Herman Cain To “Occupy Wall Street” Protesters: Don’t Blame Wall St, Blame Yourself (VIDEO) | Roland Martin Reports

Herman Cain To “Occupy Wall Street” Protesters: Don’t Blame Wall St, Blame Yourself (VIDEO)

Source: Stephanie Condon / CBS News

As the “Occupy Wall Street” protests enter their third week and spread to cities across the country, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is expressing skepticism about the demonstrations.

“What do they want?” Cain asked when asked about the protests in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. “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,” he continued. “If you don’t have a job and you are not rich, blame yourself!”

Cain said the banks were in part to blame with the 2008 financial crisis, but he said, “We’re not in 2008 — we’re in 2011!”

The demonstrations “come across more as anti-capitalism,” he added.

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  • Kyle Scott

    if he sincerely thinks the protesters should blame themselves, then why is he on a nationwide campaign blaming the President?  Sounds like he doesnt really know who to blame, but hey, the President makes a nice, big, fat target…so why not?

  • tiztiz

    Its too early to tell what a Herman Cain Presidency will mean for this country.
    Politics is a cruel and vicious game -he sounds good but sounding good is not good enough.
    There is 1 thing for sure and that is – THERE’S NO ROOM FOR POOR PEOPLE IN HIS ADMINISTRATION & I AM DOING EVERYTHING I CAN TO MAKE SURE I DON’T BECOME POOR PERIOD..

    Good point Kyle…why is he BLAMING the President – POLITICS IS POLITICS..