Posted by: Ann Corcoran | June 6, 2011

Presidential hopeful, Herman Cain, wows them in Howard County

On Friday evening hundreds of people attended the Howard County Republican Lincoln Day dinner to get a glimpse of Herman Cain.

Here is what the Baltimore Sun said about his rousing speech:

Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain, speaking at the Howard County Lincoln Day dinner Friday night, offered no specifics about what he would do if elected the nation’s leader, but he didn’t need to.

Cain, 65, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, a cancer survivor and an Atlanta radio talk-show host, got a sustained standing ovation, punctuated by loud cheers, from more than 300 people at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City just for entering the room.

Some attendees confessed privately they had only recently heard of Cain, but the party faithful seemed to like his rebellious, Tea Party-style rhetoric and his disdain for mainstream Republicans.

Rove and Krauthammer can just stow it!

Cain, who is African-American, quickly began reciting the results of recent polls that show his self-described “dark horse” candidacy is now as strong as that of much more prominent Republicans, including former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and former House speaker Newt Gingrich, a fellow Georgian.

“To Karl Rove and Charles Krauthammer — what do you think about me now?” Cain jeered, referring to former President George W. Bush’s chief political advisor Rove and a conservative columnist.

“Political insiders haven’t accepted the reality that the American people are going to elect the next president,” Cain said to more cheers. He made frequent references to the nation’s founders and to what he calls “the spirit of America.”

Expressing a sentiment felt by many of us, especially Tea Party activists, Cain said if Obama wins again, the damage will be irreparable.

“I have lived the American dream and I have seen it under attack,” Cain said. Telling his audience that if it doesn’t “take the nation back” by winning the White House next year, “the damage” may not be reparable “in our lifetime.”

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  1. Check out this short compilation clip in which Herman Cain debates Obama, through the magic of Hollywood editing, on the merits of health care reform. It’s pretty funny, but one gets the impression that when Herman Cain debates Obama on race and when Herman Cain debates President Obama on the economy, Mr. Cain will take Obama to the woodshed.

  2. Cain did support bailouts, and Romney. Google Herman Cain Aquila. I believe there are some questions to be answered of his decision making before he ever earned my vote

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