Cain: I couldn’t support Perry as the nominee

posted at 7:30 pm on September 28, 2011 by Allahpundit

I get that they’re competing for the same base, but … isn’t the standard answer to this question, “Of course, I’ll certainly support any Republican nominee over Barack Obama”? Or is Cain simply saying that if he drops out, he couldn’t in good conscience endorse Perry in the primary? Blitzer’s clearly asking about the general election if/when Perry’s the nominee but I’m not sure that’s what Cain has in mind. Frankly, I’m also not sure what his specific problem is with Perry on immigration. Does he mean e-Verify? He’s talking about enforcing the laws and securing the border, but that’s boilerplate. Is it the in-state tuition for illegals? If there’s something disqualifying about Perry, let’s specify, please. Especially since Cain’s apparently capable of forgiving an awful lot when it comes to other candidates in the field:

Cain, who supported Mitt Romney in 2008, said he could support the former Massachusetts governor again if he committed to repeal ‘Obamacare’ soon after taking office

“If he stuck to that commitment, I could support him. But if in any way he wanted to compromise and go for a mandate, I couldn’t support him,” Cain said, referencing the issue considered Romney’s most significant political vulnerability. “But I believe that he has backed off that and he’s saying that he would repeal Obamacare.”

So the guy who inspired ObamaCare is okay because he’s now pretending to hate mandates in order to win conservative votes, but the guy whose immigration record is no worse than that of the last two GOP nominees is off the table because he won’t pander as shamelessly as Romney by reversing himself? Okay then.

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There’s a lot of $%^&-sucking here going on for Romney & Perry.
They are both politicians.
They both waver somewhat, or a lot, in the wind of political opinion.
I don’t care what they are saying now.
I care what they did & what they said before all of this.
Romney sticks by his Romney-care. I do not like it.
I don’t care if he says, oh it’s good for MA, but not for the USA. IMO it isn’t good AT ALL. FOR ANYONE. ANYWHERE.
Bcs it is a socialist thing. And I despise those things.
I don’t care what else Romney has done that is all good & great. That is a big thing to ME.
Perry was for educating illeglas. And calls those of us who wish them out on their collective a$$e$ hearltess.
This compassion is nothing but socialism. And I do not like any part of socialism coming from the federal, or ANY government.

So based on those things along make those 2 men a crappy choice in my book.
And I voted for Romney the last time. I will not do so again.
I will vote for the least smelly turd if I have to, ala McCain.
But none of you are going to be able to sweep away those glaring problems. Bcs I consider them a deal breaker.
And that is that.
A turd that smells like a rose is still a damned turd.
The only way I’m being force-fed any of these turds is in the 2012 election.

Badger40 on September 29, 2011 at 2:22 PM

But you get the effing idea I’ll wager.

Badger40 on September 29, 2011 at 2:23 PM

CantCureStupid on September 29, 2011 at 12:31 PM

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MJBrutus on September 29, 2011 at 2:37 PM

Badger40 on September 29, 2011 at 2:22 PM

And who may I ask is your rose that smells like a rose?

MJBrutus on September 29, 2011 at 2:39 PM

And who may I ask is your rose that smells like a rose?

MJBrutus on September 29, 2011 at 2:39 PM

No one really. But I like Cain, I like Palin. And the good HALF of Ron Paul.
They smell much better IMO than your two.
Feel free to disagree.
But I don’t like even little parts of socialism.

Badger40 on September 29, 2011 at 2:43 PM

Badger40 on September 29, 2011 at 2:43 PM

No worries. You’re welcome to your opinion. If you don’t have a change of heart sooner, I hope that you’ll want to look at it with fresh eyes (or nasal cavities as the case may be) when we have a nominee.

MJBrutus on September 29, 2011 at 2:56 PM

MJBrutus on September 29, 2011 at 2:56 PM

You mark my words. You get a socialist leaning RINO type Progressive whatever the heck you wanna call these guys, there will be no major changes to our system.
We will never get rid of the EPA etc. & onerous taxes nor ever do anything meaningful with healthcare etc.
It will be nothing but more of the same garbage being administered by fakes with no guts or cajones.
Just like it has been for decades since pretty much Wilson.

Badger40 on September 29, 2011 at 6:13 PM

What a load of crap. I listened to and read the transscripts. Two different questions. When asked if Romney were the nominee would Cain support him he (cain) said yes. When asked if Mr. cain would support Gov perry for the nomination he (cain) said no. If anyone needs further explanation they are dumber than a rock.

TomLawler on October 1, 2011 at 10:59 AM