Nine Reasons Why Republicans Ought to

Nominate Herman Cain

By Aaron Goldstein, The American Spectator

"Over the past week or so, with straw poll triumphs in Florida and Illinois, Herman Cain has begun to strike the right chord with Republican voters and has seen his poll numbers rise. So here are [excerpts from] nine reasons why Republicans should nominate Herman Cain for President....

1. He Has No Sense of Entitlement
"Cain wasn't born into a life of privilege. Yet he bore no resentment because of it. He believed in the American Dream yet understood he had to work hard for it..."

2. He Worked at Burger King
"Cain was assigned to manage some of the least successful Burger King restaurants in the country and turned them into the most profitable. To do this he improved service and kept customers satisfied. It would be a remarkable if Cain could do for the federal government what he did for Burger King."

3. He Has Never Held Elected Office
"...many elected officials (Democrats and Republicans alike) use their office in service of themselves rather than the people who elect them. ... In the food service industry, Cain had to take risk and innovate or go out of business.... He isn't constrained by conventional political wisdom and will do what it takes to ensure this country doesn't go out of business."

4. He Is a Mathematician
"President Obama tells us that passing his jobs bill is "simple math." Well, Cain majored in math at Morehouse University. He is in the rare position of being able to tell President Obama, 'I am a trained mathematician. I have looked at your numbers and can tell you that they don't add up.'"

5. He Was a CEO
"...Cain was a successful CEO. But he wasn't plucked from central casting. He earned his way to the top. Cain could tell President Obama a thing or two about what CEOs really do."

6. He Is The Adult in the Room
"Cain is actually only fifteen years older than President Obama. But he strikes such a mature image that standing next to Obama he could be mistaken for his father...."

7. He Would Make Liberal Charges of Racism Look Stupid
"Actress Janeane Garofalo infamously said that the Tea Party was 'about hating a black man in the White House' and was 'racism straight up.' Yet Cain would end up as one of the most popular figures.... If Republicans do nominate Cain it will be because of the content of his character, not the color of his skin."

Especially #8: The Content of His Character
"Herman Cain has demonstrated that he is a man who carries himself with a sense of humor, dignity, modesty, responsibility and gratitude towards the country that allowed him an opportunity to succeed."

This list doesn't mention his faith in God. But Herman Cain's life and words have repeatedly demonstrated his faithfulness to our sovereign God, who alone has power to restore this nation.

"Now to Him [our Lord] who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory...! Ephesians 3:20-21


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