Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Herman Cain supports TARP!

Herman Cain on TARP:

Earth to taxpayers! Owning stocks in banks is not nationalization of the banking industry....Owning a part of the major banks in America is not a bad thing. We could make a profit while solving a problem....The free market purists’ objection to this is that it smacks at government control of the banking industry, which is called nationalization. They are correct.

So Herman Cain is a supporter of TARP while John McCain "was misled into supporting TARP". Yes McCain did vote for it, but at least he realizes he was wrong.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Herman, tell us more about your radio show

Like Americans like successful people. How successful is your radio show? Surely its one of the top 100 talk radio programs in the country right? Let's check Talker's Magazine Heavy Hundred. Huh, you're not on the top 100. Maybe they don't have your station listed - oh wait:
  • WSB's Neil Boortz - #13
  • WSB's Clark Howard - #28
Maybe they just don't like conservatives - oh wait:
  • Rush Limbaugh - #1
  • Sean Hannity - #2
  • Glenn Beck - #3
  • Michael Savage - #4
Or at least one of the top 250, right - oh wait. You're not even ranked as one of the second-tier hosts - the #101-250 talkers in the country? Even fellow African American Conservative Armstrong Williams made the list - and he got busted for getting paid to plug No Child Left Behind.

At least WSB must put you in prime time because you're so wonderful, right? Oh wait - you're not the prime time drive time host - they run Hannity. You're the guy after Hannity that they'll bump for UGA Men's Basketball.

Sounds like John Cox, another radio host that ran for president and sued Fox News because they wouldn't let him in on their debate.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Herman, do people know why your last presidential campaign failed?

If he runs, Cain says he will advocate market-oriented reforms of health care and Social Security, plus a ''simpler and fairer'' tax system. Each of these issues ranks high on the GOP's economic agenda. But unlike many in his party, Cain opposes school vouchers for private schools and backs efforts only to ''revisit,'' not eliminate, affirmative action. He declined to give his position on abortion rights.

In the primaries, Cain's moderate social stances could pose problems. But his personal wealth and links to the association's grass-roots money could help, a lobbyist said. Cain once showed up at a restaurant group board meeting, took the microphone, and challenged the 70-or-so board members to match his on-the-spot political donation. ''People responded,'' the lobbyist recalled, ''but the room was ashen-faced for a moment.''

The long odds against his presidential bid lead some analysts to maintain that Cain could leverage his free media coverage during the campaign into another office. Cain conceded that he would welcome a vice-presidential nomination or a Cabinet appointment if the GOP nominee wins in 2000. But for now, Cain emphasized that he's focusing only on a presidential bid.
National Journal March 6, 1999

Oh - didn't you tell them about your last run for office?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Herman Cain's Flip Flop Hero?

Usually when a candidate flip flops excessively, he has a mentor, a hero, a role model.

Could he have as a mentor that Republican who gave new meaning to the term "Flip Flop" - the one whose "health care reform" inspired Obamacare? The man whose flip-flops fill the web, especially at http://mittromneyflipflops.com/?

While the internet is being carefully scrubbed of references to his past, Cain actually did support Mitt Romney!

the "Economic Freedom Coalition":

Mitt Romney has done that as a chief executive officer in business, as a governor and as head of the U.S. Olympics. He has done so while balancing political consequences, but not compromising fundamental principles of the founding of this country or free-market economics. We have prospered as a nation by strengthening those principles, and will not remain strong if we allow those principles to become diluted with a lack of leadership...

Mitt Romney's history is more indicative of the substance needed to make major progress on critical issues, and not just to make more politically palatable incremental changes in Washington D.C....

But Mitt Romney's leadership credentials offer the best hope of a leader with substance, and the best hope for a good president who could turn out to be great.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Herman Cain flip-flops: Audit the Fed, School Choice, Iraq Withdrawal, and counting...

Flip Flop on: Audit the Fed

HT United Liberty:

But here we are just four weeks and a presidential campaign announcement later, and Cain has done a turnabout... Before Cain said anything about the Federal Reserve, I noted that while he is an incredibly nice and approachable guy, Cain is inconsistent and somewhat of an opportunist. My friends, what I’ve posted above is “Exhibit A.”

This is a great link on Herman Cain's flip-flop on auditing the Fed - take the time and read it!

Flip Flop on: School Vouchers

As we mentioned earlier, Herman Cain opposed vouchers in his last run for president because public schools "were never intended to compete like businesses".


Yes, he said. “Competition makes everything better.” He told about the success of the Washington DC school choice program, with over 90 percent of the students going on to college. But the Democrat-led Congress and the President would not re-authorize the program. The teachers unions don’t like competition, he said, and this was the reason why.

-Wichita Liberty

Flip Flop on: Iraq Withdrawal

A few minutes earlier, Cain himself had said that he thought Bush would begin a gradual draw down of troops. The next thing you know, he's ranting about the need to not cut and run when somebody else makes the same point. Cain wrote a book called They Think You're Stupid. Cain must think we're stupid, too.


Herman, do the evangelicals know what you think?

Yeah, they hear you trying to pander to them, but do you tell them what you're core issues are?

He added, "I am not a social-issue crusader. I am a free-enterprise crusader."

Nation's Restaurant News, October 5, 1998

But even if you were for "free-enterprise" - why are you hung up on affirmative action?