Recorded Video of the event:
Here’s a closer view of Herman, but not the entire speech.
Live Editor’s Notes:
Mr. Cain opened his speech announcing that 15,000 were present in Centennial Park for his appearance. It was not long before the center point of his message came out - he is running for President in 2012.
The entire speech was energetic and hit the critical points required to pull in the Conservative base:
The real problem in the United States today:
“We have become a nation of crisis” Cain continues, “We have a lack of leadership crisis”
And Herman Cain then delivered his plan for fixing that issue:
- “We are not going to raise the debt ceiling”
- “America is going to become its own best customer” when speaking about becoming energy independent.
- “This nation was built upon immigrants – legal immigrants” – “Immigration through the front door, not the back door”
- “We shouldn’t be suing Arizona [over immigration] we should be setting up a prize!”
- “You don’t throw your friends under the bus” – on foreign policy
- Cain Doctrine with respect to friends, “If you mess with Israel you are messing with the United States”
Herman Cain said the right things to create a center of support within the ranks of Conservative Americans. The question is whether he can take his message to a broad enough audience to win the nomination in February.