Dwight Eisenhower didn’t have electoral experience, either. Both men were urged by the people to serve and out of a sense of duty, they did.
Granted, both Washington and Eisenhower were commanding officers in the military, but both were also re-elected to two terms as President.
I dismiss, out of hand, the notion that a President must have slogged through the tainting influence of the party committees at the local, state and national level. Nor should that person have to sit in legislative bodies or governorships to be effective leaders. By the time one does that their principles have necessarily been compromised.
So, it comes down to the issue of who the times demand.
George Washington was demanded to serve once we were a liberated and fledgling nation and he graciously accepted, but properly bowed out after two terms.
At the end of World War II and at the outset of the Cold War the country demanded a great General to confront the hottest issues of the day.
Now, politicians have taken us to the brink and as we stare over the precipice the American people are demanding a non-politician. Americans are sick to death of business as usual because business as usual has led us to ruination as a nation.
That non-politician is Herman Cain. Yes, he’s imperfect and sometimes his tongue gets in the way of his mission and his mandate. Does 999 need refining? Yes. Maybe even discarding. But Herman Cain is a reflection of America. Imperfect. Sometimes tongue tied or impolitic. But definitely NOT a politician.
Herman Cain is us and he is the man for our time.