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Herman Cain Spoke Last Night

Before heading downtown to tell FoxNews that Columbia loves Hannity, Herman Cain spoke in Low last night at the invitation of the College Republicans. He gave what seemed to be his standard hour-long speech outlining what he perceives to be a time of crises in America, including an “economic crisis,” an “illegal immigration crisis,” a “moral crisis” and another kind or two. After sketching out an America in which small businesses are smothered by a really long tax code, Cain posited that the economic crisis, at least, could be solved with his 9-9-9 tax plan.

The audience was definitely less friendly than the one his “Solutions Revolution” tour generally encounters; several times, Cain faltered after having expected applause at a certain line and meeting a dead room. For pretty much the entire speech, the CU Dems were talking loudly, laughing, and fake-coughing. Several of his canned lines which probably meet with approval elsewhere in the country (e.g. on taxes, “If ten percent is good enough for God, nine is good enough for the government!) fell flat on their face in Low. Nevertheless, he kept his cool, and maintained a powerful delivery. For a politician whose candidacy was pretty much a joke, he was very charismatic and likeable as a speaker. Maybe that’s just what politicians do.

The structure of his speech was simple: we have problems, they are caused by high taxes, we should have lower taxes, now I’ll take questions. Since he was late, the promised #CainAtColumbia Twitter questions were largely ignored, and all but one came from a CUCR board member. Only, “What is your favorite pizza topping?” made it through, to which Cain boisterously returned, “Favorite pizza topping..sss? Sss? The all-meat combo! No anchovies! Pepperoni, bacon, sausage, ham, ‘burger meat!”

Then he recited the lyrics to that song from Pokemon: The Movie 2000, which is a thing he does.

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  • ten bucks says:

    @ten bucks says that pokemon will make it into the varsity show…

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous “We can rewrite the future history of the United States.”

    no shit, Mr. Cain. way to speak and say nothing at all.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous nashoba is so cute

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Jones?

  • BarnardGurl says:

    @BarnardGurl Does this photographer do glamer/head shots? It would be great for my modeling portfolio!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Hmmmm….but he is successful and has no place in the Democrat party!

  • Working Families Party says:

    @Working Families Party Herman Cain should just look in mirror and realize that he’s black and has no place in the Republican party. I’m in no way trying to be racist but Republicans aren’t waiting for him with open arms.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Despite not trying to be a racist, that is exactly what you are being right now.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Who took those BOLD photos?

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous you alive mario?

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous No, that’s my job.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous “‘If ten percent is good enough for God, nine is good enough for the government!’ fell flat on their face in Low. ”

    Ummm…no it didn’t. As soon as he said that, people applauded quite enthusiastically.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Just cuz the bwogger who wrote this didn’t like it doesn’t mean he gets to rewrite history.

      However, if he wants to rewrite the future history…

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Can we just talk about that girl who laughs too loudly in Foner for a minute?

    I actually don’t mind, it’s entertaining.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous She was also the girl who laughed too loudly in Brinkley last year.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous “For pretty much the entire speech, the CU Dems were talking loudly, laughing, and fake-coughing.”

    Regardless of whether or not Herman Cain’s candidacy was a joke, this is absolutely ridiculous and disrespectful.

    1. It's also says:

      @It's also probably an exaggeration. You are reading Bwog, after all.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous I’m also pretty sure that whoever wrote Bwog’s tweets as well as this article is a bitter Republican.

        1. Anonymous says:

          @Anonymous No, that’s my job…

      2. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous It’s not an exaggeration. I was there. Also, how annoying is Janine’s laugh?

        1. Anonymous says:

          @Anonymous that laugh. yes, i know that laugh.

          and the coughing was neither fake nor democratic. i’m independent and i was sick. bitch

      3. John says:

        @John I like how Columbia’s so liberal there were 20 likes attached to “probably an exaggeration” when anyone there knows this author is telling the truth 100% and brought it up on Twitter during the event as well.

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous And you are also reading a Bwog post that is conspicuously biline-less. I was there and it seemed like everyone was reacting this way (not the fake coughing though, pretty sure Bwog’s definitely embellishing there), not just the Dems.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous Bwog: the Economist of squirrel photography.

    3. Not a CU Dem says:

      @Not a CU Dem I do not think it is so crazy to imagine that people other than the CU Dems would be laughing at this character giving a laughable speech.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous What’s up with the photo format?

    You’ve made me swipe back on my trackpad several more times than I planned to Bwog! I’ll never get those swipes back!

    1. Victoria says:

      @Victoria We sincerely regret your loss. Pics are fixed now!

    2. Historian says:

      @Historian And thus it was that on April 11, 2012 that the problems of white girls reached their zenith.

  • Don't it always seem to go says:

    @Don't it always seem to go That you don’t know what you got till it’s gone
    They ditched Herman Cain and set up a RomneyBot

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous wow. thats a bit of a stretch…

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