August 13, 2011 |
There is something charming about Herman Cain, who has been campaigning like crazy in Iowa for months. Though he scores low in the polls and is only an average fundraiser,Republicans here really, really like the guy. They loved it Thursday night at the Ames presidential debate when he was asked to explain a campaign trail remark that the U.S. should put up a 20-foot electrified fence along the Mexican border. “America's got to learn how to take a joke,” replied Cain. Photos: Scenes From Iowa - Republicans at the State Fair On the campaign trail, Iowans have responded positively when Cain insists the American court system is in danger from creeping Sharia-ism.
October 16, 2011 |
Herman Cain tested the national spotlight Sunday as the Republican presidential primary's newest front-runner. Facing tough questions during a 25-minute one-on-one interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Cain acknowledged that his plan to simplify the tax code would raise taxes for “some” people and clarified his position that he doesn't believe abortion should be an option in instances of rape and incest. Scrapping the current federal tax code - which he described as a “10-million-word mess” - would eliminate a host of invisible taxes and eventually reduce prices, Cain said.
November 10, 2011 |
After a difficult week on the campaign trail, Republican presidential contender Herman Cain took a pass on critiquing rival Rick Perry's performance in the debate Wednesday night, but told an enthusiastic crowd of supporters at a Ypsilanti diner: "I think we came through that one looking pretty good. " "Perry couldn't remember nothin'!” a man shouted as Cain took the microphone at the Big Sky Diner, where more than 100 people gathered to greet him. But Cain - who has surged in the polls as the Texas governor has fallen back - seemed determined to stay above the fray.
December 3, 2011 |
Ending days of intense speculation, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain announced Saturday that he will suspend his unlikely campaign, citing the toll that weeks of sexual-harassment and adultery allegations have taken on his family. “My wife, my family and I, we know that those false and unproved allegations are not true,” said Cain, whose wife, Gloria, stood behind him onstage as he made the announcement. “So one of the first declarations that I want to make to you today is that I am at peace with my God. I am at peace with my wife.
November 11, 2011 |
If you had one guess at Herman Cain's favorite movie, what would it be? It's not a trick question (and no, it's not "Disclosure," that 1994 film with Michael Douglas and Demi Moore about reverse sexual harassment.). Cain's favorite film, at least according to the Washington Times, is “The Godfather.” Always with an eye toward marketing, Cain, the former chief executive officer of Godfather's Pizza, cited the widely beloved mob flick and winked as he gave the answer.
November 2, 2011 |
With the glare of a spotlight that seems to be growing ever hotter, Herman Cain will try to resume campaigning Wednesday with a full plate of events in the D.C. region. Cain is scheduled to spend the morning in Northern Virginia before journeying to Capitol Hill, a scene that promises to be a raging media circus. Cain is expected to address the congressional healthcare caucus before meeting privately with GOP lawmakers at a private club near the Capitol. Looming over the proceedings, however, will be the now very real possibility that details of both of the alleged sexual harassment incidents stemming from Cain's tenure at the National Restaurant Assn.