Key Campaign Moments for Cain
Cain, who delivered what delegates called a stirring speech just before the balloting, won 37 percent of the more than 2,600 votes from Republicans who came here from across the state to participate, compared to 15 percent for Rick Perry.
Cain aimed to recapture some of his former glory as a charismatic debater in the Iowa debate immediately preceding the Ames Straw Poll. In an earlier debate, he created a stir when he said he wouldn't hire Muslims who were "trying to kill us."
Watch businessman-turned-candidate Herman Cain hit the 2012 campaign trail.
“I’m running for president of the United States, and I’m not running for second,” Cain told a rally in his home town of Atlanta when the former Godfather's pizza CEO announced his presidential bid.
Cain on Issues
Cain, a successful CEO, touts his business background as the primary reason he should be elected president. He is a proponent of the fair tax, which would...
Herman Cain on Economic policy
Cain, a successful CEO, touts his business background as the primary reason he should be elected president. He is a proponent of the fair tax, which would replace all federal and state taxes with a national retail sales tax. He wants across the board cuts of federal agencies to reduce spending and believes that lowering taxes and deregulating agencies will kick-start the sluggish economy.
Cain promotes deregulation of the energy industry and wants to use domestic sources of energy to make the U.S. less dependent on foreign oil, including...
Herman Cain on Energy policy
Cain promotes deregulation of the energy industry and wants to use domestic sources of energy to make the U.S. less dependent on foreign oil, including drilling for oil in Alaska and along the Gulf Coast.
Foreign policy is Cain’s weak spot. He famously blundered when asked about the Palestinian people's right of return and was slammed when he said...
Herman Cain on Foreign Policy
Foreign policy is Cain’s weak spot. He famously blundered when asked about the Palestinian people's right of return and was slammed when he said he wasn't "comfortable" with a person of Muslim faith in his Cabinet. Cain has repeatedly remarked that the U.S. cannot act as a policeman for the world.
Obamacare . . . asks the American people to do something that they cannot afford to do.CNNJune 7, 2011
We have got to do something about restructuring entitlement programs. We can’t just keep shuffling them aroundCNNJune 7, 2011
We cannot appoint ourselves as policemen to the world.CNNJune 7, 2011
Herman Cain and his campaign were on the defensive Monday after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced over the weekend.
In labeling Rick Perry as the source of the allegations — claims that Perry’s camp has said are baseless — Cain has found a bad guy.
His strategy of rolling disclosures has found him parsing the definition of a settlement, claiming a faulty memory on key facts, then remembering more clearly, and finally wishing for a do-over, admitting that mistakes were made in initial interviews.