Herman Cain and the National Restaurant Association.
Oops! It has come to my attention that I have been remiss in my duties at parlaying certain political news from this side of the pond. When it comes to denial, I am a happy camper but too many comments and queries have come my way lately about one Herman Cain for me to ignore any longer.
Who is Herman Cain?
Perhaps I have been in the US too long but I imagined that because I was aware of Herman Cain, I simply assumed that the rest of the world knows that this man has the potential to be the leader of the free world! This is America, the land of The Dream, where anything is possible!That blissful ignorance remains out there in the rest of the world is something I find rather endearing but, people, I think the time has come for me to introduce you to this man who first came to my attention in the ages ago of the merry-go-round that was one of the earlier GOP delegate debates. When Michelle Bachmann was the Prom Queen. Well, she won something back then in an Iowa poll, and Mitt Romney and Rick Perry were squaring off their manly jaws at each other to be Prom King.
The Newt was in there, holding his own as the crazy old uncle in the corner, while other younger men nipped at his heels. I could look up their names but then so can you. OK. Huntsman and Santorum . . . men my mother might one day have wished for me to bring home. And marry.
Tacked on to the end of this spread was Herman Cain who seemed to get the odd word in there now and again but really, no-one paid him that much attention, if any at all. Herman who, I wondered? But that was then and now long ago, September 2011. Turns out he was Chairman and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza. A successful businessman. Just like Mitt! With so much to say against Obama. Just like Mitt et al.
Next I hear of Herman Cain, Gov Haley Barbour of Mississippi is almost endorsing Cain! ie he loathes Mitt the Mormon from Massachusetts and the scary Gov Rick Perry from “Long Live the Death Penalty” Texas.
Michelle Bachmann has slipped the slippery slope of the
pole poll (more to come on this later!) to the point where Herman Cain is now leading in the GOP polls . . . just ahead of the Mitt.
Herman wants to put up a barbed wire fence across the southern US border to keep immigrants
in out but don’t go getting the wrong message with this policy. It was only a joke! This country, everyone loves a shot at stand-up!
For the 999 tax policy, I could try to explain it but . . . I can’t.
The last 24 hours have seen Herman Cain battling accusations of inappropriate behaviour during his days as chief executive officer of the National Restaurant Association. He stumped up to having said certain misunderstood mutterings to some women in the employ of the NRA (who knew there were two NRA‘s!) so long ago already, and to whom he made reparative payments. Time to move on people! And yes, the people are moving on to the extent that donations to Cain’s campaign fund have increased!
But something has been niggling away at me, something familiar. Why, I want to know, is there something about Herman Cain that reminds me of . . . Bill Clinton?
And if you have not yet seen Herman Cain channeling his inner John Lennon, here it is . . .
And I thought America ran on Dunkin’. Imagine!
Great summary. You should be on CNN or better yet, FOX News. If the Republican lineup this year were a sitcom no one would watch it because it would be too ridiculous.
Alan, please know I did not want to do this post but having thought HC might have faded away by now he has now become too entertaining to ignore. Have to remind myself this is not American Idol!
Very informative introduction! I read the article explaining the 999 tax policy. Herman Cain might want to re-examine and adjust it a little.
Theresa, I am learning so much about the electoral processes of this country, each and every one of them utterly fascinating! As for the tax policy, where to start?
I was just reading about HC in the news. I like your perspective in the issue :))))) And yeah, it’s not American Idol!!
Days later and so sorry for taking so long to get back to you with a big thank you for your comment! Herman is definitely a “watch this space” candidate!
Patti, This post is brilliant.
I would give it the Pulitzer for journalism, hands down. It could win for fiction also, except no one could make this stuff up, and you’re not.
I’ll say one thing for Mr. Cain. He’s the best singer in the lot. He might even have a sense of humor. You think? Speaking of Imagining —
Imagine a field of American political candidates who actually had a sense of humor (each their own, not one shared among the lot). I might be able to sleep better at night.
Well, honestly, I do not know what to say to this. Is it enough to know you have made my day? 🙂
At least Rick Perry think’s he is funny judging by his recent performance in NH. Now we all know just how “funny” he is! Do you suspect that somewhere there are people working away on the screenplay of this situation, never imagining that it could become even more unbelievable than it already is? My grateful and best wishes to you for peaceful slumbers!
Hi Patti – I’m a producer with the BBC looking to speak to expats here in New York. If you wouldn’t mind shooting me an email hopefully we can discuss the story further. Thanks!
Thanks Kim, great talking to you and all best wishes for your project!
I just wish one day a God sent honest politician will come and truly make a promise for a better life real and not false whispers. I hope the accusation for Mr. Cain was false but if its true, your are right, he reminds me of Bill Clinton too. If their is something Americans don’t like, it’s being lied upon. Once trust is broken, no words can mend that. A very informative post with humor. Thanks.,.
. . . and if we didn’t laugh we would most surely cry!
Great introduction for Herman Cain, he is very brave and his vision is good.
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Thank you Jake for your most interesting opinion. We live in exciting times!