Full Interview: Herman Cain on Hannity

Another great interview by Herman Cain. He defends his 999 plan well and explains the other hiccups he’s had in the recent past:

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  • Anonymous

    May he be right; that the voice of the people is more powerful then the media….um, with NO respect due (to the media).

    • Anonymous

      Amen. In my opinion the media has never been more biased and over-the-top in their coverage. In fact, the entire left’s rhetoric has never been more over-the-top. I think they are losing it.

      Obama runs around the country, screaming and yelling, doing his class warfare thing, pitting one citizen against another. Of course, this is what our community organizer-in-chief does best.

      In the past week, we’ve seen Joe Biden claim that failure to pass Obama’s jobs bill will cause rapes and murders to skyrocket, and we’ve seen the Washington Post do a hit job on Marco Rubio, claiming that his parents weren’t actually exiles. And then you’ve got the OWS crowd fighting with police and getting arrested by the hundreds. They are backed by the Communist Party USA, the American Nazi Party, and all kinds of jihadist groups. We see more and more examples of anti-semitic rants – and the media barely covers any of it.

      Compare coverage of OWS to coverage of the Tea Party. We were called an angry mob, terrorists, Nazis, extremists, and racists (without a shred of evidence). They would focus on one sign out of millions to smear the entire movement. What a freak show the left is.

      • mike morrison

        I’ve actually seen more bias against Cain on Fox than anywhere else. Fox is peddling Romney constantly, especially guys like Rove and O’Reilly. The other leftist outlets seem to want Cain to be the front runner presumably because they think he’s the easiest candidate to beat in ’12 of the top 5 currently. I think Cain and Gingrich scare them to death and that’s who I’m really hoping will come out as the POTUS and VPOTUS in ’12!!!

        • Anonymous

          Exactly. To name names, O’Reilly, Rove and Krauthammer have been towing the elitist and establishment line. It will be interesting to see them morph their talking points as Herman continues to rise and solidify his leading status.

          Cain/Gingrich makes more sense every day.

      • Anonymous

        Well said!

    • I keep hearing how this or that will topple Cain’s campaign, then I look at another poll that has him as the front-runner.

      • Anonymous

        Maybe Cain is right, the people are speaking IN SPITE of the media bias. Oh happy day if that’s the case.

  • Anonymous

    …Herman Cain is BLESSED by the almighty GOD Yahweh as Mr. Cain stood with GLENN BECK in the Holy land of ISRAEL as Yahweh blesses those who support and defend ISRAEL in prayer and LOVE .”

    • Dax

      He was the only one to go over there at that time. Herman is a good man with no deception about him.

    • Anonymous

      This sounds a lot like what people were saying about the tyrant Obama in 2008. Keep your heart in your chest. Engage your intellect.

      • We have plenty of time to change our minds. It won’t be done till after May 2012.

      • Dax

        If one can’t decern the difference between Cain and Obama, then please stay home and don’t vote.

  • Anonymous

    It’s good to see Herman go to Hannity for some “home cooking,” and take a break from going into the Lion’s Den. He’s a great guy, and he will become a better candidate with a little more experience. When he goes on networks like CNN and MSLSD, he needs to be prepared to be grilled on those “wedge” issues.

    You’ll notice that he didn’t actually try to explain his answers on abortion from the other night, when that Piers Morgan guy got him all wrapped around the axle. He just affirmed that he is pro-life, which is probably a good idea.

    I was all prepared to put my heart and soul into working for Sarah, but Herman Cain is a candidate I could surely vote for. At the moment I’m undecided between Gingrich, Perry and Cain.

    • mike morrison

      Perry is my governor, and I can say without hesitation that I’ll never vote for him again. He’s dishonest and will say or do anything to win. Just my .02

      • Anonymous

        When will people stop being so nit-picky with the candidates we have and just look at their history. It’s clear that Perry & Romney are Rhino’s and part of the establishment.

        Of all of them Cain isn’t. He’s a Conservative business man! Am I missing something here?? My gosh people. Let’s get this done.

  • Sneak A-taxes…awesome!

  • Anonymous

    Saw Cain at the Tea Party Summit in Arizona and have been a supporter since. Saw him again last week and he still speaks the closest to my values than any of the others. My 2nd choice WAS Gingrich until he spoke to Phoenix last week and was totally unaware of the illegal immigration issues the state faces and the signs put up by Dept Homeland Security telling citizens to stay out of acres of AZ 125 miles NORTH of the border because it is too dangerous – yes AZ has been invaded by foreign nations and we do nothing. Gingrich was unaware of this even though it has been in the media, and what made it worse was that he didn’t seem to want to believe the 500+ people all speaking at the time time to tell him we are telling the truth! The rest are RINOs or career politicians and we need someone better than that – CAIN 2012!

  • Steven

    Let me say this: If this country has the courage to elect Herman Cain president, it won’t regret the decision! This man is a man of great life experience and he’s not a politician. He has good bold ideas to get this country, not only back on the right track, but to be unabashedly great again! I love this man’s energy, his courage, his determination and his faith in himself and in the American people. Yes, he’s had his missteps, but who hasn’t? For someone who has never held office and who has never run a campaign this extensive, he’s cleaning up!

    Those in Iowa, please don’t let us down and elect Mitt Romney. Folks in Nevada and South Carolina, send a message to the GOP and the Washington Establishment that the Tea Party is not dead! Let’s rally around Cain to stop Romney and change this nation in a conservative direction.

  • Anonymous

    As long as it’s not Romney…

    • Anonymous

      As long as it’s not obama!

  • DJY

    Please look around to what’s happening. No one even paid attention to who Herman Cain was until Palin decided to bow out and he began to surge in the polls. Before that happened Romney was the front runner and attacks against him from the left have been very, very subtle. Now that Cain is the front runner, it’s Palin time all over again. Like Alfonzo said, they left is revealing who they really are with their attacks against Cain. The Right blew it with Palin, why don’t we try to learn from what happened in 2008 and continued to happen since then?

    Cain is a principled conservatives with the will the fortitude to put our country back on the right track.

    Cain 2012!

  • Cain/ Gingrich or vice versa. There you go.

    • Cain supported Mitt in 2008, Mitt would be his VP.

      • mike morrison

        I don’t see Mitt accepting even if Cain offered. I see Gingrich waaay before I see Mitt saying yes. If Gingrich says no, or isn’t his top choice, I’m expecting Cain to reach out to a military person. Someone the left can’t criticize at all.

        • Someone the left can’t criticize? That would be Obama or possibly Hillary.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, why do I have the strange feeling that Gingrich is going to eat him up during that Lincoln-Douglas debate they’re setting to do?!

      • mike morrison

        No one is as good in debates as Gingrich, but Herman will do just fine as he’s not chained to a teleprompter. I would also imagine that these debates will make it abundantly clear that the pairing of those two would be great for the country. Between Cain’s leadership and charisma and Newt’s ideas and insider know-how, I think they’d stomp Obama/Biden or Rodham in the dirt.

      • Anonymous

        I think that it’s possible that Gingrich may find the Cain/Gingrich attractive and the debate may be a brilliant plan to showcase the team.

        Cain and Gingrich did a Sunday morning interview a few weeks ago and it was obvious that they genuinely liked each other and made a great team. Also, if you combine Gingrich’s and Cain’s poll numbers, they squash Romney. Also, f it comes down to Romney and Cain, Cain will get the lion’s share of the supporters of Perry, Bachmann and Santorum. Romney and Obama will split all of Huntsman’s supporters (all 7 of them!). God only knows where the Paultards will go. Is Ralph Nader running again?

      • Anonymous

        It will be good practise for both.

  • Anonymous

    We never could get Sean or any of the others to realize that it wasn’t a “surge”, it was a continuous raise in name recognition. As people learned about him, more shared him with others, everyone was so excited over a real American running for president, they all jumped aboard.

  • “it ultimately is a choice that that family or that mother has to make”… “I do not believe abortion should be legal in this country.”

    He seems to get confused easily. I saw that first interview, it seemed like a straight-forward question. I believe he’s pro-life… it’s just odd how he responds to some stuff.

    • mike morrison

      I think the choice he was referring to was “keep the baby” or “put the baby up for adoption”. He hasn’t mentioned it himself, yet, but in 2004 he donated over 1 million dollars of his own money to prolife causes. I’d put that up against ANY candidates record currently running for POTUS!

  • Anonymous

    I like his point that the role of a leader is to be able to “…state some fundamental principles and a fundamental philosophy, listen to the input and then make judgements.”

    Man, that’s true. Pragmatism without a fundamental philosophy makes you vulnerable to the best sales pitch from advisers, and you end up sending mixed messages, contradicting yourself and looking weak.

    Knowledge and expertise will be available in great supply, but conviction of principles is not.

    • Anonymous

      Here’s a fundamental concept that even an atheist like Jefferson could agree with and write the DOI. Our Creator allows freewill and no man – not even one with divine rights to rule us like King George should be allowed to take away.

      Professor do you believe Our Creator allows freewill?

      Professor: Sure, I’ll play along.

      Did you support Obamacare?

      Professor: Yes.

      Then you do not accept freewill and you are a potential tyrant.

      Professor: You just flunked this course pal.

      Hey climate scientist, do you believe Our Creator allows freewill?

      Climate scientist: I don’t believe a Creator exist let alone that one allows freewill.

      AGW Skeptic: Einstein was right: Science without the [Creator] is blind and religion without the [Creator] is lame.

      Climate scientist: Silence skeptic! We must sacrifice your rights and do what’s best for society as we see fit. Don’t you know science is a democracy fool!

      AGW Skeptic: Ben Franklin was right.

      CRU emails: Burn the Skeptic’s book!!

      Hey Hillary, Nancy, Harry, Obama, progressive intellectuals and Dems, do you believe Our Creator allows freewill?

      Choir: We must sacrifice the rights of the individual and do what’s best for society.

      Who decides what’s best? Certainly not society -see Obamacare.

      Choir: From one, many -see Obamacare.

      Al Gore: e pluribus unum – from one, many. The science is settled! Everybody knows science is a democracy – the skeptics are trying to turn science upside down – leading to backwards conclusions.

      Saul Alinsky: Pick a target, freeze it, smear it, ridicule it.

      Professor: The founders were racist capitalist pig slave holders.

      Common Sense: I see a pattern: Professor with all due respect the Founding Fathers knew they couldn’t fight the Civil War before the American Revolution or shortly thereafter and remain United States. They were wise enough to put mechanisms in place though.

      Hey JournoList, do you believe Our Creator allows freewill?

      JournoList: We must sacrifice the profession and do what is best for society.

      Hey Bill O’Really, Dr. K., FOX News, do you believe Our Creator allows freewill?

      FOX Choir: Why do they even have all these debates? Don’t the people know Romney is inevitable….it’s inevitable that Romney is inevitable…Romney is the only inevitable candidate….Romney…Romney…..Romney….

      Hey King George III, do you believe Our Creator allows freewill?

      King George III: I will squash you for even suggesting it is not my divine right to rule over you.

      Hey Islamic radicals. Do you believe Our Creator allows freewill?

      Radical Islam _____________

  • Anonymous

    Herman Cain builds an extensive Foreign Policy team:


    Those saying that Cain wasn’t taking this race seriously were engaging in wishful thinking.

    • mike morrison

      wow…I just posted a second ago that if he wins the nomination and Gingrich says “no” to him as a VP candidate that he’d probably pick someone with a military background…GREAT ARTICLE, CPAguy! Thanks for the link:)

    • mike morrison

      wow…I just posted a second ago that if he wins the nomination and Gingrich says “no” to him as a VP candidate that he’d probably pick someone with a military background…GREAT ARTICLE, CPAguy! Thanks for the link:)

    • Anonymous

      From the article:
      “The central tenets of the Center for Security and Diplomacy were restoring U.S. leadership, maintaining a strong military and getting tough on terrorism,” Gordon said. “That matches exactly with Herman Cain’s views on foreign policy. His overarching philosophy is an extension of the Reagan doctrine: peace through strength and clarity.”

      Enough said.

  • Anonymous

    Completely agree on the issue of people thinking gov’t will raise 999 to whatever they want. They can raise all the hidden taxes now and people aren’t the wiser however if they attempt to raise any part of the 999 it will be completely transparent to the people who would probably vote out those people.

    People also say the 9% sales tax is another source of revenue as if they government only gets taxes from income right now. As Cain said there are thousands of pages of tax code and thousands of different taxes out there. All of those get eliminated and replaced by three taxes. THREE!

    People want to criticize Cain on abortion. He says he believes it should be illegal and is pro-life but guess what…THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T WRITE LAW!! Congress does. That is what Cain is saying. He can’t change current law as the President but if a law banning abortion in the country got through both houses of congress and to his desk as POTUS then he would sign it. But at the current time there is nothing he or anyone else as POTUS can do about it. And in what we have going on right now I don’t think the abortion issue is a top priority. I also wish he would bring up adoption as an alternative means to abortion.

  • Mike & http://www.themuffinkids.com Love Herman Cain :O} <3

  • Anonymous

    Here’s his bio:

    * Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.
    * Master’s degree in Computer Science.
    * Mathematician for the Navy, where he worked on missile ballistics (making him a rocket scientist).
    * Computer systems analyst for Coca-Cola.
    * VP of Corporate Data Systems and Services for Pillsbury (this is the top of the ladder in the computer world, being in charge of information systems for a major corporation).

    All achieved before reaching the age of 35. Since he reached the top of the information systems world, he changed careers!

    * Business Manager. Took charge of Pillsbury’s 400 Burger King
    restaurants in the Philadelphia area, which were the company’s poorest performers in the country. Spent the first nine months learning the business from the ground up, cooking hamburger and yes, cleaning toilets. After three years he had turned them into the company’s best performers.
    * Godfather’s Pizza CEO. Was asked by Pillsbury to take charge of their Godfather’s Pizza chain (which was on the verge of bankruptcy). He made it profitable in 14 months.
    * In 1988 he led a buyout of the Godfather’s Pizza chain from
    Pillsbury. He was now the owner of a restaurant chain. Again he reached the top of the ladder of another industry.
    * He was also chairman of the National Restaurant Association during this time. This is a group that interacts with government on behalf of the restaurant industry, and it gave him political experience from the non-politician side.
    Having reached the top of a second industry, he changed careers again!

    * Adviser to the Federal Reserve System. Herman Cain went to work for the Federal Reserve Banking System advising them on how monetary policy changes would affect American businesses.
    * Chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank. He worked his way up to the chairmanship of a regional Federal Reserve bank. This is only one step below the chairmanship of the entire Federal Reserve System (the top banking position in the country). This position allowed him to see how monetary policy is made from the inside, and understand the political forces that impact the monetary system.
    After reaching the top of the banking industry, he changed careers for a fourth time!

    * Writer and public speaker. He then started to write and speak on leadership. His books include Speak as a Leader, CEO of Self, Leadership is Common Sense, and They Think You’re Stupid.
    * Radio Host. Around 2007—after a remarkable 40 year career—he
    started hosting a radio show on WSB in Atlanta (the largest talk radio station in the country).
    He did all this starting from rock bottom (his father was a chauffeur and his mother was a maid). When you add up his accomplishments in his life—including reaching the top of three unrelated industries: information systems, business management, and banking—

    STACK THAT UP AGAINST THE ‘COMMUNITY ORGANIZER’….Herman Cain may have the most impressive resume of anyone that has run for the presidency in the last half century.

  • Anonymous

    Mittens hasn’t been honest and watch how he plays dumb trying to confuse the American people about 9-9-9.

    Cain MTP

    Cain vs Romney 9-9-9

    David Romney/Mitt Gregory: Are you saying the state tax will go away?

    I ask people to watch the video at each link and notice how similarly David Gregory and Mitt Romney are deliberately being obtuse or worse – trying to confuse the American people they must believe are stupid.

  • Anonymous

    Cain vs Lawrence O’Donnell

    Cain vs young Bill Clinton – Hillarycare

  • Anonymous


    It’s a multifaceted solution addressing many issues at once in its simplicity. I can remember another man with a bold plan that was simple “We win they lose!” and went about putting the policies in place to do just that. Herman Cain has that same sort of bold plan to solve big problems and end class warfare envy politicking as we know it.

    9-9-9 encourages working poor to save which is typically the reason working poor are still WP after a decade of working. See immigrants who come with nothing and barely speak the language and live the American Dream through hard work, savings and make it.

    The 9-9-9 plan encourages job growth, lowers cost for the employer which has direct correlation to pricing -good for the consumer. Also, gives people more money on their paychecks to spend/save.

    If One gets $200.00 EXTRA a on their paycheck each week and the same bag of groceries One paid $200.00 for under 70,000 pages of tax code – One pays an extra $18.00 but still has $182.00 to put into savings that week or offset other taxable goods they might purchase that week. Many will see much more on their chacks that $200.00 and even the working poor will have more funds available each week.

    When people are putting their money into savings accounts then banks don’t need TARP bailouts the Federal Reserve printing money to supply them therefore devaluing savings accounts of the elderly and hurting the poor with inflation.

    When perpetual working poor are saving they won’t be perpetual working poor and they won’t need government forcing banks to change time tested loan standards or F&F distorting the housing market creating bubbles.

    9-9-9 takes away the catalyst for most if not all the divisive bickering ie envy politicking and class ware rhetoric as it treats everybody fairly, the same. The rich spend more because they can so they will pay their fair share.

    9-9-9 allows Michael Moore or the frugal Warren Buffet to stimulate the economy and pay more taxes until their hearts content. True patriots! Moore can film a documentary of him and Buffet going around the country spending their money until they’re blue in the face paying taxes. Moore can call his documentary “Warren and Me.”

    When we pass 9-9-9 pols will not be able to raise taxes because it will be easier for the opposition to explain how that “directly affects your life” to the consumer/voter. You’ll have a lot more people voting when you try raising their taxes. Good luck with that tax loving Democrats or even the “read my lips crowd” within the GOP establishment.

    Herman Cain one simple plan addressing many problems directly at the roots and SOLVING THEM. Romney 59 of them.

    Millionaires like Romney and billionaires will be getting a tax break too and instead of hiding their money in the loopholes of 70,000 pages of tax code, they will spend it and pay plenty of taxes – because the so called “rich” spend more money by default. Cain’s plan sends the taxes to the government through the economy which means free markets will decide the winners and losers – not the government!

    Cain 2012!

  • Anonymous

    A slobbering love affair, Part 2. Wake up.