The Case for Herman Cain

We need to take note of Herman Cain–could it be the liberal radicals are getting a little nervous about him? Yes they’re just a little nervous–but it is noteworthy–MSNBC–whom Rush Limbaugh likes to call “PMS-NBC”–posted an article called, “Why Herman Cain is Angry” highlighting how upset he is in his “lack of support.” Another liberal Hollywood celebrity, Morgan Freeman, has come out in a story posted on several liberal news programs with the ragged and worn liberal byline of “Tea Party folks are racist” in spite of the fact that Cain–a consistent Tea Party candidate–is more black than Obama could ever be.

Now that can mean one of only two things–either the liberal media think he can’t win so they are promoting him hoping to split the vote or they think he CAN win and they are getting a wee bit scared he may grow more popular so they need to promote something with a negative ring to it. The RINO John Huntsman was a liberal favorite a few months ago and any self-respecting conservative understands Romney and Perry–the current frontrunners–as both being RINO candidates supporting either Romneycare or lack of crackdown on illegal immigrants. Any of these candidates may appear to be riding a moderate horse to pull in those desired but often phantom independents or special interest groups, but as far as a GOP candidate being a true conservative, Herman Cain is the poster child.

Cain is leaping forward and conservatives are taking note:

Jim Broussard, a Pennsylvania tea party leader, says: “He has charisma, charm, and can project a message to people that: ‘Hey, I worked my way up just like your average guy out there.'”

But his style also has won him plaudits from media heavy hitters. After Cain performed well in the first GOP presidential debate, conservative radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh opined that “Herman Cain made me think I was listening to me in every answer.”

Indeed, Cain credits that first debate with launching his rise in the polls. “Until then, a national audience had never heard me. Now they are starting to hear me, and I don’t think they’ll forget.”

What Cain seems to lack is experience in foreign policy. This is something which definitely needs remedy, no doubt. Obama also lacks foreign policy expertise–did and still does. In fact, we can point to every flaw in every current GOP candidate and Obama has them all–Obamacare, border control and backdoor amnesty, foreign policy, the economy…the list goes on. Something he DOES have, however, that no one else running has, is consistent media coverup.

But on another note, Dick Morris ran an interview with Cain. In it, Cain showed that he understands far more about foreign affairs than his detractors give him credit for. That’s because Cain understands what his detractors do not: namely how foreign, energy, and domestic policies depend on—or sometimes interfere with—one another. (Mentioned in a Conservative News and Views article.)

In fact, Herman Cain has as much or more experience than most candidates running for office–most certainly the kind of experience the last several years have shown us America desperately needs:

Herman Cain (from Wikipedia)
• Former chairman and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza. Within 14 months, Cain had taken Godfather’s Pizza from 911 stores down to 420 stores and reduced costs significantly. As a result of his efforts Godfather’s Pizza finally became profitable.
• Cain became a member of the board of directors to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in 1992 and served as its chairman from January 1995 to August 1996, when he resigned to become active in national politics.
• Before his business career he worked as a mathematician in ballistics as a civilian employee of the United States Navy.
• He serves as a minister at Antioch Baptist Church North.
• Cain worked for The Coca-Cola Company as a business analyst.
• In 1977, he joined Pillsbury where he rose to the position of Vice President by the early 1980s.
• He left his executive post to work for Burger King – a Pillsbury subsidiary at the time – managing 400 stores in the Philadelphia area. Under Cain’s leadership, his region went from the least profitable for Burger King to the most profitable in three years.
• Later Cain became CEO of the National Restaurant Association – a trade group and lobby organization for the restaurant industry – where he had previously been chairman concurrently with his role at Godfather’s.
• Cain was on the board of directors of Aquila, Inc. from 1992 to 2008, and also served as a board member for Nabisco, Whirlpool, Reader’s Digest, and AGCO, Inc.

Today’s news gives us Herman Cain as the leading straw poll winner in Florida winning far ahead of the other candidates with 37 percent of the vote and a third place win in the Michigan straw poll. From Conservative News and Views:
The previous three winners {of this same poll} have all won the Republican nomination for President. They were Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush (“the Elder”), and Bob Dole. Florida’s Republicans have not run a straw poll since….To win 37 percent of the vote against seven competitors is amazing in itself. It is doubly amazing because his two closest competitors had been the acknowledged front-runners. Cain might possibly have done better than this, by winning with fifty percent of the vote. Still, he outclassed the two strongest candidates {Romney and Perry} by a margin of better than two-and-a-half to one.

Cain’s 9-9-9 plan is unabashedly simple.

He also supports the Fairtax concept.

His positions are consistently conservative.

From DickMorris.com:

Now, as Perry fades and Romney rises, Herman Cain is on the cusp of front tier status in the Republican nominating contest. Cain has a grip on the Tea Party grassroots. No matter how diligently the establishment tries to ignore him, he keeps popping up, impelled by his charisma, oratory, issue positions, and broad based appeal.

Herman Cain is the one to watch in the GOP political race to the White House.