Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Why I Can't Support and Won't Vote for Herman Cain - Part I

Image used from Gage Skidmore, more HERE.

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     If you had mentioned Herman Cain to me before this year, I would not have known his name.  Herman Cain has shot to the top of the Republican field over the last month, and many people seem to be jumping on the "Cain Train".
     What are some reasons I will not support or vote for Herman Cain?  Let's take a look!

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     1) As with all candidates that run for President, we only have their records to judge them on, as their rhetoric can change at any point.  As I showed in my "Why I Can't Support and Won't Vote for Mitt Romney" post, Mitt Romney has a clear history of flip-flops on political issues.  Mitt Romney had no conservative political record to run on in 2008, just as he does not now.
     Now you may be thinking, "I thought this was about Herman Cain."  It is.  In 2008, Herman Cain endorsed Governor Romney for President.  How Herman Cain could endorse Governor Romney in 2008, I think shows Herman Cain lacks serious judgement.
     It's okay though, Herman Cain has since changed his mind and claims that he does not like Romney because of RomneyCare, and that it's baggage.  I find it interesting that Herman Cain flip-flopped on this, as he clearly didn't have an issue with RomneyCare in 2008 when he endorsed Governor Romney.  Again, if Herman Cain could not do his own research in 2008 and look at Mitt Romney's political history before endorsing him, I believe he has serious judgement issues.

     2) Second, let's get the idea that "Herman Cain is not a politician!", out of the way.  Herman Cain has a history in politics dating back to the 90s when he was a lobbyist for the National Restaurant Association, and then when he became a senior economic adviser for the Dole presidential campaign.
     In 1999 he ran in the Republican presidential primary process, but dropped out and endorsed Steve Forbes.  In 2004, Herman Cain ran for a U.S. Senate seat from Georgia, but did not win the Republican primary.
     While Herman Cain may like to claim he is not a politician, it is definitely not from lack of trying.  I think this is just one area that shows deception on Herman Cain's part, and perhaps ignorance on some of his supporters that want to claim "Herman Cain is not a politician.", and use it as a legitimate reason to vote for him.

 3)  Herman Cain proved himself to be just another big government Republican, or RINO, by supporting TARP.  Like most politicians though, Mr. Cain now tries to excuse his support of TARP and has flip-flopped on it.  How convenient.

Caffeinated Thoughts
     These are just three reasons why I will not support or vote for Herman Cain for President, but these are not the only reasons.  I will piece together three more reasons in the near future.
     If you are supporting Herman Cain, what is your main reason for supporting him?  If you think any of my three points above are not legitimate, and I should support him, I would love to know why.

You can see Herman Cain's newest book on Amazon.com linked below:

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