Cain says 'stupid people are running America'; Republicans can win in November
By SARAH FAY CAMPBELL
Stay informed, stay involved, and stay inspired.
That was the message that Herman Cain brought to a crowd of 300 at Coweta's Centre for Performing and Visual Arts Saturday night.
Cain said he is often asked if the Republicans can win the presidency this fall.
Yes, he said, "if we do what we can do — and then some."
Mitt Romney "can't win if we stay home. He can't win if the people of faith stay in the pews. He can't win if if we don't tell people the truth about the lies that are coming out of the White House," Cain said.
Staying informed is first.
"Because stupid people are running America," Cain said to loud applause. "One of them is in charge of the U.S. Senate, with all due respect. We have to stay informed. We have to know the facts."
"One of the reasons that I decided to go back on the radio is to help wake people up, and keep them informed, and tell them the truth," he said. "Know the facts — and then you will be able to counter some of the poisonous rhetoric."
The liberals are "all about emotions and not facts," Cain said.
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Cain thanked the Republican Women's Clubs for hosting the event, and all who came. "You are involved because you are here," he said.
"You've got to stay involved," Cain said. "People of faith, stay involved. There are about 65 million professed Christians and evangelicals in this country. Only half of them are registered to vote, and only half of those voted. God helps those who help themselves. We have got to help save this country."
"When I wake up on the morning of Nov. 7 and look in the mirror, I want to be able to say to myself — 'self, you did everything that you could do to defeat Obama'. And I hope you do everything you can do to defeat Obama," he said to the crowd.
"Do what you can do. Everybody can do something. You can't sit home and throw house shoes at the TV — that's just not going to do anything," he said.
Lastly, stay inspired.
"The liberals want us to believe we can't do this," Cain said.
Cain talked about how his father left a small farm at the age of 18 with nothing but the clothes on his back and his American dream.
"At one point, my dad worked three jobs. When Obama said the other day 'you didn't do that,' I could see my dad rolling over in his grave — yes he did do that!" Cain said. "That is one of my inspirations — that is one of the things that makes me believe we can do this."
For complete coverage of Cain's visit to Coweta, see Wednesday's edition of The Newnan Times-Herald.