Why are Herman Cain, Occupy movement rebutting State of the Union?
Rebuttal of President Obama's State of the Union address isn't a job just for Republicans anymore, apparently. Herman Cain will speak for Tea Party Express. 'People's mike' will speak for the Occupy movement.
In case the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address doesn’t satisfy your political appetite, there will be two – count ‘em, two – additional followups on Tuesday night: one from the tea party and another from the Occupy Wall Street movement.Skip to next paragraph
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“Our voices are not being represented by either the Republicans or Democrats,” says spokesman Shawn Callahan. "Last year, [US Rep.] Michele Bachmann did a good job for us, so this year we decided that Herman Cain would be a good fit.”
The pizza magnate, who coined the term "9-9-9" to market his tax reform policy, will listen to the president’s speech, then pen his own remarks, says Mr. Callahan. But “we do expect him to speak to the fiscal issues that the Tea Party Express stands for,” he adds.
Last year, C-SPAN covered the tea party event live. Fox News did cut-aways between Congresswoman Bachnmann's remarks and its "The Sean Hannity Show." “You never know for sure who will show up to cover your event,” he says, “but NBC has said it will send a camera over, and some radio stations have said they will send people over.”
Mr. Cain's rebuttal will stream live on the group’s website, teapartyexpress.org.