Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Raising Cain: The Untold Story of the GOP's last best hope Herman Cain

By Les Dowrey

It was the untold story of the last weekend’s New Hampshire straw poll, Herman Cain, Tea Party member and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, beat out Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie, Rick Santorum, Mitch Daniels, and Newt Gingrich. All with virtually no press coverage and no establishment support. With that strong of a showing in the poll, it is time conservatives and the media start giving Herman Cain a better look, and comparing him to the other potential 2012 Republican candidates.

Herman Cain was born and raised by working class parents in rural Georgia. He’s had experience in both the private and public sector, first working for the Department of the Navy before become the CEO of struggling pizza chain, Godfather’s Pizza. In just 14 months Cain was able to turn the company around and shortly after that was able to purchase the company from Pillsbury. As if that weren’t enough, in 1994 Herman Cain singlehandedly changed the debate on Hillary-Care when he confronted Bill Clinton at a town hall meeting in Kansas City. In just one question he was able to do more damage to Universal Healthcare than the entire Republican Party did the past two years when taking on Obama-care. Don’t believe me? Watch for yourself.

Compare Herman Cain and his successes to the current list of potential 2012 rivals, starting with Sarah Palin who the media has already picked as their choice for the Republican nomination. The media’s obsession with everything Sarah Palin says continually raises her to a level of prominence in the Republican Party and the Tea Party which she has hardly earned. And why elevate her to such a position? Because the media, like everyone else, knows that she will lose to Barack Obama. The liberal media’s agenda is to see Obama re-elected. Don’t forget that. I know that is hard to hear for several of the Palin fans out there who follow her on Facebook and Twitter like a teenage girl follows Justin Bieber, but let’s look at the facts. Sarah Palin is a half-term governor with enormously high unfavorable ratings who is clearly unable to articulate a clear conservative argument without being spoon-fed by a softball interviewer. Add on top of that her clear interest in making money and starring in Reality TV shows over fighting for conservative values. There is no stronger evidence of her lack of commitment to conservatism and the tea party than her endorsement of John McCain over J.D. Hayworth. Sure you can say she was paying John McCain back for the V.P. nomination, but in my humble opinion, values are always more important than paying someone back. The “I’ll scratch your back, if you scratch mine” mentality is exactly what’s wrong with Washington D.C. in the first place.

What about the other candidates? Romney? Good luck with healthcare repeal when the GOP candidate is the guy who wrote the “Obama-care” playbook. They used his Massachusetts experiment as a basis for their mandate, and let’s not forget his previous liberal positions (pro-choice, pro-gay marriage.) Gingrich? The guy that shares the same climate change beliefs as Al Gore, and was for Barack Obama’s success before he was against it. Pawlenty? It’s seriously unsettling how bad he wants to be President. It’s obvious he will do and say anything to sit in the Oval Office. Did you see how fast he threw Sarah Palin under the bus for her “crosshairs” map? Huckabee? When Mike Huckabee’s not busy commuting the sentences of known murderers and rapists, he is supporting Michelle Obama’s nanny-state agenda about what our children eat. The list goes on and on, and the more you dive into the record of each potential Republican candidate the more you find that nobody’s perfect. Nobody except Herman Cain. I defy you to find one liberal position this man has ever taken.

Herman Cain is a by-the-book, tried-and-true Tea Party conservative who has had success in both the private and public sector. He has not donated thousands of dollars to other politicians in the party in hopes of future support because he does not play political games. As a matter of fact, we need Herman Cain as our 2012 GOP Presidential Candidate because of the one thing he is not a politician. And he’s the only one in the potential Republican field who can say that.


suzanne912er said...

Herman Cain 2012

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