The Daily Caller pulled this eight minute clip of Herman Cain, then CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, challenging Bill Clinton on Hillarycare.
Herman Cain versus Bill Clinton on Hillarycare, 1994
- The Clintons would later blame “Harry and Louise,” the fictional couple in the ads aired by the insurance industry, for undermining health reform. But the real saboteurs are named Herman and John. Herman Cain is the president of Godfather’s Pizza and president-elect of the National Restaurant Association. An articulate black entrepreneur, Cain transformed the debate when he challenged Clinton at a town meeting in Kansas City, Mo., last April. Cain asked the president what he was supposed to say to the workers he would have to lay off because of the cost of the “employer mandate.” Clinton responded that there would be plenty of subsidies for small businessmen, but Cain persisted. “Quite honestly, your calculation is inaccurate,” he told the president. “In the competitive marketplace it simply doesn’t work that way.”
Mr. Cain announced the formation of his presidential exploratory committee last week on ‘Your World’ with Neil Cavuto and appeared on Hannity yesterday.