Video: Christiane Amanpour’s Interview With Herman Cain Full Of Lame Gotchas

Every question ABC’s Christiane Amanpour asked Herman Cain this morning on This Week was designed to hurt him, or one of the other Republican candidates. She spent the first two minutes trying to make him apologize for not speaking up when  one or two Florida Straw Poll audience members booed a question posed by a gay serviceman. The left-wing media continues to frame the question wrong. They didn’t boo the serviceman when he said he was gay, like big meanies. They booed later, after his question was posed. Cain handles the question as well as can be expected.

By the way: Anybody want to see hell freeze over? It will happen the day an MSMer blames Obama for  his own audiences’ behavior.

Then she moved on to Perry’s “Niggerhead” controversy that erupted this weekend. Apparently a hunting camp that the Perry family used in the ’80’s and 90’s contained a rock that said, “Niggerhead”.  Perry said his parents painted over the rock  in the early ’80s when he mentioned it to them, but reportedly the word was still visible under the white paint until very recently.   ABC got the obligatory, “That is very insensitive” remark from Cain. It is insensitive if the word is still visible to the family and nobody did anything about it. Another nail in Rick Perry’s coffin, and you got Cain to play along – well done, Ms. Amanpour.

By the way: Did anyone in the MSM ever look deeply into the radical associations and organizations Obama belonged to in the ’80s and ’90s? Did they make political hay out of Obama’s association with Weather Underground leader, Bill Ayers, for instance? Did  -they ask other candidates about Obama’s friendship with the “small c” former domestic terrorist in order to keep the story alive? No? They just swallowed Obama’s “Fight the Smears” talking points, “Ayers is someone who did “detestable” things when he was eight years old, and crossed paths with him occasionally in Chicago. Huh.  That was a lie, and the American people had a right to know the truth back in 2008.

She then harangued him for saying “African Americans have been brainwashed into voting Democrat” because that’s just so so inflammatory! 95% of black people vote for the party of the KKK and it’s inflammatory to say that they’ve been brainwashed into voting that way. Whatever….NEXT –  According to some idiots who haven’t done the math, Cain’s 999 plan will disproportionately hurt the poor. (I’d bet they’re the same Keynesian brainiacs who think Obama’s economic policies are brilliant, but I digress…) Cain straightens her out. Do not mess with mathematician, Cain.

On to fears about Sharia Law eventually being infused into American law, framed of course, as a paranoid, crazy delusion. Cain doesn’t back down from his concern.

Eh – Just watch this annoying woman go:


RE the WaPo’s racist stone story, via Hot Air:

Here is the statement from Perry’s camp in its entirety:

“A number of claims made in the story are incorrect, inconsistent, and anonymous, including the implication that Rick Perry brought groups to the lease when the word on the rock was still visible. The one consistent fact in the story is that the word on a rock was painted over and obscured many years ago.

“Gov. Perry and his family never owned, controlled or managed the property referenced in the Washington Post story. The 42,000-acre ranch is owned by the Hendricks Home for Children, a West Texas charity.

“Perry’s father painted over offensive language on a rock soon after leasing the 1,000-acre parcel in the early 1980s.  When Gov. Perry was party to the hunting lease from 1997 to 2007, the property was described as northern pasture.  He has not been to the property since 2006.

“In 1991, the Texas Legislature passed a bill to rename old, offensive place names.”

If so, this is journalistic malpractice, and the Washington Post owes Governor Perry a big apology.

Herman Cain may owe Perry an Apology, too, for allowing himself to get talked into condemning something that wasn’t proven.

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Herman Cain Wins NFRW Straw Poll In KC With 48.9% of the Votes – That Makes Three in a Row

Herman Cain poses with AZ Gov. Jan Brewer at NFRW in KC.

Like I’ve been saying – all of Herman Cain’s hard work campaigning is finally paying off.

He has been declared the winner in the straw poll taken this weekend at the National Republican Women’s 36 Biennial Convention. Cain garnered 48.9 percent of the 505 votes cast Saturday, with Rick Perry and Mitt Romney coming in a distant second and third with 14.1 and 13.3 percent respectively. This makes three straw polls in a row that Mr Cain has won decisively in recent days, The Florida Straw Poll, the TeaCon Straw Poll, and now the NFRW Straw Poll.

Straw poll voters in KC consisted of Republican women  from 41 states who attended the convention.

Via The KMBC: How the delegates voted:

  • Herman Cain 48.9 percent
  • Rick Perry 14.1
  • Mitt Romney 13.3
  • Newt Gingrich 12.5
  • Rick Santorum 6.9
  • Michele Bachmann 1.4
  • Ron Paul .6
  • Gary Johnson .4
  • Jon Huntsman .2
  • Undecided 1.8
Cain won the  TeaCon Straw poll even more decisively, The Daily Herald reports: Cain gets 77% of straw poll votes at TeaCon in Schaumburg:
“A little bird told me there’s some patriots here in Illinois,” Cain said to a standing ovation. “Our biggest crisis is a severe leadership deficit in Washington, D.C. Stupid people are running America.”

“I like that he’s a businessman. He doesn’t come off as a politician,” Wauconda independent Glen Rowe said. “I feel we need more good, qualified business people to help run this country and relate to people in the middle.”

“He’s a no-nonsense, nonpolitician, and that’s what we need,” Jeri Towell of St. Charles said.

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota came in second with 9.4 percent of the votes, followed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 3.8 percent. Trailing the leaders were Texas Gov. Rick Perry with 3 percent and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 2.6 percent.

More than 700 people attended TeaCon 2011 at the Renaissance Hotel to hear rallying calls from 8th District U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, a McHenry Republican, and Cain. Conservative commentator Glenn Beck headlined a dinner Saturday night.


As I mentioned in a previous post, I was told that since the Florida straw poll, the money is puring into the Cain campaign. (I asked).

RS McCain has more details on this good news: Herman Cain Rhymes With Hurricane: Fund-Raising Surges in Third Quarter:

The buzz coming from the Herman Cain campaign is that they will be the only presidential campaign — including Obama and GOP front-runner Mitt Romney — whose third-quarter fund-raising numbers are better than their second-quarter numbers. (A quarter-to-quarter comparison is not possible for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who did not launch his campaign until midway through the third quarter.)

Cain raised slightly more than $2 million in the second quarter, according to official FEC reports, and the Atlanta businessman’s campaign had been heading toward a disappointing third-quarter result until experiencing a powerful surge in late September. Cain’s strong performance in debates Sept. 12 in Tampa and Sept. 22 in Orlando, followed by his shocking upset win in the Sept. 24 Florida GOP straw poll, ignited a massive influx of online contributions.

There’s more – keep reading.


According to PPP on Twitter Cain is the “clear leader” in two different state polls:

@ppppolls PublicPolicyPolling: Cain the clear leader on night 1 of both our Nebraska and NC polls…very different states…he might be leading a national poll this week.

Thanks to Charles B for that.


Gateway Pundit, who was in Schaumburg for TeaCon, found himself battling commie protestors with Sharp Elbows and Rebelpundit. Here’s his coverage:

Commie Protesters Outed at TeaCon 2011 – FLEE the Scene (Video)

Leftie Protester Goes Nuts outside of TEACON 2011

Andrew Breitbart to Trumka and Jimmy Hoffa: “F*ck You!” (Video)


Herman Cain Wins TeaCon Straw Poll

I did not realize that Herman Cain had made it to TeaCon in addition to the NFRW Convention this weekend. Herman Cain must be the hardest working candidate in the Republican field – and it’s paying off big for him.

The Chicago Sun Times reports:

Herman Cain, former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and the only GOP presidential candidate to attend in person, won a TeaCon 2011 straw poll by a landslide Saturday evening.

His blunt comments — including, “Stupid people are ruining America” — were frequently interrupted with standing ovations at the Schaumburg Convention Center. U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) also received a hero’s welcome.

Cain said he would spend money to build up a strong U.S. defense; support Israel; push domestic oil drilling with an “attitude adjustment” for the EPA, and promote his 9-9-9 tax reform plan.

Saying “I kinda like clinging to my guns and Bibles, and I’m not going to let them go,” Cain declared, “this nation is weaker as a result of this administration.”

Cain said his recent win of the Florida straw poll against Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney meant his “message is more important than money. My two competitors that came in second and third, they spent a lot of money.… We rented a bus.”

I’m still waiting to hear the results of the NFRW straw poll in KCMO. I have a more than good feeling that he’s going to take that one, too, judging from the enthusiastic response he got from the women, there.