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Morning Mix: The Cain Train Is Back On Track

Morning Mix: The Cain Train Is Back On Track

Welcome back, Hermanator!

It’s been a long time, but just as he promised, former presidential candidate Herman Cain is back on the trail, albeit in a different capacity. †He’ll be starting a bus tour to promote his “9-9-9″ tax plan, the flat tax/sales tax proposal that propelled in into frontrunner status before scandal took him out of the running.

ďI started a new movement. The biggest comment I got when I ended my candidacy was to keep 9-9-9 alive. Thatís what this is about, and Iím going to keep it alive with what Iím calling Cainís Solutions Revolution.”

The “revolution” sounds eerily similar to former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s attempts to keep herself in the media as a political (and bankable) force, doing her own bus tours as part of the Tea Party movement.

But in case his bus tour isn’t big enough news to put him back in the headlines, Cain is ready to sweeten the deal. †No, not with a free pizza. †Instead, he has an endorsement in the works. “I’m going to make an endorsement the Tuesday before the South Carolina primary, but let me warn you, it will be an unconventional endorsement,” Cain stated, which, since he considers all of the remaining candidates to be “conventional,” leaves many wondering if he’s endorsing for the presidential race at all.

Politico writes: “What exactly Cain is endorsing, we should note, is unclear. As†our colleague and editor Edward-Isaac Dovere notes, Cain said he planned to make ďan unconventional endorsement,Ē and then added, ďI believe all of the remaining Republican candidates are conventional.” Cain also said he’ll say whatever he’s saying in his keynote address at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.”

Would anyone be surprised if the likely to be overhyped Cain “endorsement” is a reminder to buy his next book?


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9:24AM PST on Jan 10, 2012

He should give it a rest.

9:15PM PST on Jan 9, 2012

??? What an egotist! Taxes should be graduated, the richest, paying the most -- otherwise, the poor get screwed. Course the repubs already know this. They like to put out simple slogans and solutions, hoping people won't investigate the meaning behind them. The republican brand is a dying breed, as it does not take into account that Americans CARE about each other. Progressive thought built America, and the arc bends towards equality, with setbacks, sure, but always goes back to the angels of our better nature.

11:31AM PST on Jan 9, 2012

Why would he bother? The people don't want him, if he can't be honorable with his marriage, how can he be trusted with our nation? NO WAY!! Lets all send him the message - don't waste our time!

4:07AM PST on Jan 9, 2012

Here we go again...

11:45PM PST on Jan 8, 2012

Cain? Really? Shouldn't he go back into private life? Doesn't he have fences to mend at home?

10:17PM PST on Jan 8, 2012

Not that ANYONE should care, but the only candidate Cain might likely endorse is Gary Johnson... Since Johnson failed to make a blip on anyone's radar he is changing parties... so that makes TWO drowning men looking for some media - ANY media.

9:58PM PST on Jan 8, 2012

When I saw the headline, my first thought was "oh, hell no", and while I still think that, thankfully you didn't go on to say he's back in the running!
So let him spend all his money on the road..once he's broke he'll find his teabagger friends have no more use for his egotistical, media whore BS.
Wow, that does sound like mK Palin, doesn't it?!

8:05PM PST on Jan 8, 2012

Stacy S
Methinks your Freudian slip is showing...
Ron Paul’s belief that “the market” can correct itself is delusional, Greenspan just admitted he was wrong in that assumption in a hearing before Congress. His libertarian ideology is as unshakeable as any religious fanatics "faith" as it is with Paul Ryan and anyone else indoctrinated in the cult that is libertarianism. If we remove the safety nets that aid the masses who need them while giving everything to the ones who don't, does anyone still believe this will magically help everyone??? This is the same belief that was held by Hoover as the country sank into the great depression, the same ideology espoused by Ronald Reagan and Alan Greenspan as the Savings & Loan industry collapsed and the same mantra Bush parroted as the country sank into the greatest economic collapse since the Great Depression. Laissez-Faire style of governance has never worked.

My latest Post on my blog: The Cult of the Randites

7:23PM PST on Jan 8, 2012

9 9 9 i say nein, nein, nein. (to those who do not understand German that is no, no, no.)

7:16PM PST on Jan 8, 2012

Please derail!

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