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To: CharlesWayneCT
Interesting analogy ... painful I'm sure for Texas fans. That was one of the best World Series strugglers I can remember ... I've watch a lot of them since starting at age nine and I'm sixty-six now. The only one better was the Dodger v the Yankees, when Sandy Kofax and Don Drysdale were still pitching. The 'Reggie owns October' era was memorable, too.

Herman Cain is capable of handling the Presidency and setting the ship aright, with the right partners elected to down ticket seats and an active veep to negate the media commies who haven't the foresight to see they are destroying the Republic in their propaganda service to the rotten, criminal enterprise DNC. I happen to also believe Rick Perry could handle the job, too. But I seriously doubt the nation is willing to seat another Texan this soon after being somewhat betrayed by the last one.

People being lead by real leadership is a funny thing, the sheeple have already proven they will worship an inexperienced commie if he speaks well and the media protects the sheeple from the truth about the verminous bassturd. It will be interesting to see how the sheeple respond to real leadership once again. They figured out that Reagan was real leadership somewhere in the second year of his time in office, despite the media's constant derision of the man. The second election of Reagan was more predictable than the first, so we know the sheeple 'Cain' learn. ... Let's hope they haven't forgotten how what with all the commie/socialist change they've endured.

85 posted on 10/30/2011 10:02:22 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

I don’t see any evidence that Cain is a proven leader. He has never led anything. He was appointed CEO and ran a company, and I guess some people consider that “leadership”, although I never remember thinking of any of my supervisors or management chain as “leaders”.

He could be a good leader, but we just don’t have clear evidence. Newt Gingrich was a leader — he led Republicans to victory, and was elected to lead by people who saw him as a leader of the revolution. Sarah Palin is clearly a leader, who brought about a tsunami in 2010, and as much as anybody spurred the tea party movement.

And as Sarah Palin said, Rick Perry is a proven leader for the conservative movement, a man who has both spoken on the crucial conservative issues of our time, but has taken action — and not just taken action, but led the legislature and people of his state to support and pass bills that advanced the conservative cause. But I wouldn’t say he has demonstrated leadership like Sarah Palin.

Herman Cain? He “led” a company to nowhere. He wasn’t even the best pizza executive — by the time he was done, his pizza chain wasn’t even in the top 10, even though it was 5th when he took over. If he had grown Godfather’s to the top 3, that might have been a sign of effective leadership. As it is, his record is of a competent business manager, one of thousands. He’s not even the best conservative pizza guy — that moniker would belong to Tom Mohaghan, a solid conservative who created a business (not had one handed to him) and made it a top business while espousing conservative principles, and earning the ire of the left.

Cain’s name doesn’t come up when we talk about the big pro-life battles. His name isn’t prominent in the fight for 2nd amendment rights, or the fight against campaign finance reform. His one singular political acheivement was to lobby effectively for his restaurant association in 1994 against some specific features of Clinton’s plan — the man can be an effective speaker. But even then, he praised Clinton for involving the federal government in overhauling the health care system.

I know Rick Perry could handle the job of President. He has both legislative and executive experience. As executive, he had to manage a legislative agenda, to convince others to back his positions. As pizza CEO, Cain spoke, and people had to obey. Perry had to work within the confines of a limited governorship. He had to fill political appointment positions, and pick effective advisors. He is not of Washington, but he has connections to the people who would be needed to fill the thousands of positions in DC.

Cain has not shown that he has the connections to fill the executive offices with people he can trust but who are experienced enough to be able to tackle the entrenched staff. Outsiders sounds cool, but outsiders are chewed alive by the beauracracy.

The big selling point for Cain was that, as a local talk show host, he had developed the ability to communicate effectively. But I haven’t seen that in action. Instead, he has been one horrid policy pronouncement after another, followed by gut-wrenching reversals.


89 posted on 10/30/2011 10:35:31 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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