Cain tells Paul supporters to 'be respectful' during speech
October 29th, 2011
01:03 PM ET
11 years ago

Cain tells Paul supporters to 'be respectful' during speech

(CNN) –- Herman Cain spoke to a rowdy crowd of supporters in Alabama Saturday – they just weren’t all his.

Trying to make a point about foreign policy, Cain was loudly interrupted by spectators in the crowd waving Ron Paul signs and yelling, “That is absurd.”

The former Godfather’s Pizza executive stopped making his policy point to tell the group to settle down.

“With all due respect, I'm going to give this speech today, thank you very much,” Cain told the crowd.

Moments later, Cain was interrupted again while making a point about the Federal Reserve. One of Rep. Ron Paul’s signature positions is eliminating that organization.

“The Federal Reserve, I do not believe that we need to end the Fed, we can fix the Fed, that's all I want to say about that, alright,” Cain said to a showering of boos.

Cain again stopped his stump speech to ask the crowd to quiet down.

“Are you all going to let me do my speech or not?” Cain asked. “All I'm asking for is the respect for me to give my comments and my speech, that's all I'm asking. Just be respectful, that's all, thank you very much.”

Cain is in the final day of a swing through Alabama, a choice seen by some as puzzling, given Alabama’s place on the primary calendar.

Nearly two dozen states are scheduled to hold their contests before the Yellowhammer State's March 13 primary, according to the Federal Election Commission.

Cain’s competitors have largely focused on the first four early voting states: Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. MikeH

    This spectacle is hilarious, but also scary. That someone as sociopathic as Cain can get this far as a Republican Presidential candidate bodes very bad for the Republican electorate and the country. The Republican party has become an ignorant facist political cancer threatening the United States.

    I keep seeing interviews by Republican strategists who are appalled by what has become of their party. Where have all the responsible Republican leadership gone? Have the Koch brothers whacked them all?

    October 29, 2011 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  2. Jay

    Cain's "50-state strategy" is the same strategy that ensured Nixon lost his first bid at the presidency. Cain has no idea what he is doing.

    Nice to see people calling out this former Fed Banker and lobbyist though.

    October 29, 2011 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  3. Ryan (future Prez)

    Who would Thomas Jefferson vote for? -Ron Paul 2012...Cain is nothing more than a puppet like the rest....My vote goes to the man who will end our foreign wars, save our tax dollars, and give the private sector the jolt it needs....The truth always prevails!

    October 29, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  4. NVa Native

    “That is absurd” – pretty much sums up what is the current GOP – and that is sugar coating it.

    October 29, 2011 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  5. ThinkAgain

    Maybe he should build an electrified fence around his stump speeches to keep out those who disagree with him ...?

    October 29, 2011 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  6. Rev Mkell,

    Ah respect! Ron Paul seems to be a nice enough guy with some thought that I don't agree with! But some of his supporters are off in never-never land! To be fair most every candidate seem to have more and more of the nut case types any more!

    October 29, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  7. George Washington

    Ron Paul 2012!

    October 29, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  8. Larry

    We folks with common sense should stop looking for these people to play fair. We(Americans struggling to make ends meet everyday)need to stand up and battle in this war.There is no more room for speculating about what the problems are.We are in a fight so start letting some punches and kicks fly.

    October 29, 2011 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  9. Doug

    Cain is doing what Democrats hate the most, he is fighting to make Dr. King's dream a reality.

    The dream is for Americans of all colors and backgrounds to own their own minds, for them to have total ideological freedom without the intimidation of the racist attacks Democrats conduct mainly through their hateful media bots but also executed by every Democrat to provoke fair in those who have dark skin so that they don't dare run away from the Democrat plantation.

    The Democrats started the klan, they even had a klan member in the Senate up until a few years ago. A klan man who screamed the N word on national TV in 2000, not a single Democrat said a negative word about Robert Byrd's racist use of that horrible word, in fact they attacked each and every good American who spoke out against him.

    Democrats have committed genocide in our inner-cities with their great society plan, it is the worst thing this nation has ever done. They have robbed most minorities of their American dream, our nation robbed of the great contributions that these kids would have made if not chained up by Democrats in government dependence, and so many moms having to burry their babies, in addition to the Democrats and all of their planned parenthoods where they talk young moms into killing their kids, where a disproportionate number of these clinics are in minority communities on purpose.

    October 29, 2011 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  10. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Sorry, Mr. Cain. Ron Paul's supporters have not learned how to act around adults yet.

    October 29, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |