Cain Jousts with Critic Near Eastern Market – Photo credit Larry Janezich
by Larry Janezich
Sunday morning, the Herman Cain Campaign came to 7th Hill Pizza for an interview and photo shoot with GQ Magazine. Arriving about 10:45am after an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press, Cain stopped to joust with a passerby to whom he said, “the next time you give me a speech on tax policy, find out your facts.” Coincidentally, The Washington Post’s Sunday “Fact Checker” posted a column critical of Cain’s representation of his 9-9-9 tax policy, suggesting that he distorts or elides over important facts. Cain then posed for a picture with another member of the small crowd and excused himself, saying he had to go to an interview.
Following the candidate inside 7th Hill Pizza where Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, was seated at one of two tables surrounded by campaign aides, your reporter was told it was a closed event and was asked to leave.
According to Wikipedia, Cain is a businessman, syndicated columnist, and radio host from Georgia. He is, as the web site notes, “the former chairman (Omaha Branch board 1989–91), deputy chairman (1992–94) and chairman (1995–96) of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Before his business career he worked as a mathematician in ballistics as a civilian employee of the United States Navy. He lives in the Atlanta suburbs, where he also serves as an associate minister at Antioch Baptist Church North.”