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Posted on 05/21/2004 11:19:26 AM PDT by Maurice1962
Herman Cain for Senate Georgia
There is no doubt that the quality of debate in the Senate would vastly improve if Georgians elect Herman Cain. He is one of the most powerful speakers in the nation, and he is fearless on the campaign trail talking about economic growth issues. Herman was a state chairman of the Steve Forbes for President Campaign in 1996, and he is running on all the pro-growth ideas that Steve Forbes injected into the policy debate back then.
If elected, Herman would become Georgia's first black Senator and, as a bonus, drive the liberals and the Congressional Black Caucus nuts. Imagine how wonderful it would be if the only African-American in the U.S. Senate was a southern conservative who is a champion of free markets! It doesnt get any better than that.
As Herman recently said, "I am a professional problem solver, not a professional politician. Congressmen Isakson and Collins [his primary opponents] are a part of the status quo, I want to shake up the status quo. I am not trying to get elected, so I can be re-elected over and over, I want to change Washington and I believe that we can and we must."
Herman is running the most pro-growth campaign of any candidate for Senate. He talks repeatedly of his support of completely replacing the income tax system with the single rate FairTax. He also campaigns on the need for Social Security personal accounts.
When the fiscally irresponsible prescription drug bill came up for a final vote in Congress, Herman called on his two congressional opponents to vote against it. Both Isakson and Collins voted for it.
Other than his support for the drug bill, Mac Collins has compiled a good record, and should there be a runoff between Collins and Isakson after the primary, we'd support him.
Until it looked like he might run for Senate, Isakson consistently compiled a worse-than-average voting record for a Republican. He did this despite representing one of the most solidly Republican districts in the nation.
Hermans life story is compelling too. This is a man who pulled himself up from his bootstraps to great career success. He says he "grew up in Georgia with wonderful parents and little else." He rose quickly in the business world at The Pillsbury Company. Herman notes that at one point he took a post with the company's Burger King Division "in the Philadelphia region, the company's poorest performer. Within three years, his region ranked number one." In the mid-1980s he turned around the company's ailing Godfather's Pizza unit, and then led a management buyout of the chain.
Now for the bad news. Herman is a definite underdog in this race against career politician Johnny Isakson, who has lots of money in his campaign account. We think that if Herman is able to raise enough money to get his message out across the state, he can win. Anyone who hears Hermans message is almost always converted. This Georgia seat will almost certainly go Republican, the only issue is: Will it be the inspiring pro-growth Republican, Herman Cain?
The primary is July 20. If no candidate wins more than 50%, then the nominee would be selected in an August 10 runoff election. Herman's website is http://www.cainforussenate.org/
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I hope Zell will campaign for him, that would be cool. I can't even imagine how the NY Times, and their comrades could handle the Republicans electing the FIRST Black male to the U.S. Senate. WOW!!!!!
Zell has said he won't endorse or campaing for anyone running to replace him from either party.
S'ok. He's more valuable campaigning for Bush anyway. Besides, he campaigns for Bush, Bush campaigns for the R. End result is the same thing, people get the message: Zell says the modern Dems are nuts.
*HERMAN CAIN PING*
"I can't even imagine how the NY Times, and their comrades could handle the Republicans electing the FIRST Black male to the U.S. Senate."
The first GOP black male elected to the US Senate was Edward Brooke.
Unbelievably, he was elected in Massachusetts in 1972 and served one term before being defeated by Paul Tsongas in 1978.
There may have been a GOP black male who was elected to a Senate seat during Reconstruction...but I don't think there was.
Mr. Cain would be the 6th African-American Senator elected. The first was Mississippian Hiram Rhoades Revels in 1870, serving for 1 year. The second was Louisiana Governor Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback in 1873, and was also elected simultaneously to the House, but he was denied his rightful seat in both. The third was Mississippian Blanche Kelso Bruce in 1874, serving a full 6-year term. The fourth was Massachusetts Attorney-General Edward Brooke in 1966, and he served two terms (the longest serving African-American Senator to date), before being defeated for a 3rd term. The fifth was Illinois's Carol Moseley-Braun, the first and only woman and first and only Black Democrat elected, in 1992.
Thanks, DJ, and welcome back to active posting! Hope all is well.
Wasn't Brooke defeated in the 1978 GOP primary by a conservative, who in turn lost to Tsongas in the general?
Who are they backing in PA?
They were backing the fellow that got beat by Spector. I don't recall the name at the moment, but it was a very close election.
This election is going to be a close one. Herman Cain supporters have to 60 days to network effectively. The groundwork has been laid now the key is keeping the momentum focused.
Toomey from PA
Well, the Club for Growth *was* backing Pat Toomey, but unfortunately he lost by only 1% against that RINO Arlen Specter. I assume the Club will sit out the general election.
I just noticed that between the two of you you had answered the question. Sorry about that.
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Go Herman Go! Pray for Herman Cain!
Oh how sweeeeeet it would be!!!
Hear that sound behind you getting closer, Johnny?
That'd be the Cain wagon . . . gaining, gaining, gaining.
Go, Cain, Go!!!!
"Wasn't Brooke defeated in the 1978 GOP primary by a conservative, who in turn lost to Tsongas in the general?"
No, he didn't lose in the primary. You're confusing that with New Jersey where the very liberal Clifford Case was defeated by Conservative Jeffrey Bell, and lost in turn to the newcomer Bill Bradley. Interestingly enough, most liberals were backing Brooke in MA because they felt it important to keep an African-American in the Senate (Brooke's voting record, of course, was almost indistinguishable from his colleague Ted Kennedy's). Then-Lowell Congressman Tsongas was regarded as slightly more Conservative than Brooke. 1978 was actually a year when there was a reaction against the left in MA, tossing out both Gov. Mike Dukakis in the Dem. primary in favor of bonafide Conservative Ed King, and then Tsongas over Brooke (not helping Brooke was his very messy divorce, which contributed to his defeat). I always wondered if Brooke had won a 3rd term, how he would've functioned in a GOP-majority Senate.
Welcome back. Your divine political wisdom is in dire need here.
Thank you for your kind comments. Alas, if only my wisdom extended beyond the political realm...
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