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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 10, 2011 |
Reporting from Hopkinton, N.H. - Herman Cain has been surging in the fluid Republican presidential field, where voters seem to tire of their candidates almost as quickly as they rise. On Monday night, a North Carolina man who attended one of Mitt Romney's events told the candidate he was looking to settle an argument between his brother and a friend about whether Romney or Cain had more impressive private-sector experience. “I'm undecided so I wanted to give you a chance to convince me,” he said.
November 7, 2011 |
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the Republican candidate who may have the most to gain if Herman Cain tumbles in the polls, did not rush to his rival's defense Monday night during a radio interview - instead stating that scrutiny of Cain's record was to be expected given his frontrunner status in national polls. Perry spoke to Fox New host Bill O'Reilly hours after Illinois native Sharon Bialek appeared with attorney Gloria Allred to accuse Cain of making unwanted sexual advances as she sought his help for a job in 1997. "Any time that you rise to the top of the polls, any time that you appear that you are going to be an individual of substance that those on the left are concerned about, you're going to get whacked," Perry told O'Reilly when asked whether the scrutiny of Herman Cain served as a cautionary tale.
October 8, 2011 |
Rep. Ron Paul of Texas turned out his well-organized crop of supporters Saturday and won a presidential preference straw poll with 37% of the vote. Coming in second place in the poll of social conservatives at the annual Values Voter Summit was retired pizza chain executive Herman Cain, who pulled in 23% of the vote. Cain, who won a surprise victory in a straw poll last month in Florida, delivered a rousing speech Friday afternoon in which he joked about the pressure that comes with breaking into the “top tier” of candidates in the GOP primary race.