I really hope yall can see the lie you're being sold by Fox before it's too late. Please do some in-depth research into the Federal Reserve and their financial terrorism as well as Herman Cain outside of what the media's force-feeding you. He's not a "non-politician," he's not an "outsider," and he merely "disagrees with the current politics" of the Federal Reserve when their policy since 1913 has been to steal our country's wealth.
@geopolicy:disqus I like Cain, but I'm not going to jump on and reply to every single comment about him...he doesn't pay me to be his spokesman. Meant as a friendly suggestion.
Personally, I love Mr. Cain's rhetoric and have for years when I lived in Atlanta and was delighted to listen to him on my drive home. I am not sure how far he'll go in this race or if he's qualified to sit in the big chair, but I am happy to hear him out and listen to challenges and his rebuttals.
Summation: he has my ear and it's his task now to win my vote.
Us who are concerned with Cains relationship and defenses of the fed are not interested in hearing about better fed policy. Central banking is the problem. Ron Paul was saying the same things now as he was 30 years ago and all through Greenspan's tenure. If you want to be coerced into using fake money the fed prints that is your business-support Cain-but some of us would like to be able to choose our own money that the Fed cannot debase-Greenspan did it too just at a lower rate so don't bother to argue this point.
He wants to audit the fed like Ron Paul. So I will support Cain because he wants rigorous insight into the Fed like Paul.
Paul wants to END the Fed because he knows what the Fed is and has been doing since they came into existence. As Geoff said...central banking IS the problem. Our better founding fathers knew this from the very beginning of our nation's existence.
"I believe banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies." - Thomas Jefferson
I still don't believe that someone who has worked for the Federal Reserve for a number of years doesn't realize this when average everyday Americans who are seeing inflation...soon to be hyperinflation...can see the prices go up and their quality of living diminished all while being lied to by the Fed.
"A private central bank issuing the public currency is a greater menace to the liberties of the people than a standing army. ‘We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt."
If you are going to quote someone at least get the quote correct, if we take your quote verbatim you have painted Jefferson as being against all banks which is a lie.
You gonna have to stop voting "PRESENT" on the issues... REAL QUICK!
...we've seen where that gets us. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_70XZ_nCADU
Actually, that post was a tongue-in-cheek reply to those who think he has given NO declarative statements, or even viable opinions on major issues.
He answered Glenn's (and company) questions with clarity, clearness, and not a hint of acrimony OR hedge.
THAT is a good bit more than simply 'avoiding any missteps'.
It's fairly well-known who (there are two) I would take a bullet for, in this upcoming election cycle. But failing their entry, AT THE MOMENT... I would work to elect Mr. CAIN long before I would even miss a bathroom break for any of the other current "declared" candidates.
No, its clear he has opinions, so I run with the truth or the side of the argument that is truthful, namely that he hasn't flip-flopped.
I suggest you listen to the man yourself first... www.hermancainissues.com
Also, it is still really early... Just give it some more time TENCOLE. Let the process play out through interviews and the like, he will be pressured on foreign policy, just give it time, that's all. I want him challenged with questions to, and I want him to articulate deeper too, but I also want it to happen as it always does, with time.
Yes I know that. But you are wrong of course, I disagree with him having no opinions, that is demonstrably false. And the fact you claim no flip-flop, well I will take that side of your argument and run with it, because I agree with it. :)
YAWN... It is following the conversation where you lead it TENCOLE... Read what you said "We got one guy in the White House already, when it comes to foreign
policy, that doesn't know what he's doing....I don't want another."
So what I did, was then compare Obama to Cain, which is what you started to do. Its called following the logic, and the logic shows Cain more qualified than Obama ever was, including today on foreign policy. Because Cain supports Israel over Palestinians, because Israel is the only sane govt in the region, while Obama takes Palestinians claims and try's to make Israel bend.
We don't need another Federalist stooge and warmonger who thinks starting wars are free that doesn't implode the economy.
Never has somebody's imagination been on such display when critiquing candidates as with the absolute nonsensical statement above.
My point was, if Israel went to war with a nation today, by his so called logic & "doctrine" we should intervene and help Israel. How does he expect to do so when we are facing a $1.6 trillion dollar deficit this year and are over $14.3 trillion dollars in debt while we're giving Israel billions in foreign aid at the same time. I guess when it comes to domestic issues it's "limited-government", but when it comes to "defense" (and I use that word lightly), and foreign policy it's "sky's the limit".
Cain is no different from others in the mainstream Republican base.
So then you are showing that I am right... By saying Cain hasn't been able to flip flop. Why do you ask if I know what it means and then articulate a stance that defines the word the same way i used it? LOL.
The difference between Cain and Obama, is if Obama doesn't know what he is doing his instincts are against our friends, if Cain doesn't know (which i am saying for sake of argument) his instincts will protect our friends.
Therefore it is a foreign policy I can get behind.
Great interview! Glenn always delivers good questions to be answered. I'm looking forward to the hour interview with Mr Cain!
Tony if you would of done proper research via independent sites, you would have found that what Cain is objecting to isn't a partial audit, but an audit that will show how much of OUR money is going to international banks...thats what this audit thing is all about...and yes every person that pays taxes should be demanding a full audit that includeds how much are FED is giving to international banks
Well then give me a link... I have been going off of what the man has said on the topic, especially in the interview above. That is EXACTLY what type of research needs to be done on the topic, because it concerns Cain himself.
There is no objection, he simply said he doesn't mind the audit.
LMAO, you go by what polititians tell you? You got to be kidding me... I find the link when I get back, its not hard to find only if you're ignoring it.
You gotta do research outside of the media to actually vet these guys against their words. Obama sure said some lovely things that people wanted to hear...and we see where that got us.
Yes, I form my vote based on what the candidates tell me. What do you do listen to the MSM? Must be, cause that is why you are getting this LINK. Give me a link that doesn't quote Cain to tell me what Cain said, please, I would love to explore how you form opinions based on people.
When your parents tell you to do something, do you wait till you hear an independent source tell you its OK? Nah, you form your action based on what they say, its called basic critical logic and thinking. You don't let other people tell you something that contradicts what you yourself have heard the person say.
BTW, Cain isn't a politician so your premise is flawed, again.
You need to listen. Then you will hear. Obama learned on the move, nothing wrong with that, in fact Obama got voted in despite his alarming lack of experience in the private sector when our country faced an enormous economic crisis. Cain is FAR more experienced to lead this country than Obama ever was, including today.
He does not think there is a coherent strategy in place for why we went in, what our national interests are and how to get out. Therefore I would gather he thinks its a mess and would not of been had it been executed with leadership.
It was stated there were no missteps, because the hounds were out biting at Cains heels making it seem he is mis-stepping, so it was to address that. Know the context before you critique. So it wasn't the best thing he could say in regard to the Presidential interview, it was the best thing to say to address the critics out there, specifically too.
Newt Gingrich or Herman Cain - in regard to their so-called flubs... Its like comparing a nuke (Gingrich) to a grenade (Cain).
I cannot agree with Mr. Cain's stance on auditing the Fed. Reserve, because the audits that he talked about are inside internal audits. The Fed needs to be audited by outside private auditors. But, on the whole I enjoyed Glenn's interview with Herman Cain and liked much of what he stated.
He never said anything about an "internal audit". It kinda seems like you are using your imagination to construct a position he never said anything about.
It would be investigated by the likes of Ron Paul and his committee most likely.
Wow, this Cain guy is not qualified to run this country! He doesn't think they will find anything wrong going on at the Federal Reserve? Is he living in this country? You might want to let him know "right to return" is the right f his customers to return their pizza. He is NOT what this country needs.
YAAAA... Lets go Herman Cain! Good stuff.
Every single misstep/fumble/whatever are actually mis-characterized and require clarity. There were never flip-flops, etc.
Thank you Beck for asking tough questions.