Herman Cain. No Electoral experience. Just like George Washington and Ike.

20 Oct

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.


Posted by on October 20, 2011 in politics


4 responses to “Herman Cain. No Electoral experience. Just like George Washington and Ike.

  1. rawfulnews

    October 20, 2011 at 1:26 am

    Haha ok I’ll accept the Eisenhower debate that he was not a politician, but he was, as you say, a commanding officer.

    But come on. George Washington had no electoral experience because there wasn’t such a thing as an electorate back then. He was the first. There wasn’t really a possibility of him having any electoral experience. That’s a little different than growing up in an era where running for President isn’t really a first political job. Put an asterisk next to George Washington’s name in this article.

    No qualms with Herman Cain. Just your approach.

    • P. Henry Saddleburr

      October 20, 2011 at 1:52 pm

      I realize that, but my point is that a skilled person with the right temperment is perfectly capable of leading the nation and that coming up through the farm system isn’t required.

  2. Todd Vander Pol

    October 20, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Good thoughts!
    I agree at this point Herman Cain appears to be what the times demand.
    Todd V

  3. Saddlesore

    October 20, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I like Herman Cain. He is definitely thinking as a problem solver and what will help the nation. The fact that he is pulling ahead in the polls is really scaring the professional politicians. Maybe a Herman Cain/Alan West ticket? YES!!


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