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.
So does this conclude Herman’s 15 seconds of fame?
Just more attention-grabbing while saying very little. Oh,and enough of the rhyming, Herman.
Just go tend to your wife and leave us alone.
Just tell the press, “I owe you NOTHING!”
“I will act on my own timetable and your insistence that I provide ‘hot’, ‘warm’, or ‘cold’, assessments of your latest guess is irrelevant!”
He did say a while ago that he’d make an “unconventional endorsement” before the SC primary, so I suppose he felt an obligation to come out with something.
Since I can’t imagine that any candidate would actually adopt a withdrawn candidate’s plan lock, stock, and barrel, I’d say this amounts to a nonendorsement.
I suspect this is Herman’s way of trying to have his cake and eat it too. He’ll use this as a vehicle for endorsing Romney without actually coming out and saying it. By doing that, he hopes to avoid trouble with the Tea Party folks who, in all honesty, have probably abandoned him already.
If anyone brings up Romney’s questionable past, he’ll turn around and say “We’re trying to advance an agenda of real reform. What, do you want me to endorse Barack Obama?”
"We need a Solutions Revolution. We canât 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."M.T. "Buzz" Words gets the endorsement!
The ride, while it lasted, was fun... I donated to your campaign, even.
Because I had hope.
And the hope for a conservative President is all but gone.. possibly for all time.
So... please tend to your family now, Herman.
We’re going to have to make it without you.
At the present time, they need you most.
Biggest letdown Since Jayne Mansfield took off her top.
I believe Herman stated he would make this announcement at the “Southern Republican Leadership Conference”. So check the date on that event.
My point is that he, or somebody, needs to remind the media that it is NOT the arbiter of what will be said or when.
The media has only 2 interests:
1- “Increase my ratings”
2- “Destroy any and everything positive in our culture”
Get over yourself Herman.
And, When Whorealdo opened Capone's vault.
This is starting to look like the death of Rasputin.
Or the old guy on the Monty Python death wagon.
Just. Go. Away, Herman
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Gee you guys are hard on Herman. He is relevant, no, not as the perceived anti-obama conservative outsider but as a man with keen insight. Whoa! Wait a damn minute before you blow that fuse! When he pats your guy on the back or otherwise makes an impact on your candidate he will again be relevant in your eyes. Herman has certainly done more for the cause than any keyboard punching constitutional lawyer wannbe here at Freep.
Yes I could see through Herman’s campaign early on and chose to voice that. In over his head, period. Now that the inevitable has come to pass, his dropping out, why is he such a target? I personally like the man. Is he to sit by and watch now. Give me a break.
People spent a lot of time, and sent in a lot of money, for Cain. They invested a lot of effort into defending him against all the various charges and attacks, explaining how his lack of experience was a good thing, how experience was a bad thing, and how campaign mistakes were endearing rather than disqualifying.
It took a lot out of them, including some self-respect, but they would sacrifice anything for the “Pizza Man”, because he understood the fight and was in it to win it.
Except then he quit on them. I think they have some right to their anger and frustration.
No hugs for Herman, today, eh?
You’re a funny guy, with your pretend mind-reading and all...
No Hunton Peck.He let me down.Unless he whips out some lawsuits he is on my no hug list.
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.