Sunday, November 6, 2011

What Mr. Cain Should Say

By Les Dowrey (A Proud Cainiac)

If you’re a Herman Cain fan, or as I’ve heard some people say a self-described Cainiac, you know it’s been a hard week for our beloved Hermanator. To make matters worse, Mr. Cain’s response to the quote-unquote “sexual harassment” charges has not been exactly cogent or consistent. With all that being said, make no mistake about it, all of us in the Herman Cain movement know a few things to be true.

First, Herman Cain is still the best contrast to Obama the GOP has, and truly might be the Tea Party’s last chance to stop a Mitt Romney nomination. Secondly, because Mr. Cain’s support comes from a true citizen’s movement and not from the establishment, Herman Cain represents a true threat to both the Democrat and Republican parties. Thirdly, the real reason that Mr. Cain’s response has been a bit muddled is because unlike all the other politicians in the race, Herman Cain is just an average American without a rapid response team or a political answer to every question. He hasn’t poll tested every response he can give, he doesn’t have a team of hired professional consultants who can go out on every talk show as surrogates defending him, and he doesn’t have anyone else telling him what to wear, how to think, or what his position should be on the issues. Herman Cain is just Herman Cain, and that’s why he still has the support he has, and it’s also why the media wants to take him down so badly.

Make no mistake about it, this attack on Herman Cain was perpetrated by Republican establishment figures (read Rick Perry and Mitt Romney), The Media, and the Democrat Party (read Rahm Emanuel) who have teamed up to stop this “outsider” and “interloper” from messing with their shell game. You really think the establishment cares that much if it’s a Romney, Perry, or Obama administration? I can assure you that each one of those presidencies would be more of the same!

Now with all that being said, I know the debate on November 9th is coming, and despite his desire to get “back on message” Herman Cain will still need a clear consistent answer he can deliver every time he is asked, and that’s something he just doesn’t have yet. Since the “Smoking Man” seems to be his only real adviser, and since Herman Cain seems more interested in what the people think, I present to you (in my humble opinion), what that answer should be.

“I know the past few weeks, there has been a lot said about me. I also know and admit that at times my answers and my responses were not as clear as they should have been, but let me tell you why. Like you’ve heard me say before, I got into this race for my grandkids, and I’m still in this race for them. I am not a politician, I have never been elected to public office, and I am damn proud of that fact. I am just a businessman. That is it. I have spent my life coming up with solutions and helping businesses solve their problems and grow. That is the experience I bring to the table and that is what I want to do for this country. I don’t have a rapid response team with a perfectly polled answer for everything. I don’t have a staff of highly paid political consultants whose job all day is to deflect, defend, and ensure that at the end of the day I stand for nothing else than being electable, and most importantly I don’t have a long list of big money donors who I have made promises to that I can’t keep. I am just a regular guy, who is innocent as charged, and who thinks he has a few common sense solutions that could help the United States once again become that shining city on a hill. Currently our military is engaged in three different conflicts around the world, our economy is slipping into another recession, and our deficit is growing at such a fast pace that there seriously may not be a United States of America in existence for our kids and grandkids. Don’t you think there are more important things to worry about than baseless accusations against Herman Cain? Because I sure do.”

I know I’m not a highly trained speechwriter with a degree in Political Science, but I have been thinking about this ever since the Politico hatchet job came out last week. This is also just one man’s opinion, but I really feel like this is the answer Herman Cain needs to give from here on out. If you know of someone involved in the Herman Cain campaign, please pass this along. And if you are a Herman Cain fan, please continue to support this great man and his campaign. The media is counting on you giving up on him, and if you do…they win!

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