Will Herman Cain run for president in 2012?

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  1. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Republican from GA. Conservative. African American businessman. Anyone know much about him?

    1. Randy Godwin profile image91
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Is he Muslim?  Does he have a birth certificate showing he was born in the US?  Does he go to a black church?  It seems to make a big difference in GA.  smile

      1. habee profile image92
        habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I have no idea - I was hoping someone on here would know more about him.

        Why are you still awake? Bethie's prolly cold!! lol

        1. Randy Godwin profile image91
          Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          So are your dogs!  smile

          1. habee profile image92
            habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Nah, they're keeping J warm now. As soon as I get in bed, they'll abandon him. lol

            1. Randy Godwin profile image91
              Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I don't know, it might be a "three dog night."  smile

              1. habee profile image92
                habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Depends on the size of the dog. One Hamlet = 10 Allys. How is Ally? How old is she now?

                1. Randy Godwin profile image91
                  Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Ally is great!  She is about 10 now. I think!

                  1. habee profile image92
                    habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Cool. You should have let her have puppies. I wish now that I didn't have Hamlet "fixed." He's such a great dog. But I hope we can get Kayla bred so that I'll at least have a good replacement for Hammie some day. Great Danes don't live long, you know.

  2. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I'm sure some of the rednecks won't like him because he's black.

    1. Onusonus profile image77
      Onusonusposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I don't like him because he's not black enough.

      1. habee profile image92
        habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ????

  3. Misha profile image71
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Well, all what I can say his last name likely will cost him quite a few votes. smile

    1. habee profile image92
      habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL! Here in the Bible Belt, you might be right, Misha!

      1. Doug Hughes profile image61
        Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        A lot of voters will question, 'Is Cain Able?'

        1. habee profile image92
          habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Good one, Doug! I see a campaign bumper sticker in the making!

  4. BillyDRitchie profile image61
    BillyDRitchieposted 7 years ago

    Cain is a rock solid conservative businessman who was the CEO of Godfather's Pizza for many years.  He has an evening talk show on WSB Radio here in Atlanta and is quite popular.

    I don't think he's popular enough nationwide or has the resources to mount a serious campaign, but I'd love to see him in a debate with the Community Organizer In Chief.

    Cain would have Obama for breakfast....

    1. Doug Hughes profile image61
      Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yeah, the best communicator to hold the Oval Office in a generation, who graduated from Harvard and is a constitutional scholar would be no match for some guy who ran a chain of pizza parlors.

      1. profile image59
        C.J. Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        WOW, so a government for the people, by the people can't be run by the people.....

        1. Misha profile image71
          Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          One has to be a very good communicator to explain to the people he screws he is doing it for their own benefit, and make them believe it. Most of your last century presidents qualify though, so the system seems to work just fine big_smile

          1. profile image59
            C.J. Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Orator, not communicator. Ok, we will settle for someone who can read from the telepromter. Even if only at a 8th grade level!LOL

        2. Doug Hughes profile image61
          Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          On what basis is Obama not one of the people?

          Is he from one of the Blue Bloods like the Bush or Kennedy clans?

          He's the poster child for American Exceptionalism, starting from  nowhere, becoming president.  Part of being 'exceptional' is a Harvard education, which is where a number of presidents got their higher education, including some of the founding fathers. He didn't get the finiest education because he was the richest, or from a connected family, but because he earned it with academic excellence.

          1. BillyDRitchie profile image61
            BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            So he did well in school.  Perhaps he should go back there.  It's always been said that those who can't do, teach.

            Obama obviously cannot handle being President, so maybe he should go back to academia and teach on politics.  God knows our grandchildren would be grateful if he would.....

          2. profile image59
            C.J. Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Wasn't talking about Obama. It was your comment regarding Cain that came off as elitist. You know, the "harvard" spiel and all. That's it. There is no doubting the credentials of Obama. My question is this. Does the resume trump substance? Can a man who's life is one of achievment not be good enough?

            1. Doug Hughes profile image61
              Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              President Obama's life IS one of achievement.. Or do you think most black kids go to Columbia and then go on to graduate suma cum laude from Harvard. He was elected editor of the Harvard Law Review. His academic background puts him in the company of Hamilton, Adams and Hancock, who went to those schools. Among conservatives, the role of 'elitist' institutions is often ignored.

              The list of the founding fathers is generally accepted as - George Washingon, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Hancock and Ben Franklin. Look at the elitist background of the group.

              Jefferson - College of William and Mary
              Adams - Harvard
              Madison -  Princeton
              Hamilton - Kings College - (now Columbia)
              Hancock - Harvard

              Only Washington and Franklin did not have 'elitist' educations.

              1. profile image59
                C.J. Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                How many since didn't have "elitist" educations? So it's especially significant that he's "black" and went to columbia and harvard? What are you trying to say Doug? Bush went to yale. What's his excuse?

                1. Doug Hughes profile image61
                  Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  It's significant that a black man went to Harvard or Yale or any ivy-league college because they didn't do it with family influence or a pile of folding money.  Bush may have been admitted because of excellence or because his family had pull. But you know a poor kid who grew up in Hawaii, whose mother came from Nebraska didn't get in any other way than excellence. Ignore the admittance if you like. It's the regard of his peers that got him elected to the Harvard Law Review, and his performance in Harvard that got him 'suma cum laude', which is not latin for, 'I took out the trash.'

                  The original discussion was a comparison between Obama, who has a degree in international relations, with a businessman who ran a pizza chain. I have nothing at all against Cain - but let's get real. Knowing how to get the best price on pepperoni does not qualify you to run the State Department.

                  1. profile image59
                    C.J. Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Doug, I agree with you. I just wanted to hear you to explain it in your own words. Very telling.

                  2. BillyDRitchie profile image61
                    BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    "but let's get real. Knowing how to get the best price on pepperoni does not qualify you to run the State Department."

                    Neither does hanging out with Marxist professors and being a Community Organizer

              2. BillyDRitchie profile image61
                BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Well, obviously HE thinks his life is one of achievement.  Who else is arrogant enough to write TWO autobiographies before anybody even knew who he was?

                1. profile image59
                  C.J. Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  I know of one.....

                  1. Doug Hughes profile image61
                    Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Did this person serve a half-term as governor?

          3. profile image59
            C.J. Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            academic excellence...sources please. Maybe you have access to information the rest of us doesn't.

      2. BillyDRitchie profile image61
        BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        And whose only job experience has been as A Community Organizer and perpetually running for higher office.  A man with no real world knowledge at all.

        Constitution scholar?  He obviously didn't learn much, did he?

        Fact is, anybody who has run a business or company of any considerable size whatsoever would be more qualified to be President than Barack Obama.  Sorry about that....

  5. I am DB Cooper profile image63
    I am DB Cooperposted 7 years ago

    He's an interesting candidate. A successful businessman, lots of experience with mass media, and he can perhaps bridge the gap between the Tea Party and the rest of the GOP. He could potentially connect with black voters in swing states, such as Pennsylvania. He's certainly a longshot to win the Republican ticket, and the color of his skin probably doesn't help him there (although I think it would help him in the general election).

 
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