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Video || Herman Cain vs. Bill Clinton in 1994

I thought you might enjoy this startling little piece of history. It’s 1994, and then-President Bill Clinton is making the case at a “town hall” for his health care reform proposal, which of course ultimately failed. And confronting him is no less than the CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, Herman Cain.

I thought this video was remarkable for a couple of reasons.

First of all, Cain nicely dispatches Clinton, who is forced to retreat in the end by saying, essentially, I’ll get back to you. Slick Willie tries to dazzle with some figures to prove his point, but Cain knows his own business better than Clinton. While covering Clinton, I rarely saw someone stymie him like Cain did.

Which brings me to the other point that becomes clear here, which is that liberal utopia-makers didn’t understand business and economics any better in 1994 than they did when they passed Obamacare in 2010.

Cain gets started at about 1:10. The whole thing is eight and a half minutes, but you won’t regret taking the time.

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13 Responses to Video || Herman Cain vs. Bill Clinton in 1994

  1. Herman Cain was confident, composed, well-informed, and he obliterated Clinton! What a smack-down! Clinton did not even make the least bit of sense! Liberals/Progressives really believe they know what they are talking about, and that is WHY they are ‘dangerous in the Fed Gov’t’ with far too much power to control the critical issues ordinary citizens face everyday! CLUELESS!

    Every member of Congress should be required to have an Econ 101 & 201 on their resume before being allowed to run for ANY national office!

    OOPS! I think I am ranting, again…..! jb

    • “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, boggle them with bs”
      Cain dazzled with business brilliance, Clinton tried to boggle with just bs.

  2. What I found most interesting was the post script from the WSJ – Cain was the saboteur, thereby skirting the real issue – economics. Yep, nothing has changed.

  3. even though Clinton was ‘schooled’ nicely by Mr. Cain, he still tried to engage in a somewhat intelligent dialog. Can you imagine Mr. Cain throwing those numbers to the current grifter in chief? His head would explode haha.

    • I was thinking the exact same thing.

      Clinton was smart and could get involved in the details if he had to. In this case, though, Cain left him far behind.

      No doubt that Obama would have been creamed by Cain, especially when his typical “I’m cooler than you” argument would have failed.

      What might have been…

    • I love Herman Cain, he is intelligent & very well spoken & knows his business. Yes Bill could kinda keep up but 0 would nose dive into spittle putz,
      similar to his supporters.

  4. I live in Atlanta and am fortunate enough to be able to hear Herman Cain on the radio (WSB) here each day. He’s not the smoothest speaker, but his comments are certainly “content rich”. Definitely worth a listen online if you have the time.

  5. Cain and Clinton are both womanizers too. Of course Clinton is celebrated despite this and Cain was punished.
    Is Clinton a racist for disagreeing with. Cain? Obviously not. But liberals wouldn’t believe it if the two men’s party affiliations were reversed

  6. Man, Clinton was completely lost by the end. I think his eyes rolled into the back of his head and his head started twirling; he ends the conversation with the typical evasion of “we’ve got to move on” and “send me this in a letter so I can ignore it more easily.”