December 13, 2011 |
Herman Cain may have left the Republican presidential campaign but his candidacy will live on in Iowa the night of the Jan. 3 caucuses. Cain's name remains on the Iowa ballot -- the caucus vote is actually a non-binding presidential poll -- because he dropped out after the list was finalized by state GOP officials. This isn't the first time that's happened. Duncan Hunter was similarly listed during the 2008 caucuses, even though he too had ended his campaign before Iowans opening the voting for the presidential nomination. The Republican congressman from California wound up with just over 500 caucus votes (out of nearly 120,000 cast statewide)
October 11, 2011 |
Republican presidential candidate and retired pizza chain executive Herman Cain didn't take long Monday to jump into a dispute over his views on racism. In an appearance on Fox News' "Hannity," Cain said he found “offensive” comments that were made by Harry Belafonte and Cornel West in response to his assertion that people use racism as an excuse. “Because he happened to have had good fortune hit him, because he happened to have had a moment when he broke through - the moment someone blinked - does not make him the authority on the plight of people of color,” Belafonte said in an interview with Joy Behar that will be aired in full Friday on HLN. “Herman Cain is just the latest incarnation of what is totally false to the needs of our community and the needs of our nation,” Belafonte said.
October 28, 2011 |
Apparently "9-9-9" is good for about $3 million. That's how much money Herman Cain says he's raised in the month of October alone as financial support begins to match a spike in the polls that is defying political gravity. The former pizza chain executive told Fox Business Network (see video below) that his organization "is expanding dramatically" as well, while disputing a recent New York Times report that his campaign is in disarray. "They don't know what they are talking about," he said.
October 18, 2011 |
A video of a 1990s-era Herman Cain signing an ode to pizza to the tune of John Lennon's "Imagine" now making the rounds on the Web is hotter than an extra-large double cheese. It was uncovered by the Omaha World-Herald in the course of doing a story on the presidential candidate's days as chief executive of the Godfather's Pizza chain. Cain lived in Omaha for most of the 1990s. As Slate first reported, the lyrics of the song go like this: Imagine there's no pizza I couldn't if I tried Eating only tacos Or Kentucky Fried Imagine only burgers It's frightening and sad You're lucky you have pizza To feed your kids for you Only frosting or cookies And no dishes you must do Imagine eating pizza Each and every day The World-Herald story has who knew Cain in those days crediting him with helping to stabilize the Godfather's chain.
October 17, 2011 |
President Obama's strategist-in-chief, David Axelrod, doesn't sound too worried about the prospect of his candidate taking on Republican insurgent Herman Cain next fall. Appearing on MSNBC's “Morning Joe,” Axelrod called Cain “an intriguing personality” but made it clear that the president's reelection campaign has its sights trained on Mitt Romney. “When you look at the resources,” he said, “[Rick] Perry and Romney are likely to be duking it out at some point here.
November 4, 2011 |
Does Herman Cain have nine lives? His "9-9-9" plan was sharply criticized in the last GOP debate; his foreign policy statements are increasingly raising eyebrows. And of course, he's at the center of a media firestorm over the revelation of sexual harassment allegations made during his time leading the National Restaurant Assn. And yet a new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows that Cain is statistically tied with Mitt Romney among Republican voters; his standing actually improved since last month.
June 4, 2012 |
Herman Cain is going back on the air. The pizza entrepreneur turned talk-show host turned presidential candidate turned unlikely tax policy advocate is turning back into a talk-show host. Cain is set to replace Neal Boortz on Atlanta's News/Talk WSB. Boortz announced Monday that after 20 years of hosting “The Neal Boortz Show," he's giving up the microphone in January. The libertarian-leaning host has more than 6 million weekly listeners, according to WSB, and is known as the "the high priest of the church of the painful truth.
October 12, 2011 |
Herman Cain has so far been willing to name just one advisor who helped him craft his catchy 9-9-9 tax plan. “One of my experts that helped me to develop this is a gentleman by the name of Rich Lowrie out of Cleveland, Ohio,” Cain said at Tuesday's Washington Post-Bloomberg debate. “He is an economist, and he has worked in the business of wealth creation most of his career.” But according to Lowrie's LinkedIn page, “economist” might be a bit of a stretch. Lowrie holds a bachelor's degree in accountancy from Case Western Reserve University and spent much of his career working in the investment banking industry.
November 29, 2011 |
Jon Huntsman suggested Tuesday that Herman Cain's personal saga is hurting the entire field of Republican presidential hopefuls, and that the former restaurant executive is right to reconsider his candidacy. Speaking with the Boston Globe , the former Utah governor said he was again disappointed to see Monday night that a fresh report about Cain -- the latest alleges an extramarital affair; it follows accusations of sexual harassment earlier in the month -- was getting more attention than the major issues.
November 2, 2011 |
If anyone needs a piece of good luck, it's Herman Cain. And on Wednesday, maybe he got one. Cain was already having a tough day. A campaign appearance earlier Wednesday in northern Virginia had ended in a small shouting match with reporters after Cain refused to answer questions about the sexual harassment allegations that have dogged him all week. Another phalanx of reporters awaited him in a corridor of the Rayburn House office building, where Cain was scheduled to deliver some remarks.