Roughly 15 bloggers attended, including those from the liberal, and competing NetRoots Nation, which was being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Many of their attendees were staying at the Minneapolis Hilton, the RightOnline convention hotel..
Fellow blogger and friend, Nice Deb, taped this interesting, and occasionally testy exchange that runs just over 27 minutes. Every second is well worth the watch for a Herman Cain fan or political junkie interested in the GOP primary.
The normally genial Atlanta businessman became angry when Evan McMorris-Santoro, a writer for the liberal blog Talking Points Memo, asked whether Cain would apply “special precautions” in hiring Muslims.
“If you’re trying to make me lose my cool, you’re almost succeeding,” Cain said, after McMorris-Santoro raised the question — one Cain had addressed at some length to begin the press conference — and when the TMP writer attempted to reiterate the question, Cain roared back: “I never said I would use any special precautions!”
Cain then apologized for having raised his voice.
RightOnline was held in Minneapolis last weekend. The event, sponsored by the Americans for Prosperity, completed it’s 4th annual gathering. Previous events were held in Austin, Pittsburgh,and Las Vegas. The 2012 edition will be held in Providence, Rhode Island, next summer.
North Carolina was one of three charter states in this organization and your blogger was proud to be the blogger representing the old North State!
See also: Herman Cain Raises Voice, Holds Ground by Warner Todd Huston
Much more coverage and wrap up of Right Online coming up!