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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.

Report: Cain to Endorse Gingrich

The Atlanta TV station that broke the story about Herman Cain’s alleged 13-year affair with Ginger White is now reporting that Cain will endorse Newt Gingrich. From the report:

Sources tell FOX 5 News that Herman Cain plans to endorse fellow Georgian Newt Gingrich on Monday. They say details of a formal announcement are still being worked out.

A spokesperson with the Gingrich campaign said there is a 2 p.m. press conference in New York, which would follow a meeting with Donald Trump.

Obama’s Approval Travels Northward

President Obama’s approval rating has increased six points in the last month, rising from 38 percent the middle of October to 44 percent today, according to Gallup’s daily tracking poll.

I can think of only three of reasons why this might be so.

First of all, Qaddafi was killed, which means if Obama’s numbers go back down, Syria’s Bashar Assad better watch his back.

Secondly, the latest news on the economy and the unemployment rate, while not good, does suggest the United States is not headed into a double dip recession, as some had feared only weeks ago.

And the third reason is . . . um .. . . uh . . .

Sorry. I know, it’s an old joke by now.

Hi, I'm the devil you know. Photo by Keith Koffler

The third reason may be the lackluster performance of some of the leading GOP candidates, and the lack of superb alternatives. Herman Cain has been dogged by allegations of sexual harassment and doesn’t seem to know much about domestic or foreign policy, and sometimes not even his own economic proposal. Rick Perry doesn’t seem to know where he is some of the time. And Mitt Romney was for Obamacare before he was against it.

People are always going to have a hard time abandoning the devil they know. If the alternative is looking a little shaky, it might be bucking up Obama’s support.

Unfortunately for Republicans, these are the dates they brought to the ball. They’ll be leaving with one of them. But the good news for the GOP is the person it goes home with will have learned how not to make mistakes and how to handle adversity.

And how to debate.

Still, Obama’s improved numbers are not great news for him.

It’s true, Bill Clinton was at about the same place 1995 as Obama is now. But Obama doesn’t have a good economy going for him. And he’s not the greatest politician of his generation.

Cain Gets Confused

Okay, he’s tired, but it’s still a little strange.

He recovers and makes a certain amount of sense, but it seems to me he’s been programmed with his response and couldn’t remember which button to push to call it up.

Block: Cain Accuser’s Son Works at Politico

Fresh from accusing Rick Perry of leaking the original scandal story to Politico, Mark Block, Herman Cain’s campaign chief, charged tonight on Sean Hannity’s Fox News Show that Karen Kraushaar’s son works at Politico. He appears to be referring to Josh Kraushaar.

Except Josh hasn’t worked there since 2010.

Oh, and he’s not Karen’s son.

I suppose this guy will be White House chief of staff.

H/T to Allahpundit at Hot Air.

Herman Cain’s Conspiracies

Herman Cain today denied everything.

“I have never acted inappropriately with anyone, period,” he declared Tuesday at a new conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Instead, four different accusers, two now on the record, and multiple other sources telling multiple news organizations of a pattern of sexual harassment, are part of a GRAND CONSPIRACY AGAINST HERMAN CAIN, according to Herman Cain.

Only, Cain didn’t seem to know which of the conspiracies among the conspiracies he’s conjured was targeting him.

At first, he seemed to think it was dark Washington forces who for some reason don’t want a businessman to run for president.

“For decades, the American people have wanted a businessman in the White House, and not just another politician,” Cain said. “We are not gong to allow Washington or politics to deny me the opportunity to represent this great nation.”

Then it was the press’s turn.

“Nine days ago the media started to beat me up,” Cain groused.

Then, the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy.

“The Democrat machine in America has brought forth a troubled woman to make false accusations, statements, many of which exceed common sense, and they certainly exceed the standards of decency in America.”

And finally, “some people.”

“Some people don’t want to see Herman Cain get the Republican nomination and some people don’t want to see Herman Cain become president.”

One of these groups IS AFTER HIM. LOOK OUT!

Under questioning, he acknowledged he doesn’t have “factual proof” of a Democratic machine geared up to destroy him. Which was ironic because factual proof is exactly what he says his own accusers lack.

When asked, Cain said he definitely will take a lie detector test, unless he won’t.

“I absolutely would. But I’m not going to do that unless I have a good reason to do it.”

Cain warned that “there will probably be others” because “the machine to keep a businessman out of the White House is going to be relentless.”

Well I agree with him on one thing. There will probably be others.

Latest Cain Accuser Was Not Sexually Harassed

I’m not an attorney, but based on the press conference she held today, the lastest woman accusing Herman Cain of misdeeds does not appear to have been sexually harassed.

She says basically that he made a move on her 14 years ago after she worked for an association affiliated with the National Restaurant Association. She didn’t notify the Restaurant Association and she didn’t file any complaints.

A travesty that will unfortunately detract from what might be other legitimate claims. It’s worth investigating who put her up to this.

The woman, Sharon Bialek, said while she was seeking Cain’s help getting a job with the Restaurant Association itself, he made an agressive sexual advance toward her, but that he stopped immediately when she told him she wasn’t interested. She alleged that he suggested engaging in sex with him would lead to a job at the association.

She hasn’t sought any money for revealing the alleged episode.

Yet.

Update: New Woman to Accuse Cain Publicly

A new woman will be the first to put her name to accusations that Herman Cain sexually harassed her, according to the website radaronline.com. But the women will be represented by attorney Gloria Allred, an established publicity hound, raising questions about whether the woman’s motivation is for fame or money, or whether sexual harassment actually… Continue Reading

Herman Cain’s Decline May Have Begun

Last week, I predicted the sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain would spell the end of his campaign, though it might occur gradually, as the seriousness of the charges sinks in. There is some sign that this is beginning to happen. A poll I noticed in The Daily Caller this morning – performed by Ipsos… Continue Reading

Three New Allegations Lodged Against Cain

Three more allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior or language by Herman Cain emerged today. One of them, though, is sure to be suspect if it is not confirmed. It was lodged by someone who worked at the National Restaurant Association but who now does work for Rick Perry. From a report by Politico: The Associated… Continue Reading