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May25

Herman Cain supports a strong national defense, opposes abortion, backs replacing the federal income tax with a national sales tax and favors a return to the gold standard.

that is strong, powerful, relevant – and, in direct opposition to Barack Obama (and, his plans for this country).

but, he probably won’t be our next President.

that bodes well for us all. but, probably not the way you are thinking.

Cain has never held elected office, losing a three-way Republican U.S. Senate primary bid in Georgia in 2004 with one-quarter of the vote. he did grab our, collective, imagination and hearts seventeen years ago when he stumped former president Bill Clinton at a National Restaurant Association convention:

“On behalf of all of those business owners that are in a situation similar to mine,” asked Cain, “my question is, quite simply, if I’m forced to do this what will I tell those people whose jobs I will have to eliminate?”

Cain had been a turnaround specialist at Pillsbury, working with Burger King, and in 1986 he’d been put in command of the failing Godfather’s Pizza franchise. he saved it with triage, closing two hundred and fifty (250) of eight hundred (800) stores, before leading an investor group that bought the franchise, and put him in charge (he currently serves on the board of directors for Hallmark, Whirlpool and AGCO) by the time he met Clinton, Cain had been elected president of the National Restaurant Association. this explained much of his confidence, and moxy, as he lit into his president.

in any event, Mr. Cain made a solid impression Thursday when he announced his bid for the presidency. but, no matter how bright Cain might shine, he has little chance of winning the nomination. while he has some personal money, based on being a successful businessman and radio personality, he doesn’t have nearly enough cash to fund his own campaign. and fundraising could be tough for him in such a crowded field with lots of better known candidates running. in fact, his “Hermanator” political action committee has taken in just over $16,000 this year.

it should also be noted that Cain wears hats. and, some how they don’t come across as silly. he also uses pocket squares in his jacket, and carries that off with eye-twinkling panache. but, if things get real serious, as part of my campaign contribution, I am going to enlist Mark Fonseca to work with Cain.

what I really like about Cain is that he probably can’t win, but he will keep everyone else’s campaigns honest and on-point. as rude as this is going to read, he will call a “spade-a-spade”.

and, that certainly won’t bode well for Barack Obama.

the race card doesn’t work with Cain. I don’t think he cares about being black. I do believe he cares about making good decisions that are founded in common sense. he has been a genuine businessman with a very thick accent. and, people listen to him because his mission is all about best practices.

the GOP candidate that ultimately makes their stand against Obama will have Cain’s hand on their shoulder.

that’s good for everybody.

more later.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

 

Obama could be Trump’s Apprentice

May19

so…

yesterday I hauled-off and wrote, Obama and the Apprentice.

that raised some eyebrows, elicited fist-shaking, the gnashing of teeth, emails of admiration, and two marriage proposals.

but, it’s occurred to me that I should have named that post, Obama could be Trump’s Apprentice.

…seriously.

although not soon enough, Obama’s own cartoon side-show, the President will end, and he will be looking for some other way to unhinge our status as a First World Nation. what better way than an obnoxious television show to help further dumb-down the American people and take us off our, collective, guard?

if we keep getting candidates on par with Obama, we might as well use Trump’s the Apprentice format to actually run the general election.

I wonder if, after the next election whether Trump will broadcast a quick television short advising Obama, “you’re fired!”.

meanwhile, I’m looking for Herman Cain. come on brother, lead us!

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

obama is playing world poker with the race card

February14

I’m reasonably convinced Barack Obama is a lousy businessman. I doubt he’s ever written a business plan, or had to submit a budget, let alone manage and be held accountable for one. but, he’s proven to be an able politician. and, I’m certain he’s looking for a job amidst the shenanigans realized through the United Nations. if you read this blog consistently, that’s not new information.

saying things like that requires qualification. I always have an opinion. and, I have a great deal of experience. Barack Obama does not have any real experience, other than aligning himself to become President as a stepping-stone for something else, sinister, or otherwise. and, I’ll throw out the controversial ideal of the “race card”. people seem to want to focus on the fact that Obama is black. somehow his being black was going to help ignite “change” in this country. that’s oversimplifying things, here. but, I have you nodding (caught you), so let’s keep moving.

there is a dude here in Georgia named Herman Cain. he is an accomplished and well-spoken businessman that happens to be black. as it turns out, he does not like Obama. he does like, appreciate, and promote the free market, it’s potential, and credibility. Cain is like Newt Gingrich in many ways. this includes they both talk about running for President, themselves. although I’ll remind you that Gingrich isn’t black, like Cain. but, they are both great students of history, and capable of drawing astonishing parallels with current events that help them make excellent points for us to focus on as a nation. as I’ve mentioned in this post recently with history is always in the making but understanding makes it meaningful, Obama only came to the United States in time to attend college (kind of like a sleeper agent for a hostile organization). that means he missed growing up here and may be oblivious to a great many “credibility markers” (I’ve made that term up, what do you think of it?) that include perspective.

so… I’d likely support Herman Cain if and when he runs for President. I hope your learning this does not hurt his chances! Cain understands business, best practices, the free market, economics in general, and appears to have a limited agenda outside of being a genuine public servant (which history teaches us is what Thomas Jefferson and the Founding Fathers had in mind when it came to the House and then the Senate). with those credentials in mind, he is completely opposite to Obama (aside from being black). and, the best part is that if he ascended to the White House he would virtually eliminate any further discussion around the race card.

…oh, I dropped Gingrich into this post mostly for the sake of comparison and contrast. that’s another credibility marker. like history, if you can’t cite relevant examples for reasonable application, it shouldn’t count. that’s part of being both Jeffersonian and heterodox.

by the way… it’s late, but my Google (and Larry Page) infomercial expose should makes it’s appearance later this week. next week at the latest.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

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