I spoke to the fact that Cain was a man not afraid of telling it like it is and went on to talk about his calling Obama a liar.
This is not the first time Cain has taken on a sitting President and told him he was wrong, i.e. lying. He did it with Clinton some 17 or 18 years ago when Clinton was trying to sell Hillarycare. Here is part of the story as written by David Weigel of the Slate:
Cain got a question in. He'd been a turnaround artist at Pillsbury, working with Burger King, and in 1986 he'd been put in command of the failing Godfather's Pizza franchise. He saved it with triage, closing 250 of around 800 restaurants, before leading an investor group that bought the franchise and put him in charge. By the time he met Clinton, he had been elected president of the National Restaurant Association. This explained some of his confidence as he lit into his president.
"On behalf of all of those business owners that are in a situation similar to mine," asked Cain, "my question is, quite simply, if I'm forced to do this what will I tell those people whose jobs I will have to eliminate?"
"Well, wait a minute," said Clinton, attempting a charm offensive. "Let's ask—let's talk a minute about what you would have to do." The employer mandate would add only 2 percent to Cain's costs, Clinton argued, and Cain could just charge more for pizza.
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"Mr. President," said Cain, "with all due respect, your calculation on what the impact would do, quite honestly, is incorrect."
Now, is it time for Cain to address Obama on his ObamaNOCare bill which is certainly going to come up before the Supreme Court prior to the 2012 elections? Continue on attacking his jobs bill? His energy fiasco?
I am not so sure that Cain would be so "gentle " with Obama even though he has the tact to call a President a liar in so many words, smile and get away with it.
What do you think?