Herman Cain delivers debate analysis
October 4th, 2012
11:20 AM ET
2 years ago

Herman Cain delivers debate analysis

(CNN) - There were no 9-9-9 or pizza references.

Herman Cain didn't mention two of the most memorable aspects of his own presidential candidacy in an interview Thursday morning, but said Mitt Romney's Wednesday debate showing reminded him of their primary faceoffs.

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"I saw the same Mitt Romney that I saw when I was debating him during the Republican primary," the former Republican presidential candidate said Thursday morning on Fox News.

Cain dropped out of the GOP race last December, but before that had shared the stage with Romney - and others vying for the nomination - in nearly two dozen debates leading up to the primaries.

On Thursday, he praised Romney as "prepared" and "knowledgeable," calling the debate a "defining moment" for the GOP candidate.

Cain has previously said that debates are in Romney's wheelhouse, including in a January interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

"Obviously, he's very seasoned, good in the debate situation, and I think he would be a good president," Cain said on CNN's "The Situation Room."

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama demonstrated onstage Thursday that "he does not know how jobs are created" and showed signs of "aggravated class warfare" in his debate performance, Cain said.

Since exiting the race, Cain offered several endorsements, conventional and "unconventional," as well as produced a series of attention-grabbing web videos. He has launched an online video hub and said he will take the reins of a talk radio program next year.


Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Mitt Romney
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. rosco

    Aug. factory orders fall, jobless benefits claims rise more good news from bambam
    1st thing out of his mouth last night was wars bush, bad this, bush blah,blah blah
    GOOD NEWS IS
    Romney 1win, 0 losses
    Bammy 0 wins 1 loss

    October 4, 2012 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  2. laughingstock

    Herman Cain's post-debate analysis: "Herman Cain won"

    October 4, 2012 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  3. Borderless

    Herman Cain...Herman Cain...Why does that name sound familiar and why does it make me think of a crazy uncle I have?

    October 4, 2012 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  4. gt

    ah yes good ole herman...9-9-9...nine women...nine lies....nine...excuses...

    October 4, 2012 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  5. Sara in the South

    A) it was a good debate #2, President Obama needs to learn his ABC's.

    October 4, 2012 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  6. Vince

    Herman Cain analysis? Really? LOL....ummm....OK

    October 4, 2012 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  7. Four and The Door

    Sara in the South
    A) it was a good debate #2, President Obama needs to learn his ABC's.
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________
    It was an excellent debate, one that will be remembered for a long time. Mitt Romney was a star last night. He clearly accomplished everything he needed to and this put him where he needs to be to win this thing.

    October 4, 2012 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  8. Getoverit

    Headline:
    Herman Cain delivers debate analysis.

    Translation:
    We Got Our Butts Whipped Last Night, Let's Go Beat Up On Herman Cain For A While

    October 4, 2012 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  9. Doug

    It would be great to find a single Democrat who has even half the morals, values, decency, and integrity that Hermain Cain has, however they no longer exist.

    October 4, 2012 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  10. Thomas

    "Mitt Romney was a star last night. He clearly accomplished everything he needed to and this put him where he needs to be to win this thing."

    I'll give you that he went on offense and it looked good, but don't you at all care that he claimed Obama was a liar based on information he still hasn't released? Tax plan, healthcare reform, jobs plan? 0/3. I get that people are happy that he basically yelled at Obama for an hour, sure he needs a good wake up call.

    But whats wrong with debating factual information?

    October 4, 2012 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  11. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I have to say that I wouldn't really trust much of what Cain says. I do have say that Romney has much more recent practice than Obama. I wonder if Obama is going to hit hard on the 2nd & 3rd debates.

    October 4, 2012 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |