Uncut: Gloria Cain 'On the Record,' Pt. 3
Wife of Herman Cain sounds off on their marriage, her husband's campaign and the White House 'bubble'
- Duration 16:03
- Date Nov 15, 2011
Wife of Herman Cain sounds off on their marriage, her husband's campaign and the White House 'bubble'
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So they got married out where to get -- We've got married in Atlanta.
Ending -- Baptist Church was this which is the church we -- -- and now but it was firm very small little church.
To an attendant was seconds six the eight.
So then did he head off to Virginia.
He hit it off to Virginia in sixty.
Really 67 he graduate from school in 67 he went to the thing.
I graduated from school in 68.
I think Alice planning.
And studying -- finally the science.
-- during the same thing.
After I graduated it's like the -- -- was planned for two weeks later.
We dat Mary -- and I -- I think like three days later.
Moving to Virginia with him.
Rep for again radiant cold feet I think a winner not so you're determined.
Even though it that I got a lot muscle give mother anywhere so crazy economy -- Sadly he pursued you pretty heavily and what area around -- yeah and you think yes -- your hearts out I am.
Now says they went after Virginia -- Now what do you think he was going to make of his life what's -- mean obviously we know what he's doing now but you know back in a ICK -- -- this guy have.
What's the end of the rest of life.
I guess at that point at five.
OK he's -- a mathematician.
With the government.
And you know during those days.
Government jobs were at the very secure jobs -- It was just a very secure -- So I think I thought he would.
Probably be a mathematician.
Or try and do something within that -- you.
But the the rest of this life.
-- -- I learned.
-- three years two or three years later.
He was ambitions he was very ambitious in that.
He started with the government at one level.
He -- as as far as he could grow.
In that taking the job.
Can he say it in order to get the next promotion.
Which would have been like a genius.
Thirteen fourteen something like that -- -- it.
Usually people will have to back out of those positions before other people get those decisions.
So at that point it's like okay it's.
It's time for me to do something else and that was when he started talking about.
Going to work in practice industry.
And everybody thought it at polling you've got to be crazy you can leave a government job to go work in traffic and -- But it was something.
Just want it to be able to do people -- it to.
Go to another level.
And in order to be able to grow more.
He he knew at that point he needed to leave the government.
So that's wouldn't be it and each time then.
He's gotten to a certain level.
I think he sets different goals.
And at that point.
Maybe stay with the same company but -- For an example when he worked but the Coca-Cola company was they -- full -- Oakland Hills boss what appeals there who's boss talked him into comments appeals -- also.
So that was another one of those moves.
There -- been about.
-- and moves in.
Third use did you will split American couple of apple of the family -- -- every simply assume it's your on the road a lot.
-- -- -- -- Until people we've moved so much our daughter who will be turning forty should we have these children -- that until.
Well to you may not have dances as it should win -- and I thought they'd rather do us.
Now and they went to.
Elementary school -- and the Minnesota.
She went to middle school in new features in.
With a high school in Nebraska.
And when she.
Finish high school she came down to the University of Georgia.
So she -- -- so accustomed to moving.
That leaving Nebraska.
Coming down -- who is.
Big as the university of -- of was not an issue to her because she was a people person just like -- -- it.
She was able to make those types of transitions.
And she -- to track doing man.
So yes we we moved around in -- -- and we moved.
Usually it within a city where we hit no relatives.
Were affiliated with it -- We get involved in church admit that people who were very kind hearted.
Who became like surrogate -- -- We -- we had always moved around until we move back to -- of.
-- hasn't been exciting to be married thinking exhausted.
And Texans have an exhausting.
Even ma'am exhausting.
But so in this exhausting marriage at what point did he see -- did you get so the idea that maybe he's interest in politics.
Marty surprise -- to -- that muscles -- brass to.
First grand purpose and it.
I think he was a little.
Interest it more so being.
But there have been -- before where we -- in Nebraska.
He -- -- involved in politics.
To an expanse.
To the point where Ackerman and being and it it brunch one Sunday.
And the person who subsequently.
Ran for mayor of Omaha.
Was at the same restaurant.
And he came over to ask -- I just want to know are you running for mayor.
If you're running I'm not run.
And her -- it absolutely not I'm not running for mayor.
This cat ran for mayor and -- want but it was interesting because.
If you think Herman is doing.
All of this now just because he wanted to be in politics.
He could have been there a long time ago but that wasn't something he disinterested in because he didn't feel that he can make a difference on that level.
When he plan that is that -- to run.
For -- he felt like okay maybe this is the place where -- make a difference.
So that loves.
About the firsthand that he seriously.
That involved in running.
What you don't know if that's what -- think when he said that I thought it was crazy but he's.
Done a lot of other things that you know trying to always trying to kill people always trying to do something.
To make a difference.
And when he says you know well I think I'm going to do this.
You look at him like Herman Cain are you craze -- But -- -- he will he will try.
You will duke assault who.
And like with the senate.
Someone Nat who have ever run before.
To be able to get to the point that he -- -- to -- back he was actually.
Competition for sunny -- excellent.
That was impressive.
To a lot of people.
-- -- -- Republicans typically we have to look at so the demographics African Americans aren't -- -- Republicans -- -- kind -- be Democrats his smile.
-- think it.
You know your thoughts.
No back and know he's a conservative is not about the title is not about the lay people.
I know he's just a conservative.
And you have conservatives.
Both Republicans who have conservative who -- Democrats.
So to me.
Is it is not an issue.
Some people -- and -- sentence.
About the fact is African American Republican.
They just have to take -- -- this is what he.
Chose the being.
He's Herman Cain he.
Thinks -- Herman -- And -- he feels that there are more people within the Republican Party.
Who thinks the way he thinks thing that's where he's comfortable.
You get you laps and debates you've been on TV I can get nervous theory.
As they -- lives him at all except for use wouldn't Michelle Bachmann of course husband gets noticed probably yeah.
Quite a nurse what that life.
I just want him to do a great job.
And I know it's it's a very stressful situation.
Being in -- speech to me is stressful to start live.
But I just want him to do expense.
I'm just nervous -- -- -- even president.
I think you were it I think he'd be a close they -- right.
Says yeah out.
Yeah I think you will it I think he will it.
Track to make a difference.
He would that's the one reason he's doing that it's.
And if I didn't understand it I would not.
Agree with -- I know.
His -- wave of -- to make a difference.
He wants to do this.
So -- -- children in our grand shield.
Won't pay -- That bit to -- now that.
We are causing today.
It's not fair to bail because.
We did that -- know that type of bit.
From our pay us generations.
And they need to be able to have the same types of opted to opportunities.
That we think there for.
-- working hard getting an education the inning with two.
Have a good -- -- -- to take care of the family it's been able to make the difference.
How about we -- -- it for you.
-- it's not for me.
-- you a -- not for me.
It is such that they asked pace.
Day to day thing.
That I can that -- in that keep up with -- He has stamina error that younger people even questioned some -- -- -- -- -- -- this imaging -- My body does not function that way.
We went -- is true.
Came back home.
For the next three days I was wiped out just from the travel.
We got home -- like -- -- Sunday night.
And early Monday morning he was up and moving own -- -- to the next city.
My body cannot function the way here is -- -- but.
He has a determination I think that's keeping him going.
What do we know that Herman Cain we think it would surprise everybody.
Nearly that we think we know we scoured these sick candidates and we -- -- learn everything about what what's the story at home that we don't know about them.
It's does sleep -- -- that if he knew he doesn't sleep.
He doesn't sleep much he -- and early morning person in that maybe he's up at 4 o'clock in the morning working.
If he has an opportunity maybe he'll take a nap before getting the actual -- started.
At a certain -- it night.
Being -- -- -- This is depleted.
If he gets.
A few minutes take a nap maybe being -- he can rejuvenate himself.
But he's such an early morning person.
Working constantly going constantly doing something.
Other than net I think you know just about everything he's a very outgoing person has bubbly personality.
People will -- you they will hear him.
Coming I went to vote this past week.
And the lady who was registering me.
Asked if he was in -- known eSATA -- she says.
You know last time he was here.
We heard him coming down Mahal.
And just because he's always laughing and talking with someone I didn't hear his voice acting talks too much he -- -- -- to -- He's still talks the USS -- And everybody who knows him.
I think they gravitate toward him -- But his day it was that same type person.
Is that something that -- saying before his stamp with the people person -- -- people.
He smoked giving.
He was just.
Good person I mean to step way ahead but would you.
Keep your thought about living in the White House in a bubble.
I let myself go there.
But the in that -- of -- myself back in that I don't want to start.
Projecting too far in the future because -- the and I would worry more.
So I try to take -- entertainment.
And in that way.
-- for lenient.
That happened it's been I have faith that the lower will hand me ready to do would -- I need to do.
That's going to -- -- -- it tough.
-- -- -- And enhancements that.
Thanks very much for talking I think.
Thank you for having me.