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
Cain has been cited as one of the primary “saboteurs” of the 1993/1994 health care plan of President Bill Clinton and then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton:
- 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.”
Joshua Green of The Atlantic has called Cain’s exchange with Clinton his “auspicious debut on the national political stage.”
Mr. Cain announced the formation of his presidential exploratory committee last week on ‘Your World’ with Neil Cavuto and appeared on Hannity yesterday.
Herman Cain? It might be refreshing , for a change, to have a president who actualy knows what it takes to run a business. Anybody can be a politician, like the phoneys that are in Washington now, but to run a successful business you need to know more than the current crop we have in power now know. They can only lie, steal, and spend. We need someone who has had to produce a product, hire staff, pay running expenses, pay taxes and satisfy the public. Mr. Cain befuddles Slick Willie in the video, and his performance on Hannity was credible. IMO he is a man to watch and seriously consider for POTUS. Especially since there isn’t a lot of potential out there as of now. The best qualified doesn’t have a chance because of ignorance and jealously.
P.S. Also someone who can operate within a budget without playing gimmee-gimmee with the taxpayer.
The good among us will really have to soul search before entering politics. They are the ones who could get the job done but who I would think struggle with the moral choice of joining the ranks of so many without conscience. Sadly this is exactly what those without conscience count on.