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Herman Cain Draws Crowd at Pentagon City Costco

by ARLnow.com October 7, 2011 at 2:35 pm 3,596 22 Comments

Republican presidential candidate and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain drew throngs of supporters and a sizable national media contingent to the Costco in Pentagon City today.

Cain was at the store signing his new memoir, This Is Herman Cain! The front-running candidate warmly greeted supporters, who had waited in a long line to meet Cain and get his signature on their copy — or, in most cases, copies — of his book.

The signing was scheduled to last an hour. Later today, Cain is expected to to attend the Value Voters Summit in D.C.

  • UnlimitedCustoms

    You would think they’d to be a better job hanging the “Costco” banner behind him.

  • Ballstonian

    He’s trying to be a man of the people. Though his recent comments about the Wall Street protests were not very nice. Paraphrasing him, I think he said, it’s all your fault you don’t have a job, lost your home, etc. which in some cases may be true. Willing to place a bet, it’ll be Obama for another 4 years.

    • Arlwhenver

      LOL!

    • I hate hippies

      Cain’s comments were pretty spot on. If you don’t have a job, don’t just sit in the street with a sign, go out and get educated so you have the marketable skills that employers seek. Stop expecting hand outs and then getting jealous because smarter, harder working, more educated people make more money than you. /rant

      • D’oh

        While I agree that hippies suck, there are bigger, more complicated issues at play. I mean, you honestly think that all the unemployed, 9.1% of working-age Americans, are lazier and less educated than those who have jobs? That sort of simplistic, politically motivated view is just lazy and uneducated thinking… You must be unemployed.

      • Cate

        Really now?

        I have a Bachelor’s degree, currently working towards my Master’s, and after applying for so many jobs I lost track, I am making $9 an hour at a part-time job. I worked all the way through undergrad, up to 60 hours at a time at points. I’m well-educated and I have plenty of work experience.

        Am I lucky I have ANY job? You bet. Does it pay for anything but my gas to get to and from work? Nope.

        • Jason S.

          It’s a common mistake to equate a BS or BA with an education or skills.

          • Cate

            I’m not going to give you my whole resume, but rest assured, I am extremely well-educated.

  • Steve

    Probably the most successful booktour in history that actually turned into a presidential campaign.

  • Duh:

    Looks like more TV cameras than actual people!

  • Paco

    Unemployed folks don’t get it. You want a job? Run or even think about running for (vice) president as a quirky right-winger!!!

    Mix in a book tour and you’ll have a nice fat six-figure Fox News commentator gig* before you can say “Delegate Count.”

    *see Huckabee, Palin, Gingrich, Santorum (don’t Google it)…

  • Idiocracy

    Welcome to COSCO, I love you…
    Welcome to COSCO, I love you…
    Welcome to COSCO, I love you…

  • Hey now

    Looks like more TV Cameras than people in line!

    • Josh S

      Yeah, can you (ARLnow) define “throngs?”

    • clarendonneighbor

      There were several hundred people there and there was a wait of about 10 minutes to get your car on the parking lot (assuming you could find a spot.) The line wrapped down the entire aisle along the wall (you can’t tell from the photo as I commend Costco for keeping the line out of the more trafficked aisles.) When I left at 1 p.m. (when it was supposed to end) he was still signing and there was still a line.

  • clarendonneighbor

    There were several hundred people there and there was a wait of about 10 minutes to get your car on the parking lot (assuming you could find a spot.) The line wrapped down the entire aisle along the wall (you can’t tell from the photo as I commend Costco for keeping the line out of the more trafficked aisles.) When I left at 1 p.m. (when it was supposed to end) he was still signing and there was still a line.

  • novasteve

    I’ve been hearing socialists being interviewed on the BBC and they are saying they want the government to hire everyone who is unemployed, they want all sorts of industries nationalized, etc… They show clearly how they have no idea how the world works or anything about economics.

    • Josh S

      These may be impractical ideas, but I applaud and respect them for questioning the status quo and trying to think of ways to make the world better. The way “the world works” simply does not work for many, many millions and millions of people.

      “Some men see things as they are and say why, (others) dream things that never were, and say why not.”

  • nota agin

    I think he is a good guy but would not make a good president. He has business experience but truth does not make it in politics although I do admire his accomplishments but the president of the US, no way.

  • G. Berney Shawshank

    “Some men see things as they are and say why, (others) dream things that never were, and say why not take the fruits of others’ labor. By force”

  • J.G.

    From each according to ability, to each according to need.

    Who is John Gault?

    • Hilarious

      +1 for the Atlas Shrugged reference.

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