University of Pennsylvania historian Alan Charles Kors, one of the founders of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (“FIRE”) observed: “So, the ‘Tea Party racists’ in a Republican straw poll chose the self-made black Herman Cain – mathematician and successful businessman – son of a cleaning woman and a janitor, as their choice of nominee for the presidency of the United States. Well! What a bigoted group, what a caste society!”
I have not made up my mind about which Republican I would support in 2012, but I have not ruled out Mr. Cain. He is clearly qualified by experience in business, and a lot of his ideas make sense. Tehre are those who say his lack of polical experience is a minus. Mr. Cain points to the many “experienced” politicians in Washington ad rhetorically ask “how is that working out for you?” As a successful CEO of a large enterprise, he undoubtably learned how to assemble a good staff containing individuals who have sufficient expertise in the in the delegated areas of responsibility to perform. With regard to the present (and even the last administration — sorry, GWB) how has that worked our for us?
As Daniel Henninger writes in today’s Wall Street Journal “. . . after watching the American Idol system we’ve fallen into for discovering a president—with opinion polls, tongue slips and media caprice deciding frontrunners and even presidents—I’m rewriting my presidential-selection software.”
One reply on “Experienced Racist?”
Five different people have won straw polls. Paul, Bachmann, Perry, Romney, now Cain. This may have been more of a “none of the above” vote (which wasn't an option on the ballot).
We'll see who the flavor of the week is next, but all this really means is that it's WIDE OPEN!
I actually like Cain as well – he seems to be (until now) under the radar and his 9/9/9 is worth a listen. But the bottom line for me is ending occupation/wars in the middle east and no one says anything about it but Ron Paul.