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Pizza chain owner Cain enters 2012 presidential race

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I like this guy and just getting rid of the IRS would help save hundreds of billions, +finally corporations would start paying taxes like they historically did. He also has business experience unlike 99% of the typical career politicians.

Cut the private Federal Reserve, CIA-al Qaeda, offshoring of money, these ObamaWars/military contractors and America will be on track soon.

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America does not need this corporate suit as president.

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America does not need this corporate suit as president.

lol, no it needs a waffling, incompetent instead right? Politicians are the ones who created the mess we have now. Would be nice to have a man who actually knows how to fix problems going into the White House. But then, 98% of the country would make a better President then our current one, and having someone who actually knows how the world works, as opposed to a man who has never worked a real job in his life would be a huge step up.

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The guy means well, but people change when they get a little power. Been there done that. What does his track record says about him? Giving speeches is one thing, but actions speaks louder.

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AP failed to mention that 16,000 people turn out to see Mr. Cain throw his hat into the ring. Pretty good turnout for a guy with little name recognition.

RR

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Man, the bevy of incompetents rushing to seek presidency for the GOP is pretty much ensuring a Democratic win in 2012.

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Herman Cain is a brave man. I can say as a registered Democrat that nothing frightens the party, nothing is more intolerable to most of my fellow Dems than a succesful black male who rejects what our party has done to black neighborhoods and families in order to get their votes. If black Repubs like him and the newly-elected (former Army Colonel) Alan West were to gain national attention I think it would change everything. The media is going to have to work hard to demonize Cain but without being seen as racist in doing so.

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I like the guy. Knows how to create jobs, real jobs and was head of the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City. He knows economic reality and federal policy. A potent combination to get our economy back on track with some real 'been there, done that' experience. Plus he isn't a darling of the Washington beltway or Ivy league elite types, I like that.

The Herminator is my number 1 pick in the field so far.

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Been there done that. What does his track record says about him?

Cain's work experience resume is way far better than never been there, never done that, never held a job in the private sector Obama.

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Is this a misprint? Quote: "Cain lost a three-way Republican U.S. Senate primary bid in Georgia in 2004 with one-quarter of the vote. His “Hermanator” political action committee has taken in just over $16,000 this year. Supporters say he taps into the tea party-fueled desire for plain-speaking citizen candidates."

Huh? $16,000 is peanuts.

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RomeoRamen

Why are you so obsessed with Obama? You still can't accept that the Republicans lost the presidential election in 2008. It sticks in your craw, doesn't it?

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Huh? $16,000 is peanuts.

@nandakandamanda: Might want to read closer, that's 16,000 people attending his announcement, not $16,000.

Herman Cain is a brave man. I can say as a registered Democrat that nothing frightens the party, nothing is more intolerable to most of my fellow Dems than a succesful black male who rejects what our party has done to black neighborhoods and families in order to get their votes. If black Repubs like him and the newly-elected (former Army Colonel) Alan West were to gain national attention I think it would change everything. The media is going to have to work hard to demonize Cain but without being seen as racist in doing so.

@Liberman20102: Excellent post! I thought that the whole goal of the Civil rights movement and the whoe Dem mantra was that we all are equal. But lately it is only "we are equal if you follow our beliefs and stay in your place."

If the GOP had any sense, they would really want to get a good primary race between Cain and Romney. At least that way some of the issues that really face America can be broought out, and we won't get the pandering that we normally have been getting from both sides.

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Is this a misprint? Quote: "Cain lost a three-way Republican U.S. Senate primary bid in Georgia in 2004 with one-quarter of the vote. His “Hermanator” political action committee has taken in just over $16,000 this year. Supporters say he taps into the tea party-fueled desire for plain-speaking citizen candidates."

Huh? $16,000 is peanuts.

It's an A.P article with the negative 'spin' that one can always expect in regards to a Conservative candidate. The Hermanator PAC raised $221,950 during the 2010 election cycle to support candidates he liked. There is no elections in 2011 to speak of. So his PAC would not be expected to be raising any serious money in the off election year. Now that he has announced his PAC will be seeing some serious donations coming in now. Also the article fails to mention his stint as the Head of the Federal Reserve Bank, one would think that would be a pretty important point in the mans background to mention since he is now made it official that he is running for President.

Also he jumped in the Senate race only in the hopes of forcing a run-off with the leading Candidate.

According to Wiki,

Cain sought the Republican nomination, facing congressmen Johnny Isakson and Mac Collins in the primary. Cain and Collins both hoped to deny Isakson a majority on primary day in order to force him into a runoff. Cain finished second in the primary with 26.2% of the vote, ahead of Collins, who won 20.6%, but because Isakson won 53.2% of the vote, Isakson was able to avoid a runoff.

He came real close to prevailing but fell a bit short.

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another incompetent that the republican elites will throw out there, like Palin, to distract the deluded. The bigger story is that Daniels will not run. He was the only sane potential candidate the republicans had, but even he knows no way Obama can be defeated next year. The republicans by supporting pizza guys and reality TV stars are just handing four more years over to Obama. Which of course is a god send for the USA and the ROW.

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"another incompetent"

In what way?

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zurcronium:"another incompetent that the republican elites will throw out there, like Palin, to distract the deluded"

Actually, the elites and the beltway insiders don't like Cain or Palin.

Your posts are almost indistinguishable from smithinjapan's.But I enjoy them.They are funny.

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I like the guy. He comes with extra cheese.

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If Cain wins the Republican nomination, Obama might actually get less than 99% of the black vote.

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OK, ladies and gentlemen, one big hand for . . . the pizza man, our new president. At least this is recognizable!

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"the pizza man"

I prefer "The Pizza Dude."

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"He worked at... Burger King"

I'll bet he can tell some real whoppers, ha ha!

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Yes We Cain........Now that's a campaign slogan.

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and having someone who actually knows how the world works, as opposed to a man who has never worked a real job in his life would be a huge step up.

The same crap was rolled out when selling "businessmen" George W. Bush and Halliburton CEO Dick Cheney to the American people. They were an unmitigated disaster. All the bad things you say about President Obama, the Republicans paved the way for him.

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nothing frightens the party, nothing is more intolerable [lie expunged] than a succesful black male who....

LOL! Speaking as a committed liberal who usually votes Democratic, fear of this nature is only ascribed to others by the cowardly.

I don't know of anyone who is afraid of Herman Cain. I personally regard a working class person who would actually support him the way I would regard a chicken who backed Col. Sanders. That is: self-destructively foolish.

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I would just love to see Cain win the republican nomination and then watch the democrat politicians and their media sycophants call him a "racist" each time he criticizes Obama.

That sight alone will be priceless.

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"I personally regard a working class person who would actually support him the way I would regard a chicken who backed Col Sanders"

What makes you say that, yabits?

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which he rescued by shuttering hundreds of restaurants.

Some job creator.

How will he "downsize" America? Starve off the weak and poor the way he would a business unit?

a national sales tax and favors a return to the gold standard

Utter, unmitigated disaster in the making.

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which he rescued by shuttering hundreds of restaurants.

Some job creator.

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Where was he making the jobs? Did the unemployment office have to sfaff one more person after he shuttered all the local restaurants to take in the overflow of unemployed people? Are those the jobs they are talking about? He didn't create any at any of his restaurants.

Funny how facts can get turned into something thing that is completely fact-free here at JT.

Taka

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I would just love to see Cain win the republican nomination and then watch the democrat politicians and their media sycophants call him a "racist" each time he criticizes Obama.

That would be a relief. The Democratic rant against Republican racists is deafening in its - absence.

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Where was he making the jobs?...He didn't create any at any of his restaurants.

Cain was the corporate version of a Jack Kevorkian combined with an undertaker. He'd kill off business units, cut heads, pump the embalming fluid in, and bury the dead. The African-American version of "Chainsaw Al" Dunlap, and, like Chainsaw Al, will self-destruct just as soon as diligent reporters start to check and bring his real business record to light.

I don't believe Americans want an undertaker running things, no matter what his "business experience." Of course, if that undertaker is a Republican, his fans will tell us about his ability to put smiles on the faces of his "constituents."

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a favorite of the ultraconservative tea party movement

Now I'm no right winger, and I am not one to scream 'media bias!' but geez. There is no value to this article to label the tea partiers as 'ultraconservative'. The writer is really going out of his/her way to show he/she is more interested in opinion and name-calling than facts.

At least it's good to know early in the article where the writer is coming from so you can put on your super skeptical glasses.

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I'm okay with this, as-long-as he delivers!

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yabits:

All the bad things you say about President Obama, the Republicans paved the way for him.

That's like saying all of the bad things that happened to President Bush were because of Democrats. That's a cop out. President Obama (the leaders of an "ultra-Liberal socialist movement") is the only one that can be held responsible for his numerous mistakes. The biggest being the huge debt he has racked up and the change in baseline budgets that has resulted in $1.5 trillion annual deficits. This is his own doing and cannot be blamed on others.

Mr. Cain doesn't have much chance of being elected because there are better more experienced people already running for the nomination. That said, he has had success in the business world and he believes in our nations founding principles. All Obama has done since getting elected president is to jack up the unemployment rate, create confusion and chaos in the business world, run up a massive debt and annual deficits for as-far-as the eye can see, and been constantly behind the curve in international affairs.

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That's like saying all of the bad things that happened to President Bush were because of Democrats.

No it's not, and the average sixth-grader could tell the difference. Americans did not resoundingly vote for Bush because they were dissatisfied with the peace and prosperity of the Clinton years. 2000 was not a year Americans were clamoring for "change." (And it showed in the vote totals with Gore getting far more votes from the American people than did Bush.)

The Bush years were a complete disaster, and certainly paved the way for the electoral landslide of President Obama.

All Obama has done since getting elected president is to jack up the unemployment rate, create confusion and chaos in the business world,

Keep telling yourself that, but you won't get rational, intelligent people to believe it.

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Keep telling yourself that, but you won't get rational, intelligent people to believe it.

That depends on how you define rational and intelligent. For example, if you define it as people who think Moderates are actually right wing extremists, and who blindly follow their master Obama. IE Kool-aid drinkers. Then of course you are correct. No rational, intelligent people will believe it. If however you define the term to include people who are even moderately in touch with reality, with even the tiniest modicum of sense, then there isn't a single rational, intelligent person who won't. Obama has been a disaster for the country, only you kool-aid drinkers feel otherwise.

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For example, if you define it as people who think Moderates are actually right wing extremists

I would define Dwight Eisenhower as a moderate. Anyone endorsing most of Eisenhower's policies today would be branded as a socialist by right-wing loonies who, in their complete dishonesty and delusion, want to believe they are not on the fringe.

And that includes the right-winger, "citizen" Cain. Going back to the gold standard -- a position put in the grave long ago by Republican Richard Nixon -- is insanity.

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When Cain started working at a Minneapolis Burger King he cleaned toilets and flipped hamburgers. Afer he completed the company's management training program he was named general manager of the Philadelphia region.

The man has real work experience, something the current U.S. president lacks.

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The man has real work experience, something the current U.S. president lacks.

I'd say with the exception of Harry S. Truman and possibly Gerald Ford, it's something every U.S. president for the past century and a half has lacked.

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I'd say with the exception of Harry S. Truman and possibly Gerald Ford, it's something every U.S. president for the past century and a half has lacked.

Shall we consider this? Bush trading on his name, worked as a front man for a sports organization, but before that, worked in the oil industry. Clinton worked as a lawyer in between stints as Governor. Just about every President has done something else, between their stints as an elected official. Some were government jobs, some worked in business. And very nearly every one of them, excepting perhaps Nixon and Bush 1, and of course Obama, had to consider and worry about payroll.

I would define Dwight Eisenhower as a moderate. Anyone endorsing most of Eisenhower's policies today would be branded as a socialist by right-wing loonies who, in their complete dishonesty and delusion, want to believe they are not on the fringe.

Wait, I thought he was one of the evvvilll republicans. Are you actually admitting that when I said the parties positions have shifted, I was correct?

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I can't help thinking that old-fashioned Minnesota Democrats - decent, patriotic men like Hubert Humphrey (who would be horrified by the Alinskyites who have taken over the party) would be happy and even proud to see Pawlenty toss his hat in the ring.I reckon even Paul Wellstone is smiling down on the guy.

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..decent, patriotic men like Hubert Humphrey...I reckon even Paul Wellstone...

LOL! If they were still alive and rendering public service, you'd be here trashing them too. I guess an acolyte of Roy Cohn must see imaginary "Alinskyites" everywhere.

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Wow, move over Citizen Cain. The victory of Kathy Hochul in the solid RED 26th congressional district of New York state represents the real feelings of people towards Republicans.

I reckon even Jack Kemp is smiling down on Congresswoman-elect Hochul.

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