Cain fires up UGA crowd

AJ Reynolds/ Morris News Service
Friday, March 23, 2012 7:28 AM
Last updated 7:30 AM
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ATHENS, Ga. -- Herman Cain may be more popular now than when he was running for president.

An overflowing crowd of about 400 people came to a University of Georgia College Republicans meeting Wednesday night to hear Cain speak in a Miller Learning Center auditorium.

The Atlanta talk radio host and former corporate executive, drummed out of the Republican race last year by sexual harassment allegations, said he has been touring college campuses recently.

“The youth vote is a very critical part of determining the future of this country,” he said.

Cain’s speech, preceded by a comedian, was more motivational than political. He mentioned the poor economy and his “9-9-9” tax plan but mostly stuck to his rags-to-riches story and life lessons.

Cain’s father was a chauffeur who grew up on a farm, but Cain went on to earn two degrees and eventually became CEO of Godfather’s Pizza.

“I had to ride in the back of the bus,” he said. “Now, I own the freakin’ bus. Name me another country in the world where you can do that.”

He urged listeners to set goals, follow their dreams, find things that inspire them, stay informed, vote and volunteer on campaigns.

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rmwardsr 03/23/12 - 08:16 am
Herman Cain should have been

Herman Cain should have been the next president of the United States. Whether these sexual harassment allegations were true or not is not important, we had eight years of a confirmed sexual pervert in the White House. Eight years of what we have now, and there will not be a United States of America as we have known it. The future of this country depends on this upcoming presidential election.

DawgnSC69 03/23/12 - 09:51 am
If the same thing happened to

If the same thing happened to a democratic candidate that happened to Cain, he'd be leading the Democratic nomination by a 4-1 margin.

curly123053 03/23/12 - 12:04 pm
If Herman surprised us and

If Herman surprised us and decided to run as a conservative independent I would vote for him. I think he would have a chance if he did. He has more supporters than you know!

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