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Herman Cain’s Day in Vegas

Posted on | October 19, 2011 | 11 Comments

Herman Cain spoke this afternoon at the Western Republican Leadership Conference here:

Earlier today, I went with Steve Foley of Citizens for Cain to a luncheon at Maggiano’s Little Italy hosted by the Republican Women of Las Vegas:

After Cain’s luncheon speech, he posed for photos with well-wishers while surrounded by the mob of photographers and TV cameras that follows him pretty much everywhere nowadays:


11 Responses to “Herman Cain’s Day in Vegas”

  1. Joe
    October 19th, 2011 @ 9:35 pm

    Any chance of you getting an interview with the Hermanator? 

  2. Anonymous
    October 19th, 2011 @ 11:21 pm
  3. Joe
    October 20th, 2011 @ 12:06 am

    And I agree, that is what I like about Herman.  Unfortunately he could answer 99 questions perfectly off the cuff and if he flubs one, guess which one makes the news (ask Sarah Palin how that works).  The press is NOT his friend.  He really really needs to take that to heart. 

    I expect him to know 999 well and explain it.  It is his plan and he has to own it. 

    I expect him to get basic foreign policy questions right–the sort that most of us could answer without hesitation. 

  4. Paco
    October 20th, 2011 @ 7:25 am

    Hey, I just noticed Cain’s wearing a double-breasted suit.

    Ok, he’s definitely my guy.

  5. ThePaganTemple
    October 20th, 2011 @ 9:05 am

    RSM I’m surprised you haven’t been all over this-


  6. Joe
    October 20th, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    Herman is not helping himself with interviews like this.  The latest, on abortion, with Piers Morgan. 

  7. Joe
    October 20th, 2011 @ 10:12 am

    I take this to mean Cain is opposed to abortion but would not have the government intervene in cases of rape…okay.  I do not have a problem with that position.  But do you see how he opens himself up to the critics by answering the way he does?

    MORGAN: Abortion. What’s your view of abortion? CAIN: I believe that life begins at conception. And abortion under no circumstances. And here’s why — MORGAN: No circumstances? CAIN: No circumstances. MORGAN: Because many of your fellow candidates — some of them qualify that. CAIN: They qualify but — MORGAN: Rape and incest. CAIN: Rape and incest. MORGAN: Are you honestly saying — again, it’s a tricky question, I know. CAIN: Ask the tricky question. MORGAN: But you’ve had children, grandchildren. If one of your female children, grand children was raped, you would honestly want her to bring up that baby as her own? CAIN: You’re mixing two things here, Piers? MORGAN: Why? CAIN: You’re mixing — MORGAN: That’s what it comes down to. CAIN: No, it comes down to it’s not the government’s role or anybody else’s role to make that decision. Secondly, if you look at the statistical incidents, you’re not talking about that big a number. So what I’m saying is it ultimately gets down to a choice that that family or that mother has to make. Not me as president, not some politician, not a bureaucrat. It gets down to that family. And whatever they decide, they decide. I shouldn’t have to tell them what decision to make for such a sensitive issue. MORGAN: By expressing the view that you expressed, you are effectively — you might be president. You can’t hide behind now the mask, if you don’t mind me saying, of being the pizza guy. You might be the president of United States of America. So your views on these things become exponentially massively more important. They become a directive to the nation. CAIN: No they don’t. I can have an opinion on an issue without it being a directive on the nation. The government shouldn’t be trying to tell people everything to do, especially when it comes to social decisions that they need to make. MORGAN: That’s a very interesting departure — CAIN: Yes. MORGAN: — from the normal politics. CAIN: Exactly.


  8. DaveO
    October 20th, 2011 @ 11:56 am

    Mogul and Democrat Money Man Steve Wynn ought to have been at the Vegas debate: he got the target correct, even though he bankrolled him.

    As for the abortion question: spot on, Mr. Cain, spot on.

  9. Bob Belvedere
    October 21st, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

    My losing and lonely battle to bring back the three-piece suit goes on…

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