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Cain, Romney No Fans of Occupy Wall Street

When Mitt Romney remarked at the Iowa State Fair that “corporations are people, too,” some on the left went into overdrive to depict Romney as an out-of-touch rich businessman. Now Herman Cain’s remarks on Occupy Wall Street in an interview with the Wall Street Journal are similarly being highlighted.

Asked what he thought of the protests, Cain said, “I don’t have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration. Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself!”

“These demonstrations, I honestly don’t understand what they’re looking for. To me, they come across more as anti-capitalism,” Cain added, saying that his parents had taught him to avoid envying those  better off than him.  “It is not a person’s fault if they succeeded, it is a person’s fault if they failed.”

ThinkProgress put out a video with just Cain’s answers about Occupy Wall Street (the full interview can be watched here):

Romney is also no fan of the Occupy Wall Street protests, saying yesterday, “I think it’s dangerous, this class warfare.” Today in response to a question from ABC about what he thought of the movement, Romney responded that he is “just trying to occupy the White House.”

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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