This speaks for itself:
October 06, 2011 ” Daily Caller” — Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s blunt style was on full display in a Wall Street Journal interview published Wednesday.
Cain told reporter Alan Murray that he isn’t a fan of New York City’s “Occupy Wall Street” protesters. “Don’t blame Wall Street,” Cain said. ”[D]on’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself!”
The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO, currently tied with Mitt Romney and Rick Perry in polls for the Republican presidential nomination, speculated the the protests were a ploy to distract voters from Democrats’ responsibility for the state of the economy.
“I don’t have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these protests are planned an orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration,” he said.
Pressed on whether major banks had anything to do with the current economic recession, Cain conceded that they did, but described their role as historical. “They did have something to do with the crisis that we went into in 2008, but we’re not in 2008, we’re in 2011,” Cain added.
“It is not a person’s fault because they succeeded, it is a person’s fault if they failed,” he continued. “And so this is why I don’t understand these demonstrations and what is it that they’re looking for.”