Posted: 8:04 pm Monday, May 19th, 2014

Herman Cain wants to ‘set the record straight’ on David Perdue 

By Daniel Malloy

After a quick rally capping David Perdue’s election eve fly around, Herman Cain pulled the candidate aside in the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport hangar to give what appeared to be a pep talk.

“I’m here to have your back,” Cain said he told Perdue. The radio host and former presidential candidate went on:

“If somebody lies or puts out a hit piece or distorts what you said, let me know, and I will use my voice to set the record straight. Because that’s what’s wrong with politics. You get attacked just before Election Day and when he gets in the runoff … the Democrats are going to have two months to trash him. And I’m going to be right there to set the record straight.”

Cain joined former Gov. Sonny Perdue and longtime GOP honcho Alec Poitevint to introduce David Perdue, the businessman who leads in the Republican polls heading into Tuesday’s Senate primary. Cain assured the crowd that the former Dollar General CEO is not an “establishment” pick:

“The reason that I support David Perdue is really simple, and I think that most intelligent thinkers can figure this out: He is not going to become a part of the status quo establishment, and he understands how to identify problems, what the problems are and how we solve problems. Because what we need most are people who are not afraid to rock the boat, solve problems, and put bold ideas on the table.”

Perdue took the stage and told how he consulted Cain before getting in the race. Perdue added:

“He called me that week 15 minutes before he went on his show. Now this is not done. He’s got a contract. He can’t endorse. He can’t have candidates on his show. But he said, ‘David, I want this record straight.’ So Herman, God bless you and thank you.”

There were whispers that there was more to this story, as Vince Harris, a digital consultant for Karen Handel, postulated on Twitter:

The comment drew the ire of Team Perdue. Asked Monday whether there was any financial arrangement between him and Perdue — to help retire presidential campaign debt or otherwise — Cain was emphatic.

“As my grandfather would say, hell no,” Cain said. “Hell no. This is what’s wrong with politics. And many of the people who have been in politics a long time, they know that all they have to do is throw a lie out there and if you don’t go to the source — I’m glad you asked me about that so I could correct it.”

30 comments
Barkj
Barkj

Michelle Nunn (last name ?) is married and will not register under her married name.  I have no use for deceivers.  Nunn is her father's name.

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

In other words, Perdue, lik ehis opponents, does not want to balance the budget and begin paying off the national debt.


$17.4 trillion and counting.

Charles50
Charles50

Why would anyone be surprised at Cain supporting Perdue?  They are both corporate guys.  Seems like a natural fit.  But lets face it.  Perdue will probably win not because he is the best candidate, but because of other factors.


He has the most money.  He looks the part.  He was probably Captain of the football team or class president in high school.  He's tall.  He's blonde.  He looks good in a suit and just as important,  he doesn't have a Southern accent. He'd present a much better image for Georgia in Washington.  

Jke
Jke

Interesting.  I wonder how much credibility Cain's wife places on her husband's statements when he speaks of character.  And what makes dirty politics--someone uncovering or exposing your serial infidelities, or someone exposing your golden parachutes?  Perdue's Cheshire Cat smiles, that say I'm smarter than everyone else in the room, is sufficient to show Mr. Perdue lacks what it takes to get things done as 1 of 100.   

Bill OrvisWhite
Bill OrvisWhite

There is NO doubt that I will support Mr. Perdue if He wins this primary, but I urge all of my fellow conservatives, Tea Party Republicans and those with common sense to PLEASE VOTE FOR THE HONORABLE REPRESENTATIVE DR. PAUL BROUN. I KNOW that Rep. Broun WILL repeal this illegal ObamaCare scheme and help to STOP this failed president's radical anti-American agenda. VOTE FOR BROUN AND VOTE FOR BROUN OFTEN! 

With that said, I respect and love the honorable Herman Cain, who I think NEEDS TO run for president in 2016.

Good night

Amen,

Bill

RoadScholar
RoadScholar

" Because what we need most are people who are not afraid to rock the boat, solve problems, and put bold ideas on the table.”

Does that mean that Herman agrees to compromise? We need problem solvers, people willing to share ideas, and to pass meaningful legislation for all Americans and Georgians. Not idealouges!

Chris30338
Chris30338

An endorsement from someone like Herman Cain is not something one should be proud of. But then this is the Republican Primary.

Chris30338
Chris30338

As a liberal, I'm conflicted on voting for either Paul Broun or Phil Gingrey in the Republican Primary. Either one of them will crash and burn against Michelle Nunn.

honested
honested

It says a lot about America.


That a man with so little to say can generate an audience to draw from in Georgia.

DS
DS

Weird that Cain shows up to defend Perdue rather than just promote him. They're a little messed up on their messaging.

Oh well. Not sure how much pull Cain has anyway.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

Again, from Jon Meacham's book, "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power":


p.263: "Jefferson believed that members of Congress had a vested interest in the Hamiltonian financial system. It 'will be the instrument for producing in future a king, lords and commons, or whatever else those who direct it may choose,' he told Washington."

p.257 - 258: "He (Jefferson) worried, too, about the corruption of the legislature - that law-makers were becoming financially enmeshed with the Hamiltonian system of securities and bank shares. Such economic ties were not bribes in the overt sense, Jefferson believed, but they did create a pernicious climate of cooperation between the Congress and the Treasury. This subtle form of 'corruption' troubled Jefferson, who saw it as the means by which Hamilton and his allies could control the general direction of government. And control was something Jefferson never liked seeing in other men's hands."


Businessmen/politicians Herman Cain and Sonny Perdue support David Perdue.  If you want a change in the current tendency of our nation to lean toward the wealthy, then you will NOT vote for David Perdue as your senator.

Don't be fooled.  This tendency toward favoring the wealthy and powerful is simply the way it will be in the Republican ideology of "everyman for himself."

Kamchak
Kamchak

...and I think that most intelligent thinkers can figure this out...

Does that include those in Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan?

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

On a side note, the debt does not really matter  yet...I just like driving conservatives nuts about it.



honested
honested

@Charles50  

No real accomplishments, some moderate disasters and a distinct ability to ignore the past.

Yep, they are cut from the same cloth.

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

@Charles50  


He also looks pretty good in the Canadian Tuxedo he sports in his commercials.


Very George W. Bush.  

Chris30338
Chris30338

@Jke Considering how well SONNY Purdue did for this state, I doubt his cousin will be any different which is why, as a liberal, I'm voting for Paul Broun. Michelle Nunn should be able to beat him.

Charles50
Charles50

@Bill OrvisWhite  So tell me, will all of Cain's sexscapades disappear by 2016?  That's what took him out the last time and unless something has changed, what's the point?

honested
honested

@Bill OrvisWhite  

Do what bill said and put broun on the ballot.

Georgia will thank you for generations!

kreedham
kreedham

@Bill OrvisWhite  A senator cannot repeal the ACA or any other law, he can only vote against it if given the opportunity.  And you say illegal, that's not what the "conservative" Supreme Court said!

Kamchak
Kamchak

@DS  

Not sure how much pull Cain has anyway.

Nein. Nein. Nein.

BuckheadBoy
BuckheadBoy

@MaryElizabethSingsWhat does it matter if Republicans vote today for the real corporatist, the reliable tool of the corporatists, or just one of the real "tools", when the two survivors must then devote weeks competing to load the most right trash onto their respective trucks; and that will be the gift that keeps on giving until November? 

Bill OrvisWhite
Bill OrvisWhite

@kreedham Justice Roberts fell off the tracks and is unfortunately wrong. If there are enough senators like Dr. Broun in office, they will get together and repeal this outrageous, illegal healthcare scheme. I'm praying that the entire ACA WILL BE rightfully scrapped. Amen, Bill 

honested
honested

@Kamchak @DS 

Excellent, I had almost forgotten cain's childish campaign slogan.

But still, I think his 'pull' is somewhere in the negative numbers and instead he only foments rejection.

Barkj
Barkj

@Chris30338 @Bill OrvisWhite @kreedham  

Michelle Who????   Why is she ashamed to register under her married name.  She has two children.  I would think she'd give them her married name.  I suppose she can't stand on her record and has to use the Nunn name.


honested
honested

@Bill OrvisWhite @kreedham 

Bill, you need to turn off the radio and read up on the ACA.

How many Georgians do you think want to lose their health care coverage due to a pre-existing (human) condition?

How many want their children to lose coverage?

How many small groups want to go back to limited policies that keep 45% of every premium dollar as 'overhead'?

Barking along with the talk radio nuts might feel appropriate, but it doesn't solve any problems.

Chris30338
Chris30338

@Bill OrvisWhite @kreedhamDon't call it illegal if the Supreme Court of the US passed it. And Paul Broun, who obviously doesn't believe in scientific facts is a moron which is why I'm voting for him in the Republican primary. I'm a liberal and I figure Michelle Nunn will have an easier time beating him ;-)