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000ike
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12/3/2011 5:17:58 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I maintain the theory that his entire campaign was a publicity/get-rich-quick scheme.

"He entered to get famous, and sell his books, and now that he sees that he's dangerously close to nomination, he wants to do things to lower his rating in polls, so that he can eventually drop out." (http://www.debate.org...)

He claims his reasoning was that "the pressure of scrutiny was too much..." Thats unheard of, a presidential candidate dropping out because there was too much scrutiny. Again:

1. The "apples and oranges" debate
2. Circuitous stance on abortion
3. highly self-detrimental and comical ads
4. answering "999" to question about Libya.
5. Having no answer for 5 minutes to a question about Libya
6. Handling the scandal accusations extremely poorly

There is no way this intended to be a serious try at the presidency from the start. He had no such desire to win.
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000ike
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12/3/2011 5:33:50 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/3/2011 5:24:34 PM, darkkermit wrote:
Herman Cain has been way down in the polls:

http://www.intrade.com...

Not quite. http://nationalpolls.com... I'd expect someone like Bachmann to drop out, not Cain. That's irrelevant anyway, he tried to blame the media for his decision, which should strike you as odd because if someone is running for president, one would think he would be aware of the high scrutiny and criticism involved. Gingrich and his entire family face more vitriol from the media than he does.
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12/3/2011 11:02:58 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/3/2011 5:17:58 PM, 000ike wrote:
I maintain the theory that his entire campaign was a publicity/get-rich-quick scheme.

"He entered to get famous, and sell his books, and now that he sees that he's dangerously close to nomination, he wants to do things to lower his rating in polls, so that he can eventually drop out." (http://www.debate.org...)

He claims his reasoning was that "the pressure of scrutiny was too much..." Thats unheard of, a presidential candidate dropping out because there was too much scrutiny. Again:

1. The "apples and oranges" debate
2. Circuitous stance on abortion
3. highly self-detrimental and comical ads
4. answering "999" to question about Libya.
5. Having no answer for 5 minutes to a question about Libya
6. Handling the scandal accusations extremely poorly

There is no way this intended to be a serious try at the presidency from the start. He had no such desire to win.


His campaign was weird however the one thing in your theory that I don't get is if he was close to getting the nomination why not go for it anyway, what could he lose at that point?
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12/3/2011 11:14:18 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/3/2011 5:17:58 PM, 000ike wrote:
I maintain the theory that his entire campaign was a publicity/get-rich-quick scheme.

"He entered to get famous, and sell his books, and now that he sees that he's dangerously close to nomination, he wants to do things to lower his rating in polls, so that he can eventually drop out." (http://www.debate.org...)

He claims his reasoning was that "the pressure of scrutiny was too much..." Thats unheard of, a presidential candidate dropping out because there was too much scrutiny. Again:

1. The "apples and oranges" debate
2. Circuitous stance on abortion
3. highly self-detrimental and comical ads
4. answering "999" to question about Libya.
5. Having no answer for 5 minutes to a question about Libya
6. Handling the scandal accusations extremely poorly

There is no way this intended to be a serious try at the presidency from the start. He had no such desire to win.


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12/4/2011 12:01:14 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/3/2011 5:33:50 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 12/3/2011 5:24:34 PM, darkkermit wrote:
Herman Cain has been way down in the polls:

http://www.intrade.com...

Not quite. http://nationalpolls.com... I'd expect someone like Bachmann to drop out, not Cain. That's irrelevant anyway, he tried to blame the media for his decision, which should strike you as odd because if someone is running for president, one would think he would be aware of the high scrutiny and criticism involved. Gingrich and his entire family face more vitriol from the media than he does.

He hasn't dropped out yet...yet. This is temporary but him saying he will give an endorsement gave it away, my guess it goes to newt. So he's not out yet, but probably soon.
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