(CNN) – The Tea Party Express announced Thursday it would again provide its own response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, this year with former presidential candidate Herman Cain as the headliner.
Cain, who dropped out of the 2012 race in December, will deliver the rebuttal to Obama January 24.
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Traditionally, a single member of the opposing party has delivered a response to the president's annual address. House Speaker John Boehner named Republican Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels as the official Republican responder Thursday. The Tea Party Express said in a statement they weren't trying to undercut Daniels, but rather offer another conservative viewpoint.
"We are enthusiastic that a successful conservative governor like Mitch Daniels of Indiana will be giving the Republican response," Sal Russo, chief strategist of the Tea Party Express, said in a statement. "I know that both Governor Daniels and Mr. Cain will contribute important ideas for the future of our country."
In 2011, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann delivered a Tea Party Express-sponsored response to the State of the Union address. That was in addition to the official Republican response given by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.
On Thursday, Cain spoke at a meeting of conservatives in South Carolina to unveil a much-hyped "unconventional endorsement."
"My unconventional endorsement is 'The People!" Cain said. "We the people are still in charge. That's who I'm endorsing. We're going to have to lead this revolution. We have to take our power back. I'm endorsing the people. The people who started this country."
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Wonderful news! Will he co-host the response with Ginger White?
Sigh. Just. Go. Away.
Wow. No wonder the Tea Party is over. Remember Bachmann's googly eyed response last time? HAHAHAHA!
Cain/Perry 2016.....the dream ticket of comedians worldwide.
blah blah blah conservative principles blah blah tax cuts blah blah Bible blah blah bootstraps food stamps trickle-down economics blah blah evangelical Christianity blah blah Obama's awful.
The entire country's read your script already, gang.
This is fantastic! After an hour of insightful meaningful talk by the President of the United States, the GOP offers us a Comedy Hour, how great is that? I love this Country! The only thing better would be if they could expand the time a little and bring in their top jokesters, Bachmann and Half Gov. Palin. What a great Country!
Republicans are going into this election cycle as a house extremely divided. How can you deliver a rebuttal to the President and then a rebuttal to your own party?
So Mitt and Newt chikened out? Are they afraid to screwit up again? Loosers......
is he gonna tapdance in blackface?
Tea party gave life to republicans
Tea party slow down the government spending
Election year Republicans try to put establishment Mitch Daniels in the front
If you people don't make more than 250,000 a year how can you vote REPUBLICON.
"Cain, where art thy brother?"
"Am I my brother's keeper?"
Never answer God's question with a question.
I bet he says 9 9 9 at least once.
Let me gess, everything good is thanks to the American People and Bush previous policies, everything else you can blame President B. Obama for......... thats a cheap $9.99 answer?
@Frank you comment was just what I needed
from the article:
The Tea Party Express said in a statement they weren't trying to undercut Daniels, but rather offer another conservative viewpoint.
Why are conservatives given the opportunity to offer to rebuttals on national television? I can guarantee you that if a Republican were in the White House that liberals would not be granted opportunity to make more than one rebuttal on national television.
"I'm endorsing the people. The people who started this country."
psst – *whispers* those people are dead...
FRANK – LAS VEGAS
This is fantastic! After an hour of insightful meaningful talk by the President of the United States...
This would be a first for Obama. I will have to tune in for that!
Not even a loser or an also-ran, but one who couldn't even get a campaign off the ground. At least they could give us a Bachman or Perry who lasted past the starting line.
Please go away, Cain! What an embarrassment!
Good grief. The Tea Party is using Leisure Suit Larry to make their rebuttal. [do a web search on that name, folks]
"blah blah blah. And don't forget everyone. Order a large regular pie and you get a second for half-price!!! The number is 999-999-9999. Thanks for listening."
america, i rest my case. the crazies are out again. could you imagine what the rest of the world is thinking about this use to be a great nation before these idiots try to take over america?
The Tea Party Express, RIP.
Hmm, I wonder if he's going to disagree with everything the President says?