Cain to speak at MTSU, won't address campaign questions

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 2:37pm

Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza who briefly topped national polls as the Republican Party’s presidential nominee, will be on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University on Thursday for a business lecture to students.

The appearance at the Murfreesboro university this week follows national media reports that Cain is “reassessing” his presidential bid after a Georgia woman Monday disclosed information on what she claims was a 13-year affair with the candidate. Cain has denied the allegations.

Even before the latest reports, Cain, who has cast himself as a Washington outsider, had started to see his presidential poll numbers tumble following a series of sexual harassment allegations from different women.

Though Cain’s MTSU arrival comes at a crucial, tumultuous moment in his campaign, university officials say Cain won’t entertain questions about his candidacy. In fact, they say his appearance was scheduled before he entered the race.

“This event was scheduled as a student-oriented, educational session before Mr. Cain declared his candidacy,” reads an MTSU press release issued Tuesday. “Mr. Cain wants this session to be solely for the students and a discussion of entrepreneurship.

“He will not set aside time to speak to media, nor will he entertain questions about his candidacy.”

Cain’s lecture is titled, “Leadership Lessons Learned in a Turnaround – The Godfather’s Pizza Story.” It is scheduled from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday Dec. 1, at the State Farm Lecture Room in the school’s Business and Aerospace building.

The speech is free and open to the entire MTSU community.

10 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 11/29/11 at 1:52

Fire everyone who signed OFF on his attending. Thursday? He'll CXL his campaign by Weds.
He's a philandering weasel.
What could he possibly say to college students?
"How to Get Ahead in the Corp. Atmosphere". Grope, assult, sleep with applicants, and call it, "I was just trying to help...".

By: NewYorker1 on 11/29/11 at 2:15

Oh... Uncle Tom will be at MTSUseless?

By: concretemike on 11/29/11 at 3:49

This should be a great speaking engagement. Mr. Cain can tell us how to be a leader in sexual harrassment while your employer pays the bills for your indescretions.

Maybe he can tell us how to fornicate with other women for 13 years while being married.

He is a business pillar in the pizza world but as a man of character......he is one big character! Not a good one either!

MTSUseless degree factory!!!!!

By: standingonthetop on 11/29/11 at 6:50

Why y'all blastin' a brotha for just tryin' to gets him some honkey cooter?

Hey's your new campaign slogan..."WHERE ALL DA WHITE WOMEN AT?"

By: Loner on 11/30/11 at 4:05

The speech is free? Good. In that case, the audience will be getting its money's worth.

By: Loner on 11/30/11 at 4:22

Cain is coming to town? Get the women off the streets!

By: dargent7 on 11/30/11 at 4:32

Maybe he'll announce he's dropping out of the race.
Every pundit on tv say's he's DONE. Except his idiotic wife...the only one on the planet who "believes" his b.s.

By: sidneyames on 11/30/11 at 7:39

Or maybe the bimbo who "needed some excitement in her otherwise hum-drum life" so she stole some affection from another woman's husband could speak on how to successfully sleep with married men for years. Wonder how many other married men she slept with and what types of std's she passed around.

Her life needs perking up so she has now gotten international attention for being an interloper. What's next? Will she be on the cover of playboy or better suited for her "Mad" magazine?

You people who are condemning Cane are all pure and innocent of all crimes against mankind, I presume.

I give no credibility to a woman's statements when she is stealing from another woman. Women need to stand up for each other -- and she clearly has harmed another woman. I do not believe her story. She just needed more excitement and MONEY and decided to get it anywhere she could.

And you people are gullible enough to believe her. What will you do when some bimbo says she slept with Obama? Hmmmmmmm!

By: jvh2b on 11/30/11 at 11:18

Uh sid...your stupidity is showing.

And for the record...if someone was gonna say they slept w/ Obama...they would have done it by now.

By: foxman on 11/30/11 at 12:27

What's up with the MTSU bashing? Do you actually have a degree yourself? Maybe the next time your flying commercial you will be glad your pilot may have been an aerospace major at MTSU?