Not surprisingly the media buzz over a likely Donald Trump presidential bid is not dying down. What is surprising is the number of detractors among political observers on the right. Respected names including Karl Rove, Charles Krauthammer and Thomas Sowell are not supportive of this particular shakeup of the timid Republican political landscape. It isn’t the shakeup as much as the shakee who is causing angst.
It is unusual for me to not find common ground with those whom I revere but it does happen. This is one of those very rare times when hell may just have frozen over. I still view Trump as the only choice to rebuild from the devastation of the Obama, Pelosi, Reid reign of liberal incompetence. Joining me in support of Trump are, among others, Reverend Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, and former Clinton White House advisor, turned well respected political pundit, Dick Morris.
Could the fears of those who see Trump as not conservative enough, not wholly consistent in his position on abortion and gay marriage (he is now opposed to both and has been for some time) and who have concerns over his plans to “take the oil”, be calmed by simply bringing balance to the ticket? Is it possible to find a running mate who could command respect from not only Trump but also Independents, blacks and especially the Christian right? It is not only possible, I have done it.
Donald Trump, meet Herman Cain, the same Herman Cain whose name is not on the tip of American tongues and who, like you, is eyeing a run for president. A Trump/Cain ticket would be a two for one win for the American people. Unlike Joe Biden, Herman Cain could be trusted to make America proud both at home and on any of the world’s multitude of political stages.
Herman Cain began his vast business experience as an analyst for Coca-Cola back in the late 1970s. In the early ‘80s he joined Pillsbury rising quickly to vice president. Next it was off to Burger King where Cain took 400 stores from least to most profitable in three years. From there, a stint as president and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza saw Herman Cain return the pizza chain to profitability in just over one year. Along with some investors, Cain bought Godfather’s Pizza in 1988. In 1996, he left his position as CEO at Godfather’s to hold the same office with the National Restaurant Association. Herman Cain is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and has added Atlanta talk radio host, Fox News business commentator and North Star syndicated columnist to his lengthy list of varied achievements. Like Donald Trump, Herman Cain knows how to create jobs and succeed in business, something of which few other Republican candidates can boast. His expertise includes mathematics and computer science meaning he is trained to solve problems.
In 2009, Herman Cain founded Hermanator’s Intelligent Thinkers Movement to support energy independence, strong national defense, the Fair Tax and more immediately, tax cuts through firm control of government spending. He speaks to various groups nationwide including over forty Tea Party events, the Southern Republican Leadership Conference and more recently the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Cain is not afraid of controversy having taken a public position against Muslims serving in high office, mainly due to the issue of Sharia law.
Herman Cain is a good man at all levels.
Mr. Trump, the priorities for Americans are numerous. They want their jobs, their country and their freedoms back. They want to keep more of the money they earn, not have it seized by Washington to be squandered on liberal foolishness. I believe those are your priorities and Herman Cain’s as well.
For you to lead America back out of the Obama pit you need to ensure you win the most important presidential race in America’s history. As your Vice Presidential running mate, Herman Cain can deliver Independents with his business accomplishments and his position on less taxation and reduced government waste. He can deliver votes from the black community because of who he is as a man of honor and achievement.
Lastly, you have made a point out of being, by your own term, “Christian”. The Christian right will have an even greater impact in 2012 than they did in the 2010 Republican landslide to victory. Herman Cain is a committed Christian. If he should be on your ticket you will have the ear of that huge conservative block that can and will deliver the vote.
Obviously you need to work with people who most reflect the man you are. They must be articulate and honest, possessing wisdom, backbone and good business acumen. The right candidate for your Vice President must be an individual both you and the American people can respect, rely on and even learn from.
Mr. Trump, for your benefit and for the good of America, meet Herman Cain.