Herman Cain stands out
The media is busy blathering all over itself this morning, claiming the Republican race for the nomination is all but over. I expect that kind of misinformation from the other alphabet cable networks and local affiliates, not from FoxNews, but I digress.
This race has not even begun yet, much less can it be called over. Yet, the media, FoxNews included, is doing their level best to convince us that Perry and Romney have it sowed up – that’s it, everyone else go home. They will deny this, but all that is necessary is to listen to how they frame the questions – how they report (sic) what took place and a bias leaps out at you like a moose on a dark road, in Carrabassett Valley, Maine.
Does the media forgot that McCain was broke and spending his own money, carrying his own bags though airports, before he was able to get on track? This same media is that is now telling us it’s over for everyone else seems to have forgotten that. Another trick that is employed by FoxNews is to ask directionally leading questions prefaced with plaudits for Romney and Perry – then ask the question “do you think it’s now a two man race” blah-blah-blah .
That’s not reporting, that’s directing traffic where you want it to go. Another trick they use to direct opinion traffic is too repeat all of the debate sound bites, lead-ins, fade-outs showing Perry/Romney. They start every reference to debate by showing those two, they show soundbites of them before every guest segment referencing anything to do with the campaign/election. And, if the viewers are not savvy enough, they fall prey to these quasi-subliminal directioning tactics.
Let me hasten too point out something else. Albeit MSNBC did a much better job than FoxNews’s Bret Baier and Chris Wallace did in the preceding debate, they notwithstanding, not only gave Romney/Perry more questions of substance, they also repeatedly gave them more time to answer questions and go back and forth.
What is being overlooked and ignored in this kabuki theater is that in each debate there has been only one Candidate who has shown true individual leadership. That person is Herman Cain. Listen closely to me here. I haven’t announced who I’m going to support. I have been grilled and questioned during many appearances and interviews – my response is always the same and that is, “I’ve been researching and watching three people for the past three years – I’ll let you know.” My closest personal friends do not know who I’m considering, so this isn’t an endorsement, it’s an observation.
Herman Cain, when given the opportunity to respond answers the questions without invoking political speak. He answers questions forthright and stands on his own merit. He doesn’t invoke Reagan or launch into “when I was” blah-blah. He looks us in the eyes and tells us what he is going to do. He comes from a successful corporate career that is not traditionally one where you would expect to see a person of color – the pizza restaurant industry. He has financial experience, international business experience, job creating experience, and industry growth experience that the majority in Congress do not have. And unlike Romney, Herman Cain brings a manliness to the campaign, that we have truthfully not seen since Ronald Reagan, although I can assure you he would probably disagree with me.
The others are politicians and they behave like it. They campaign like it. I’m sick of politicians, I want someone who looks us in the eyes with a plain common sense approach to getting the job done. I also want someone who shares our ideals.
Herman Cain hasn’t had to reinvent himself, like Romney. He doesn’t lick his finger and stick it in the air to see which way the wind is blowing, before forming an opinion. He is accustomed to speaking clearly and succinctly and when he is done, you don’t have to wonder if he meant what he said. He is the only one that I can say that about. In each debate, Herman Cain hasn’t wasted words pontificating with long political soliloquies.
This is a race for what’s left of our future. If you let the media and Republican Party hierarchy play party politics with it you deserve whatever we get – which will almost certainly be some derivation of another Obama.
The lie from the pit of hell is this one or that one is good, but they can’t be elected. That’s crapola – if Bill Clinton could not only win his party’s nomination, but then turn around and defeat George H.W. Bush and if Obama who was referenced as “the magic negro,” could appear like an aberration out of the ghostly catacombs of the socialist underground – then there is absolutely no way Cain, Palin, or even Tarzan of the Jungle, cannot be elected.
That is the lie used to control and manipulate your vote. There’s one more thing I have to say and I hope you’re listening. Candidates don’t have to know or have all the answers pursuant to world affairs and foreign policy. They need to understand how to select and appoint those who do. They need understand how to delegate responsibility to people who are capable of then briefing them and advising them so they can make the best decision.
And we need fresh blood to accomplish that. We don’t need the same old retreads and has-beens, recycled under the guise of ameliorating the Department to which they are being recycled. I believe Herman Cain is the only one in the race at present who will bring new blood, not the same old ideological hacks – who each time they are given the opportunity whip out the same old playbook. And don’t accept the lie that we need them because they understand the world.
I’ve given you a lot to think about and to watch for – I encourage you to stop being swayed and manipulated, and by all means stop letting the media and party leadership make your decisions.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here