Mac Collins recommended in July 20 US
We have received many inquiries about the
upcoming July 20 US Senate Primary. We are
recommending Mac Collins over both Johnny Isakson and Herman Cain.
We have provided some additional information below for your consideration.
Information on candidates:
Johnny Isakson His record, served in Congress since 1999. Abortion.
On 27 key votes, the National Right to Life, shows that Congressman
Isakson voted pro-abortion on 5 out of 27 key votes on abortion
www.grtl.org. Pro-abortion groups give Isakson highest rating of
any Republican (and some Democrats) from Georgia. Congressman Isakson voted to
allow abortions at military hospitals. Congressman Isakson received a rating
of 84% from the American Conservative Union.
Mac Collins. He has severed in Congress since 1992. Congressman Collins
has received a rating of 100% from the National Right to Life and voted
pro-life 100% on key votes
www.grtl.org. Congressman Collins has been endorsed by the Georgia
Right to Life. Congressman Collins has been endorsed by American Conservative
Union, which he has a 95% voting record with them.
Congressman Mac Collins has been endorsed by Christian Citizens
www.ChristianCitizens.org because of his stand for the Ten
Commandments. Congressman Collins has stood with Judge Roy Moore and
co-sponsored the Ten Commandments Restoration Act.
Herman Cain. He has served as the CEO of Godfather Pizza. He also has
been endorsed by the Georgia Right to Life
www.grtl.org. Herman Cain has identified himself with conservative
causes. As a speaker, he articulates conservative values very well. Herman
Cain has also made the cause of civil rights a major issue. Herman Cain favors
Federal Government intervention in the work place on the behalf of blacks and
minorities. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herman Cain issued a glowing
statement commemorating the Civil Rights Act of 1964, read it on his web site
and check the ChristianCitizens.org voter guides, click
And from The Political Vine:
Herman Cain & Hillary Clinton: More In Common Than
Sunday, July 11, 2004
By PV Staff (PoliticalVine@aol.com
Is Herman Cain, candidate for U.S. Senate, really just a
guy who was born a poor black child, who then worked himself out
of poverty into a smashing success as a CEO of Godfather's Pizza
and other companies, and now he just wants to run to represent the
people of Georgia in the U.S. Senate?
Not quite. Everything may be true up until the point where Herman
tries to make himself out to be a humble candidate for U.S.
Senate. After that point, the similarities between himself and
Hillary Clinton become much clearer...and, they are not merely
that both their first and last names start with an "H" and a "C".
Consider this timeline of events in Cain's life:
In 1995: In an interview with the Omaha World Herald
(Date: September 10, 1995) Cain expressed no desire to
move to Georgia, saying he "...'knows of no better place to live'
and for his company [Godfather's Pizza] to be headquartered than
in Omaha, Nebraska. 'And you can quote me on that,' Cain said."
In 1997: Cain backed Democrat Brenda Council's challenge to
Omaha Republican Mayor Hal Daub, and, in the process, making
Nebraska GOP leaders quite unsettled about his dedication to the
Republican Party (Source: Omaha World Herald, December 14,
In 1998: From the December 14, 1998 edition of the
Omaha World Herald:
"As far as me not running for Senate [in Nebraska], it's a
final decision," Cain said Sunday. "But I am giving some
consideration to running for the presidency [in 2000]. I probably
will make my mind up by the middle of next year."
In 1998: From the October 5, 1998 edition of Nation's
Restaurant News, with special emphasis by the PV on truly
remarkable statements by Cain:
"The notion [to run for U.S. Senate in Nebraska] is a rush,"
Cain admitted. 'It's a very prestigious thing to conceive. But my
motivation for running for Senate was not for the stature of being
a senator, but because I wanted to make a difference on issues I
feel passionate about.'
"After meeting with political consultants and past and present
senators, Cain said he had determined that while he has very
strong and distinct opinions about business-related matters,
he is less clear-cut in his stances on social
issues and was not ready to appease voters by taking stands on
"'Too many people in the electorate are single-issue voters,' he
commented, 'and to try and cater to the single-issue voters and
the single-issue pockets out there felt like I was compromising my
beliefs. As an example, with the pro-life and pro-abortion
debate, the most vocal people are on the ends. I am pro-life with
exceptions, and people want you to be all or nothing.'
[Cain added] "I am not a social-issue crusader. I am a
In 1999: Cain contemplates running for President, even
going so far as to establish the Omaha, Nebraska-based Citizens
for Cain Exploratory Committee, and ends-up filing a statement
with the FEC for "Cain for President, Inc." to run against George
W. Bush (Source: FEC Website).
Here's some analysis from Louis Jacobson in the March 6, 1999
edition of The National Journal:
"If he runs, Cain says he will advocate market-oriented reforms
of health care and Social Security, plus a simpler and fairer tax
system. Each of these issues ranks high on the GOP's economic
"But unlike many in his party, Cain opposes
school vouchers for private schools and backs efforts only to
'revisit,' not eliminate, affirmative action. He declined to give
his position on abortion rights. In the primaries, Cain's moderate
social stances could pose problems."
In 1999: When his own run against Bush fizzled, Cain
endorsed Steve Forbes, who was (and, likely, still is)
known to be quite moderate on the abortion issue and continued his
anti-Bush campaign, saying that by electing Bush,
Republicans will have "shortchanged ourselves as a party."
(Source: Conservative News Service, July 1, 1999)
Year 2000: After moving to Georgia in early 2000, Cain
becomes a Georgia voter. Cain finally gets around to registering
to vote in Georgia on September 11th of 2000. (Source: Henry
County Board of Elections)
Years 2000-2003: Cain demonstrates no partisan political
activity in Georgia.
2003: Herman Cain becomes a Georgia Senate candidate.
"Herman Cain, a 57-year-old businessman, motivational speaker and
author is apparently entering the GOP primary, the fourth
candidate to do so." (Source: The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution, May 29, 2003).
Where has Cain raised his funds?
The Center for Responsive Politics has released an analysis
of fundraising in the Republican Primary for Georgiaís open U.S.
Senate seat. It shows that Mac Collins and Johnny Isakson
have only raised about 10% of their funds from out of state.
By contrast, Cain has raised over 70% of
his funds from out of state.
Of the top ten zip codes on Cainís reports, only three are in
Georgia. Others include Houston, TX, Paradise Valley, AZ, and
Saint Joseph, MI. Also appearing twice is Omaha, NE.
The top ten zip codes in Isaksonís report are all located in
Atlanta, Marietta, Roswell and Alpharetta. Similarly, Collins
contributors are heavily concentrated among the counties south of
Atlanta that he has represented for years.
PV's Analysis: It is extremely ironic that for the latter
part of the 1990s, Herman Cain considered himself quite the
moderate on the abortion issue, going so far as to state that he
was "pro-life with exceptions." Hmm...what exceptions? Could those
exceptions be the same exceptions that Cain is currently flogging
In fact, we suspect that, until Cain entered the Senate race in
Georgia and was told that he had to take these extreme stances on
abortion, that he probably agreed 100% with Isakson's positions on
abortion, and supported his votes.
But Cain, like so many other "do-anything-for-an-endorsement"
politicians before him, agreed to modify his position for
political expediency. We suspect that every day that Cain spends
hammering Isakson on votes, Cain has to lock himself into a room
and flog himself for those very same positions he held until he
decided to sell-out his own moral views to fit the abortion views
of the special abortion interests in this state.
We would be willing to bet some moolah that the fundraising by
Cain outside of Georgia is from people who don't hold his
political view on abortion, and, if they discovered the kind of
race and the platform he was REALLY running on, they would not be
giving him money (anyone in Cain's camp wanna pony-up to the
The fact is, if the view on abortion by the GRTL ("Georgia Right
To Life") is what you use to judge a candidate, then, seriously,
Mac Collins has more consistently held that view for the
last 10 years of his service in Congress than Herman Cain has for
the last 1.5 years. That's right. One and one-half years.
That's the only public record anyone has of Cain's stance on
abortion that is significantly different from Johnny
It must be some sort of psychological trick that people like Cain
play on themselves to cause them to become the most vocal and act
the most self-righteous on an issue that they themselves are just
as guilty of (if not more so because they are dishonest about it,
both with themselves and with the public), than the target they
are focused most on beating-up.
Cain is a charlatan on a number of Republican issues, as evidenced
by the record of his own statements with the
afore-mentioned newspaper articles, his support of Steve Forbes,
and his slap at then-candidate George W. Bush in 1999.
He wasn't in favor of school vouchers in the late 1990s...how will
he vote on them if a bill is presented in Congress?
He wasn't in favor of doing away with affirmative-action programs
that treat one class of people special and discriminate against
another class of people, so what WOULD happen if a bill was
introduced in Congress on that issue? Hmmmmmm...
He accuses Johnny of being "pro-abortion" when he himself held
those very same views not 4 years ago. Heck, Cain probably held
those positions on abortion when he announced to run in 2003. It
wasn't until his Washington, D.C. and Georgia consultants beat him
over the head about how he had to position himself in Georgia if
he wanted a shot at winning.
His track record of dabbling in the Nebraska senate race and in
the 2000 presidential race reminds us a lot of people like Hillary
Clinton who just want to be elected to anything from anyplace,
just for the right to serve their own ego.
Again, if the GRTL's views on abortion match yours, then you
should be voting for Mac Collins. Of the two endorsed by the GRTL,
Collins has the longest, documented record of his abortion beliefs
and is, therefore the one most intellectually honest
about his position on abortion.