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October 7th, 2011
09:22 PM ET

CNN's Joe Johns explores what's behind Herman Cain's appeal.

The "Anti-Candidate" is surging in polls. CNN's Joe Johns explores what's behind Herman Cain's appeal.


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  1. Karen Pelzer

    Isn't it a little scary to want a president who has a memory problem? First he remembers nothing and then he remembers. Not good. And he wants people to believe he doesn't even remember who it was? No. I don't buy that.

    November 5, 2011 at 6:08 pm |
  2. Robert

    We do not need more government inexperience. For these times, I'd be happy with someone like Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, etc. Our now more "open nominating system" is not resulting in good political candiates, only smart charismtic but inexperienced ones.

    October 10, 2011 at 6:36 pm |
  3. Michael

    Herman Cain is a refreshing change however I noticed that many others in the media are trying to shove Mitt Roney and Rick Perry down our throats and what bothers me about this is that I think many in the mainstream media seem to have a problem with a black man getting the GOP nomination and I don't like the way others are treating Herman Cain.

    October 10, 2011 at 5:42 pm |
  4. Phil, bridgeton, jersey

    Cain needs to sit down somewhere!! Its like he's hired to say the most vile things about wallstreet protesters, minorities–blacks, and the president. Everyone knows that the collapse of the economy started at wallstreet, so why would he tell people to get off wall street and get a job when theres a great lack of jobs and what wall street does dictates jobs.

    October 10, 2011 at 6:04 am |
  5. Jim Thomas

    All the so called hotshots and newsmedia are not acknowledging Cain and he is the only one with good business sense.If he has a strong running mate(Bachman) and selects a good cabinet under him he will be the best Pres. we have had in years.The rest are like what we have and what a mess we have.He will have to be smart and tough but he can do it.Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    October 8, 2011 at 4:19 pm |
  6. Kenneth Conant

    I support Herman Cain because the government needs to be run more like a business. I looked at Mr. Cain s record because Mike Huckabee mentioned him as a worthy candidate and Mike has declined the GOP nomination.

    October 8, 2011 at 5:51 am |

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