May 15, 2004

Herman Cain says he's in 2nd place and gaining ground in GA Senate race

Pizza maginate Herman Cain, owner of the Godfather's Pizza chain, is continuing to criss-cross the state of Georgia in his quest to win the Republican nomination for the US Senate seat being vacated by Zell Miller.

Friday, Cain, joined by former US Presidential candidate Steve Forbes, appeared at a Savannah fund-raiser, where he touted his standing in some recent polls that put him in second place.

"Today we are closing in on the front-runner," said Cain, virtually unknown when he launched his campaign last year. "He represents more of the same. This campaign represents a passion for change."

The audience nodded approvingly and applauded some, but its loudest ovation was for Cain's defense of President Bush's foreign policy.

"I'm glad we have a president who took the war on terrorism to the terrorists rather than waiting for the terrorists to bring it here," he said.

Spokesperson for Cain's campaign, Nicole Barry, said the reception raised about $25,000.

The Georgia primary is July 20.

Posted by mhking at May 15, 2004 07:19 PM

I think he'll beat Isakson. I'm counting the days until 20 July.

Posted by: McGehee at May 15, 2004 07:56 PM

President George Bush has spent more than 40% of his presidency at one of his three retreats, sparking criticism from Democrats that he is not taking his job seriously at a crucial time in US history.

Mr Bush was on his 33rd visit to his ranch in Crawford, Texas, at the Easter weekend, where he has spent 233 days or almost eight months since his inauguration, according to a tally by CBS news. Add his 78 visits to Camp David and five to Kennebunkport, Maine, and he has spent all or part of 500 days out of the office while in office.

Mr Bush was at his ranch on August 6 2001 as part of a month-long holiday when he received the briefing warning of Osama bin Laden's determination to attack the US, which has become a focal point of the 9/11 commission of inquiry.

On Thursday the president watched his national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, give her testimony on television, then toured his ranch with the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre, before giving an interview to Ladies Home Journal.

Regardless of what is going on in the world Mr Bush is usually in bed by 10pm and wakes at 6am. As governor of Texas he would be in work by 8.30am and out by 5.30pm. In between was a 90-minute to two-hour break for exercise or a nap.

President spends 40% of time out of the office

Gary Younge in New York
Monday April 12, 2004
The Guardian ARTICLE

Posted by: dilligaf at May 15, 2004 08:46 PM

So you've proven he's human.

He keeps reasonable hours. He's no further away from anything or anyone than a reasonable distance. Or are you trying to tell me that Ketchup Boy, all of a sudden, is going to work 18 hours a day, every day; that he's going to ignore the concept of working vacations? I don't think so.

Take your BS elsewhere - take it to someone who will buy it. I'm not.

Posted by: mhking at May 15, 2004 10:16 PM

Dang! I'm about 30 miles too far west, otherwise I'd be voting for The Herminator.

Posted by: H. D. Miller at May 16, 2004 12:42 AM

Cain believes if all the dynamics exist as they are today and developing, he can win without a runoff. He is working to that end. His mantra at the campaign office is "they will not outwork us".

It is refreshing to have a conservative who thinks outside the box. Cain is a true revolutionary. When the day is done, if he wins, he will be well deserving. If it does not happen, which I think is unlikely, he will have given his all in the effort.

I believe he can pull this off. North Georgia looks strong. Southeast Georgia is solid. Middle Georgia is wild about him and he is being competitive in the metro area, even though Isakson has hustled this bunch's money.

What impresses me most about Cain is his humility and work ethic. This man does not have an arrogant bone in his body. He lives what he preaches. I am tired of arrogant politicians that believe you should bow to their throne. They are representatives, elected to serve.
Somewhere they forgot that they were servants.

I believe it is obvious who I am supporting.

Posted by: MJAtkinson at May 16, 2004 08:57 AM

Dilligoaf would like us all to forget that in the past year, Ketchup Boy has missed all but a handful of votes in his day job.

Posted by: McGehee at May 16, 2004 09:09 AM

And he even missed the most recent vote, that would have extended benefits for the jobless . . . shows just how much he cares for the working class.

Posted by: Lola Lee at May 17, 2004 06:58 AM

Link seems to be broken.

Posted by: Beck at May 17, 2004 02:16 PM

Yeah, from what I've seen, most of Blogger's links are weirded out so that half the time they don't work on the first time out. If you do a copy paste, they seem to work.

Sounds like they haven't figured out how to make sure that their sites are compatible with the rest of the world yet (at least since their "redressing" last week).

Posted by: mhking at May 17, 2004 02:31 PM
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