Herman Cain gives campaign staff business titles

Herman Cain has never held political office, but has spent most of his life in business.

So it’s fitting that the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza plans to announce that his Republican campaign for president is being set up in the mold of a business, where staff members will also have corporate titles.

For example, Linda Hansen, his deputy chief of staff, also has the title “executive vice president.” Cain, presumably, would be the chief executive officer of the campaign, one source said.

It’s an unorthodox way to operate a campaign, and Cain has always said he’s not going to run a typical campaign. It also serves to underscore his private sector background at a time of distaste for career politicians in the Tea Party era.

Cain’s campaign is based in Georgia. A spokeswoman for Cain declined to comment for this story.

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The Tea Party darling has sparked excitement with his candidacy as he becomes better known, especially through presidential debates. He joined six other Republicans onstage in New Hampshire for the CNN debate Monday.

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  • DocFreeman


    Yes let us look at the whole pledge.
    I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

    It does say with liberty and justice for all. But if you are going to work for the federal government as president you must take the oath of the office, it as follows:

    “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

    Muhammad forbade any Muslim from swearing by anyone other than Allah:
    Narrated ‘Umar:
    The Prophet said, “If anybody has to take an oath, he should swear ONLY by Allah.” The people of Quraish used to swear by their fathers, but the Prophet said, “Do not swear by your fathers.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58, Number 177)
    Muhammad further prohibited his followers from making oaths in the name of one’s fathers, even likening this to idolatry:

    CAIN: The exact language was when I was asked, “would you be comfortable with a Muslim in your cabinet?” And I said, “no, I would not be comfortable.” I didn’t say I wouldn’t appoint one because if they can prove to me that they’re putting the Constitution of the United States first then they would be a candidate just like everybody else. My entire career, I’ve hired good people, great people, regardless of their religious orientation.

    INTERVIEWER Are you saying that Muslims have to prove their, that there has to be some loyalty proof?

    CAIN: Yes, to the Constitution of the United States of America.

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  • michaelslevinson

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  • daveinok

    Mr. Cain presents several problems for the liberals that voted for a “black” president to prove they were not racist. Obama was acceptably light brown and raised by a white family. As far as being “black” – only by genetics, not by culture or family. Mr. Cain is actually a “black” american who is a succesful businessman. Obviously this causes several problems for the liberals. One – he succeeded. Two – he is black. Three – that pretty well destroys their philosophy. So now the liberals are faced with a true black candidate to run against their half genetic black candidate that was so non-threatening to them. What a pickle! Me – I’m conservative – I just see a successful business man with good ideas that I would vote for in a minute. It is a shame the liberals will have to do a “Palin” on him.

    • guesswho

      A ‘Palin’ on him?? Not at all. You loony TPers will do that to Cain all by yourself. You won’t need Dems to do that.

      Cain has some real appeal but he’s no St Sarah and that’s what you wackjobs want to lead you right into the toilet.

      Be my guest!

      • daveinok

        Trolls generally do not warrant a reply – but you did make a few good connections. You assumed that all liberals were democrats (that is probably correct). You assumed all conservatives were tea partiers – most are not, although we all should be to boot out all the government intrusions into freedom. And then you said something about “wackjobs” – I’m guessing you were confused thinking this thread was related to your democrat attack dog Weiner?
        Anyway, a troll is only a troll. And if I were going to “guesswho”? I would guess a pathetic liberal dreaming of getting paid by the democrat party for his spewed hateful rehtoric. Although, I suspect even they a higher standard.

        • guesswho

          Of course not all conservatives are TPers but the lunatics on this website sure are. And no, when I use the tern wackjobs I sure am talking about you loons.

  • guesswho

    Glad to see we have a bunch of retired English teachers. Let’s see there’s Curly, Larry and Moe…

    Ha! you losers had your day made cuz I forgot to add an ‘o’ to a word…what exciting lives you idiots must live!

    But that’s ok…you see, my man BHO has a cakewalk to next year’s election win and you crazy TPers are making it oh sooo much easier with the slate of clowns you have. Ha! you lunatics are the funniest people around….you are a joke, a national joke!

    When Obama wins, what island are you tin foil hat wearers going to?

    Newt, Cain, Jesus Santorum, Crazy Michele—you wackjobs can really pick ’em!!!

    4 More Years!!!

    Please reply, broncbilly!!! You are sooo witty!!!

    • The_anniebanannie

      Please continue to show the world how crazy and incoherent the left has become. It helps the right and hurts the left. You do more for the causes of conservatism than any presidential campaign can do.

  • citiman

    Herman Cain appears to be a good man with solid ideas. Just maybe this is what the country needs…someone with no political experiene.
    Look at todays news:
    1. Obuma to auction off a dinner with him (just great). All you have to do to be a contestant is donate $5.00 to his campaign.
    2. Weiner the Whiner…shows him as a young man/woman? crossdressing. Also, a porn star has just come forth with news on him.
    3. Nancy Piglosis wealth has gone up 62% in the last seveal years (hmmm).
    The list of disgust concerning the “experienced politicans” could go on and on.

    • guesswho

      1. US Senator John Ensign (R) recently resigned due to a sexual affair with a staff member. When the husband found out the Senator tried to bride him.

      2. US Senator Larry Craig (R) a few years ago arrested for lewd conduct in a public restroom.

      3. Last week’s academic study released showing that members of Congress (both GOP and Dems) greatly outperform the stock market in their personal investments.

      Sooo, what’s your point?

      • 8second.ride

        He clearly stated his point in the first paragraph. What’s yours?

        • guesswho

          Listen broncobilly,

          Who invited you to the party? (Sorry, you’re to dumb to understand)

          • Flayer

            Don’t you mean “too” dumb?

          • 8second.ride

            I don’t need an invitation. This is a public forum, jackas*. Of course, you didn’t answer my question. Too dumb?

          • williamousa

            I believe that you did in an earlier post!!

          • The_anniebanannie

            You still haven’t answered his question. You have to be pretty ignorant to not even know the point of your own comment.

      • BigRmv

        My dear guesswho, his comment was quite plain to read. No summary required. I do believe the problem lies in your reading comprehension skills (and, re: the remark to 8Second.ride, your social skills as well).

      • nomorekoolaid

        Oh boy! We get to play this game?

        1) Clinton made it using cigars in the oval office with a young intern under his authority. Anyone else would have been fired for sexual harrassment.

        2) Massa resigned because of his advances to a male staffer

        3) Rangel stepped down from the House Ways and Means Committee because of his trip to the Carribean on tax payer dollars. He was hit with a total of 13 ethics charges and was censored by his own dem led Congress.

        4) Waters had 3 charges leveled against her for ethics violations concerning TARP money going to OneUnited, whose board of directors included her husband.

        5) Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Calif.) – Foreclosure scandal

        6) PMA scandal – Reps. Jack Murtha (D-Pa.), Peter Visclosky (D-Ind.), Rep Jim Moran (D-Va.), Norm Dicks (D-Wash.), Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio)

        7) Jessie Jackson Jr D- IL for working with Blago to steal Obama’s seat for progressives

        And that’s just a few. Pelosi drained the swamp? Hardly. You saw what happened in the 2010 elections…2012 will make that look like a tidal pool. There’s a tsunami coming for Obomber dude. He might be “your man” but a little look at the polls and the misery index ought to let you know he going down. ANYBODY but OBOMBER!

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