Cain swats back notions of a Bachmann-Cain 'dream team'
August 13th, 2011
05:53 PM ET
3 years ago

Cain swats back notions of a Bachmann-Cain 'dream team'

Ames, Iowa (CNN) – What does Herman Cain think of potentially running with Michele Bachmann on a presidential ticket?

The businessman from Georgia was asked that question after a tea party activist said a Bachmann-Cain ticket would be a “dream team.” Other tea partiers also have high praise for both Republican presidential candidates, believing that both are fully wedded to tea party ideals.

“It’s a little early to talk about a team at this point because a lot can happen,” Cain said. But as Cain spoke to this reporter from the middle of a crowd of supporters, some were heard saying, “That would be a dream team.”

Cain swatted away any notion of that with a bit of the political bravado that’s earned him both fans and critics.

“The people are going to have a lot to say with who's going to run with me on my ticket," Cain said.

Moments earlier, tea party activist William Temple of the Brunswick, Georgia-based Golden Isles Tea Party, talked to CNN.

“Bachmann has been the leader of the House Tea Party Caucus. She has also been the one that has maintained her stand on not raising the national debt ceiling,” Temple said. “Herman Cain as well.”

“I’d love to see either one of them president,” Temple continued. “But we’ve got to go with the one that has been with us longest.”

Temple continued: “Michele has been with the tea party all this time, faithful to it. Stood up for it. And anytime it was attacked, Michele was always there to defend it.

“I’d love to see Bachmann and Cain. But the problem is, if you tell any candidates we want you run for vice president, that’s not very helpful.”


Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Iowa • Michele Bachmann
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. ThinkAgain

    Crazy and Crazier

    August 13, 2011 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  2. GOP = Greed Over People

    A token that wears a skirt and a token with black skin.

    I can see the GOP logic.

    August 13, 2011 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  3. mosinnagant

    How do a former IRS tax collector a a federal reserve insider make a good tea party ticket?

    August 13, 2011 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  4. Philojazz

    Hey, it could happen. The Republican ticket of Bachmann-Cain, that is. Either of these two actually making it to the White House? Well, hey, anyone can get a visitor's pass, right?

    August 13, 2011 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  5. Samual

    Bachmann-Cain “dream team”? Nah, more like nightmare for America and the world.

    August 13, 2011 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  6. John

    That what wrong with them they are both back by the Tea Party. And the Tea party Is nothing but a bunch of crap. America don't need anything to do with the Tea Party. The all Ready got America down graded ,how much more do you want to Destroy America. the American people have to put a stop tp this Tea Party Crap and Now.

    August 13, 2011 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  7. StevenB

    Cain would be just about the last person Bachman would pick. Seriously, with all the race-baiting she has done does anyone think she would even consider anyone of color? Neither the GOP or the Tea Party would allow it anyway.

    On the other hand, he talks almost a much 'crazy' as she does so by comparison, she would look a lot better than she does alone.

    August 13, 2011 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  8. Bessy

    ROTFLMAO !! This is just too funny.
    Thank heaven for the Republicans. I can count on them to make me laugh every day.

    August 13, 2011 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  9. Jen

    HAHAHAHAH!!! That's a good one. Not gonna happen.

    August 13, 2011 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  10. Ron Black

    It is extremely obvious that Herman Cain's qualifications for President of the United States far exceeds any of the current Republican candidates. Mr. Cain has explicitly demonstrated that his knowledge, success and business competency is superior to the political retoric that the other candidates are attempting to use to demonstrate their qualifications for president. In the end Herman Cain will be nominated as the GOP candidate

    August 13, 2011 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  11. Larry Dum

    It's a bit early to speculate on next year's Repblican ticket or on either party's chances for success in 2012.

    August 13, 2011 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  12. Bill in Florida

    Bachmann-Cain would be a dream team - Obama/Biden would mop the floor with them.

    August 13, 2011 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  13. L4Legend

    The t-partier who suggested that combo must've been Steele.

    August 13, 2011 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  14. Larry L

    Bachman's husband will help Cain pray-away his "blackness" so he can be fully accepted by the Tea Party as an actual human being. It's nice to see them without their sheets so we can connect with their actual personalities.

    The Republican Party is really, really out of control and totally lacking in mature leadership.

    August 13, 2011 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  15. leigh hartmann

    In my opinion only Romney and Cain have the accurate understanding of what kind of trouble DC is in at this point. BHO has failed to lead and to declare a direction the nation must take to overcome all of this economic instability. The people that really understand are those that have had to do the hard and painful things it takes to keep a budget balanced. BHO isn't there and hasn't been. A Pink Slip is in order!!!!!

    August 13, 2011 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  16. Aaron

    Even Cain is smarter than Bachmann.

    August 13, 2011 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  17. Seattle Sue

    The Republicans/tea party will never elect a black man. Don't you realize they are still trying to take the government back from the black man that lives in the White House?

    August 13, 2011 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  18. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I would think that Cain would have countered by saying that a Cain-Bachman ticket would be the dream team. It is sounding like his ego is falling short.

    August 13, 2011 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  19. "The GOP biggest deception is getting the Poor and Middle class to believe they are out to help them"

    LOL..sounds like they trying to get a minority ticket!! LOL...too funny...reeks of desperation.

    August 14, 2011 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  20. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Neither will never be a Dream Team because neither will never be President or VP. Furthermore, the Tea Party doesn't want Cain but Cain doesn't know that, it's a secret.

    August 14, 2011 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
  21. TXJim

    Neither of them would come within 200 EV of Barack Obama.. and maybe 300 if they run together

    August 14, 2011 02:15 am at 2:15 am |
  22. Limbaugh is a liberal

    Yes, I am sure in the wake of the disastrous results of the debt ceiling debate candidates will want to tout their Tea Party credentials... (on whom a majority of the public currently lays the blame)
    And yes, the great Bachmann who worked so dilligently throughout that debate... outside Washington at campaign events. But she made that great 'sacrifice' of interrupting her campaigning by finally returning to Washington for the actual vote. Yes, after all the deal has been done and her vote didn't make a difference she was there doing the job... that taxpayers pay her to do all year but she has been absent from for most of the year.

    August 14, 2011 03:50 am at 3:50 am |
  23. Donkey Party

    Teabaggers = Anarchists

    August 14, 2011 06:03 am at 6:03 am |
  24. Ben in Oil City Pa.

    Thats not a dream it's a nightmare!

    August 14, 2011 08:10 am at 8:10 am |