College Kids Respond to Cain Symposium

Monday, 01 Apr 2013 01:50 PM

By Herman Cain

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In front of a live audience of more than 300 students and guests from the community, I did my 9 a.m.-noon radio show broadcast on the campus of Kennesaw State University. As one student commented, "This is not just a radio show, it's a symposium because we learned something!"

Responding to dozens of questions from the audience and callers to the radio show, I answered questions ranging from keys to motivation and success, the real state of our national economy, the negative impacts of Obamacare on businesses and workers, top news stories of the day, running for public office and the national political scene.

Once again, I experienced some sharp, astute, and interested conservative-minded students on a college campus, where some people keep saying they don't exist. They do exist! They just don't have time to ruffle liberal feathers while trying to get an education. I do, and that's why I was thrilled to do my radio show from their campus.

We could feel the genuine excitement from the audience, which could be heard and felt over the air. One of the communications professors had two of his classes attend for class credit, and I could tell they wanted to be there from their questions and engagement with the show.

While accommodating requests for photos with students and guests during the radio show breaks, I met a gentleman who was 92 years old who fought in World War II. His younger wife in her late 80s was with him.

I was honored and inspired that they were there, so I introduced them to the audience when the show resumed. The audience gave them a standing ovation. It was one of the truly electric moments during the show.

Another gentleman, who was there for the entire three hours of the show, told me during a break that he was a senior at KSU. He's in his mid-50s, and shared with me that he used to have a successful construction business. The downturn in the economy and the regulatory environment out of Washington, D.C., forced him out.

A lady was there with her four-month-old baby and wanted me to pose for a picture with her and her baby. I did. She said she was a conservative, but her husband was a liberal who did not attend, but she was attending anyway with the baby.

Still another lady had won two tickets to the event from the WSB Radio on-line contest (my host station out of Atlanta). Her husband and 12-year-old son wanted to come with her. Somehow the son won out and was there.

Contrary to some perceptions, college students and younger people care about the direction of our nation. Not all of them are looking to live off mom, dad, and big government all of their lives. They want to achieve their own prosperity with big government out of their way.

This was my first live radio broadcast since launching The New Herman Cain Show over two months ago. We now have over 120 affiliate stations, and needless to say, we will be doing more Cain Symposiums on a campus near you.

Our young people are our real hope for our nation’s future. They do get it!
Following the conclusion of his presidential campaign, Herman Cain established The Cain Solutions Revolution, an organization whose mission is to educate the public and advocate for the policy solutions that drove his campaign for the presidency. Read more reports from Herman Cain — Click Here Now.

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