Pizza mogul exploring 2012 run
January 13th, 2011
02:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Pizza mogul exploring 2012 run

Washington (CNN) - He does not have the megawatt celebrity status of Sarah Palin, but he doesn't have the political baggage, either.

Nor does he have as much money in his political action committee as that of other potential presidential candidates. In fact, if you mention his name in many circles, the response may be, "Who is that?"

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  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Based on your 'assertions' then, Mr. Cain, the 30MILLION Americans that will be helped by this reform need to promptly go out and buy a casket.
    What formula did you use to determine that you or anyone else suffering from cancer and utilizing our new healthcare system is destined to die because of the "bureaucracy" of the system? Have you participated in an HMO, or a PPo? They all have their built in bureaucracies that certainly seem to clog the process, but people are not dying. Unless they need a transplant in Arizona.

    You're lying sir,iIn the worst way because you're trying to revive and propagate a non-issue that divided our country for many months. I consider that despicable and vile.

    I would venture to say, then, Mr. Cain, that you 'ain't going nowhere'. Certainly no where near the White House, unless President Obama invites you in out of the cold for a quick tour.

    January 13, 2011 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Additionally Mr. Cain, I would suggest to you that you start NOW cleaning out all the skeletons that you ay have hidden in your closet, your wive's, your children, because your other RethugliKKKlan buds running for the nomination will stop at NOTHING to take you out of the running.

    The fact that you own a pizza joint or two doesn't impress me as much as the fact that you're on the board with Big Business. That fact alone tells me that you fit right in with someone who will more than likely be in bed with corporate interests, turning a blind eye to middle America.

    This combined with your tippy toeing around that national nutjob, the Half-Wit half-termer, already tells me more about you and your character than I needed to know.

    It is good that our current President has inspired the likes of you, Palin,Barbour, Sanatorium et al to reach for the brass ring, but bear in mind you have to recognize when you lack the ability, intellect, and skills to make your dreams come true.

    January 13, 2011 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  3. donkey party

    Somebody should tell him that the GOP doesn't like any "dark" candidates...

    January 13, 2011 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  4. Josaphat Daniels

    It doesn't matter what he has or doesn't have, Herman Cain is not going to get the nomination. Personally I would like to see
    him get it just for the sake of a black man running against another black man but facts are facts and I can't help but lay it out
    without false pretense or sugar coating. Here are some facts.

    1. Just because two years ago, a fresh face, unknown senator defied all odds in beating political heavyweights to become the first Black President doesn't mean it's going to be that easy. Cain shouldn't expect to be so lucky. He'll have a
    better chance in 2016 or 2020.( he can run in 2012 knowing he will fail to try again in 2016 knowing he can succeed. it's
    just strategy).
    2. Cain will have to deal with the issue of race just like Obama had to deal with it, and if he can't overcome this issue then
    he doesn't stand a chance of the nomination. Mind you this is not to say that he won't get it because he is black, the point is just like other presidential candidates in the past who had their personal lives mocked not just Obama,Clinton, Kennedy, Harding, Wilson, Lincoln etc. they all had to face a lot of pressure to get the job.
    3. If cain decides to run will he be able to outshine guys like romney, giulianny, thune, barbour,daniels,huckaby, in fundrais-ing .
    4. Maybe he might do well in fundraising but campaining will prove to be more difficult because the gop is still dominated by
    whites so that is why it is better for him to run knowing he will lose so that he can run again knowing how to strategize to
    win the gop nomination. We've seen how Obama played to win the democratic nomination despite his race but that won't be
    the same if you are talking about the republican party, cain should implement a different stategy.

    January 13, 2011 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  5. T'sah from Virginia

    DARK Horse? Who is that? Maybe he will have a chance in 2016 – MAYBE by then, people will know him as – the DARK HORSE!!

    January 13, 2011 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  6. Freedom of Speech in the USA

    'Dark horse' ??? How racist of you CNN. Please use the correct new phrase, "long odds horse". Wouldn't want to incite all that "hate" and other nasty stuff.

    January 13, 2011 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    Not happening. Yawn. GOP already tried it with Mushmouth and look what happened to him. RNC Chairman is easy to turn into a figurehead...but the actual POTUS? This dude is daydreaming on acid.

    January 13, 2011 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    What do you mean, "Dark horse," Willis? Whatchu talkin' about? Unlike McCain, he was born in America. He knows little about international affairs, running two unfunded republican wars, will be against workers and for big business, Wall Street, big banks and big oil.

    January 13, 2011 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  9. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Herman must not have gotten the memo from the Koch brothers and the republican billionaires and, of course, the foreign governments, that Mitsy is the candidate in 2012.

    January 13, 2011 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  10. S. In California

    Can we all say L O S E R.

    January 13, 2011 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |