Wednesday, November 16, 2011
My Meeting with Herman Cain
Mr. Cain said in a later interview that he felt this current administration might not react if Israel were to be attacked by an opposing country. He said that President Obama is the first president since Harry S. Truman to, as Mr. Cain believes, "not support Israel." Most of what Mr. Cain said was nothing out of the ordinary; I didn't hear anything I haven't heard before. However, he definitely does know how to energize a crowd. There were a couple hecklers there who were seeking to trip Mr. Cain up, but they did not succeed; they were shut down by the crowd almost immediately, even though it appeared that the camera-man for a news agency that was there sounded like he was encouraging him.
I had the opportunity to also meet many of Mr. Cain's top staffers and loved talking with them; all of them are very, very nice people. My impression of Mr. Cain is that he is a very confident and nice man. He went around to the crowd and signed some of the things he was asked to (others, he refused to, stating that they "didn't work too well" with the sharpies). While he is solid on most of his points, he is not all of them, but no candidate will be. Anything can change in this race, though; that much has been proven. Mr. Cain was very strong on his points today and I greatly enjoyed his speech! One of my favorite parts was hearing the people chant "9-9-9" during his speech-- not necessarily because I agree with it completely, but because after hearing that chant on television so many times, it was really neat to hear it in person!