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Herman Cain—The New GOP Darling

Original post made by Cindy Cross, Parkside, on Oct 13, 2011

Herman Cain—The New GOP Darling by Cindy Cross
Rick Perry and Mitt Romney have spent so much time squabbling back and forth to notice that Herman Cain is now the number one GOP candidate in opinion polls.
If Cain wins the GOP nomination—is he electable? Many Americans know very little about the man who has never held a position in public office.
Cain is better known as the former chairman and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza. Prior to his career at Godfather’s Pizza, Cain was the Chairman of the Board at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Does this set off alarm bells for anyone? I can see millions of dollars going into Cain’s election coffer from banks frothing at the thought of an American president being in their back pocket.
Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) had issues with Cain’s comments about auditing The Federal Reserve. "Mr. Cain, in the past you have been rather critical of any of us who would want to audit the Fed. You have said -- you've used pretty strong terms, that we were ignorant and that we didn't know what we are doing, and therefore, there was no need for an audit anyway, because if you had one, you're not going to find out anything, because everybody knows everything about the Fed. But now that we have found and we have gotten an audit, we have found out an awful lot on how special businesses get bailed out -- Wall Street, the banks, and special companies, foreign governments. And you said that you advise those of us who were concerned, and you belittled -- you say call up the Federal Reserve and just ask them. ... Do you still stick by this, that that this is frivolous, or do you think it's very important? Sixty-four percent of the American people want a full audit of the Fed on a regular basis."
Cain denied making the criticism, but was told that his quote had been recorded.
Much has been heard of Cain’s 9-9-9 program. His plan would create a flat 9% personal income tax, 9% corporate tax, and 9% national sales tax. So would he also eliminate the corporate subsidies and tax credits? Would the tax breaks for the top 1% of America stay in place?
Imagine a president who would side with banks. Imagine a president who called people out on the street protesting for the survival of the middle class a bunch of, “un-American” and “jealous” people. “Don't blame Wall Street, don't blame the big banks, if you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame yourself!" Cain said. "It is not a person's fault because they succeeded; it is a person's fault if they failed. And so this is why I don't understand these demonstrations and what is it that they're looking for."
Is Cain out of touch with every day middle class people, or is Cain right?

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm

It's a bit early to believe that it means anything this early. About a month before the election, if Cain is still around, I'll be very surprised.

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Posted by my 2 cents
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Cain sounds better than Obama, and while not ideal, the lesser of two evils would be Cain.

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Posted by Paint by numbers
a resident of Ponderosa
on Oct 15, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Well thought out, my 2 cents. I suppose you'd also like back that penny you have coming back to you? For I couldn't in good conscience take your entire 2 cents for the opinion you've offered. It's not worth that much.

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Posted by OK VP for Mitt
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 16, 2011 at 8:27 pm

He would be an OK VP for Mitt.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 17, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Cain is a Black man, that's why he's is not able to raise $$$$$$$$ like Romney & the white Texan, what's his name.

It's nice to pump him up on a blog, it's quite anothers to give him your hard earned money and vote for him in the secrecy of a ballot box.

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Posted by ?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 17, 2011 at 9:23 pm

That's right - every time something doesn't go your way, blame it on racism.

Does it ever get tiring to have such a distorted view of the world? Or does it make you sleep better at night knowing you can blame any personal failures on someone else?

All those out there that cry wolf with regards to racism are doing a diservice to those times when it really does happen.

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Posted by steve
a resident of Parkside
on Oct 18, 2011 at 8:50 am

obama is black and although he can garner large corp and personal donations from his leftist compatriots, he is unqualified to lead this country. But, it would not matter whether he was brown or yellow, he is still leading in the competition for the worst president ever. Herman Cain knows this and so do the rest of the candidates. Anyone but obami........

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Posted by Sick of it All
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 18, 2011 at 9:18 am

I honestly don't care if the person running for office is white, black, green, or purple! I do care if they have too much experience and reliance on BIG Oil, BIG Banks, and lots of money!! I'd like to see GOP get a moderate in! I looked up some of Cain's background, and am iffy on his "Fed's" stance; just like I don't like Perry's right-wing extremism. I'm tired of voting for the "lesser" of two evils. I wish we had a third party that is "by the people" and "for the people" instead of the extremist ones we have. Nobody represents the majority of the taxpaying middle class anymore - neither Democrats with their socialist agenda or Republicans with their entitlements to big business and the rich.

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Posted by Independent
a resident of Danbury Park
on Oct 18, 2011 at 10:25 am

It does not really matter to me at all. Voted for Obama last time and was fooled. I will vote for anyone running against him this time and for the elected officials in this state as well. Out with the old and in with the new I say.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Cain is a black man. That matters to Caucasoid Americans. The truth hurts.

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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 18, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Cain isn't a serious candidate and Ron Paul had it right in the quote.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 31, 2011 at 8:52 pm

I understand that he settled 2 sexual harassment complaints!

B U S T E D! cain is over...he haw!

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