Skip to comments.Cain's Success Comes Down to His Sincerity
Posted on 10/29/2011 7:08:15 PM PDT by mandaladon
Herman Cain, the former Godfathers Pizza CEO, Baptist minister, and Atlanta radio host, continued to gain momentum this week in the Republican primary race.
National polls from Fox News and CBS/New York Times show that Cain is leading Mitt Romney 24 to 20 percent, and 25 to 21 percent, respectively. And according to a new CNN/Time poll, Cain is runner-up to Romney in the first four primary states.
Yet despite Cains epic surge and steady support, political pundits, media elites, and even Sarah Palin have all definitively declared that Cain is not a serious contender, and that his 15 minutes of fame will soon be over. Many are quick to dismiss him as a national joke, a fluke, or the latest quirky tea party candidate.
But Cains critics underestimate how far authenticity a lost trait in todays politicians will take a candidate in 2012. Now more than ever, politics is theater and theres no shortage of performances, put-ons, and puffery on Capitol Hill.
Cain stands apart from the rest. He not only has executive-level business expertise and bold ideas to jump-start the economy, but he is genuine. Voters are won over by Cains straight talk and sincerity.
And speaking of sincerity, Conservatives have long thought President Barack Obama lacks this quality. Lately many on the left have reached the same conclusion. In 2008, Obama was firmly opposed to the Iraq war. He captured the anti-war vote and was elected as the peace president.
Fast forward three years and Obama is fighting wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, and Uganda. He has not only expanded wars putting 33,000 additional troops in Afghanistan but hes also waged a non-war war in Libya without ever bothering to get congressional approval.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...
The difference between Cain and the other candidates, and indeed between Cain and other politicos generally, is that Herman Cain has spent his working life being accountable for his performance. Always being accountable hones intelligence and builds character.
The lawyers, promoters, and grifters who constitute the US political class aim for those positions which allow them to be unaccountable to anyone. Their intelligence degenerates to mere cunning; as to character...you must be kidding!
They mostly deserve to be in jail, not in office; no wonder at all that Cain has seized the imagination of those who believe in the American ethic.
Go Mr. Cain! What a class act this man is.
I am surprised this article states that Sarah Palin mocked Herman Cain, but fails to cite any instances of this. I’ve been following Sarah and Herman both very carefully, and I have never seen this. Shame on Newsmax for printing undocumented allegations of this divisive nature. If indeed, Sarah had mocked Herman (even at the very beginning of his campaign) don’t you think it would have been ALL OVER FR, being reported by supporters and foes alike? (For The Record, I love BOTH of them! :-))
Feel free to cite instances if you know of any. I’m a big girl and can handle it! LOL
Wow! Thanks for the links!
“I LOVE Herman Cain! I even like the sound of his name!”...Sarah Palin
Yes. I agree with you about newsmax. They used to be a lot more reliable.
Is she waiting for Romney to win a couple of primaries before she declares that?
When did Sarah say that Cain was not a serious contender?
I knew that assertion in the article above didn't sound like something Sarah would say.
Thanks for the links.
Upon further review, the sentiment attributed to Palin is totally false, and I must assume that the author did not check the facts carefully, or else they are engaging in willful propaganda.
Exactly! I have a home health patient in his early 80’s, intelligent, well-educated and a self-proclaimed moderate/progressive. The other day he asked me what I thought about Mr. Cain. I answered as vaguely as possible because politics are not to be discussed on the job. Then he said something I was amazed to hear. He said that he could vote for Mr. Cain. Said that he was “smart, a businessman and not a politician. We’ve got too many of them in office as it is”.
Still bitter about Sarah not running I see.
You need to get over it.