A DISCUSSION OF HERMAN CAIN VS. MITT ROMNEY

Oct 13, 2011 by

Donna Garner – I just heard the best interview yet with Herman Cain. It was conducted by Scott Rasmussen on 10.9.11. Rasmussen asked Cain the very same questions that I and other people have wanted to have clarified such as information about 9-9-9, Cain’s take on foreign policy, etc.

Rasmussen makes a few comments at the beginning of the segment, and then the interview with Herman Cain starts. It lasts only about seven or eight minutes – time well spent:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/about_us/public_relations/press_room/press_releases/the_rasmussen_report_radio_show

We conservatives must not allow the East Coast Republican Party establishment to make the decision about our Republican Party candidate. We allowed this to happen in 2008, and we must not allow this to happen again.

Mitt Romney is not the person we need to turn this country around.

In last night’s Bloomberg debate, Romney under pressure from another candidate admitted that he thinks people making over $200,000 should bear most of the tax burden.  This sounds like Obama except that he sets the bar at $250,000.

The problem with Romney’s and Obama’s way of thinking is that it is the people who make over $200,000 (or $250,000) who have the financial capital to create the jobs. If we take away their capital, then they stop creating more jobs for the rest of us.

Putting Romney in the White House would be a continuation of the distribution of wealth philosophy of the present occupant.

Herman Cain has the depth of experience to understand personal responsibility, a solid work ethic, and perseverance against all odds.  He has walked in poverty, but he overcame great odds through hard work to achieve independence.  Cain’s daddy held three jobs to put bread on the table – chauffeur, barber, and janitor; his mother was a cleaning woman.

Contrast that with Romney who was born into wealth and privilege, having been the son of George Romney, the Governor of Michigan and the CEO of American Motors. Willard Marriott, the hotel magnet, was George Romney’s best friend.

Which person – Cain or Romney – has the ability to relate better to suffering Americans who have lost their jobs?  Which man do you think has more commitment to help private industry create jobs?  Which man would be more driven to watch out for the “little guy”?

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Another reason not to want Romney as our Republican candidate for the White House:

10.11.11

http://pajamasmedia.com/tatler/2011/10/11/obama-wh-used-romneycare-as-a-blueprint-for-obamacare/

Obama WH Used RomneyCare as a Blueprint for ObamaCare

By Bryan Preston

This news should make tonight’s debate interesting.

Newly obtained White House records provide fresh details on how senior Obama administration officials used Mitt Romney’s landmark health-care law in Massachusetts as a model for the new federal law, including recruiting some of Romney’s own health care advisers and experts to help craft the act now derided by Republicans as “Obamacare.”

The records, gleaned from White House visitor logs reviewed by NBC News, show that senior White House officials had a dozen meetings in 2009 with three health-care advisers and experts who helped shape the health care reform law signed by Romney in 2006, when the Republican presidential candidate was governor of Massachusetts. One of those meetings, on July 20, 2009, was in the Oval Office and presided over by President Barack Obama, the records show.

“The White House wanted to lean a lot on what we’d done in Massachusetts,” said Jon Gruber, an MIT economist who advised the Romney administration on health care and who attended five meetings at the Obama White House in 2009, including the meeting with the president. “They really wanted to know how we can take that same approach we used in Massachusetts and turn that into a national model.”

Romney has forcefully defended the Massachusetts law he signed, but says he is adamantly against a “one-size-fits-all national health-care system” imposed on all 50 states. “I will repeal Obamacare,” he has said. “And on day one of my administration, I will grant a waiver from Obamacare to all 50 states.”

Asked about the White House records, a Romney campaign spokeswoman responded by citing comments that Romney made last April after Obama suggested the White House had borrowed from his law in Massachusetts.

“He does me the great favor of saying that I was the inspiration of his plan,” Romney said of Obama. “If that’s the case, why didn’t you call me? …Why didn’t you ask what was wrong? Why didn’t you ask if this was an experiment, what worked and what didn’t. … I would have told him, ‘What you’re doing, Mr. President, is going to bankrupt us.’”

The problem with citing Romney comments on any subject is that at some point he surely said the opposite, and sounded like he meant it. You can’t go by his comments, you have to consider his actions, and in Romney’s case he ran as a center-left candidate and governed from the center left.

Today’s revelation makes this Perry ad, released Monday, all the more timely.

Back to the story about how RomneyCare morphed into ObamaCare:

The health-care reform law in Massachusetts was seen as a national breakthrough when Romney signed it an elaborate ceremony — complete with a fife and drum band — at Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall on April 12, 2006. It was attended by an array of prominent political figures in the state, including the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, a longtime champion of health-care reform.

Kennedy warmly praised Romney at the event, saying, “You’ve led the way over the long and winding path to this moment.”

Romney himself touted the historic significance of the act. “Massachusetts once again is taking a giant leap forward,” he said at the signing ceremony.

About that leap forward. Since RomneyCare’s passage, the plan has cost far more than expected, health care costs have risen sharply, government has grown while liberty contracted, and by one estimate, RomneyCare cost the state of Massachusetts 18,000 jobs.

So in terms of its outcomes as an expensive big government failure, RomneyCare has turned out to be the perfect blueprint for ObamaCare.

I’ll close this post with this quote, from one of RomneyCare’s architect who was later consulted by the Obama White House:

Romney is “the father of health-care reform,” said Gruber. “I think he is the single person most responsible for health care reform in the United States. … I’m not trying to make a political position or a political statement, I honestly feel that way. If Mitt Romney had not stood up for this reform in Massachusetts … I don’t think it would have happened nationally. So I think he really is the guy with whom it all starts.”

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Sent to Donna Garner on 10.12.11

Education is Freedom!

For those who are supporting Herman Cain I am sure you know 45 is his favorite number – he was born in 1945 – he is celebrating his 45th wedding anniversary this year and when elected will be the 45th President of these United States!  You may go to www.hermancain.com and make a donation or send Herman and the lovely misses an Anniversary Card or Herman a Best Wishes/Good Luck card with a check for $45 enclosed.

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