Is It Time To Start Taking Herman Cain Serious As A Threat To Become President?
Perhaps its time to look at Herman Cain as a serious candidate to upend Barack Obama as the next President of the United States.
For months, most have looked at Cain’s campaign as some sort of a cruel joke, one that finds the African-American conservative as nothing more than the antithesis of Barack Obama, but never a true candidate Republicans would feel comfortable trotting out as their front runner. However, as the months pass and Cain continues to persist that he is for real, you’ve got to wonder if this charade is no joke.
He’s shined brightly at the GOP debates, his 9-9-9 economic plan has garnered significant attention and with Mitt Romney and Rick Perry backsliding, Cain has emerged as perhaps the most likely threat to upend Obama’s bid at reelection.
Funny to consider that there might be two black men competing to become POTUS. There are some closet racists cringing at the mere mention of this. But I digress…
The former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza is for real…kinda. When he won the Florida straw poll, most of us scoffed. But a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll puts Cain at the front of the GOP pack.
It’s scary how fast Cain has risen in such a short amount of time. But due to some of his asinine outbursts over the past few weeks ranging from his forehead slap-worthy comments on #OccupyWallStreet to his views on, well, just about everything. But the more you think about it, the more you realize Cain is nothing more than a man of the moment. Nothing more.
Think about it for a minute. Think of all the GOP people of the moment who have vanished after their time to shine. Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry all have had quick rises only to fall apart. Cain may be garnering attention now but the reality is that Mitt Romney is the front runner and will prove that come 2012. Look no further than Cain’s 9-9-9 economic plan to see how surreal his candidacy really is.
Cain’s 9-9-9 plan—a reduction of the income tax rate and corporate tax rate to 9% and instituting a 9% consumption tax rate—has tilted a few heads. Not just because it sounds ridiculous, because, well, it is. Basically it implies that the poor will get sledgehammered with a massive tax hike while the rich get yet another huge tax cut. Imagine the uproar if this really got passed.
If that’s not enough to turn you off, how about the fact that Cain has no electoral experience whatsoever. Financially, he’ll be unable to tow the line and will get buried against Romney. Nevertheless, Herman Cain is living in the now and will take full advantage of the visibility he’ll surely get in the coming months. Before the air is let out of his balloon, Cain will set himself up for many other opportunities to make an impact aside from being the president.
He’s a fresh face, nothing more. He’s a serious threat to Obama today, but he isn’t built to last.