Herman Cain & Hillary Clinton: More In Common Than You ThinkSubmitted by TraditionalGOPer on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 12:31
This was a good find from his 2004 Senatorial campaign. I think it has some good points valid today.
Is Herman Cain, candidate for U.S. Senate, really just a guy who was born a poor black child, who then worked himself out of poverty into a smashing success as a CEO of Godfather's Pizza and other companies, and now he just wants to run to represent the people of Georgia in the U.S. Senate?
Not quite. Everything may be true up until the point where Herman tries to make himself out to be a humble candidate for U.S. Senate. After that point, the similarities between himself and Hillary Clinton become much clearer...and, they are not merely that both their first and last names start with an "H" and a "C".
Consider this timeline of events in Cain's life:
In 1995: In an interview with the Omaha World Herald (Date: September 10, 1995) Cain expressed no desire to move to Georgia, saying he "...'knows of no better place to live' and for his company [Godfather's Pizza] to be headquartered than in Omaha, Nebraska. 'And you can quote me on that,' Cain said."
In 1997: Cain backed Democrat Brenda Council's challenge to Omaha Republican Mayor Hal Daub, and, in the process, making Nebraska GOP leaders quite unsettled about his dedication to the Republican Party (Source: Omaha World Herald, December 14, 1998)
In 1998: From the December 14, 1998 edition of the Omaha World Herald:
"As far as me not running for Senate [in Nebraska], it's a final decision," Cain said Sunday. "But I am giving some consideration to running for the presidency [in 2000]. I probably will make my mind up by the middle of next year."
"The notion [to run for U.S. Senate in Nebraska] is a rush," Cain admitted. 'It's a very prestigious thing to conceive. But my motivation for running for Senate was not for the stature of being a senator, but because I wanted to make a difference on issues I feel passionate about.'
"After meeting with political consultants and past and present senators, Cain said he had determined that while he has very strong and distinct opinions about business-related matters, he is less clear-cut in his stances on social issues and was not ready to appease voters by taking stands on those issues.
But Cain, like so many other "do-anything-for-an-endorsement" politicians before him, agreed to modify his position for political expediency. .....