Skip to comments.Herman Cain: The Man You May Not know
Posted on 11/05/2011 1:41:20 AM PDT by Maelstorm
I've sat back this past week and watched the typical suspects in the political and media class having their fun attacking, ridiculing, and belittling Herman Cain. That it has not worked is I believe a testament to the integrity and stength of the man. There was even an allegation that he may not know China has nuclear weopons. Well who would suppose such a thing from a man who has been politically engaged for some time now? Maybe they believe he doesn't read newspapers? I know some might play the race card at this point but it really isn't about race this kind of thing is the 'political class' card.
It is the product of the snide clever frat boys and girls who like to snicker at every perceived mistatement and out of context clip when it comes from a perceived conservative who is outside of their clique while totally ignoring if not outright defending their favored politicians like Mitt Romney who has said many unflattering things such as with the 'hang Obama' gaff or "I'm unemployed too" smirk or the best one yet "I can't hire illegal aliens...I'm running for office" or some such thing but no matter how many times he does this it is no big deal because of course the political class and media class make sure of it. Yes of course they do a compulsory story but unlike with Herman Cain or Sarah Palin they don't do what often ends up being countless hundreds of stories that are then aggregated so as each additional perceived or concoted gaff becomes a running narrative defining them by their trivial mistakes while of course Romney's gaff's are considered 'minor missteps' and inconsequential on his road to destiny.
That aside I would like to share a few passages with you to introduce you to the Herman Cain you may or may not know. Here Herman Cain describes his job in the Navy civil service:
"I was assigned to the a department called exterior ballistics. This group was responsible for analyzing data and determining aerodynamic coefficients for all Navy projectiles...missiles, bimbs,and bullets...using the equations of motion.My job was to apply a computer simulation model to real-time data measurements to a new or modified projectile, deriving the numbers that could be programmed into an on-board fire control computer.This allowed the battleship or fighter aircraft to improve its target "hit" ratio." -Herman Cain from 'Leadership is Common Sense'
So ask yourself does that sound like a stupid man? I know it doesn't fit the narrative of the Washington DC political and media class whose choice of candidates have driven our country into fiscal and social disaster. He speaks about his business success here:
"There's the perception that to be successful you've got to do something dishonest but I haven't had to stab anyone in the back and I don't plan to" -Herman Cain Charman of Godfathers Pizza The American Enterprise vol 8
That sounds like an honest man to me but where did he get his work ethic? His optimism? Here is what Herman Cain had to say about his father:
"My father walked off of his family's small Tennessee dirt farm in 1943 at the age of eighteen with literally just the clothes on his back. He had no money and no car, but he did have three invaluable possessions: his belief in God, his belief in himself and his abilities, and his belief in the promise of the United States of America." -Herman Cain 'They Think You're Stupid: Why Democrats Lost Your Vote and What Republicans Must Do to Keep It'
Sounds like a man who is proud of his father and proud of his faith and country but lets get to the point what did Herman Cain know about Chinese nuclear weapons? While I expect the left to take pot shots but for the right to try to tear down one of their own and a good accomplished man to boot well that is disgraceful so did the Herman Cain know China had nukes?
"The U.S. should be less concerned about China's economic potential than by the military threat it poses. Three Chinese spies were recently indicted in the U.S. for conspiring to steal numerous naval warship technologies. This summer China and Russia participated in a week-long joint military exercise. China's build up of nuclear, military and space technologies to rival the U.S., and its saber-rattling over Taiwan's independence, signals a commitment to more red, not green." -Herman Cain 'Seeing Green in Red China' December 3, 2005
I recommend the 'Herman Cain is stupid' lazy dimwits read the whole article they might learn something about China because Herman Cain surely knows more about the subject than they know about using google.
*All sources are linked so click through. I have a real job. It'd be nice if 'so called' conservative professional media would do theirs for a change.
Herman Cain is a worthy successor to Ronald Reagan - the REAL thing - a Great American.
He is a Great American. Those who belittle him do a diservice to Reagan’s memory. The truth is that there is a strong segment in the GOP that does not desire REAL conservative return to founding principles reform. They don’t really want to change things all that much at all. They are all happy campers provided big govt is being presided over by a Republican. This election is largely about separating the power hungry from the principled. Some seek power and deny truth others seek truth and find power.
It was/is the same tactics used against Sarah Palin, to hell with their sterling records. The LSM says their job is to destroy them, and destroy them they will, if we let them.
He is an inspiration to all. And yes, I know he is a black American.
He is a throw back Republican from the reparation era. Cain is exactly what Lincoln invisioned for post war. Too bad the Democrat’s screwed that up. Finally the chicken’s have come home to roost!
Thanks. I really get tired of the intellectual lazyiness and the mind games. They think they are being cute and smart when they should feel like dirt for even trying to tear down a man of the stature and background of Herman Cain. The guy came from very meager means and a working class family. He didn’t have a rich daddy to pay his way and they dare insult his intelligence because he phrases something awkwardly. Like I said I expect it of the left but of the right it is a disgrace.
Amen to that, and then some: Why are Ace of Spades and HotAir Helping the Left Smear Cain Over his "China Nukes" Comment?
(and Red State too)
I know and they are embarassments. They have no shame.
Unlike the usurper boy mulatto wannabe who is neither black nor American.
It’s Cain’s fault. He allows himself to be pigeonholed as the former CEO of Godfather’s pizza.
I thank you for posting this, Maelstorm, and so does the United States of America, should Cain win the nomination.
The refreshing anti-socialist, pro-growth, freedom and loving Cain will drive the left totally nuts for years to come. But America will be back to work, thus proving the point, hopefully for the last &(@*! time, that freedom and free markets cause growth which is good for everyone, even the OWSers. Cain is a leader, and he’s just getting his feet wet on this campaign.
He’s past this bump in the road. Now that more eyes are on him, I sure hope he clearly and vividly articulates his views and economic plans. God speed to Cain in the next several weeks. If he stays on message he won’t loose.
My kind of ‘hope and change’ would be Cain / Newt 2012. Those two have GOT to come together, and soon, IMHO. It would be an unstoppable ticket and great fun to watch too.
*freedom and loving*
freedom and *fun* loving
born December 13, 1945 in Memphis, TN (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
Luther Cain Jr., born March 16, 1925 in TN, died March 29, 1982 in Atlanta, GA
Lenora Davis, born July 27, 1925 in GA, died August 20, 2005 in Atlanta, GA
Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)
Herman Cain is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN
Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!
Click on the cane, (Obama, You're Fired.)
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Yea, Right. Tell it to this lefty Juan Williams.
Huh? How do you get people to ignore your history? Is this something that Cain should sweep under the rug?
One of the common smears about Cain is that he is Romney’s stalking horse.
Funny thing is that we can find each candidate in the company of Romney at some time.
They are from the same party for heaven sake. At one time or another they are asked to make appearances together. It doesn’t mean they agree on everything.
I am not totally in yet for Cain, but I sure know that the media and many conservative media types are guilty of jumping in with the bad guys because they were wishing it all to be true.
This attack had nothing to do with his resume, policy, or electability. It was a personal attack against Cain.
Some things are fair game, this one isn’t. Especially if the man is not allowed to confront his accusers who refuse to show themselves.
fwiw, that’s where my heart is going too!
First they came for Cain...
then they came for.....
They will continue to destroy our front runners until there us no one left but Obama.
Thank you for the post.
I LOVE your tagline - and TOTALLY agree!!
Cain has some minor flaws (e.g., not being as ready as he should have been for the attacks), but he is BY FAR the best candidate that conservatives and conservative libertarians have to vote for. Cain will more than likely learn from his errors and be a better candidate (and hopefully POTUS) for the experience.
Great article bump.
Really nice article.
Thanks for posting :)