Audio: Herman Cain’s new radio ad couldn’t be plainer

posted at 3:25 pm on October 26, 2011 by Tina Korbe

Herman Cain’s “smokin’ hot” ad might have been a bit puzzling to political strategists, but, with the national radio ad he recently released, the candidate returns to far more standard ad fare. He’s ultimately gotten enough mileage out of Mark Block’s bleak expression and deadpan tone (not to mention the candidate’s own eery smile at the end of the ad) to justify the creation and release of that YouTube video — but it’s refreshing to listen to this ad nevertheless. His roots as a radio broadcaster are apparent in the ease of his speech — and that Southern accent! Sheesh! No matter what he says, he sounds friendly saying it. A conservative in the cheerful mode of Ronald Reagan, indeed.

Beyond the basic aesthetics of the ad, the strategy for it makes sense. Matt Lewis explains:

There’s also the interesting concept of running national radio ads — rather than targeting them to, say, Iowa. The theory is that raising Cain’s national name ID raises his national poll numbers. This, in turn, will generate momentum, positive press, and — most important — boost fundraising.

Regarding the content — whether 9-9-9 does, in fact, mean jobs, jobs, jobs — depends upon your point of view. Cain is certainly committed to it in this ad (and always) — and that made me want to give the plan a second look. (I let Rick Santorum into my head during the Bloomberg debate and subsequently dismissed Cain’s plan from the “extra revenue stream” standpoint.) So, I did what this ad suggested and clicked on 999MeansJobs.com. If an ad does what it’s designed to do, that means it’s effective, right?


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Regarding the content — whether 9-9-9 does, in fact, mean jobs, jobs, jobs — depends upon your point of view.

I think he believes that 9-9-9….and a repeal of Obamacare….and a repeal of Dodd-Frank….and a repeal of Sarbanes-Oxley….and the reigning in(or outright defunding) of the EPA will mean jobs, jobs, jobs.

Doughboy on October 26, 2011 at 3:28 PM

You need to look more critically, Tina. Rhetoric is not the same as results.

publiuspen on October 26, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Love it. Get ‘em, Herman!

After all the attention it got, that cigarette ad worked for him too, didn’t it. Dumb like a fox?

petefrt on October 26, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Cain has his ads several times on Rush’s radio show for the last two days. It gets millions of listeners daily. Good use of funds and smart business paying Rush to air his ads.
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letget on October 26, 2011 at 3:32 PM

You know, guys, if you turn “999″ upside down, it means something else.

manwithblackhat on October 26, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Cainsian Economics… for the win!

faraway on October 26, 2011 at 3:32 PM

The federal tax concerns me. We already pay 8% sales tax, 17% is just too much. But I still support Cain for other reasons and I believe the congress will not give him the 999. However, I think it will cause congress to look at similar ideas that could work.

Rose on October 26, 2011 at 3:32 PM

LOL…is that NOT Eddie Murphy in the Distinguished Gentleman??

bloghooligan on October 26, 2011 at 3:33 PM

I’m glad to hear any ad that will, in the long run, help the Republican candidate, even if it’s not him.

The in-house bickering is indicative of skewed priorities.

Pythagoras on October 26, 2011 at 3:35 PM

LOL that is too funny.
Is his plan perfect? no. Is it better better then what we have now, yes. As far as I can see is that anyone that is working will be better off. Employers will be better off.
I read an report from Laffer , where he said that are we going to dump every plan even good ones in search of perfection.
Good question.

ColdWarrior57 on October 26, 2011 at 3:35 PM

Pat Caddell, the Democrat, was singing high praise on Cain’s “smoking” ad last night on Hannity.

Herman Cain knows marketing and how to spend wisely.

Knucklehead on October 26, 2011 at 3:36 PM

No matter what he says, he sounds friendly saying it.

True, but you know there will be those *select few* who just simply cannot figure it out. They need everything clarified and reclarified and then whine that he doesn’t communicate effectively, never pondering if in fact, it is they who cannot understand simplicity.

BruthaMan on October 26, 2011 at 3:37 PM

since when is a political contribution a ‘gift’? odd to hear that in an political ad

gatorboy on October 26, 2011 at 3:38 PM

I plagerize myself…

Next commercial…Mark Block is sitting in an open park, kids are playing in the back ground. As Block explains the economic surge Cain’s 999 policies will bring he reaches down and grabs a bacon cheeseburger and takes a bite. Camera pans over and Herman Cain is laughing hysterically as an Obama impersonator on a pink bike with matching helmet rides by.

DanMan on October 26, 2011 at 3:40 PM

You need to look more critically, Tina. Rhetoric is not the same as results.

publiuspen on October 26, 2011 at 3:30 PM

I can only hope you will hold Romney and Perry to the same standards.

gryphon202 on October 26, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Pat Caddell, the Democrat, was singing high praise on Cain’s “smoking” ad last night on Hannity.

Herman Cain knows marketing and how to spend wisely.

Knucklehead on October 26, 2011 at 3:36 PM

I heard the media montage on Rush’s show of snobby newscasters wagging their fingers at this commercial.

CNN especially has a bug up their backside about it.

KingGold on October 26, 2011 at 3:40 PM

CNN especially has a bug up their backside about it.

KingGold on October 26, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Which makes me wonder if Herman Cain’s campaign team didn’t do something correct this time. ;-)

gryphon202 on October 26, 2011 at 3:41 PM

You know, guys, if you turn “999″ upside down, it means something else.

manwithblackhat

Yes…it means you are a Obama voter.

Gothguy on October 26, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Just in case anyone takes that “turn the 9-9-9 upside down” nonsense seriously, the reference in Revelation says, in the Greek, “six-hundred sixty six,” not “six-six-six”.

Pythagoras on October 26, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Cain’s 9-9-9 plan is the better reform, because it junks the whole system. Perry’s plan doesn’t. Also, it broadens the base as much as possible to lower rates as low as possible. Yes, it has a retail sales tax, but the removal of all embedded taxes lowers the cost of goods. Not to mention, the increase in economic growth will raise incomes.

People are just not wanting to believe in the salient facts of 9-9-9 because its coming from a man who’s not a politician. My point is, I believe it precisely because he’s not a politician. Cain is a businessman strictly looking at solutions. He’s not in it to enrich his friends as Romney and Perry have demonstrated they do. He is in it to actually put this nation on a sound fiscal and economic footing and has come up with a solution that will do just that.

It’s beyond me why people are down about this idea, when it’s the only credible plan to address this corrupt and convoluted tax code. I like that Cain is not a politician and he can win if we take off the blinders the politicians and their media acolytes have put on us, so that we can really change this country in a conservative direction.

Cain is able! Cain 2012!

milemarker2020 on October 26, 2011 at 3:43 PM

The one thing his plan DOES do is tax the untaxed underground economy- including cash-based illegal immigrants. Not perfect, by any stretch, but a good place to start discussion.

michaelo on October 26, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Only thing that bugs me about this ad is the way Cain says “Iowa.” He’s talking too fast, and he sounds like he says, “an uprising has me leading in hour.”

KingGold on October 26, 2011 at 3:44 PM

I heard the media montage on Rush’s show of snobby newscasters wagging their fingers at this commercial.

CNN especially has a bug up their backside about it.

KingGold on October 26, 2011 at 3:40 PM

That was pathetic. Do those people listen to themselves?

Doughboy on October 26, 2011 at 3:44 PM

CNN especially has a bug up their backside about it.

KingGold on October 26, 2011 at 3:40 PM

David Drucker from “Roll Call” was on with Greta last night and was outraged by it and went on for 3 or 4 minutes about how God awful it was.

Knucklehead on October 26, 2011 at 3:46 PM

Pat Caddell, the Democrat, was singing high praise on Cain’s “smoking” ad last night on Hannity.

Knucklehead on October 26, 2011 at 3:36 PM

I saw that segnment. It looks like Caddell might be about to jump on the Cain train.

Kataklysmic on October 26, 2011 at 3:46 PM

You know, guys, if you turn “999″ upside down, it means something else.

manwithblackhat on October 26, 2011 at 3:32 PM

.
Thanks, Michelle, I heard you the first time.

ExpressoBold on October 26, 2011 at 3:46 PM

I plagerize myself…

Next commercial…Mark Block is sitting in an open park, kids are playing in the back ground. As Block explains the economic surge Cain’s 999 policies will bring he reaches down and grabs a bacon cheeseburger and takes a bite. Camera pans over and Herman Cain is laughing hysterically as an Obama impersonator on a pink bike with matching helmet rides by.

DanMan on October 26, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Peewee Herman in black face as obama on the bike.

ouldbollix on October 26, 2011 at 3:47 PM

Cainsian Economics… for the win!

faraway on October 26, 2011 at 3:32 PM

heh. good one.

ted c on October 26, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Nein-Nein-Nein means No,No,No in German.

portlandon on October 26, 2011 at 3:49 PM

You need to look more critically, Tina. Rhetoric is not the same as results.

publiuspen on October 26, 2011 at 3:30 PM

I assume this is how you guys have looked at rick Perry’s plan, right?

Chudi on October 26, 2011 at 3:51 PM

I assume this is how you guys have looked at rick Perry’s plan, right?

Chudi on October 26, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Your obsession with Rick Perry is noted.

ROCK.

portlandon on October 26, 2011 at 3:53 PM

Do those people listen to themselves?

Doughboy on October 26, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Hey, they have get their audience numbers from somewhere and there aren’t that many airports in the country, so they must.

Lily on October 26, 2011 at 3:56 PM

Yes, yes, yes! I like the idea!

tinkerthinker on October 26, 2011 at 3:57 PM

Positive Press???? FROM WHERE? He can’t even get any positive press from FOX. Rove is tuning up his stupid white board right now, to trash him.

Alabama Infidel on October 26, 2011 at 4:01 PM

I assume this is how you guys have looked at rick Perry’s plan, right?

Chudi on October 26, 2011 at 3:51 PM

You post about Perry so much, I’m wondering if you are pining for a Brokeback Moment with him.

lorien1973 on October 26, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Fox News has gone full force into the Romney Camp. And they are the super smart pundits with many years experience.

That bias is making every move by Cain be seen as an amateur gaffe–you know that black men are just not smart enough to be in charge–they need to stick to their place selling bad Pizza.

The 9-9-9 Plan must have the DC lobbyists wetting their pants. Why else would this alternate reality be pushed at us so hard.

jimw on October 26, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Positive Press???? FROM WHERE? He can’t even get any positive press from FOX. Rove is tuning up his stupid white board right now, to trash him.

Alabama Infidel on October 26, 2011 at 4:01 PM

The reason they are against him is because he (Cain) isnt part of the ruling class. How dare he think he can be president !!.

ColdWarrior57 on October 26, 2011 at 4:05 PM

He can’t even get any positive press from FOX. Rove is tuning up his stupid white board right now, to trash him.

Alabama Infidel on October 26, 2011 at 4:01 PM

BOR said last night that “it’s a given that Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee”

Go vote in BOR’s online poll “Romney versus Cain” and make his head explode.

Knucklehead on October 26, 2011 at 4:10 PM

The federal tax concerns me. We already pay 8% sales tax, 17% is just too much. But I still support Cain for other reasons and I believe the congress will not give him the 999. However, I think it will cause congress to look at similar ideas that could work.

Rose on October 26, 2011 at 3:32 PM

You are overlooking the fact that payroll (FICA) taxes end and income taxes drop to 9%. Plus, the national sales tax does not apply to used items.

platypus on October 26, 2011 at 4:12 PM

I’m glad I’m not the only that noticed that FOX is all in for Romney. Brit Hume has become an insider hack, heck maybe he always was. David Gregory has nothing on Chris Wallace. And I will wager there is no more liberal a news reader than Sheperd Smith…okay maybe Katie Couric is an exception.

DanMan on October 26, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Knucklehead on October 26, 2011 at 4:10 PM

Cain’s ahead at this point.

Would I like to see BOR in full melt-down mode. As we all know, he is never wrong.

Lily on October 26, 2011 at 4:21 PM

I assume this is how you guys have looked at rick Perry’s plan, right?

Chudi on October 26, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Chudi…

… meet Spathi.

Spathi…

… Chudi.

Seven Percent Solution on October 26, 2011 at 4:29 PM

I was watching fox this morning, they had this panel talking about cains plan and I beleive perry’s. of the 3 people none where economist and they were all against the plans.

ColdWarrior57 on October 26, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Cain’s ahead at this point.

Would I like to see BOR in full melt-down mode. As we all know, he is never wrong.

Lily on October 26, 2011 at 4:21 PM

He’ll probably just lie about it the way he did the Palin v. Bachmann poll results and then quickly change the subject.

Kataklysmic on October 26, 2011 at 4:42 PM

Democrats own the wimp vote. Cain’s smoking ad was a poke in their eye. I’m surprised the guy didn’t blow smoke at the camera lens.

Labamigo on October 26, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Cainsian economics! I love it!

pgrossjr on October 26, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Nmatter what he says, he sounds friendly saying it. A conservative in the cheerful mode of Ronald Reagan, indeed.

Doesn’t that make you just SMIL!.

katy the mean old lady on October 26, 2011 at 4:51 PM

What’s Cain’s position on Drill, Baby, Drill?

What’s Cain’s position on fracking?

What’s Cain’s position on the natural gas pipeline?

What’s Cain’s position on everything beyond 999?

huckleberryfriend on October 26, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Er, SMILE!!!!

katy the mean old lady on October 26, 2011 at 4:52 PM

My copy of This is Herman Cain (My Journey to the White House) arrived today…such an absorbing read I’m on page 81 (ch 6) in a few short hours. Beautiful wife and family. There’s a pic of Herman when he was 5, so adorable. Even back then he was sporting that bright trademark smile of his. Not sure how far he’ll get in his journey but he sure is a fascinating one to watch.

He’ll be on Hannity tonight.

RepubChica on October 26, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Doesn’t that make you just SMIL!.

katy the mean old lady on October 26, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Cultist//////////////

Knucklehead on October 26, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Cain should work this into the campaign somehow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owrF9RK_F3A

Django on October 26, 2011 at 4:54 PM

What’s Cain’s position on Drill, Baby, Drill?

What’s Cain’s position on fracking?

What’s Cain’s position on the natural gas pipeline?

What’s Cain’s position on everything beyond 999?

huckleberryfriend on October 26, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Assuming you actually want to know, you could, maybe, google it?

http://www.hermancain.com/the-issues

notropis on October 26, 2011 at 4:59 PM

He was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” as a Senior in HS and received an Honorary Doctorate in Science degree from Purdue University several years back…just some little tidbits.

RepubChica on October 26, 2011 at 5:06 PM

What’s Cain’s position on Drill, Baby, Drill?

What’s Cain’s position on fracking?

What’s Cain’s position on the natural gas pipeline?

3 good questions there huckleberry

james hooker on October 26, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Cain has his ads several times on Rush’s radio show for the last two days. It gets millions of listeners daily. Good use of funds and smart business paying Rush to air his ads.
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letget on October 26, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Looks like the site is extremely busy. I’m trying to donate but can’t get past some of the screens.

THE HERMINATOR v. The Obama

Which will you pick? LOL!

Key West Reader on October 26, 2011 at 5:09 PM

What’s Cain’s position on Drill, Baby, Drill?

What’s Cain’s position on fracking?

What’s Cain’s position on the natural gas pipeline?
3 good questions there huckleberry

james hooker on October 26, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Answers:

Yes
Yes
and
Yes

Key West Reader on October 26, 2011 at 5:10 PM

What’s Cain’s position on Drill, Baby, Drill?

What’s Cain’s position on fracking?

What’s Cain’s position on the natural gas pipeline?

What’s Cain’s position on everything beyond 999?

huckleberryfriend on October 26, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Having been a frequent listener to his radio show, I can tell you he is an “all of the above” guy on energy policy.

TedInATL on October 26, 2011 at 5:12 PM

Oh yeah! Awesome man! A former member of the Federal Reserve! Greenspan for life! Cain all the way!

conservador on October 26, 2011 at 5:16 PM

The ad from yesterday, and this ad, are dumb. They may get chatter going in cyberspace and cable tv news outlets, but the ads themselves convey absolutely nothing of any import. Shame on HA for hyping such nonsense.

Sheerq on October 26, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Cultist//////////////

Knucklehead on October 26, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Naw, Infidel Gringo Racist.

katy the mean old lady on October 26, 2011 at 5:20 PM

It’s kind of fun to watch the mainstream media commentators go into tizzies about the cigarette. Don’t these people have anything else to do besides going around trying to regulate our behavior? I don’t smoke but I fully support the right of others to do so. The only reply to some self-righteous talking head tsk-tsking about someone smoking a cigarette is: “Mind your own business!”

hachiban on October 26, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Key West Reader on October 26, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Gotta wonder, if Cain is the nominee, how many debates will bho agree to? How will bho go after another black person or just the policies? Will bho give Cain the famous middle finger on the face during the debates? One has to ask questions, doesn’t one? Could be bho will get all the questions in advance?

I would love to see Cain against bho! It would be a pay per view moment!
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letget on October 26, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Oh yeah! Awesome man! A former member of the Federal Reserve! Greenspan for life! Cain all the way!

conservador on October 26, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Yep, that HONORARY, UNPAID position–where he acted as a laison for the business community…yeah, that one…

lovingmyUSA on October 26, 2011 at 5:44 PM

letget on October 26, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Probably break all records…all Cain has to do is get BHO to go off his prepared answers and he will flounder like a beached fish…

lovingmyUSA on October 26, 2011 at 5:46 PM

The “Cainsian Economics” pitch is to political wonks and casual observers what “The Flintstones” was to adults and kids.

Plenty in there for us wonks to wink and nod at the play on words, but it’s a catchy hook for the casuals too.

IronDioPriest on October 26, 2011 at 5:51 PM

HA CAndidate Support update (definitely seeing momentum for Cain here).

CAIN (70) [43.6%] – 2Tru2Tru, AH_C, Alecj, Apologetic, Astonerii, Balkanmom, BierMan VA, Bill C, Bishop, Bkennedy, Blatantblu, BroncosRock, Canopfor, Carbon_footprint, CatoReansci, Cliffhanger, Coldwarrior 57, Conservalicious, CrankyTRex, CTSherman, davidk, Deedtrader, Dingbat63, Ditkaca, DrW, Elcapt, exdeadhead, Faraway, Gh, Grunt, gryphon202, Iowawoman, Jhffman, JimW, joe_doufu, Karmi,
katablog.com, Katy the mean old lady, Keep the Change, KingGold, Knucklehead, Lily, Lovingmy USA, Mankai, Milemarker2020, MR_Magoo, Ninjapirate, Norwegian, pappyD61, pbundy, petefrt, prtlandon, Puncheko, RalphBoy, Rational Thought, RedbonePro, redeye, redfoxbluestate, Repubchica, Robert_Paulson, ronsfi, Rose, Sbvft,
Schadenfreude, Steve Z, Ted c, TinkerThinker, tjexcite, Txmomof6.

GINGRICH (49) [29.9%] – A capella, Ameripundit, Bflat879, Bluefox, Borntoraisehogs, BuckeyeSam, Carbon_footprint, Christian Conservative, Cindy Munford, cmsinaz, cycncook, Daemonocracy, Darwin, DKCZ, Don L, Doughboy, El_Terrible, ElectricPhase, Floating, Rock, Fossten, Georgealbert, Hellcat, Huckleberryfriend, JellyToast, jhffmn, kerrhome, Lourdes, MeatHeadinCA, Meh, NY Conservative, paul1149, phreshone, PowerPro, ProudPalinFan, Puncheko, Redlizard64, Right2bright, SaltySam, sandee, Search4truth,
Sharrukin, Socmodfiscon, Spanky, Stenwin77, Trs, Unseen, VBMax, Victor82, Weight of Glory.

PERRY (29) [17.6%] – Annoyinglittletwerp, Aslans Girl, Bluefox, Cartooner, Christian Conservative, Cmsinaz, Darwin, Dire Straits,
Dr. evil, El_terrible, Flyfisher, Gophergirl, HondaV65, Jeffn21,
JeffWeimer, JohnGalt23, JonPrichard, Juliesa, kg598301, Marcus, Meh,
NickDeringer, OneGyT, Rukiddingme, SlaveDog, stacman, Steve Z,
The Right Man, XWing5.

ROMNEY (14) [8.5%] – Andy85719, csdeven, Faraway, jjshaka, Joepub, Lorien1973, MJ Brutus, Nswider, Pcoop, Petunia, Sheryl, Swamp Yankee, Thuja, Voter from WA State.

BACHMANN (1) [0.6%] – FloatingRock

PAUL (1) [0.6%] – iamse7en

Percentages might exceed 100% due to rounding. If for any reason I have you under the wrong candidates tent, I have you listed under more than one candidate, or you would like to throw your name behind a candidate you can update me at prov22.17-21@juno.com (three people have updated this way.

Provided as service towards eventual coalescing behind he/she who saved the people from Him who is no longer mentioned (HWINLM)…(Think Harry Potter).

RedLizard64 on October 26, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Go vote in BOR’s online poll “Romney versus Cain” and make his head explode.

Knucklehead on October 26, 2011 at 4:10 PM

Did so. I’ve always considered BOR to be so MUCH a moderate as to be almost good for nothing…funny how the poll reflects his moderate (read left of center) viewership.

RedLizard64 on October 26, 2011 at 6:13 PM

You are overlooking the fact that payroll (FICA) taxes end and income taxes drop to 9%. Plus, the national sales tax does not apply to used items.

platypus on October 26, 2011 at 4:12 PM

The issue I have is how do I ensure my employer raise my paycheck by that amount instead of splitting that 15% with me as 9% for me and 5% for them? ANYONE thought about this or heard CAIN explain it? I work for a great company but am not sure in the present economic stress they could resist the temptation to pocket a BIG chunk-o-change.

Or are we accepting Cainge for Cainge’s sake..hahahaha

RedLizard64 on October 26, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Will bho give Cain the famous middle finger on the face during the debates?

letget on October 26, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Cain is man enough that if he caught it he would give the pernicious youngster a good dressing down on nationla TV like.. “Who the hell do you think you are?”, You might think you’re impressing the the 20 somethings out there but let me tell you something youngin’ I’ve fired you’re type before and I am my fellow citizens are going to do it again to you this November!” (2012)

RedLizard64 on October 26, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Thing was, just before the Smoking Ad hit the newsrooms, I’d been browsing various news sites and noticed that for the first time in a couple of weeks, Cain’s name wasn’t in a single headline. Then the Ad was noticed (as it earns a Capital Letter for at least another week), and suddenly Cain was in dozens of headlines. From that point of view, keeping Cain in the forefront of voters’ minds, the Ad was a roaring success regardless of what anyone thought of its content.

I like Cain’s ads. They’re brief, simple, and sincere. There is a chance that could backfire on him, though. Actually asking voters to do their own homework and their own thinking? Egads. He won’t get any liberal voters that way. ;)

And RedLizard64, put me down for a Cain/Gingrich ticket. Gingrich is brilliant, but fumbles in the execution, while Cain has the executive experience, but not the theoretical background. I’d love to see Cain leading, with Newt at his back.

Jinxed on October 26, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Fox News Poll: GOP Primary Voters Get on the Cain Train

Herman Cain takes the lead in the Republican presidential nomination contest as GOP voters continue to deny Mitt Romney clear front-runner status.

A Fox News poll released Wednesday shows support for Cain has quadrupled among GOP primary voters since late August. At that time, he stood at 6 percent. After three September debates, he jumped to 17 percent. And now Cain leads the pack at 24 percent.

While it’s the first time Romney has trailed Cain, it’s the second time he’s been ousted from the lead since July. Romney receives 20 percent — a new low for him. That’s down from 23 percent last month and a high of 26 percent in early August.

Newt Gingrich now comes in third with 12 percent — edging out Rick Perry. The former speaker — like Cain — has seen his support quadruple since late August.

Knucklehead on October 26, 2011 at 6:29 PM

Neat. How’d you do that?

Well, calling me a Cain supporter is correct, for now anyway. But I’m holding out hope for others too. My bottom line: I’ll support whomever I think has the best shot at saving the people from Him who is no longer mentioned (HWINLM). And that view will probably “evolve”.

petefrt on October 26, 2011 at 6:31 PM

petefrt on October 26, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Should have been directed to:

RedLizard64 on October 26, 2011 at 6:09 PM

petefrt on October 26, 2011 at 6:38 PM

petefrt on October 26, 2011 at 6:38 PM

How did I do what?

RedLizard64 on October 26, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Gotta wonder, if Cain is the nominee, how many debates will bho agree to? How will bho go after another black person or just the policies? Will bho give Cain the famous middle finger on the face during the debates? One has to ask questions, doesn’t one? Could be bho will get all the questions in advance?

I would love to see Cain against bho! It would be a pay per view moment!
L

letget on October 26, 2011 at 5:36 PM

While I don’t like the race issue but, Cain is like a 2fur one offer at God Fathers Pizza. Cain is smart knows his stuff and is black. He grew up in the segregated south, his comment about the water tastes the same is classic. Obummer from what I know didnt live in that kind of environment. So Cain offers the real deal, he can and should talk to blacks about their mutual experiences and press the case for voting republican. Funny when I look at Cain I don’t see color, I see a fixer. That’s what I want in Washington some one that will fix the economy by getting government out of the damn way.

ColdWarrior57 on October 26, 2011 at 6:50 PM

RedLizard64 on October 26, 2011 at 6:20 PM

You got that right! How oh how would bho and team deal with Cain? Me thinks bho and team will send their dogs, the msm, to help bho out? The same way the d’s went after Judge Thomas? This would be a really stickey problem with bho and team?
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letget on October 26, 2011 at 7:00 PM

ColdWarrior57 on October 26, 2011 at 6:50 PM

I, like you, doesn’t look at the shade of ones skin when running, I look at WHO is in the skin and their views.
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letget on October 26, 2011 at 7:06 PM

RedLizard64 on October 26, 2011 at 6:41 PM

How did you compile all that info? Surely you didn’t do it manually (or instinctively), did you?

petefrt on October 26, 2011 at 7:11 PM

I believe he can win, and be a good President.

Saltysam on October 26, 2011 at 7:18 PM

How did you compile all that info? Surely you didn’t do it manually (or instinctively), did you?

petefrt on October 26, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Basically I kept getting confused with statements people were making and not knowing who they were supporting or who they were attacking :-( or who they were trying to persuade :). So As people either explicitly or implicitly declared who they were currently supporting I just put it on a handing excel spreadsheet so I could keep tabs. I think about 95% of the folks here have pricipled positions why they suppor the candidate they do…It is merely a matter of priorities in exection or addresing of their specific conservative style. That being said it is offered as a snapshot and tool for civil dialog and rather than dividing hopefully eventually uniting allowing people of different flavors to all be offered at the ice cream shop!

RedLizard64 on October 26, 2011 at 7:27 PM

RedLizard64 on October 26, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Well, it’s interesting., just as the polls here are interesting. Discerning the trend here at HA is what’s up.

petefrt on October 26, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Herman Cain knows marketing and how to spend wisely.

Knucklehead on October 26, 2011 at 3:36 PM

And he doesn’t spend money he doesn’t have. He made it a point to note his campaign had NO DEBT, like many campaigns always do. Now that he has more contributions, he’s spending more.

That’s the kind of person I want in the White House with our tax money.

Elisa on October 27, 2011 at 12:44 AM

My son was watching the Conan O’Brien show last night (10-25-11) Usually he annoys me because he always mocks the Republicans. But I had to admit that his spoof on Cain’s smoking ad was funny. He shows the real ad, then 2 pretend ones. One with a supporter taking a shot of Tequila at the end of the ad and another with someone smoking a bong.

Worth watching. It’s 8:40 minutes into the show, right after he makes fun of Perry in an unfair way. My son watches while I’m on the computer and Conan annoys me so many times. But the Cain ad was funny.

http://teamcoco.com/video/full-episode-tues-1025-zach-galifianakis-aaron-paul-and-musical-guest-switchfoot

Elisa on October 27, 2011 at 12:45 AM

The Question: How can I be sure my employer will give me the payroll tax?

The tax is taken out as withholding, and that will disappear.

You, the worker, were contracted for an amount, not an amount after taxes.

The employer cannot refuse to give you wages you earned because the taxes changed.

Now as for the portion that your employer pays on your wages, that’s his cost in taxes, not your pay, so the company will see that as a savings on labor.

If you are paid $25 an hour you make $25 an hour, your state and local will still come out as will your SS (until that gets reformed and we’ll see what happens there).

Your employer cannot keep your money just because the government no longer taking it.

You may be able to negotiate a raise for the taxes he paid “for” employing you, but that’s and employer, employee negotiation. I suggest you don’t worry about it and let your employer use that money to repair some of the damage done in the last 3 years.

Jason Coleman on October 27, 2011 at 12:56 AM

All these tax reform ideas are good and necessary – the only sound way to seek to increase government revenues in a weak economy. But the most urgent problems are spending and entitlements. No tax reform is going to solve those problems, cuts and reforms are required.

It’s not popular to talk about austerity, but if we don’t want to be Greece in a few years, we have to do it. We CANNOT grow our way out of this problem even if we reform the tax code and sunset all regulations, because the export sector is beyond most of our control. Demand will be steady from South America and India and the Gulf area, but Europe is about to hit the fan hard and even China cannot hide their economic problems anymore. Demand is going to suck, and so export can’t do what it has done for every recession in the last 40 years – lead the recovery.

Adjoran on October 27, 2011 at 1:12 AM

Adjoran on October 27, 2011 at 1:12 AM

Agreed, something has to be done about spending, and about entitlements.

YET. . .tax reform and regulatory reform is also desperately needed, we probably can’t cut fast enough to turn the tide, we’re going to have to raise the tide by growing the economy and getting people into jobs so they can pay taxes rather than consume government resources. Part of this will require us to “grow out of it”, literally and figuratively.

We have to do it all. Just cutting spending won’t fill in the hole we’ve already dug. Stopping the patient from bleeding out on the table is great, but you’ve also got to remove the knife plunged into his chest.

Perry wants to slash and burn, Cain wants to eliminate departments, Newt wants deep cuts nearly across the board. ALL HAVE GOOD SPENDING REDUCTION PLANS. When it comes to fixing what’s wrong with America at the moment, it’s not either or, it’s all of the above.

Jason Coleman on October 27, 2011 at 1:24 AM

Elisa on October 27, 2011 at 12:45 AM

Just to be clear, it’s not my son who mocks Republicans, it’s Conan. My kids always votes the right way. Even if they don’t care about some minor candidate, they vote even in primaries to make me happy. lol

Elisa on October 27, 2011 at 1:33 AM

Perry wants to slash and burn, Cain wants to eliminate departments, Newt wants deep cuts nearly across the board. ALL HAVE GOOD SPENDING REDUCTION PLANS. When it comes to fixing what’s wrong with America at the moment, it’s not either or, it’s all of the above.

Jason Coleman on October 27, 2011 at 1:24 AM

I agree. And those 3 candidates are the only ones we have (with any chance of getting elected) who will do something to turn things around. Romney doesn’t have the will or the guts or the track record to do it.

Elisa on October 27, 2011 at 1:35 AM

Elisa,

have you seen this, wait for it, at least one classic slam in here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSlC7BxmSqY

Jason Coleman on October 27, 2011 at 1:51 AM

Nein-Nein-Nein means No,No,No in German.

portlandon on October 26, 2011 at 3:49 PM

If I recall, we won that war so we don’t have to speak German. I’m not personally sold on 9-9-9 yet, but anything that brings focus to the sh*tpile of our current system is worthwhile.

SKYFOX on October 27, 2011 at 6:19 AM

Elisa,

have you seen this, wait for it, at least one classic slam in here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSlC7BxmSqY

Jason Coleman on October 27, 2011 at 1:51 AM

LOL funny So different and clever. Humor gets the message through better than anything. Just ask the liberal media.

I wonder who on his team wrote that?

Thanks.

Elisa on October 27, 2011 at 10:17 AM

You know, guys, if you turn “999″ upside down, it means something else.

manwithblackhat on October 26, 2011 at 3:32 PM

If you turn Obama upside down, you’ll get “999″!!!

landlines on October 27, 2011 at 3:12 PM