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9 Reasons Why Republicans Ought to Nominate Herman Cain (Cain or Romney)
The American Spectator ^ | October 5, 2011 | Aaron Goldstein

Posted on 10/05/2011 10:06:00 PM PDT by This Just In

Nine Reasons Why Republicans Ought to Nominate Herman Cain

By Aaron Goldstein on 10.4.11 @ 6:08AM

As a mathematician he would teach the incumbent a thing or two about "simple math."

Let us assume that the field bidding to be the Republican standard bearer in 2012 will not expand. Let us assume also that neither New Jersey Governor Chris Christie nor Sarah Palin will throw their hat into the ring. Let us further assume that neither Mike Huckabee nor Paul Ryan is having second thoughts. In which case, Mitt Romney is still the frontrunner. Yet conservatives appear no more prepared to embrace him now than they were in 2008. Rick Perry hasn't proved a viable alternative and Michele Bachmann's fifteen minutes is up. Over the past week or so, with straw poll triumphs in Florida and Illinois, Herman Cain has begun to strike the right chord with Republican voters and has seen his poll numbers rise. So here are nine reasons why Republicans should nominate Herman Cain for President.

1. He Has No Sense of Entitlement Cain wasn't born into a life of privilege. Yet he bore no resentment because of it. He believed in the American Dream yet understood he had to work hard for it. Cain set goals for himself and made sure he had the education necessary to attain them. He found opportunities and seized them. Cain grew up with the knowledge that the world doesn't owe one a living. He has earned his place in the world.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 9; cain; conservative; reasons
The Left has good reason to pull out all the stops in attacking Herman Cain. If he should become the presidential nominee, their "racist" accusations would hold less credibility (within the choir, of course), along with the fact that Cain is a Conservative.
1 posted on 10/05/2011 10:06:07 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In
CAIN/WEST 2012!
2 posted on 10/05/2011 10:09:52 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: This Just In

So does this mean 9-9-9-9?


3 posted on 10/05/2011 10:10:27 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: jessduntno

Perhaps 2-0-1-2?


4 posted on 10/05/2011 10:12:15 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: cruise_missile

CAIN/WEST OR WEST/CAIN sounds appealing.

Watching the MSM with that ticket would be entertaining.


5 posted on 10/05/2011 10:14:15 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

I support Herman Cain!


6 posted on 10/05/2011 10:14:18 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

I haven’t decided, but Cain looks promising.


7 posted on 10/05/2011 10:15:12 PM PDT by This Just In
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It better be Mr. Cain cause this guy IS NOT going to vote for a northern liberal RINO in the McCain image. Just ain't gonna do it. No one in my family will either. The RNC better find someone beside stupid Rominey.
8 posted on 10/05/2011 10:17:47 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (EVERY knee shall bow and EVERY mouth shall say: Jesus Christ IS LORD!!!!)
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To: This Just In

Their liberal heads would explode.


9 posted on 10/05/2011 10:19:32 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: This Just In
I love Cain personally, but I'm afraid he his entirely beatable by professional hacks

But I am hoping I'm wrong...

10 posted on 10/05/2011 10:21:37 PM PDT by lawnguy (The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil-Cicero)
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To: This Just In

Obama can be the first African-American President. Let Cain be the first mathematician president. Yes!!!!


11 posted on 10/05/2011 10:24:14 PM PDT by Tax Government (Democrat: "I'm driving to Socialism at 95 mph." Republican: "Observe the speed limit.")
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To: This Just In

A Cain/West ticket would put those racist accusations to bed forever, particularly after West becomes president in 2020.


12 posted on 10/05/2011 10:25:24 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: RetiredArmy

Romney was never a consideration for me. The mantra among some Republicans is that we need to choose an electable candidate. That is the most asinine reason to elect a public representative, and most importantly, the POTUS.

In plain English, the logic is, “...better to choose a liberal Republican rather than a liberal democrat...”

It’s not the letter printed after the candidate’s name that I’m considering. It’s the candidate and his or her record.


13 posted on 10/05/2011 10:25:50 PM PDT by This Just In
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Herman Cain grew up in Atlanta, Georgia with loving parents and little else. His father worked three jobs—as a janitor, a barber and a chauffeur—and his mother was a domestic worker. Even though these jobs required hard work and little glamour, his parents knew this life was better than the dirt farms upon which they grew up. They also knew that this hard work was the key to achieving their American Dreams.

Herman’s parents had two dreams. First, they wanted to own their own house. Secondly, they wanted both of their children to graduate from college. During the segregation era in the Deep South, these aspirations might have seemed lofty, but they knew that if they kept their faith in God, faith in themselves and faith in the greatest country on the Earth, they could achieve.

The first dream was realized in a modest brick house on Albert Street in Atlanta, Georgia. After years of saving from his many jobs, Herman’s father surprised the whole family, even his wife, by purchasing a home for their family. The second dream was realized when Herman graduated from Morehouse College with a degree in mathematics in 1967. His brother, Thurman, would go on to graduate from Morris Brown College.

Inspired by the work ethic and character of his parents, Herman continued his education by earning his Master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University while working full-time developing fire control systems for ships and fighter planes for the Department of the Navy. Though Herman enjoyed using his talents as a civilian employee for the Navy, he gravitated towards the culture of business.
Herman returned to his home of Atlanta to begin working as a computer systems analyst for the Coca-Cola Company. After considerable success at Coca-Cola, he moved to the Pillsbury Company. Within a short period of time, Herman rose to position of Vice President. Although the comforts of a corner office on the 31st floor of a majestic corporate building seemed satisfying, Herman knew that he needed a challenge.

He became the regional vice president of Pillsbury’s Burger King division. This meant starting from the “ground up,” dodging grease fires and broiling hamburgers. Herman was assigned to lead a low performing region of 450 of their restaurants. Within three years, it became the best performing region in the company.

Energized by overcoming the many obstacles of his job at Burger King, Herman took on the biggest challenge of his career. He accepted the call to become the President and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, a company that was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. In just 14 months, Herman returned Godfather’s to profitability and he led his management team to a buyout of the company.

His professional successes garnered the respect and admiration of industry peers who named him the President of the National Restaurant Association. Under Herman’s administration, the group grew significantly and began to lobby for the interests of America’s restaurateurs and small business owners.

In 1994, as head of the National Restaurant Association, he had the opportunity to speak with President Clinton during a nationally televised town hall meeting. Here, Herman challenged the President regarding the impact on businesses if his health care overhaul proposal were passed. President Clinton attempted to assure him and the millions of viewers watching at home that his legislation would not harm American business owners and their employees.

Herman was skeptical. “Quite honestly Mr. President, your calculations are incorrect,” he said. “In the competitive marketplace, it simply doesn’t work that way.” His words echoed across America, and Newsweek named Herman Cain the primary saboteur of Hillarycare.

Through these and other appearances on behalf of the National Restaurant Association, Herman began working with business leaders across all sectors of the American economy.

This led to his acceptance of a position on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and he was subsequently elected their chairman. In this role, he analyzed economic conditions in the region and notified the Federal Reserve of how their policies should respond.

Most recently, he hosted a radio talk show, “The Herman Cain Show,” on Atlanta’s WSB 750 AM/ 95.5 FM. He serves as a regular contributor on several broadcast networks and as a keynote speaker at conferences and events around the nation.

Despite the many professional commitments of his life, Herman continues to enjoy most the time spent with family and friends. As his children got married and had their own children, he knew that he had an extraordinary obligation to do what he could to make this a safe and prosperous nation for them. The paramount joys in his life are his wife, Gloria, his children and his grandchildren.

Now I highlighted and underline Herman's working at the Fed to meet a promise that I made to many of the Paulist on FR. Herman was not a member of the Board of Governors which sets monetary policy. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is more or less a bank for banks and what they do is provide financial services to depository institutions including banks, credit unions, and savings and loans, much like those that banks provide for their customers. These services include collecting checks, electronically transferring funds, and distributing and receiving cash and coin.

I know that sounds so very ominous.

14 posted on 10/05/2011 10:28:55 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Crucial

“A Cain/West ticket would put those racist accusations to bed forever...”

Never underestimate the level of vile attacks the Left will resort to. They’ll surely use such ad hominems as “Uncle Tom” and “racist” against their own people. We’ve seen it before with Alan Keyes and others.


15 posted on 10/05/2011 10:29:00 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Well I am with you on the letter at the end of the name. But, I have never found a (D) candidate that I will check off on. It has always been the (R). But, this time, I simply am not going to vote for another (R-RINO) beside their name. McCain was it. That did it for me. I voted for that dirt bag to keep Obama out of office. I will not do that again. Voting for evil is voting for evil. Voting for stupid is voting for stupid. I am simply had it. If they cannot find a decent conservative republican candidate, which Mr. Cain appears to be, then I will just not vote for president. I will NOT vote for another RINO. I’m done doing that.


16 posted on 10/05/2011 10:29:38 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (EVERY knee shall bow and EVERY mouth shall say: Jesus Christ IS LORD!!!!)
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To: lawnguy

If Cain prevailed in a one-on-one debate with the master politician Bill Clinton, I am not worried about other democrap hacks.


17 posted on 10/05/2011 10:34:28 PM PDT by federal__reserve
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To: Crucial

While we’re on the subject, did you read about that “comedian”, George Lopez, accusing Herman Cain of being an Oreo?

Read here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2788623/posts


18 posted on 10/05/2011 10:41:44 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: federal__reserve

Master politician? Are you trolling? Shouldn’t there be a “sarcasm” following that sentence?

I know you’re new around here, and this causes one to ponder.


19 posted on 10/05/2011 10:43:53 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: RetiredArmy

You and I share the same view. I don’t vote (D).


20 posted on 10/05/2011 10:45:25 PM PDT by This Just In
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Lopez is an idiot that I can’t bear to watch. I believe he lost his show on TBS so he must too much free time on his hands. I don’t think these Leftists are going to stop Herman Cain. They’re showing too much of a pattern too, with the way they attacked Clarence Thomas.


21 posted on 10/05/2011 10:50:32 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: RetiredArmy

“Voting for stupid is voting for stupid. “

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N3-j3HM7-A&feature=related


22 posted on 10/05/2011 10:55:23 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: This Just In

An attack from Lopez could be more helpful than hurtful. I doubt that even Reverand Jackson would approve of Lopez calling Mr. Cain an Oreo. Who does he think he is? Morgan Freeman not a problem, but George Racist Lopez... I don’t think so.


23 posted on 10/05/2011 11:08:30 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Crucial

You know, sooner or later-if you call yourself a comedian-you’re gonna have to be funny. Lopez just isn’t funny. Offensive doesn’t equal funny.


24 posted on 10/05/2011 11:09:47 PM PDT by This Just In
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Seriously, these idiots are likely to reveal to the public this election cycle which side of the aisle harbors the true racists in this country. Maybe this type of thing will un”brainwash” the 2/3rds that Mr. Cain doesn’t think he can reach. After watching the way he handled the women on The View today I believe anything is possible. No other Republican candidate could have handled those women as well. Mr. Cain was amazing!


25 posted on 10/05/2011 11:16:24 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: This Just In; federal__reserve
Master politician? Are you trolling? Shouldn’t there be a “sarcasm” following that sentence?

I think it could be said in a technical sense that Slick was a master politician. No one lies, cheats and obfuscates better than that dude. As far as a leader, he was a slimy toad. I will always remember that clip of him leaving the Ron Brown funeral where he was laughing and playing grab ass with another guy until he noticed the TV cameras and on went the water works and frown.

26 posted on 10/05/2011 11:33:01 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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Let's nominate him and pound him up America's collective *ss. We need a conservative and Herman is the guy. I'm supporting him.
27 posted on 10/05/2011 11:34:08 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Some would describe Obama as a “master politician”. I am amazed by how easily individuals affix the term “master” to people who haven’t rightly earned that title.

If anyone believes that a “master” politician is one who is able to lie and cheat his way through office, than both Obama and Clinton deserve such recognition.

I prefer to call such politicians Master Charlatans.


28 posted on 10/05/2011 11:41:18 PM PDT by This Just In
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Since Palin is out maybe we better take a serious look at Bachman, Santorum in addition to Cain. All of them are fiscal conservatives, and against amnesty for illegals, and aren’t global warming fools. Bachman even mentioned closing down some departments. I would like nothing better than to see dept. of ed, and dept. of energy shut down.


29 posted on 10/05/2011 11:44:57 PM PDT by Mogollon (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Kartographer; This Just In

Quite honestly Mr. President, your calculations are incorrect. In the competitive marketplace, it simply doesn’t work that way.

30 posted on 10/05/2011 11:47:42 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: This Just In

Obama is a master of nothing. If it were not for the invention of the teleprompter and a full staff of handlers, he would be a total stuttering idiot.

Politician: pol·i·ti·cian
Noun:

1 A person who is professionally involved in politics.

2 A person who acts in a manipulative and devious way, typically to gain advancement.

I have a low regard for “Politicians”. To be a master of that in my book isn’t really ideal. More of an insult. Leadership and principles are far more important in my elected officials.


31 posted on 10/05/2011 11:51:19 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Crucial; All

Who is West, and what is 9-9-9?


32 posted on 10/06/2011 12:52:18 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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33 posted on 10/06/2011 1:01:07 AM PDT by BigLittle
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“Never underestimate the level of vile attacks the Left will resort to.”

By the time the 2012 election rolls around, they will be accusing Cain of dragging black men behind his car with chains or some such nonsense.


34 posted on 10/06/2011 1:35:56 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: This Just In

HERMAN CAIN is the BAZARRO version of OBAMA

In the Bizarro world of “Htrae” (”Earth” spelled backwards), society is ruled by the Bizarro Code which states “Us do opposite of all Earthly things! Us hate beauty! Us love ugliness! Is big crime to make anything perfect on Bizarro World!”. In one episode, for example, a salesman is doing a brisk trade selling Bizarro bonds: “Guaranteed to lose money for you”. Later, the mayor appoints Bizarro No. 1 to investigate a crime, “Because you are stupider than the entire Bizarro police force put together”. This is intended and taken as a great compliment.

Originally a normal planet, it is now a cube-shaped planet since Superman when convicted of doing something perfect on the Bizarro Code Htrae, pointed out that Bizarro World was perfectly planet shaped and agreed to cube it if his sentence was commuted.


35 posted on 10/06/2011 2:29:59 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: gleeaikin

Colonel Allen West


36 posted on 10/06/2011 6:34:22 AM PDT by Crucial
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To: Mogollon

I could go for a Cain/Bachmann ticket.


37 posted on 10/06/2011 6:41:20 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: New Jersey Realist
I could go for a Cain/Bachmann ticket.

Do you agree with Bachmann that America suffers from excessive "employment"? That was her latest gaffe, and in a campaign video no less. No thanks.
38 posted on 10/06/2011 6:45:15 AM PDT by DTxAg
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To: This Just In

“Frankly, as a black man, Cain could speak to Obama with a candor the other candidates could not get away with without being called racist.”


39 posted on 10/06/2011 7:31:52 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: BigLittle

I must say that I strongly dislike the “Cain is Able” motto. The story of Cain and his brother, Able, involves the very first murder in human history. Cain murders Able.

This is not a motto you want to adopt as a campaign slogan.


40 posted on 10/06/2011 10:03:59 AM PDT by This Just In
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To: broken_arrow1

Your post is “BAZARRO”.


41 posted on 10/06/2011 10:04:50 AM PDT by This Just In
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No trolling, relax. I am to the right of Cain & Perry on almost every issue.

Bill Clinton was the shlickmeister as Rush calls him. He survived even after impeachment by the house. He triangulated, obfuscated better than any politician in my lifetime. And I am not young! The only democrat I have respect for was JFK. JFK speech on tax cuts is a masterpiece, repeated several times by Rush & Levin on their radio shows. I have despised every democrat since, with the exception of LBJ, but I was just too young then to understand implications of guns and butter.

But yes, Billy Jeff was and still is a master politician.


42 posted on 10/06/2011 10:23:22 AM PDT by federal__reserve
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To: This Just In
Your post is “BAZARRO”.

Yeah, maybe, but you obviously missed the humor, or didn't understand the Superman Bizarro World analogy between Cain and Obama. It isn't funny if you don't get it, or have to explain it -

http://dailyreckoning.com/are-we-living-in-bizarro-world/

43 posted on 10/06/2011 11:10:49 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: broken_arrow1

Ah, I see.

I missed the Superman Bizarro World daily. I’m sure it was funny.....in Bizarro World.


44 posted on 10/06/2011 11:50:00 AM PDT by This Just In
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To: federal__reserve

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams were master politicians. Clinton’s just a great charlatan.


45 posted on 10/06/2011 11:52:03 AM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Politician = Charlatan, in my definition.

You are confusing statesman with politician.
Washington, Lincoln, Reagan are examples of statesman.


47 posted on 10/06/2011 1:43:03 PM PDT by federal__reserve
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