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Jon Huntsman Still Thinks He Can Do Well In New Hampshire. What Do You Think?

Jon Huntsman has stated that he’s made over 100 appearances in New Hampshire, yet he’s still near the bottom of the polls. Piers Morgan pressed him on this earlier in the week, and this is how Huntsman replied.

I know Jon Huntsman is not a very popular figure on this website, but I think he handled this question really well. What do you think? Is he a good candidate that has been over looked by the Republican electorate? Or is he an idiot who should have never quit his day job (as ambassador to China)? What do you have to say?

Herman Cain's Libya Gaffe: Let's Examine The Video


I heard a lot about Herman Cain’s “Libya” video yesterday.  It always works out like this; I’m in no position to sit down and watch a video, and everyone’s talking about it.  I heard it was really bad, and the snippets I saw on the news made it look pretty bad also, so I was expecting a train wreck of epic proportions.  Well, I hate to tell you, but I was disappointed.  It wasn’t as much of a train wreck as I’d been led to believe.  It was more like watching someone struggle to parallel park a car, so they circle the block in frustration, and then they find a new space has opened up just as they’ve come back around around the block.  It was awkward and sad, but train wreck it was not.  I actually felt compelled to annotate the video with my thoughts.  Check it out below.

So that’s pretty much it.  It looks like they woke him up on the bus, threw some clothes on him, and shoved him in the interview.  He seems to be progressively waking up throughout the conversation, and by the halfway point, he seems to know what he’s doing.  I don’t know about you, but it didn’t seem like that much of a train wreck upon viewing the whole video.

What do you guys think?  Was he just sleepy?  Was some “special” liquid in that bottle of “water”?  Or was it a total flame-out train wreck, after all?

Let us know what you guys think in the comments below.  And as always, resist we much.

MUST WATCH: The Funniest Rick Perry "Oops" Video That's Out There


I think I may have seen the funniest video that parodies Rick Perry’s “oops” moment from the CNBC debate.  It’s pretty hilarious, but I should mention it has some potty language. (“B” word, “D” word, “S” word)

So?  What did you think?  Funniest Rick Perry “oops” video of the week?  Or waste of time?  I appreciated the concept, and I really liked how it was edited together.  Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Jon Huntsman: I Want To Be President Of The 99%


In one of the biggest flubs of the night, Jon Huntsman said he “wants to be the president of the 99%”.  Ouch, Jon.  That was not a good move.  Check it out, below.

Now, to be honest with you, I think Jon had a good opportunity, maybe even a great one.  He should have said,”I want to be president of the 100%”.  Instead, he said, “I want to be president of the 99%.  I also want to be president of the 1%.”  That was an awful response, Jon.

What do you guys think?  Did Huntsman miss out on a potentially great opportunity?  Or is he so far back in the polls, that it wouldn’t have mattered if he delivered the new Gettysburg Address?  Let us know in the comments below.  Or, if you see me playing extreme frisbee in Bryant park, you can stop and talk to me then.

Newt Floats Like A Butterfly, Stings Like A Bee

Have you wondered why Newt Gingrich has been moving up in the polls?  Maybe this moment from last night’s CNBC debate has some answers.

What do you think?  Was that the most awesome thing you’ve seen this week?  Or was it the most awesome thing you’ve seen in your lifetime?  Let us know how you feel in the comments below? (President Newt?)

Especially take note of the moderators face at the end of the clip.  She might be Newt’s next wife. (I’m pretty sure he impressed her)

New Mitt Romney Ad: Vote For Me; I'm All You Got

This new “campaign ad” from Mitt Romney tells the hard truth folks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXZLUKiGTXI&feature=channel_video_title

What do you think?  Has he convinced you?  Or are you still holding out for Ron Paul to finally have his year?  Let us know in the comments below. (and send your hate mail to Jimmy Kimmel in Hollywood, CA)

**Update: Cain Camp Blames Perry For Leaking Sexual Harassment Story


It’s going to be a long week for Herman Cain, if this is dropping so late on a Wednesday night….

This just in from Politico:

Cain’s inflammatory charge came in an interview with Forbes:

In the summer of 2003, Cain recalls briefing Anderson—his general campaign consultant at the time—that sexual harassment claims were brought against him while he was chairman of the National Restaurant Association from 1996 to 1999.

“I told my wife about this in 1999 and I’ve got nothing to hide,” Cain told me Wednesday. “When I sat down with my general campaign consultant Kurt Anderson in a private room in our campaign offices in 2003 we discussed opposition research on me. It was a typical campaign conversation. I told him that there was only one case, one set of charges, one woman while I was at the National Restaurant Association. Those charges were baseless, but I thought he needed to know about them. I don’t recall anyone else being in the room when I told him.” …

Aside from knowing about the alleged sexual harassment accusations, Cain campaign officials point to the timing of Anderson’s hiring by Perry as evidence of his involvement. The campaign announced Anderson’s role on October 24, just a week before Politico broke the story.

Does he regret telling Anderson about it? “I don’t regret it at all,” Cain says. “The guy who was supposed to help with strategy should know everything. I put it on the table right from the get go. I wasn’t trying to hide it.”

UPDATE:
Herman Cain’s campaign manager, Mark Block, went on Fox News to personally accuse the Perry campaign of leaking the sexual harassment charges to Politico.  He says, “The actions of the Perry campaign are despicable.”  Video is below.


UPDATE 2:

Now the Perry camp points their finger at the Romney camp. (I kid you not, people)
This via CBS.com:

Rick Perry’s presidential campaign says it is “absolutely not” responsible for leaking the fact that Herman Cain was accused of sexual misconduct while head of the National Restaurant Association to Politico, which broke the explosive story Sunday night.

“That is false, patently untrue, no one at this campaign was involved in this story,” said Perry communications director Ray Sullivan.

Sullivan then suggested to CBS News and National Journal reporter Rebecca Kaplan that Mitt Romney’s campaign is behind the allegations.

“I wouldn’t put it past them,” he said, stating that blog posts have noted that Cain’s successor at the Restaurant Association “is a big Romney donor.”

“There are much closer connections between the Restaurant Association, Cain and the Romney camp than there are with us,” he said.

Federal Election Commission records show that Steven C. Anderson, who succeeded Cain as the Restaurant Association’s CEO, gave $1,000 to Romney’s campaign on July 14, Kaplan reports. He also gave a total of $1,000 to Cain in two $500 installments during Cain’s 2003-2004 Senate campaign.

In response to Sullivan’s comments, Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul offered two words to CBS News: “Not true.” She declined to elaborate.

Herman Cain Talks About How Accusations Of Sexual Harassment Have Affected His Campaign

On Tuesday night, Herman Cain went onto the O’Reilly Factor to discuss (among other things) how the allegations of sexual harassment have impacted his campaign.  According to him, business is better than ever.  Watch the video below to see what Cain says about how these allegations have impacted him and his campaign.

 

 

 

 

I have to admit that Cain makes some compelling points in this video, especially the fact that over a course of 42 years, these (supposedly) “baseless” accusations are the only thing he’s been confronted with.

What do you think?  Is this story finally behind him?  Or does Herman still have some ‘splainin to do?  Let us know in the comments below, or if you’re feeling really ambitious, you can rent out a billboard with your opinion on it.  Prizes will be awarded to the most creative billboard that’s submitted.  The deadline is 3pm tomorrow afternoon. (but we suggest telling us in the comments section; it’s much simpler for all of us)

Herman Cain's "Smoking" Video Is Parodied AGAIN… This Time By Huntsman's Daughters

I know a lot of you have forgotten that Jon Huntsman was still in this presidential primary, but his daughters put out a campaign ad that you might be interested in seeing.  And it’s a riff on… you guessed it… Herman Cain’s “Smoking Man” ad.  Enjoy.

What do you think?  Is it even worth Huntsman putting out ads anymore?  Or was this still entertaining regardless of who produced it?  Let us know what you think in the comments below. Or… you can write your answer on a note card and leave it in my mailbox.  I was going to check my mail later anyway.  Whichever one is more convenient for you.  #CDNcares

Herman in Wonderland

Herman Cain has seemed somewhat lost lately. He seems in my overactive imagination to be like Alice in Alice in wonderland, a blunt and astute child dealing with the ridiculous nature of adult society.
He entered the party with claims of “No room, no room!” But there were places set and Herman took his seat in a comfy armchair at the end of the table.
In the ensuing debate, the candidates went after his tax code. Herman in response was confused, and rightly so. Oranges were being talked about when he was advertizing his apples. But that is the game, and it is the riddle. “How is a raven like a writing desk?” Herman struggled to recall what he knew about ravens and writing desks, which wasn’t much.
Before he could answer he was asked the day of the month. Herman said it was the fourth. Two days short! Two days short! For you see, time had stopped. But Herman knew not that time could stop, but those around the table felt that it did and therein it was always teatime. Butter wouldn’t suit the works. For you see Time has been angry since the queen claimed a song could murder time.
“This is how these people manage.” Herman thought.

“Suppose we change the subject,” stated one.

Herman said, “I believe I can guess that riddle.” The one stated before of coarse. “Do you mean you can find out the answer to it?” replied one. “Exactly so.” Herman chirped. “Then you should say what you mean.” A tablemate responded.

“I do!” Herman said, “At least-at least I mean what I say, which is the same thing.”
“Not the same thing a bit!” cried those at the table. “Why you might as well say ‘I see what I eat’ is the same as ‘I eat what I see.’” Said one. “Why you might as well say ‘I breathe when I sleep’ is the same as ‘I sleep when I breathe.’” Said another. “It is the same thing with you.” Stated the seeming ringleader.
“What about the riddle?” Herman thought to himself. “I think you might do something better with the time than wasting it asking riddles with no answers.”

Herman Cain Explains "Smoking Man" Video

You might have recently seen Herman Cain’s campaign ad that features a middle-aged white guy smoking a cigarette while telling you that “America’s never had a candidate like Herman Cain before.”  You may have seen the ad, but you may not have understood it.  Well, Cain went on Hannity tonight to explain the ad, and…. I still don’t understand it.

What about you?  Do you understand it?  Let us know in the comments below.  Most of us at CDN are still confused…

Herman Cain Speaks the Truth on Abortion

Herman Cain got into some hot water the other night on the Peirs Morgan show over his comments on abortion. Mr. Cain’s problem is one that I find quite refreshing, he tells the truth.

The truth about abortion, such as it is, is that ultimately it is the mother who will make that choice, just as Mr. Cain said. They were making it long before Roe v. Wade, and they will make it long after Roe v. Wade is overturned, if it ever is.

The context of Mr. Morgan’s question was, to this author’s hearing, under current law. He asked Mr. Cain what he would do if his granddaughter was the victim of a rape and had become pregnant. Mr. Cain replied that the choice was ultimately up to the family involved.

Cain released a statement the following day in which he said “As to my political policy view on abortion, I am 100% pro-life. End of story. I will appoint judges who understand the original intent of the Constitution. Judges who are committed to the rule of law know that the Constitution contains no right to take the life of unborn children.

I will oppose government funding of abortion. I will veto any legislation that contains funds for Planned Parenthood. I will do everything that a President can do, consistent with his constitutional role, to advance the culture of life.”

In truth, the only choice the government can make about abortion is whether it is done safely and legally, or in a back alley as it was before the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade. If the other candidates don’t understand that it is because they believe in a fantasy land where the law is universally obeyed. It would be nice if that were the case, but to see the reality, one only needs to look at how successful we have been in the war on drugs. The ultimate choice to take illegal drugs still lies with the individual.

It is extremely refreshing to have a candidate who understands the real world, and how it works. It is refreshing to hear him speak honestly about that world. The crowd inside the beltway seems to lack Cain’s insight, and the result is that they pass law after law with horrendous unintended consequences and seem utterly unable to see it. Herman Cain is a real man for a real America.

What Is Herman Cain's Campaign Smoking???

I don’t know if this video is supposed to be a joke or not, but if it’s real, then how did it ever get approved?  I mean, really…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iefi-7qXpzk&feature=channel_video_title

First the obvious… What is up with the cigarette smoke at the end of the video?  Can somebody tell me?  Now the not so obvious… Did you notice the blinds swaying behind Herman’s head at the end of the video?  I’m pretty sure this thing was shot in a hotel.  Maybe even a Holiday Inn.

Okay, you know what I want.  Comments, people.  What do you think is happening in this video?  A lot of people have been scratching their heads to figure out this one.  Let us know what you come up with.  You can tell us in the comments below, on Facebook, or you can call my home phone.  I should be in after 7pm.

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