Herman Cain is an American businessman, politician, columnist, and radio host from Georgia. He is running for the President's office as a Republican candidate for the United States Presidential Election, 2012. Herman Cain is the former chairman and CEO of Godfather's Pizza. He also served as deputy chairman (1992–94) and chairman (1995–96) of the board of directors to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Herman Cain Timeline
August 14: Herman Cain decides to continue his presidential campaign after coming fifth in the Ames Straw Poll. Cain speaks to CNN's Candy Crowley.
| Cain says that he will continue his campaign
“I run a campaign like a business. We don’t allow the spending to get out ahead of the revenue … and we’re still able to be very effective. We’re not making huge gambles on spending before we get the money. Because of the grassroots nature of my campaign and because of the way people are connecting with my message, [the campaign] continues to gradually build. It doesn’t have these ups and downs and these ebbs and flows - like some of these other campaigns - if you’re dependent on moving it with the media. No, we’re moving it with message,”
| Speculating why Tim Pawlenty ended his campaign
“He made a big investment and he doubled down and didn’t pull it off. He probably ended up with some debt and so he didn’t finish higher…it will be more difficult for him to raise money, so I believe that’s probably it.”
August 13: Herman Cain comes fifth in the Ames Straw Poll. He received 1456 votes (8.56%). His campaign said that though Herman Cain wanted to come at least third in the Straw Poll, he is excited and will continue his presidential campaign.
July 27: Herman Cain's communication director says that Cain will hold roundtable meetings with Muslim leaders next week. Ellen Carmichael, Cain's spokeswoman has sent out invitations to Muslim leaders to discuss religion and politics.
Cain has apologized for his remarks following a meeting with Muslim American leaders. In a statement, "I remain humble and contrite for any statements I have made that might have caused offense to Muslim Americans and their friends. I am truly sorry for any comments that may have betrayed any commitment to the U.S. Constitution and the freedom of religion guaranteed by it."
July 21: Herman Cain dismissed fellow GOP presidential contender Michele Bachmann's migraines an issue.
| Herman Cain says Bachmann's migraines an issue
"If she's showing up for her events, and she's doing what she needs to do as a United States congresswoman, people shouldn't worry about her migraines. My wife has migraine headaches. I understand migraines. So I just think it's a non-issue."
Herman Cain compared Michele Bachmann's migraines to his cancer. He said that though he is cancer free for the past five years, he monitors his health closely. "I get a written statement from my doctor tomorrow such that it won't be an issue. People sometimes are chasing shadows rather than, what you going to do about foreign affairs, economy? ... Let's focus on the big stuff."
July 18: Herman Cain said that Mitt Romney will not be able to defeat President Barack Obama in the 2012 Presidential Election. He said that his prediction comes from Mitt Romney's 'RomneyCare' law he signed as governor of Massachusetts five years ago. Cain also said that Romney was unable to explain his Mormon religion during his 2008 presidential campaign.
"When he ran the first time, he did not do a good job of communicating his religion. Unfortunately, it doesn't bother me, but I do know that it's an issue with a lot of southerners." "You don't win South Carolina, Florida and Georgia, you can't with the nomination, and then you can't win the presidency,"
July 17: Herman Cain says that he is more qualified and experienced than another GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann. "The choice is real simple, My entire career has been problem-solving, not politics.". He said that he also expects to finish in the top three in the crucial Ames Straw Poll in August. However, he says that he won't drop out of the race if he doesn't finish in the top three. "The nomination process doesn't stop with the early caucuses only. The biggest determining factor as to whether I stay in or drop out won't be whether I finish first, second, or third, or fourth. It's going to be the number of supporters that we're getting, and what we are hearing from the people actually out there in the states."
Communities should be able to oppose mosque construction
Herman Cain said that communities in the US should be allowed to oppose construction of mosques in their neighborhood and should not be viewed as religious discrimination. "Our Constitution guarantees separation of church and state. Islam combines church and state. They are using the church part of our First Amendment to infuse their mosque in that community and the people in the community do not like it, they disagree with it.", he said. "I'm simply saying I owe it to the American people to be cautious because terrorists are trying to kill us, So yes, I'm going to err on the side of caution, rather than the side of carelessness."
July 5: Herman Cain appoints new staff in Iowa. Larry Tuel will serve as state director and Lisa Lockwood, Zach Dalluge and Steven Hensler will serve as field staff. In a statement, Cain says "Larry brings many years of both business and political experience that will maximize our impact in the Hawkeye state,"
July 1: Herman Cain's camp says that they have raised $2.46 million for their presidential campaign in the second quarter. The camp says that they received donations from donors in all the 50 states, and there is no debt. However, it is not clear whether the amount that they mentioned contains any amount that was given to himself by Cain.
June 30: Herman Cain is making use of the Michele Bachmann's gaffe by touring in Winterset, the birth place of actor John Wayne. Bachmann confused him with John Wayne Gacy, who hailed from her hometown of Waterloo.
Herman Cain gives an interview in New York Times magazine where he says that a real black man is not timid about making right decisions unlike President Obama.
Hermain Cain speaks during a "Social Media Day" webcast answering questions from people who were watching him on his website and on his facebook campaign page. Cain said that the major news networks in the country are trying to get President Obama get reelected, and asserts that he is in the top tier of GOP Presidential candidates.
"I'm in the top tier, now... If it were not for social media, the Internet, and if I were not for the Tea Party citizen movement, I wouldn't have a chance.... In a few months I'll be able to say to ABC, CBS and NBC, 'Can you hear me now?'."
June 28: Herman Cain releases a press statement that he will release an autobiographical book titled ""Who Is Herman Cain?" in the fall. The book is being published by Threshold Editions, a Simon & Schuster imprint.
"I prefer not to see my life as a series of events but, instead, as the unfolding of a story. Like all stories, mine is filled with both obstacles and triumphs. But throughout it all, I have known that with a belief in God, a belief in yourself and a belief in the greatest country in the world, anything is possible,” Cain said. “Win-win relationships are what you look for in business, and that is what I look forward to having with Threshold Editions.”
June 22: Herman Cain predicts that he will finish in top three in the Iowa Republican Straw Poll in August without any shady tactics.
June 13: Herman Cain participates in a GOP Presidential debate by CNN / WMUR / Union Leader.
May 21: Herman Cain announced his presidential campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 election.
May 5: Herman Cain participates in a presidential campaign debate by Fox News and South Carolina Republican Party. Tim Pawlenty, Ron Paul, Gary Johnson and Rick Santorum also took part in the debate. Pollster Frank Luntz declares Herman Cain winner of the debate.
Herman Cain forms an exploratory committee for a potential presidential campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.
Herman Cain announces that he is considering running for the President's office in the 2012 Presidential Election.
Herman Cain Calendar
|October 10, 2011||12:00 pm||Hosting a stop for his book tour at Barnes & Noble||Franklin, Tennessee|
|October 9, 2011||12:30 pm||Hosting a stop for his book tour at Books-A-Million||Rock Hill, South Carolina|
|October 9, 2011||3:00 pm||Hosting a stop for his book tour at Barnes & Noble||Spartanburg, South Carolina|
|October 9, 2011||5:30 pm||Hosting a stop for his book tour at Barnes & Noble||Greenville, South Carolina|
|October 8, 2011||11:30 am||Hosting a stop for his book tour at Liberty University Bookstore||Lynchburg, Virginia|
|October 7, 2011||11:30 am||Speaking to the Values Voters Summit||Washington, DC|
|October 7, 2011||12:00 pm||Hosting a stop for his book tour at Costco||Arlington, Virginia|
|October 6, 2011||7:00 pm||CNBC's "The Kudlow Report"||Television appearance|
|October 6, 2011||8:00 pm||MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell"||Television appearance|
|August 18, 2011||3:30 pm||Hosting a meet and greet event at Hudson’s Barbeque||Lexington, South Carolina|
|August 2, 2011||4:30 pm||Giving the keynote address to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association Summer Conference at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center||Orlando, Florida|
|July 31, 2011||8:30 am||Giving “This Time, Real Change” lecture at the Western Conservative Summit||Denver, Colorado|
|July 30, 2011||4:30 pm||Speaking at Smart Girl Politics Action conference||St. Louis, Missouri|
|July 27, 2011||12:00 pm||Speaking with fellow conservatives on the Senate lawn in support of "Cut, Cap, Balance" legislation||Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.|
|July 21, 2011||5:30 pm||Speaking as part of the GOP Chairman's Speaker Series||Dover, New Hampshire|
|July 15, 2011||Speaks at Freedom Fest||Las Vegas|
|July 14, 2011||Speaking at 'We Are America' rally on the steps of the Murfreesboro Courthouse||Nashville, Tennessee|
|July 13, 2011||Media Interviews||New York|
|July 11, 2011||Inaugurates his state campaign headquarters||Urbandale and Davenport, Iowa|
|July 9, 2011||2:00 pm||Speaking at the Conservative Leadership Conference||Henderson, Nevada|
|July 9, 2011||5:00 pm||Attending a book signing||Henderson, Nevada|
|July 4, 2011||9:30 am||Speaking at the Independence Day Tea Party Rally||Independence Mall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|July 4, 2011||7:00 pm||Throwing the first pitch at the New Hampshire Fisher Cats game||Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, 1 Delta Drive, Concord, New Hampshire|
|July 3, 2011||1:00 pm||Hosting a meet and greet Warren County American Legion Hall||105 W 1st Ave., Indianola, Iowa|
|July 3, 2011||3:00 pm||Hosting a meet and greet at Godfather's Pizza||1009 John Wayne Drive, Winterset, Iowa|
|July 2, 2011||6:30 pm||Speaking at Citizens PAC dinner/We The People convention||400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio|
|July 1, 2011||11:30 am||Speaking at a business leaders lunch||1211 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio|
|June 24, 2011||Speaking to the National Right to Life Convention Presidential Forum||Jacksonville, Florida|
|June 23, 2011||Meet and Greet at Pazzo!||Naples, Florida|