The Hermanator at SRLC

This past weekend I attended the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. It was a great event with a lineup of some of the biggest names in the Republican Party including: Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Bobby Jindal, Mike Pence, Haley Barbour, and many more. WSB’s Herman Cain gave a great speech with a surprising announcement at the end. Check it out:


      • polisavvy says:

        Doesn’t he, though? It’s such a common sense approach to it all. I try to listen to him on the radio every chance I get. He’s a good man.

    • Glen Ross says:

      Had Herman Cain been elected to the Senate in 2004, he would most certainly be a very serious presidential contender this year (and maybe would have been in ’08) and rightfully so. With his business background, and as a former Chair of the Kansas City Fed he would have vaulted immediately to the forefront of the party during the financial crisis. He’s basically Mitt Romney with out all the Mormony-Massachusettsy baggage.

      We need more people with strong business backgrounds like Herman Cain, Mitt Romney, Meg Whitman, Steve Forbes in our government. Guys like that know how to lead and innovate. They understand P&L and what happens in boardrooms, offices, and start ups across the nation. They understand incentives and the cause and effects of government action. They’ve created REAL jobs, not government beauracrats. Most of all, they’ve been sucessful enough in the private sector where they won’t be beholden to most anyone except the voters and their own conscience.

      All that to say….yes, I would vote for Herman Cain with pride also.

      • BuckheadConservative says:

        I agree 100% with your comments. Good post!

        I also think you should look into Doug MacGinnitie for Secretary of State. He sounds like your sort of candidate!

  1. ByteMe says:

    Please please please please please Republicans, nominate a radio personality for President. Nothing like having all those ratings-bait recorded words out there to help push you over the top.

    Or off the cliff.

    • Bucky Plyler says:


      Herman ran strong for the Senate in GA in the last decade. In my opinion he should have won if the state Rep. leadership would have supported him like they should have. You’ve bitten off more than you can chew on Herman, Mr. Gator!

      • ByteMe says:

        Please please please please run him for President. In fact, every Republican on the planet should back him for President.


        • Joshua Morris says:

          “Boom” is right. ‘Dim’ocrats wouldn’t know what hit them.

          Not only is this guy strong on principle, he can explain why conservative principles work and sell them to the public with a smile and a good sense of humor. That’s how Reagan won. Additionally, Herman has some impressive business experience in the real world outside Wall Street.

          He could win.

          • ByteMe says:

            Please please please run him and vote for him. Please!!! Pretty please with sugar on top!!! Pleeeeeeease….

              • ByteMe says:

                To provide a more serious answer:

                Cain brings no political experience outside of running and failing, but he has excellent business experience and knows how to work a crowd. He’s going to have a lot of incendiary words out there from years of being on radio and making speeches, so that’s going to be a negative if he tries to campaign again. Will he be disciplined enough over the long haul of a 2-year campaign?

                Palin embodies the anti-intelligence wing of the GOP. She connects strongly with about 20-25% but leaves the rest very annoyed (and that includes many Republicans). She’s going to derisively be called the “former half-term governor from Alaska” until she actually tries to do something other than say stupid things for big money.

                Neither have a chance against a strong politician in a normal year… and pending a sudden repeat collapse of the banking system, 2012 will seem like a normal year, albeit with higher unemployment than we’ve grown used to.

                So if those are the choices from the GOP — and thankfully, they are not — which will do the most good by losing? That’s a tough call.

                Palin will lose bigger than Cain, but will the self-destructive parts of the party get the message that the anti-intelligence wing is not helpful to their long-term viability or will they retrench and blame everyone else for not seeing how great she is? If they get the right message from the loss, then that’s a huge win for the GOP in the long term.

                A lot of assumptions.

                I want whatever makes the party more serious and more interested in solving today’s real issues. Right now, they’re as useful as a marginal third party.

    • Uh,,,, you need to wipe the grime off of your glasses. That wasn’t obama… Obama already ran the U.S. into the sewer.

      Cain is proven to be one of the most capable people that isn’t afraid to speak his common sense mind. And, the fact is, there’s a whole lot of folks who wish they had the opportunity to have ’04 over again. He’s one man I would dig ditches for.

      • GOPGeorgia says:

        Now come on. We know President Obama is a Christian. He went to Rev. Wright’s church for 20 years, but just didn’t listen to what was being said.

        • polisavvy says:

          For some reason, GOPGeorgia, when this is mentioned there is usually silence. I wonder why that is?

          • ByteMe says:

            Could be because most of the rest of us think it’s stupid beyond belief, so why bother responding to it again and again? It’s a sideshow meant to distract.

            Of course, he can’t respond to the substance of why the majority of Republicans think stupid things about the President without trying to distract.

              • Pathetic smear? Isn’t that the president saying those things? Sure looks like him. Additionally, we see how he has handled Israel and not handled Iran. Heck, there are civilians being detained in Iran and it appears this administration has thrown them under the bus.

                • ByteMe says:

                  Looks like you didn’t actually read the disclaimer very closely and are willing to take things out of context. Was Bush giving a wet one to the Saudi King evidence that they were secretly married? 😆

              • GOPGeorgia says:

                Is it a pathetic smear to say that the chickens are coming home to roost after 9/11, that the President had no knowledge of the phrase being spoken in his church, or that we should ask you what you thought about it?

                If you are embarrassed about being asked, I am sorry. I would be too if the leader of my party said something like that.

                • Progressive Dem says:

                  I’m referring to the youtube. Rev Wright has said some inflamatory statements. That doesn’t make the president a radical. Obama has proven to be more of a cautious pragmatist than anything else. GOP, if you lookin for salient points of attack, you might want to update your arsenal. Rev Wright, Bill Ayers and the real estate investment guy (?) – they are pretty irrelevant. None of that stuck in 2008, and it is not getting any stronger.

                  • GOPGeorgia says:

                    Just because most of the people were fooled part of the time, doesn’t mean they will stay that way. I didn’t say the President was a radical. A radical might try to take over the means of production, and call himself CEO of government motors. A radical might try to take over 1/6 of the US economy and set up bureaucrats to decide what medicine you should be on and how much your insurance company would have to pay for it.

                    I notice you said it never stuck. That’s a far cry from it’s not true in an era that ethics is supposed to matter in.

            • Ludwig Von Beachbum says:

              Most of who? You have a parrot on your shoulder ByteMe? I guess you are right, like the previous poster said, why would anyone be suspicious of Obama having gone to Reverend Wright’s church, the constant double talk southerners still call lies, his far left cabinet picks like Eric Holder and Janet Napolobasketballhead , and the move to call Muslim terrorist just kids with ADD among other things. Yes, republicans are a suspicious stupid mess. We should worry about Guam tipping over .

            • GOPGeorgia says:


              Do you really think that the President attended a church where the Rev. speaking was saying “G D America,” and he didn’t hear it or it did not get back to him? If you really think that, then the stupid one is the person you find in the mirror. It is not stupid for people to question his integrity if he expects all of America to believe he had no idea of the things that were going on in his church.

              • ByteMe says:

                Distraction. Not going to worry about it. Notice you don’t worry about the majority of the people supporting your party being village idiots and believing obviously incorrect information about the President.

                • GOPGeorgia says:

                  I noticed you didn’t answer the question I asked you. Let’s try again: “Do you really think that the President attended a church where the Rev. speaking was saying “G D America,” and he didn’t hear it or it did not get back to him?”

                  He fooled part of the people part of the time. I’ll bet they like their hope and change. Did you enjoy watching the health care debates on C-Span? The only bipartisan thing he has accomplished were votes against the health care bill. The only jobs I can tell that he has helped create were two governorships and a senator from Massachusetts. We’ll see how the people react in 2012.

                  • ByteMe says:

                    I’m not going to have the conversation on your terms, so don’t even bother. You can either accept that the majority of your party’s voters are idiots… or not. Your call.

                    • GOPGeorgia says:

                      Well actually, he got elected with your parties (yes I know you claim to be independent but I don’t buy it.) help, so if a group of people were gullible enough to believe the President didn’t hear about it or didn’t know about it, that would be YOUR party. Call them idiots if you like.

                    • Tyler says:

                      Regardless of what Party, if any, Byte belongs to, I’m wondering why Wright should even be brought up. It’s sort of an old argument and Obama is kind of already President.

                    • GOPGeorgia says:

                      If you read the thread, Byte said some think President Obama is a Muslim socialist. I stated that he is a Christian, but he has no clue what was said in church.

                      Byte, am I changing the subject so that I won’t have to address the issue that some think he is a muslim, a socialist, or both? I thought what religion he is was right on subject that you brought up. I’m not changing the subject, you are.

                      Now you tell us…did he listen in church or not? Even though he is now President, the question still stands and is worth asking. Did he listen to Wright or not?

                    • ByteMe says:

                      It’s not that “some” believe he’s a muslim socialist who wants to take away their guns… it’s the MAJORITY OF REPUBLICANS who believe that.

                      And it’s also not about you unless you’re in that category and want to explain how he is a muslim socialist who wants to take away your guns.

                      Everything else is just a distraction.

                      If you want to know what he heard in church, ask Obama, since no one cares. Just the same as if you want to know whether he’s a muslim socialist who wants to take away everyone’s guns, ask REPUBLICANS. 😉

                  • GOPGeorgia says:

                    Your not “going to have a conversation on my terms,” but you want me to talk about the Harris Poll? O.K., but it seems that you won’t debate issues in a fair and open way, only in a way that lends credence to your suggestion that these are accurate statements.

                    I called Harris interactive online and could not get anyone to speak with me about the details of their methodology. I read a bit about the poll under faq about the poll. It was an online poll. By their own admission: “with one possible exception, all of the fifteen statements we asked about are usually made by people who are very critical of the President and can be fairly described as pejorative,” and it skews the results to a negative end.

                    They then talk about some junk about the Tea Party taking over the Republican Party which had nothing to do with this poll. The last comment was it that it was a self serving poll that stirred controversy. As far as I can tell it was a non commissioned poll, and just done to raise their own name ID. Yes, I have heard of them and they are a big polling company. Now they will be hired by Dem candidates to increase their bottom line.

                    I don’t trust the poll as far as I can throw it. Respondents were contacted by e-mail, but AFAIK there was no verification of respondents who said they were Republican to be checked against states that have party registration.

                    You want me to buy into your tin foil mania? Show me six other polls with the cross tabs that give similar results. Until then, you are just trying to paint tin foil hats on the GOP. You left out where 6% of the Dems polled think is the Anti-Christ. Most objective people will say it was a silly poll asking silly things with questionable methodology. I should know. I asked 4 people and 3 of them agreed with me. 75% of the people I polled thought it was a waste of time.

                    • GOPGeorgia says:

                      15% of Dems who think he is a muslim in this poll.

                      14% of Dems who think he is a socialist in this poll.

                      17% of Dems who think he is a who wants to take away everyone’s guns in this poll.

                      Can you admit this was a stupid poll or do that many Dems really believe those things? If they don’t, then the numbers of Republicans who belive those things are inflated as well. 6% of Dems think he’s the Anti-Christ….who knew?

                    • GOPGeorgia says:


                      Are you really telling us that 20% of independants think he is doing the things that Hitler did? Or that 24% of independants think he is a domestic enemy that the U.S. Constitution speaks of? 1 in 4 non-political people? Really?

                      You were better off letting me rail about Rev. Wright.

  2. Progressive Dem says:

    I’m with Byte. Please run him. With the fair tax around his neck, it will be a short race.

    • Really, the Fair Tax looks more plausible everyday when you reconcile the fact this bunch has tried to socialize and micromanage the lives of every U.S. citizen. Might as well make EVERYONE pay for it.

      • Ludwig Von Beachbum says:

        Maurice Atkinson

        I like to think of of the fair tax as being kissed after you have been f***ed.

        The other way where 43% just get the tax you paid with out having paid taxes is just you getting f***ed with out being kissed.

      • ByteMe says:

        this bunch has tried to socialize and micromanage the lives of every U.S. citizen

        Oh, yes, I feel sooooo micromanaged and socialized! Mmmmmmmmm. Getting a little of that socialized on right now….. 🙄

      • Glen Ross says:

        Palin’s got cash to spare with all her new reality TV money. I really believe she’d set up a dunk tank in Time Square if it would get her paid and draw a crowd.

  3. Ludwig Von Beachbum says:

    LOL democrats dont like anything to do with “Fair”

    They associate work with fair.

    “We live in a world full of pain and sorrow, that’s why we have democrats. ”

    I have watched the political spectrum for years now and more and more they remind me of that first new car you got that you worked and paid for. You wash it and wax it, go in the house for lunch, come back outside and a lazy bird that just ate free bird seed at the neighbors bird feeder just took a heavy dump on it.

    The SOB’s dont even know what a pain in the ass they truly are .

    • Progressive Dem says:

      Ludwig, you wouldn’t know S from Shinola.

      Obama cut taxes. It was a campaign promise and he delivered. The average refund is up 10% this year to an all time high of $3,000. Was it fair to cut taxes for 95% of American households? To cut taxes for first-time home buyers? To cut taxes for small business?

      Was it fair to rescue devastated state budgets? Was it fair to jump the GDP from disastrous to awful? (It was falling 5 and 6% in the two quarters prior to the Stimulus.)

      With marginal tax rates at 35% for people earning over $1 million, they pay about 23% of their income in federal tax. Throughout most of the 1950’s when America was booming (and btw unions were at their peak), the marginal tax for the wealthiest was around 90%. JFK lowered them. Reagan brought on the era of massive deficits when he cut them to 35%, and of course Bush’s disastrous cuts and increased spending led to nothing for the economy, virtually nothing for most families and a bunch of holes we blew up in Iraq.

      About 47% of American households will pay no federal income tax either because they didn’t earn enough money, or they qualified for tax deductions and credits to eliminate their liability. The GOP had Congress and the presidency, and you did nothing to change the tax code except to lower the taxes for the most wealthy, so please don’t whine about taxes. Nobody likes paying them, and everybody thinks somebody else is getting a free ride. You aren’t special.

      A family of 4 doesn’t pay income taxes until they reach $25,000. Minimum wage in Georgia is $7.15 or $15,080 per year for 2080 hours. How much do want to tax that person? Millionaires pay 23%. If you think taxes are a disincentive to investment for the super rich, imagine what a disincentive they are to the working poor. Ronald Reagan expanded the Earned Income Tax Credit. He hailed it as “the best anti-poverty, the best pro-family, the best job creation measure to come out of Congress.”

      Every employed person pays Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes on the first dollar they earn. Many filers if not a majority pay more in payroll taxes than they do in income

      Despite all the rising calls of “socialism” all taxes (including off-budget) as a pertentage of GDP have remained pretty stable and have never exceeded 20%. As a % of GDP, corporate taxes and excise taxes have declined since 1935 and income taxes have hoverd around 8%. The tax that has increased from 2% of GDP to 6% is the payroll tax, which every employed person pays.

      • HowardRoark says:

        My gosh that’s a lot of halve truths. There are so many holes in your statements, it looks like Swiss cheese up there.

        I will say this…”Despite all the rising calls of “socialism” all taxes (including off-budget) as a pertentage of GDP have remained pretty stable and have never exceeded 20%”

        I can’t verify that or take the time toright now, but even if true is deeply misleading. While taxes as a % of GDP may or may not have remained constant, the % of who is paying those taxes has shifted dramatically from the productive Americans to the non. Economies start to suffer when productivity incentives start to get distorted. Ask most of Europe.

        • ByteMe says:

          There’s a reason for that Howard: the haves have more and the have-nots are trending closer to the poverty line now than before. And the have-nots don’t pay income tax because… they are “have-nots”.

          And claiming there are so many holes and then not pointing out any with backing documentation is… well, less than a half-truth.

        • benevolus says:

          Wow, and I thought Europe was doing pretty well. They have universal health care, they have stricter environmental laws, they have stronger unions, they have higher taxes, Germany has had to absorb East Germany, France is struggling with large immigration issues… and yet, they are competitive with us in many ways. Insurance, banking, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, technology…
          So what part of Europe are we supposed to ask?

  4. Ludwig Von Beachbum says:

    We have the richest and fattiest have not’s in the world. They buy lobster tails here in this town and the haves that worked for it eat the shrimp and fish.

    I would like to point out the friggen lobster tails and who buys them by far. The friggen have not’s. Their is a reason the friggen have not’s don’t have.

    You pansy liberals are always tender hearted with other peoples money but I have dealt with you when it comes to your money. You would snatch a cookie from a kids mouth. You would squeeze a turd out of an buffalo nickle. Charity aint in your vocabulary.

  5. Icarus says:

    Cain was at the Atlanta Tea Party yesterday and appeared on FOX with Neil Cavuto. Definitely tried to convey that he was seriously considering a run. Me still thinks it a ruse to increase ratings and get a better radio contract.

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