Why America Needs Herman Cain
Highly esteemed pundits including Daniel Henninger, Dorothy Rabinowitz, and Michael Barone are coming to recognize that Herman Cain’s unique combination of business expertise, educational credentials, inspiring background, and love of country is striking a deep cord among American voters. But the most important factor may be, as Ms. Rabinowitz observed recently, “Mr. Cain’s unfailing capacity to speak as though from a core of fire deep inside him.”
The left has spent decades trying to smother that fire, and to some degree, most white political candidates for president are now damaged goods — they tend to find it more prudent to triangulate, manage, strategize, compromise, and appease. They are also highly unlikely to accomplish anything close to marginalizing today’s alarmingly radical Democrat party. In short, the GOP needs to elevate and highlight courageous and passionate Tea Party favorites like Star Parker, Allen West, and Nikki Haley rather than the more tepid Mitt Romney types.
On a national stage, Herman Cain and other minority conservative candidates have the ability to send shockwaves not only through the political landscape, but down deep into the dark corners of academia, where legions of liberal professors continue to wield a very harmful but successful narrative in order to beat young America’s potential defenders — both white and nonwhite — into a pulp.
A Herman Cain-headed ticket for 2012 would be unbeatable. It would also represent a new dawn in America where gratitude, confidence, and initiative would overwhelm the resentment, anger and ingratitude so characteristic of left-wing political culture.
It’s the nature of the times.