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Haley Barbour: Herman Cain Would Sweep The South
realclearpolitics.com ^ | 10/13/2011 | Staff

Posted on 10/13/2011 1:38:42 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

“If this election is where it ought to be, and that is a referendum on how President Obama is doing, Republicans are going to win. If Herman Cain is our nominee against Barack Obama, I think he’ll sweep the south," Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss.) told Laura Ingraham today.

“I think if it were today my wife would vote for Herman Cain. One of my sons, I have grown children, you know, from the first day said ‘Dad, do you know Herman Cain?’ I said sure, I’ve known him since I was Chairman. He said “Man, I like him, I like what he says,” and that is one of his great strengths Laura. He is likable. He does not give you the impression that he is full of himself, but rather than he is a straight-talkin’ person who, will tell you, he call it like he sees them. He’s not trying to sugar coat anything and at the same time he is not trying to be shrill and a chest beater. He’s a straight talker and I think that makes him very, very attractive to people.”

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1 posted on 10/13/2011 1:38:47 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I like Cain but if Haley Barbour is for him I may have to reconsider.


2 posted on 10/13/2011 1:41:45 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I never win at Scrable.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I agree. He’s sweep.


3 posted on 10/13/2011 1:44:57 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“Herman Cain Would Sweep The South”

Say, it’s that racist?

Is she comparing him to a janitor or something???


4 posted on 10/13/2011 1:45:47 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: BarnacleCenturion

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2792330/posts?page=44


5 posted on 10/13/2011 1:46:59 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Haley Barbour is a solid Conservative and a successful governor. His steady leadership brought Mississippi through the aftermath of Katrina - in direct contrast with the socialist failures who forced Louisiana to wallow in filth and pity. How did the GOP well get so poisoned that you would think less of a candidate that Barbour endorsed?


6 posted on 10/13/2011 1:52:30 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I hope he can sweep the South and the GOP better wise up and drop that rino Romney.


7 posted on 10/13/2011 1:54:13 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

OK, I’ll bite. What’s wrong with Haley Barbour? Do you always base who you support on who else does? Why should that matter?


8 posted on 10/13/2011 1:55:12 PM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Cain is a Southerner. He was born and raised in Georgia.


9 posted on 10/13/2011 1:57:19 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Always A Marine; Jeff Chandler

I agree with Always a Marine. In fact, when I read the headline my position on Cain took another turn toward’s the positive. Here in WI, Paul Ryan has issued a statement complimenting Cain’s 999 plan. If Ryan approves of the plan, then I support Cain even more.


10 posted on 10/13/2011 1:58:03 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: BarnacleCenturion

How is that possible? Isn’t the South incredibly racist? Isn’t it filled with all those rednecks clinging to their religion and their guns? Maybe they just like Godfather’s pizza in the South..


11 posted on 10/13/2011 2:03:10 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Of course Herman Cain will sweep the south. He will probably carry every state W carried in 2000. The only place he will not do well is in the northeast and west coast where all those evil rich racist Democrats live. They just can’t stand to see a Black man do well.


12 posted on 10/13/2011 2:03:35 PM PDT by BobinIL
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To: Jeff Chandler
I like Cain but if Haley Barbour is for him I may have to reconsider.

Please tell us that you're not that easily swayed. Use your own reasoning faculties. If Haley Barbour likes Herman Cain, it means that Barbour has some solid common sense.

I'm sure you do too.
13 posted on 10/13/2011 2:13:14 PM PDT by mkjessup (Herman Cain is a God fearin', Jesus-lovin', Constitution-revering PATRIOT. What's not to like?)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

You are not serious, right?


14 posted on 10/13/2011 2:22:33 PM PDT by elephant
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To: Always A Marine

I agree that Barbour is a good, solid Conservative. His support is welcomed for Cain. I just donated to the Cain campaign! I like a Cain/Gingrich ticket.

And yes, Cain would sweep the South! He is gaining popularity here in Alabama.


15 posted on 10/13/2011 2:23:34 PM PDT by Laserman
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To: PetroniusMaximus

The most interesting thing about the “racism” argument when it comes to the Tea Party is this. By definition, racism is the hatred of someone because of the “color of their skin”. Nothing more and nothing less. Therefore, how can a person who associates themselves with the Tea Party be a racist if he or she supports Herman Cain and the Tea Party folks are, according to the MSM, racist. BY DEFINITION it is impossible. I have yet to hear this question proposed to the Harry Belafonte’s or the Tavis Smiley’s. You can’t have both.


16 posted on 10/13/2011 2:27:40 PM PDT by jmranchman (May God be with our beloved troops and their families)
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To: Always A Marine

I respect HAley Barbour. He ran the Republican party and he has good common sense. Cain is so likable that he reallhy could win this. HE is very popular in Louisiana. I was disappointed when Jindal endorsed Perry. Jindal is very popular here, but he was too quick to get behind Perry. I trust Barbour more than most of the governors. He is a true conservative.


17 posted on 10/13/2011 2:34:38 PM PDT by peekaboo
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To: Always A Marine

I respect HAley Barbour. He ran the Republican party and he has good common sense. Cain is so likable that he reallhy could win this. HE is very popular in Louisiana. I was disappointed when Jindal endorsed Perry. Jindal is very popular here, but he was too quick to get behind Perry. I trust Barbour more than most of the governors. He is a true conservative.


18 posted on 10/13/2011 2:34:54 PM PDT by peekaboo
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To: BarnacleCenturion

But Cain will need more than the South to beat Obozo. How will he do in the Northeast, West and mid-West?


19 posted on 10/13/2011 2:36:17 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Haley Barbour for Pres!

I'd vote for him in a heartbeat.

20 posted on 10/13/2011 2:36:55 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Haley Barbour, current (two-term) governor of Mississippi and former RNC chairman (1993-1997), a staunch pro-life Republican who flirted with running for the GOP presidential nomination this year but ultimately thought better of it, is just the kind of seasoned Republican politician Herman Cain needs on his side as the GOP presidential nomination campaign unfolds. Barbour is probably right about Cain’s chances of garnering votes in the south and saying so in a public forum can only mean that some influential Republicans (like Haley Barbour) are beginning to take Cain seriously. That might mean that the alleged ‘inevitability’ of Mitt Romney as the 2012 Republican presidential nominee is eroding. Let’s pray this is the case. Meanwhile, I would love to see Sarah Palin endorse Cain - but I doubt she’ll do so until much later in the primary process. We’ll see.


21 posted on 10/13/2011 2:43:01 PM PDT by Jim Scott (on the 'Cain Train')
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
"The South" Isn’t it filled with all those rednecks clinging to their religion and their guns?

Obozo does not have a clue. hee hee hee It is far far beyond anything his pea brain can imagine. Sense of unity, sense of history, sense of pride, sense of respect for others, sense of common purpose. I so look forward to November 2012. It cannot come soon enought (like a kid before Christmas). Those Southerners and Westerners who will willfully crawl over broken glass to cast this ballot. And then, we will pursue these Commie Bastards for the rest of our natural lives.

22 posted on 10/13/2011 2:52:12 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: jmranchman

>>Therefore, how can a person who associates themselves with the Tea Party be a racist if he or she supports Herman Cain and the Tea Party folks are, according to the MSM, racist. BY DEFINITION it is impossible.<<

Ah, but you’ve overlooked their classic rebuttal. Any black person favored by a white Republican or the Tea Party is also, by definition, an Uncle Tom. He’s sold out to the white race, and should no longer be considered black. He’s become a pseudo-slave who knows his place.

It’ll be a little hard for the Left to come to grips with the fact that we figure Herman Cain’s “place” is the White House, I suppose, but that’s the sort of mind-tangle created with the logic the Left uses.


23 posted on 10/13/2011 2:55:43 PM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Jim Scott
Let’s pray this is the case.

Praying makes a difference! During the runup to 08, every time I saw hillary!, I prayed, "Please Lord, no".

Every time I see Herman, I pray "Please Lord, yes".

I also sent him a contribution the other day.

24 posted on 10/13/2011 3:30:18 PM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: elephant

“You are not serious, right?”

Of course not.


25 posted on 10/13/2011 3:58:00 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: jmranchman

I am no Webster, but I would define racism as thinking one race (or your race) is superior to another race, or that one race is inferior to other races.

The TEA Party is in no way racist, IMO.


26 posted on 10/13/2011 4:45:55 PM PDT by BookaT
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To: jmranchman

I am no Webster, but I would define racism as thinking one race (or your race) is superior to another race, or that one race is inferior to other races.

The TEA Party is in no way racist, IMO.


27 posted on 10/13/2011 4:46:05 PM PDT by BookaT
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To: dragonblustar

“I hope he can sweep the South and the GOP better wise up and drop that rino Romney.”

Cain won’t even need to campaign in the South. He’ll be able to spend much of his time in blue states, putting together his BLOWOUT.


28 posted on 10/13/2011 5:42:47 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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