Skip to comments.For Herman Cain: His Run Was Net Plus For His Brand (Actually a RINO anti-Palin hit job)
Posted on 12/04/2011 2:09:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
I agree with those who say that, in the end, Herman Cainz has helped his brand: hell probably sell more books, get higher speaking fees and most likely wind up with a national radio talk show or a big fat contract at Fox News, perhaps if Roger Ailesz finally boots out the political star who disappointed and frustrated him, Sarah Palinz, when her contract is up:
Rob Frankel, author of Revenge of Brand X, said the harassment allegations will go away and leave Cain with a valuable personal brand.
Cain left the Republican presidential race Saturday in the wake of multiple sexual harassment claims, as well as an allegation of a 13-year extramarital affair.
Still, the former Godfathers Pizza CEOs presidential run should be considered a clear success, Frankel argued.
You take away this run and this guy wasnt even on the radar, he said, adding: Everyone in this country now knows who this guy is, which helps a lot for book sales.
..Cains improved name recognition in the wake of his presidential run will likely mean higher speaking fees, larger book deals, and a potentially-lucrative role on television, Frankel noted. Past and present presidential and vice presidential candidates including Mike Huckabeez, Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrichz have found lucrative homes on Fox News.
Cain quipped during his speech announcing the end of his campaign that he had achieved 99.9″ percent name recognition, a reference to his signature 9-9-9 tax plan.
According to Frankel, the allegations against Cain are unlikely to hurt his brand and earning power in the long run.
As a result of dropping out, this story will just go away, he said. This is not a stain on a blue dress. He added: Look at Eliot Spitzerz. He got caught with a kinky prostitute, and he still got his own show on CNN. The big difference: Cain was a talk show host in Atlanta. He is the perfect embodiment of the countrys talk radio political culture which now means many politicos talk in divisive, punchy soundbytes that could have been uttered by Rush Limbaughz. But in Cain, its the real thing. Plus there is this: the guy clearly has charisma that reaches out and grabs you from the screen. His announcement that he was suspending his campaign was most marked by one characteristic: he confidently swaggered and he masterfully spun.
Perfect for his own show on Fox News particularly if hes allowed to prep and script. And, I predict, if he gets a national radio or TV talk show it will be a consistently highly rated one unlike shows that featured Switzer and the doesnt-wear-well Palin, John McCains dubious legacy to Americans political scene.
Cain is a Mike Huckabee waiting to happen.
Who the fudge is Joe Gandelmanz?
Do you suppose that any and every person who fails to idolize her does so out of fear?
At this point, I think they’re less fearful that she’ll formally run than that a non-trivial number of Republican primary voters will look at the declared candidates, look back at her and make the (correct) judgment that she’d be a better candidate than any of them. It’s getting harder and harder to make the argument that she would be any worse. At least to make it with a straight face.
Cutting up chicken, sorry about that.
Turn in your Palinoia Posse badge to pissant
Oh hell no. It's a collectable. Watch Ebay in twenty years.
You two have some wit. Good stuff.