Skip to comments.Herman Cain: 'I Am the American Dream'
Posted on 10/30/2011 1:57:57 PM PDT by Kartographer
Cain turned to Win Wallin, the president of Pillsbury, for help. I cant get to your job from where I am, Cain told him. What do you recommend? Wallin suggested getting on the operations training track in the companys Burger King division, which could lead to being a regional vice president. If you want to run a business, Wallin said, you have to start at the bottom and learn it from the ground up. It would be an unconventional move. Cain would have to resign his title, give up his company car and nice new office, and forgo stock options to start over, flipping hamburgers with the broiler crew.
As with every major decision in his life, Cain turned to prayer for help. He got down on his knees: Lord, what do you want me to do? When his wife noticed him lost in reflection and meditation, she told him, Dont worryI know you can do this. Cain accepted her words as a sign from God that he was making the right move.
(Excerpt) Read more at parade.com ...
The 'Lamestream' media, the rino's, inside the beltway boys and political pundits of all stripes have NEVER saw Cain as a viable candidate. There has been nothing but a solid stream of reason coming from them since he announced as to why Cain couldn't be taken seriously, why Cain can't win, and as those reasons grew thinner in substance or fell apart all together they have been forced again and again to find more and different reasons as to why Cain can't win.
Why do they continue to derail Cain even as he defeats their arguments against him?
There are any number of reason, he is not a member of the insiders club for one, hes not a known career politician for another, but mostly these people just dont understand a man like Herman Cain. Not that it is entirely their fault, because men like Herman Cain are so rare these days, men of real integrity. These people who for the most part never work a day in their lives who scoff at the narrative of the American Dream, now are the first to express derision over the qualifications of Herman Cain.
Its been at least 30 years since these people have had to deal with some of Cains stripe and they are completely out of their depths in trying to understand him, just as much now as they were then. I am not saying Herman Cain is the next Ronald Reagan, but he and Reagan share common traits and characteristic, which are far beyond these types to understand.
Herman Cain who truly was until recently a virtual unknown had faith enough in himself to decide to run for President of the United States on his own. There was no Media hype/pressure/build-up about a possible run, there was no urging by members of the Party, no words spoken into his ear by party players, elites, beltway boys or pundits, not even a word of encouragement from the Republican Party of his home state only faith in himself.
And time and time again Herman Cain has shown just what kind of man he is. Is he without faults? Hardly! No man is without his faults, but one measure of a man is how he faces his faults and Herman not only faces his faults, but admits to them, learns from them, teaches others from then and lastly he laughs at himself over them and it takes a man who is truly sure in himself to be able to laugh at their own mistakes.
Considering the great numbers of skeptics on this forum I am sure there will be a good number of FReepers who will find this post funny and stupid, but here goes: I think one of the reasons people support Herman and why so many skeptics cant see Cain for what he is can be summed up in the following lines from the 2003 movie 'Secondhand Lions'
Hub: "Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love... true love never dies. You remember that, boy. You remember that. Doesn't matter if it's true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in."
In Herman Cain we see a good man, an honorable man, a man that has made his mark through his own effort and owes no one other than God and his Parents for his success. We see a man who did not seek money and power, but achieved them and a yet they clearly hold no sway over him.
Maybe we are foolish and gullible, maybe we have all seen Mr. Smith Goes to Washington one to many times and now think that Good really can triumph over evil. The skeptics, naysayers, elitist,'Lamestream media types dont believe in anything, but there are still some of us, many of us that choose to believe, because those are things worth believing in, just as the American Dream is still worth believing in.
in contrast to comrade obama who had everything given to him,
from childhood through college and through the u.s. senate and the presidency,
herman cain actually worked his way up.
God bless him and protect him from the vicious slings and arrows the Democrats will throw at him.
“There was no Media hype/pressure/build-up about a possible run,”
Makes me relieved Palin didn’t run. What a circus that would have been.
I had forgotten that Cain had hair at one time.
I gought my ticket on the Cain Train just a week ago, and am ready to ride all the way....to the White House, Herman.
And then there’s Mitt Romney. Rich kid who has never needed anything, heck you can’t even tie him to war hero, POW like we did to the last RINO.
Yes, Herman had hair and he cut it himself.. great story there too.
Catching American Dreams;)
The story or legend of the dreamcatcher is as follows, It is believed that each carefully woven web will catch your dreams in the night. The bad spirit dreams will get caught in the web and disappear. Any bad dreams that may linger in the web will be trapped by the prayer beads which are woven into the web and evaporate from the web. The good spirit dreams will find their way to the center of the dream catcher and float down the sacred feather.
The good dreams will then rise up to meet the Great Spirit with the morning sun.
An excellent article to read and become familiar with Cain’s background and thought processes. He’s truly an accomplished leader and a winner. Go Herman Cain—a REAL Man for President. May your dream become reality.
Put up a man against a boy!
But if you want to be president of the United States---no relevant experience is necessary! Don't worry about running for lesser office, say, Governor of somewhere. A proven record? You don't need one! You just need the votes! Is this a great country or what?!
In fact, no political record is a good thing. That way you can’t be pinned down to anything like, say, a vote or a signed piece of legislation. People can look at your words, and your words don’t come out right, you were “just kidding.”
I read the Parade article, but I couldn’t find any adversity.
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