Skip to comments.And now, for my unconventional endorsement [Herman Cain]
Posted on 01/16/2012 12:18:07 PM PST by Hunton Peck
I have been hounded in media interviews to give them the scoop on which Republican presidential candidate I m going to endorse. When I respond that it will be unconventional, they go nuts because they cannot conceive of what that means. Thats not the way they think.
So they try to guess what it means based on conventional political practice. You will be endorsing yourself getting back into the presidential race, they guess. Nope. You will be endorsing someone thats not in the race, they suggest. Nope. You will be endorsing two of the remaining candidates instead of one. No again.
I was an unconventional Republican presidential primary candidate who ran an unconventional political campaign, and achieved unexpected results before I ended my quest for the position of president. Most of the people interviewing me did not get it. Namely, it wasnt about the position as much as it is about the mission. I am still on a mission to help defeat President Obama, and to make the 9-9-9 Economic Growth and Jobs Plan the law of the land.
An unconventional endorsement is part of a bigger message. It can also be two-dimensional, a specific candidate and a specific cause. We already know the specific cause. Im still looking for the right candidate to adopt the 9-9-9 plan. If that does not happen, the cause will still be part of a bigger endorsement message, which is to make sure we defeat President Obama in 2012, and that we transfer power out of Washington and back to the people.
Besides, Im not convinced that one-dimensional endorsements make that big a difference in the outcome of how people vote. They probably do to some extent, but in todays political climate most of them are not game-changers.
I want to change how voters think about candidates, not in terms of their media-focused flyspecked negatives, but to think of them in terms of their positives and their relevant experiences. I also want to change how voters think about solutions to our national crises.
Namely, stop accepting the usual political rhetoric of whats wrong, because most of us already know whats wrong. We also know that there is more than enough blame to go around for how we got so screwed up as a country. I want voters to focus on how candidates are going to fix stuff I want people to focus on real solutions and real leadership.
I know thats unconventional political and media thinking, but the conventional thinking, the conventional approach, the conventional compromises, the conventional promises, the conventional rhetoric and the conventional endorsements are not going to save this great country.
We need a Solutions Revolution.
We cant just think outside the box, as the saying goes. We must redesign the box and fill the box with what the people want, not what the political class and the media class want.
We want our power back.
I liked Ross Perot, and he bailed. I liked Fred Thompson, and he bailed. I liked Herman Cain, and he bailed. I think it’s time I accepted that only a career politician can handle this campaign process. Of those that remain, I prefer Newt.
I like Cain, too. Both personally and as a political thinker. I think it’s too bad that he withdrew, but the level of hate he had directed at him would be too much for me to take, so I can’t blame him for deciding it was too much for him.
It’s politics, put on your big girl britches.
What he says is useless drival at this point. His previous supporters have already moved to whomever was their second choice.
So this renders Bachmann’s planks void?
We can only be "let down" from where we raised ourselves up to.
I liked Sarah and still do. I likes Herman and still do. I liked Michelle and still do. I supported all of them with time and money. They fought for my causes when others wouldn't. I wish all of them the best and will still appreciate their opinions.
Go ahead, what's one little hug. : )
Go away Herman. You’re a goddam embarrassment.
And, when Obama was elected President.
:)What you say is true.”We can only be “let down” from where we raised ourselves up to.”I confess to being a political junkie.((((Hugs))))
The only “non endorsement” I want to hear from this guy is
IF YOU PICK ROMNEY IT’S AT YOUR PERIL...
Yep bet he never expected the results to be that Ma Cain would find out about those other alleged interest. Enjoy your future endeavors Herb.
Mr. Cain -
You are either a liar or a wuss. Regardless of which, I have absolutely no interest in what you have to say.
A former supporter,
“So this renders Bachmanns planks void?”
I’m speaking of Cain - have no idea what Bachmann has done.
Adding a comsumption tax to the Congress’ spending habit is a bad idea. It was always a bad idea. Even if I liked Cain, it is still a really, really bad idea.
I agree with you on that post to me. :)
A dismal train of thought, but I am riding the same one.