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one_voice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:12 PM
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WTF?!?....Herman Cain’s Staff Told “Do Not Speak To Him Unless You Are Spoken To”
If management skills are the big selling point for Herman Cain, they’ve not been evident in his campaign.

Mr. Cain has hardly shown up in New Hampshire and Iowa, they said, spending the bulk of his time on a book tour through the South. He occasionally mishandled potential big donors or ignored real voters. His campaign churned through the small staff; last week, his campaign announced the appointment of the veteran campaigner Steve Grubbs, his third Iowa leader in four months.

Even bumper stickers have been hard to come by.

And then there was that e-mail to the staff about traveling in a car with Mr. Cain: “Do not speak to him unless you are spoken to,” the memo said.

http://www.alan.com/2011/10/27/herman-cains-staff-told-...
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:14 PM
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1. I wish Obama was a hard ass like that.
"Were doing single payer. And when I want your opinion, I'll give it to you!"
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:24 PM
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15. can't remember which repub president it was that if you were staff
in the white house you had to hide behind a pole and get behind a curtain or in a closet if the family came into view. They didn't want to see you. The dem who came next couldn't figure out why grown people were hiding behind curtains and ducking into places whenever they came into view.
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lob1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:16 PM
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2. That pretty well sums up the attitude of most politicians
these days.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:25 PM
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3. This is the missing infrastructure for candidate Cain
If you're going to mount a national campaign, you've got to have campaign headquarters in all 50 states, with professional folks to run the office, and a small army of low-paid and volunteer staff to do all the little things that make a campaign run: Answer the phones, send out materials, make sure every person who even looks in the window of the office leaves with a button and a sticker. Herman Cain doesn't have any of this stuff, and he appears more interested in selling his self-published "inspirational" and "motivational" books and tapes than in any kind of a serious political campaign.

Veteran campaign reporters see all this, naturally, but they won't report it yet because Herman's still enjoying his flavor-of-the-month status, and if Romney gets anointed too soon, readers and viewers will get bored with the pro forma primary and the media outlets won't make as much money.
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:28 PM
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5. Fortunately for Cain, he's not really running a campaign
It's a sham to sell more books and get more "motivational speaking" gigs.

Why else would he use campaign donations to purchase his own books from himself?
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:27 PM
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4. Yeah, you know what I do to people who pull that crap?
Get up all in their grill and go "HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!! I'M SPEAKING OUT OF TUUUUUURRRNN!!! IS THIS INCONVENIENCING YOUR LITTLE BUBBLE IN ANY WAY???? I SURE HOPE IT IIIIIISSS!!!"

:eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes:

What a jackoff. Nothing but high school bullshit which no human being should put up with as a grown adult. "Don't speak unless you're spoken to" "Don't look at the celebrity" . . . . PFFFFFFFFFFFFT. Last I checked, I ain't your damned son, you put your pants on one leg at a time and aren't walking on water, so FUCK off, diva.

In fact, the guy who DID (supposedly) walk on water would be more than happy to speak to the "least of us".
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NoGOPZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:34 PM
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6. I'm not sure I'd want to talk to Cain even if he did address me. nt
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PearliePoo2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:36 PM
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7. The Wolf-Killing Idiot from Wasilla...
had the same policy!
Reason being: $arah isn't capable of conversing intelligently with anyone about anything (unless it's plotting her mean-girl, junior-high mentality attacks of pay-backs and revenge).
Herman Cain is the ReThug's sacrificial throw-away candidate for 2012. They know they're toast.
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:37 PM
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8. Sounds Jobsish
:rofl:
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:01 PM
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9. I'm sure when he ran Godfather's too, that when he visited restraunts the peons were told same thing
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 02:02 PM by WI_DEM
he's the kind of guy whose time isn't worth spending with you unless you can give him something ($$) in return.
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:05 PM
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10. No surprise the guy is a primadonna
I had that pegged from the get go from seeing how he acts in debates. I can feel his ego from here, its in the stratosphere.
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one_voice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:20 PM
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14. Yeah, I agree....
He definitely has a huge ego. And he gets really nasty if he's questioned. He's one of those people that will not admit they're wrong...and his way is the only way. At least that's how he strikes me.
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RevStPatrick Donating Member (564 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:09 PM
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11. Ummm... This man is not running for president.
I can't believe how many people seem to think that's what he is doing.
It's not.
He's on a money-making ego trip.
His campaign is buying his book in bulk.
It's a scam.
Please don't treat this "campaign" as if it is real...
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amyrose2712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:11 PM
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12. Funny, they say "No eye contact" in that crazy ass cowboy ad too.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:17 PM
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13. Send in the clowns
As Martn Bashir just said on MSNBC, Herman Cain refuses to let anyone speak to him, Rick Perry is now shunning the debates, and Mitt Romney refuses to hold a consistent position on any issue from one day to the next and the Republican field has become a clown college.
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