Herman Cain Proves the Power of Ideas in the Republican Race

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown,FloydReports.com

America’s media is obsessed with every tick of every poll. The reason they cover polls is
because they don’t want to cover ideas. Republicans should resist being sucked
into this reality show mentality and focus instead on the candidate’s ideas.

Herman
Cain
used this to great effect in the Florida Straw Poll. His powerful
speech concluded with a riff in which he talked about how the media had
declared,“I can’t win.”He then empowered his audience by telling them,“You
decide who wins,not the media.”Good advice from a candidate that is now watching
this particular race from the frontlines.

The media uses polls to create self-fulfilling prophecies. Media
organizations who are more interested in influencing the outcome of the race
than they are providing unbiased coverage of the race use polls as an instrument
of voter and donor manipulation. They manipulate the desire of us all to be with
a winner.

We have been carefully watching Republican Party contests since the
1970′s,and there are some more interesting markers than polls that can help you
understand what is really happening. Remember ideas have
consequences
with Republican primary voters.

First,straw polls don’t matter. If they did matter Pat Robertson would have
been elected president in 1988. He won the straw poll in Iowa and surged in the
media horse race as a result. His victory lead the New York Times to
report:“For the second time in a year,the Rev. Pat Robertson has shaken Vice
President Bush and his other rivals for the Republican Presidential nomination
by winning a test of organizational strength.”

Herman Cain likewise has surged after his astounding victory in the Florida
straw poll. The Cain victory has conservatives chanting “9-9-9″after his bold
economic plan. Cain is calling for a total tax reform which would eliminate
payroll taxes,the estate tax,investment taxes,and replace it all with a simple
flat tax of 9 percent,coupled with a 9 percent consumption tax and a 9 percent
corporate tax.

If Cain is going to win,it will be because of his bold ideas and vision. And
with ideas Mr. Cain excels,and frankly leaves most of the other candidates
wanting.

So our second point would be….

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Herman Cain to Occupy Wall Street protesters: If you’re not rich ‘blame yourself’

Herman Cain to Occupy Wall Street protesters: If you’re not rich ‘blame  yourself’

BY Aliyah  Shahid
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Wednesday, October 5th 2011,  1:49 PM

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain described the Occupy Wall Street protests as anti-capitalist.

Spencer Platt/Getty

Republican  presidential candidate Herman Cain described the Occupy Wall Street protests as  anti-capitalist.

Unemployed Wall  Street protesters only have themselves to blame for lacking a job, so says Herman Cain.

The Republican presidential candidate insisted that the demonstrations were  being “orchestrated” to help President  Obama.

“I don’t have the facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these  demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies  of the Obama Administration,” Cain told the Wall Street Journal.

The Tea Party favorite then argued that the plight of the unemployed was  their own fault.

“Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job  and you’re not rich, blame yourself. It is not someone’s fault if they  succeeded, it is someone’s fault if they failed,” the ex-Godfather’s  Pizza CEO declared.

The fiery remarks come as protest organizers plan for their biggest  demonstrations yet — at least 2,000 people are expected to gather in lower Manhattan  Wednesday.

Last week, 700 protesters who spilled onto the streets near the Brooklyn Bridge  were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct.

Cain acknowledged that the banking industry played a role in the 2008  economic meltdown, but argued they were no longer responsible.

Protesters and police officers on Brooklyn Bridge during the ‘Occupy Wall  Street’ rally on Oct. 1 (Anjali Mullany/News)

“They did have something to do with the crisis that we went into in 2008, but  we’re not in 2008, we’re in 2011,” Cain said.”…These demonstrations, I  honestly don’t understand what they’re looking for. To me, they come across more  as anti-capitalism.”

Cain’s campaign has been picking up steam since he won Florida‘s straw poll last  month.

And in a recent Rasmussen  Reports poll, Cain trails Obama by just five points in a head-to-head  matchup.

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Herman Cain is running for president….

He’s probably one of the       few who can actually do the job and  totally knows what he’s doing or       knows how to learn OTJ! (On The Job!)

Herman Cain is           running for president….
He’s  not a career politician (in           fact he has never held political office). He’s known as a pizza guy,           but there’s a lot more to him. He’s also a computer guy, a banker guy,           and a rocket scientist guy.

Here’s his bio:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science.
  • Mathematician for the Navy, where he worked on missile             ballistics (making him a rocket scientist).
  • Computer systems analyst for Coca-Cola.
  • VP of Corporate Data Systems and Services for Pillsbury (this             is the top of the ladder in the computer world, being in charge of             information systems for a major           corporation).

All achieved before reaching the age of 35. Since he           reached the top of the information systems world, he changed           careers!

  • Business Manager. Took charge of Pillsbury’s 400 Burger King             restaurants in the Philadelphia area, which were the company’s             poorest performers in the country. Spent the first nine months             learning the business from the ground up, cooking hamburger and yes,             cleaning toilets. After three years he had turned them into the             company’s best performers.
  • Godfather’s Pizza CEO. Was asked by Pillsbury to take charge             of their Godfather’s Pizza chain (which was on the verge of             bankruptcy). He made it profitable in 14 months.
  • In 1988 he led a buyout of the Godfather’s Pizza chain from             Pillsbury. He was now the owner of a restaurant chain. Again he             reached the top of the ladder of another industry.
  • He was also chairman of the National Restaurant Association             during this time. This is a group that interacts with government on             behalf of the restaurant industry, and it gave him political             experience from the non-politician side.

Having reached the top of a second           industry, he changed careers again!

  • Adviser to the Federal Reserve System. Herman Cain went to             work for the Federal Reserve Banking System advising them on how             monetary policy changes would affect American businesses.
  • Chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank. He worked             his way up to the chairmanship of a regional Federal Reserve bank.             This is only one step below the chairmanship of the entire Federal             Reserve System (the top banking position in the country). This             position allowed him to see how monetary policy is made from the             inside, and understand the political forces that impact the monetary             system.

After           reaching the top of the banking industry, he changed careers for a           fourth time!

  • Writer and public speaker. He then started to write and speak             on leadership. His books             include Speak as a             Leader, CEO of             Self,Leadership is Common Sense,             and They Think You’re             Stupid.
  • Radio Host. Around 2007—after a remarkable 40 year career—he             started hosting a radio show on WSB in Atlanta (the largest talk             radio station in the country).

He did all this starting from rock bottom (his father           was a chauffeur and his mother was a maid). When you add up his           accomplishments in his life—including reaching the top of three           unrelated industries: information systems, business management, and           banking—

STACK THAT  UP AGAINST THE           ‘COMMUNITY ORGANIZER’….

Herman Cain may have the most impressive resume of           anyone that has run for the presidency in the last half           century.

Herman Cain and the Perfect Storm of 2012

Herman Cain and the Perfect Storm of 2012

By James
Lewis

In 2012 the world will see a perfect storm. This is
one of those few times in history when a year of crisis is
predictable.

Short-term outlook: big ups and
downs.

Long-term outlook: much better.

Why?

1. The Biggest Presidential Election of the 21st
Century:
Will
America pick socialism or freedom?

Uncertainty: max.  Outcomes: huge.

2. Iran
gets nukes and missiles.

What will they do with them?  Nobody knows.

Uncertainty: max.  Outcomes: huge.

Solution: massively accelerate missile
defenses.

Question: will missile defense be an election issue?
(If not, what are elections for?)

3. Saudis prepare for the end of the oil cartel.
OPEC’s demise can be predicted from huge
shale discoveries

around the world from Poland to Montana.  No oil spigot, no cartel.  If the
ecomaniacs manage to hobble U.S. shale development, we’ll get it from Poland and
Canada.  Not even the most radical ecofanatics can stop this development around
the world.  Just think what China will do.  The result: no Hugo Chávez with
Venezuelan oil, and a steep loss of income for Gulf Arabs.  They might even stop
all that hate propaganda against the Wicked West.  In 2012 the markets will
predict lower energy prices without strategic bottlenecks like the Persian
Gulf.

Uncertainty: minimal.  Outcomes: good for the rest of
us.

4. Dictatorships rise
in the Muslim world. 
The phony “Arab Spring” will pop like the bubble it
always was.  Muslim nations have always gone back to dictatorships after
turmoil.  The only question is: will it be a modernizing military dictatorship
or the radical Moos?  Or both?  Pakistan is run by an unstable mixture.  That
system is sometimes called “fascism.”

5. If
the US pulls out of Iraq
, the Iranians will attack and/or sabotage
the third-biggest country in the Middle East.

Uncertainty: max.  Outcomes:
terrible.

Prediction: Obama won’t pull out.

6. The
Eurosocialist stress test
.  Historic socialist budget crises in
Greece, Spain, Italy, and Ireland will pull down German, French, British, U.S.,
and worldwide government budgets.  U.N. funding may be at
risk.

Uncertainty: low.  Outcomes: bad at
first.

7. Federal and state budgets run
dry
ObamaCare gets major surgery, possibly
lethal.  Failure of the European socialist model will affect the United
States.

Uncertainty: moderate.  Outcomes: bad, then good.
(After a bubble, reality sets in.)

Welcome to 2012!  At least the predictable
parts.

So whom do you want to be president during the perfect
storm?

I mean real tornado-speed winds, worse than we’ve seen
since the fall of the Soviet Empire.

If you answered “Obama,” take a cold shower and try
again.  I think “Herman Cain” is more like it.  The reasons are obvious.  (If
they’re not, go here.)

Don’t get me wrong.  I’m in love with Sarah Palin,
personally, and I could go for Anybody But O.  My dream ticket is Cain/Palin or
Palin/Cain.  But both will be under pressure to pick a good foreign policy head
for veep.

How about Palin/Rummy?

That would be a kick.