Cain will meet with Union Leader next week
November 21st, 2011
01:32 PM ET
11 years ago

Cain will meet with Union Leader next week

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Herman Cain is back on.

The Georgia businessman, who skipped a sit-down with journalists at the New Hampshire Union Leader last week, will return to the state next Thursday for an interview, said the editor of the paper's editorial page Drew Cline.

Programming note: GOP presidential candidates face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, November 22, in the CNN Republican National Security Debate in Washington, D.C.

The format will be what the Union Leader had originally proposed: an hour-long interview with the paper's publisher, Cline and a reporter. C-SPAN will videotape the interview.

Last week Cain raised eyebrows when he missed the interview because the paper is highly influential in the state and its editorial page has not yet endorsed a GOP candidate.

The Cain campaign and the Union Leader had negotiated over the format of the interview, with Cain's advisers saying they would not allow a video camera and could only provide 20 minutes for the meeting.

Days earlier, video circulated of Cain pausing repeatedly as he responded to a question from the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • New Hampshire
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. ConservaFASCISTS/TEAliban/TEAhadists

    Let's hope he doesn't get thrown a gotcha question like "Do you believe in the Bush Doctrine?'

    November 21, 2011 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  2. BJ

    What a joke. This man was propped up by the Koch Brothers and now Rove wants him out of the picture so the RNC can get on with their business. Just their ploy to pretend they are colorblind. Please, the RNC just feels more comfortable with the stereotypical Cain because he is basically not the sharpest knife in the drawer. What the RNC and cohorts despise is Obama. He doesn't fit the mole. He is too uppity, he went to Havard (which is now a dirty word because he went there). They want to lynch him any way that they can. If it isn't about where he was born or him nothing being one of 'them', it is "i want to see his grades". The Dems have been punked agai for lack of courage, they should have shoulded the 'race' card along time ago. The way my Presidentid has been dispected by the so-called Patriots and ?????? has been horrible. These people are so demented they did not want to even given him recognition for Bin Laden or Libya. Reminds me of the days when I was working, it is called Black Tax. Don't matter what you do it is not acceptable unless one of 'them' receives the credit for it (even if they didn't do it). Who cares it is about white Supremacy.

    November 21, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  3. Al-NY,NY

    Here's a free tip for you Herm. DO SOME RESEARCH and prepare for the questions. "Libya? Libya? Oh yeah..." Your staff should be fired for letting you do that interview being so ill-prepared. If you think you are presidential material (you are not), then you need to have answers ready for pretty-much any question

    November 21, 2011 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  4. Keith in Austin

    Not one iota of Leadership from Obama during Super-Committee negotiations! Now he has a perfect gameplan of more blaming the GOP! A certain campaign tactic to defray the voting public from his deplorable record of incompetence. At least Cain is openly involved in the fight vs. yet another "Voting Present" from this "where's Waldo" miserable excuse for true Leadership.

    November 21, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  5. Dan Druff

    Just ask Cain questions about pizza making. He isn't qualified for anything else.

    November 21, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  6. Jamie from Riverside

    Too late! The damage has already been done.
    No make ups.

    November 21, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  7. Woman In California

    It's just a matter of time BEFORE his time is up. He might has well make the most of it.

    November 21, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  8. LegendRx

    Will Cain be wearing his dunce hat? LOL

    November 21, 2011 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |

    Pixza Makers and Delivery Drivers don't make enough tn have a Union, they probably don't get any benefiits.

    November 21, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    "The Cain campaign and the Union Leader had negotiated over the format of the interview, with Cain's advisers saying they would not allow a video camera and could only provide 20 minutes for the meeting."

    i.e., the "I'm totally incompetent and not ready for prime time and need to reduce the chance that my gaffes and errors and lack of knowledge get publicied" clause.

    November 21, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    Mr. Cain apologized today for the confusion that led to his canceled meeting with the Union Leader. "I thought someone had scheduled me to meet with the leader of the UAW and I knew my opponents would try to tar me with that. I have no problem sitting down with newspapers to discuss my candidacy as long as I have at least five minutes before answering questions. However, I will not discuss Libya. I have already stated I did not touch that women between her legs."

    November 21, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  12. Thomas

    CNN , who cares what the pizza man say's ,meets with , or what tie he's wearing !

    November 21, 2011 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  13. Greg in Arkansas

    Cain didn't realize that the Union Leader was a newspaper and thought the meeting was with "a" union know, one of those "crooked nasty thugs" that are responsible for American jobs being exported to foreign countries that he is trying to exterminate.

    November 21, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  14. Arun

    I guess Herman needed the extra time to read up on things.

    November 21, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  15. Bigwilliestyles

    Herb's smart. He should give Bachmann some advice: 'Better to keep quiet and be thought a fool...'

    November 21, 2011 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  16. DIANA

    I wonder what video game or cartoon he's going to borrow from for his talking points this time. Please, stop giving this man time. He's got 999 from a video game and his "I'm a reader...." from a cartoon among other talking points. He has no campaign committee. People setting up contribution cites where the money contributed goes to them and not Cain's campaign. When is the media going to get it that he's just jocking for a reality show? Even his wife doesn't think he'll make a good President.

    November 21, 2011 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |

    Who cares? The teabaggers made Newt the flavor of the week now. The wingnuts took Cain out with the blondes.

    November 21, 2011 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |