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The strain on Cain is changing his campaign?

October 31, 2011

In case some of you missed it because of the freak snowstorm, I’m going to mention an unusual political story from Saturday. It involves Herman Cain, one of the front-runners for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.

According to the Associated Press, Cain said he will “dial back” his campaign and media appearances in order to avoid missteps.

For those of you who don’t speak slang, “dial back” means he’s going to reduce them. There have been a number of recent stories about Cain having to “clarify” his own comments on issues such as immigration, abortion and terrorism suspects.

According to the AP story, Cain blames a grueling campaign schedule for the problem.

Wait. There hasn’t been a single primary and the man is already tired?

He’s now going to make fewer statements so he doesn’t make as many misstatements? He plans to campaign less so he needs fewer clarifications?

According to a recent Reuters story, a spokesman for the Cain campaign said, “One thing I’ve noticed in my short two months with the campaign is that the more people see of Mr. Cain, the more they like him.”

Hey, not so fast, pal, the boss seems to have a different view on that…

President Cain, I’m sorry to bother you during your Monday morning nap, but I thought you’d want to know. We’ve launched that nuclear attack on Belgium, like you ordered.

Oh. Did I say Belgium? Let me clarify that somewhat….

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Top: Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain gestures during remarks at the Family Research Council’s Values Voters Summit in Washington October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Right: Cain, former chairman of Godfather’s Pizza, delivers remarks during the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s second annual conference and strategy briefing in Washington, June 4, 2011. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

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Ah, the new strategy Blog Guy: Less is more.

Posted by FriscoJohn | Report as abusive
 

a politician saying less…that’ll get my vote! Except that I’ve already made my choice for the next presidential election (and it’s no politician):
:) Baz/Lamar in 2012! :)

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive
 

This is going to be interesting. NOT.

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Thanks for your continued support, GeorgiaPeach. We may emerge as front-runners after the Krasnoyarsk Caucus…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

‘Bout time someone gave Belgium what they deserved…

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive
 

Come now, Dave! Give them some credit.. its hard work not having a govt for so long.

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

BG – Don’t you mean Krasnoyarsk Circus? Entertainment in politics at its best…

You’ve got my vote!

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive
 

Herman Cain “Hurricane” – something something, destruction, something, calamity, blahblahblah, AAAGHH!!!

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive
 

Oh, Pizza Guy is still a Presidential candidate?
I thought he was just doing his own ads now, like Victor Kiam used to.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive
 

Hey Baz – You’re slipping. I just heard about another sign of the Zombie Apocalypse. There was apparently a Zombie Parade in Portland. How could you pass that up?

Posted by inebgreen | Report as abusive
 

is My Fair Lady being added to the OE Musical Extravaganza?

Poor Herman Cain! On he plods against all odds;
Oh, poor Herman Cain! Nine p.m. Ten p.m.
On through midnight ev’ry night.
One a.m. Two a.m. Three…!
YOU not y’all, EYE not ah, Pounding pounding in our brain.

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive
 

It can’t be that hard work Shra; they’ve got the best economy in Europe right now!

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

The Pizza Guy:
The Lord above gave man an oven of iron
So he could cook his meat-lovers special and never shirk.
The Lord above gave man a cutter to slice the cheese-but
With a little bit of luck, With a little bit of luck,
Someone else’ll do the blinkin’ work!

Chorus (Pizza Guy, Corn-Cob Mitt, Hangman Rick)
With a little bit…with a little bit…
With a little bit of luck you’ll never work!
(soft shoe two-step)

Pizza Guy:
The Lord above made pizza for temptation,
To see if man could turn away from waist inflation.
The Lord above made flat tax for government remuneration-but
With a little bit of luck, With a little bit of luck,
When my 9-9-9 X-large pie comes you’ll give right in!

Chorus (Pizza Guy, Corn-Cob Mitt, Hangman Rick)
With a little bit…with a little bit…
With a little bit of luck you’ll give right in.
(arm in arm chorus line)

Pizza Guy:
Oh, you can walk the straight and narrow;
But with a little bit of luck
Your hard earned cash I’ll have to shuck!
The working class was made for laboring,
But to listen to the unemployed
Is getting me annoyed!
Why don’t they get a job, I’m saying, ‘cause
My constituents I’m favoring-but
With a little bit of luck, With a little bit of luck,
The One Percent can have it all and not get hooked.
*slow smile*

Chorus (Pizza Guy, Corn-Cob Mitt, Hangman Rick)
With a little bit…with a little bit…
With a little bit of luck we won’t get hooked.
With a little bit…with a little bit…
With a little bit of bloomin’ luck!

Pizza Guy:
The Lord above made man to help ‘is neighbor,
No matter where, on land, or sea, or shore.
The Lord above made man to help his neighbor-but
With a little bit of luck, With a little bit of luck,
When the little guy comes around you won’t be home!
With a little bit…with a little bit…
With a little bit of luck, You won’t be home…

This is Herman Cain and I have definitely not approved this message

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive
 

Ooh, his latest clarification is on the two ladies who say he is not much of a gentleman–he may have to move to Belgium before he attacks it.

Posted by slick9 | Report as abusive
 

Well done, jclimacus081.

Posted by FriscoJohn | Report as abusive
 

A vote for Baz/Lamar in 2012 will be a vote for the proud city of Krasnoyarsk to finally have a place in the tag cloud where it rightfully belongs!

Baz/Lamar 2012!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

*sigh* Trump was so much more fun…

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive
 

Reading Cain’s daily pronouncements is akin to watching the opening acts on the old Ed Sullivan show – the jugglers, the dancing monkeys, talking dogs, etc. Very entertaining. Not a snowflake’s chance in hell that Herm will get within a mile of the Whitehouse, unless he gets a job working in the kitchen, or maybe delivers a Godfather’s pizza to the security gate.

Posted by Maltwhisky | Report as abusive
 

Where did my musical suggestion go? Seems Mr. Spam Filter doesn’t like “Enola G@y”…

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive
 

All I want is a room somewhere
Preferably in the White House, it’s nice out there
With a Situation Room and enormous chair
ow Wouldn’t it be loverly?

Lots of pizza for me to eat
Lots of tax lawyers for me to unseat
Smile on my face, quotation-mark-making hands, warm feet
ow Wouldn’t it be loverly?

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive
 

@Malteser: I think your post is keeping non-081 company in the Reuters cafeteria, its musical karaoke night

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive
 

@Spin: a worthy addition to OE Blog: The Musical :-)

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive
 

Aww Spin! That made me smile! :)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

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