointed that Romney is my only choice (there are so many reasons I can’t support Obama) in this election. I just wish I was more excited about being a Republican right now.

AtlantaW

September 21st, 2012
1:32 pm

Only way to send a message to the Rep and Dems that we have had enough is for all of us Americans to get our head out our a… and vote for the independent. I dont care who it is. Anything is better than these two stooges. Plain and simple we have been lied to for years with broken promises. have you not had enough already?

Furiousstyles

September 21st, 2012
1:34 pm

Herman Cain would do no such thing and if he did, as soon as more women came out about his wandering hands and eyes, he’d be finished once more. Cain should stick to pizza!

UPGRAYEDD

September 21st, 2012
1:36 pm

And if Hillary was running instead of Obama, she’d have a 20 point lead on Herman.

Make that 30. In fantasyworld, you can conjecture anything you like.

Deacon Sanders

September 21st, 2012
1:38 pm

AND WE THOUGHT EASTWOOD TALKING TO A CHAIR WAS BAD….

Devil's Advocate

September 21st, 2012
1:39 pm

Can’t wait to see Cain’s Facebook post claiming that his quote was taken out of context and he wasn’t trying to suggest that he’d be a better candidate than Romney.

david

September 21st, 2012
1:39 pm

Herman, you think the GOP would replace one black man for another, no way. You can sing Amaze in Grace , trash the Muslim community along with Obama and it is still not enough. Who do you think put your business in the street when it look like you had a chance, the GOP. You couldn’t beat Hillary on your best day and the GOP hate her as much as the Pez. They wouldn’t even let you speech at the convention. HINT HINT. THEY USED YOU, NOW GO HOME. You were to happy to be the token but never to reach the Promise Land candiate. Fox News want come calling, they already have Juan W.

Buford T. Justice

September 21st, 2012
1:41 pm

An ego like that breeds self-delusion and self-promotion. Nuff said.

Bernie

September 21st, 2012
1:41 pm

Herman’s Book, can be found at the same place where you can find find many copies of another famous Georgia Republican Karen Handel.

Look for it in the Funny Papers!