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Raising Herman Cain

So why is Herman Cain resonating? There are a few factors at play here.

Herman Cain is not a politician. That helps him tremendously. In a political climate where the typical polished politician turns off voters, Cain is refreshing.

But beyond that, have you ever been in a room when Cain speaks? I have and he is captivating, one of the best orators out there in the political world. The crowd is locked in when he speaks.

Here’s another crucial point: Herman Cain is talking in very plain language. His “9-9-9 Plan” is a catchy phrase and very easy to digest.

With all due respect to Mitt Romney, his 59-point economic plan may be the right prescription for the country, but many people are probably tuning out and lost after Power Point slide number four.

Nobody can predict the future for Herman Cain. He has quite a few hurdles in front of him (read: foreign policy knowledge) before he can ever think about winning the GOP nomination. But Cain has put himself in a position where voters and conservative bigwigs are giving him a second look.

The big question for Cain is can he translate all of this success into campaign cash? Let’s face it: Money talks and hard cold cash means something in presidential politics.

That will be a huge barometer going forward. It’s one thing to win a few straw polls, even big ones like in Florida. It’s another for major donors to get behind you and cut you a check.

Print     Email to a Friend    posted on Monday, October 03, 2011 10:09 AM

Comments on this post

# RE: Raising Herman Cain

Herman Cain, the candidate who promises if elected President he will not allow a single legislativ­e bill to not be more than three pages long and will change the music "Hail to the Chief" with Gospel beats.

Cain promises to change USA Social Security program to the Peruvian retirement model. Look it up. Peru privatized its retirement system. It is because the handling and service fees are nearly 20 %; the President of Peru is allowing citizens to choose between continuing to contribute to private investment accounts or return to the government system. Peruvians are returning to the government retirement system. If you want to dissolve SS, vote for Cain
Left by josta45 on Oct 03, 2011 12:47 PM

# RE: Raising Herman Cain

This goes to show you people are more worried about the US economy than foreign affairs. He also supports Israel. You go Herman!
Left by KellieC on Oct 03, 2011 3:20 PM

# RE: Raising Herman Cain

josta45, I'm not sure where you got your information, but Herman Cain is proposing private retirement accounts like the Chilean plan in Chile (look that up) and it is in good shape. Galveston County, Texas also put these in place years ago, and those retirees made more from those investments than people on Social Security. After Galveston did this, the government decided not to allow it going forward, because everyone would want to do this and the politicians wouldn't be able to control votes by scare tactics regarding SS. Herman Cain is just using common sense.
Left by patriciausa on Oct 04, 2011 1:35 AM