Cain Says American Public Lost Last Republican Debate

Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 04:05 AM

By Hiram Reisner

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Former presidential candidate Herman Cain says none of the Republican hopefuls won Saturday’s debate, but there were losers — the American public — because “they didn’t learn a lot.” Cain also told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Monday that just as the liberal media went after him, they will go after whoever takes the GOP 2012 mantle.
“There were no winners in that debate Saturday night — the public lost because they didn’t learn a lot,” Cain said. “Sean, the American people are hungry for specific solutions — and they didn’t hear a lot of specific solutions on Saturday night. And that's why a lot of people again are very, very frustrated.”

Hannity noted that when the issue of marital fidelity was broached at the debate, the cameras panned to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich— even when the others on stage were giving their answers as to the importance of the matter. Cain suspended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination Dec. 3 amid allegations of sexual misconduct that he said was hurtful to his family.

“You are absolutely right — it was intended to be a precursor to how the liberal media and the Democrats will go after Newt if he gets the nomination — if [Mitt] Romney gets the nomination, they are going to go after him on flip-flop,” Cain said. “They are already sharpening their knives. That was as obvious to a lot of people like it was to you and me.

“Now, it also, Sean, was somewhat of a slap at these false accusations against me — so, even though they did not call me by name, you know that the reason they brought this up was because of Newt’s past personal history,” he said. “The American people are saying: ‘We are interested in a leader, we’re interested in solutions.’ Which is why, as you know, I did so well, up until the character assassination took place.”

Cain reiterated he was not ready to support any of the other GOP competitors, despite media reports that he was ready to make a choice.

“I have a process going on, Sean, that is going to take a little bit more time than I originally thought  — they got it wrong again — go figure,” he said. “They keep trying to jump the gun — but worse, they are trying to put words in my mouth. And you know, no one is going to put words in my mouth — not at all — so, that is not an imminent endorsement.”

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