ROCK YOU LIKE HERMAN CAIN — CAIN REGAINS NATIONAL LEAD IN POLLS

Nov 26, 2011 by

Please go to this YouTube to be inspired and encouraged about the future of America under Herman Cain as President:

 

“Rock You Like Herman Cain”– http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvRCEWnuCVU

 

Quote from Herman Cain’s campaign today:

 

I am excited to share a recent Rasmussen (conducted November 21-22) which shows me retaking the lead nationally with 26 percent support. I am leading Governor Romney and Speaker Gingrich by 3 and 12 percent respectively.

The American people want a true conservative in the White House. They are tired of career politicians who are more concerned with getting reelected than fixing the problems that are plaguing our economy.

 

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November 26, 2011

 

Herman Cain: An implausible candidate’s implausible story

Associated Press

 

http://enewscourier.com/local/x67377659/Herman-Cain-An-implausible-candidates-implausible-story

Excerpts from this article:
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — He’s a mathematician, a minister, a former radio talk show host and pizza magnate. But most of all, Herman Cain is a salesman.

And how he sells.

“The sleeping giant called ‘we the people’ has awakened,” Cain thunders, pacing the stage in his trademark dark suit, brown fedora and “lucky” gold tie, delivering a rollicking, 45-minute performance that evokes an old-fashioned church revival, complete with cries of “Amen” from his audience.

Whether it’s selling his book or his presidential aspirations, this is Cain at his best, grinning and joking and wooing a crowd, soaking in the adulation as he vows to lead the cheering masses to a promised land of “less regulation, less legislation and less taxation.”

That’s simplistic, of course. But so is Cain’s message, and he makes no apologies for it.

“They want to confuse you with comp-lex-city,” booms the self-styled “Hermanator,” accentuating every syllable. “I want to lead you with sim-pli-city.”

In the end, he takes no questions, sweeping off to his next stop to the tune of “Rock You Like a Hurricane.” His smile disarms everyone whose hand he shakes along the way.

“Is he for real?” asks 75-year-old Jean Waggoner, a longtime Republican activist from Montgomery.

It is a question that has confounded political observers and pollsters alike: Just what to make of this unlikely candidate with an inspirational personal story, a magnetic personality and a campaign like nothing they have ever seen…

But Cain is still doing well in a series of polls, still raising money and still vowing that he’s in the race to win.

So the question remains: Is he for real?

Cain himself doesn’t offer much of an answer.

His speeches are mesmerizing, delivered with humor and aplomb. But they offer little insight into the man himself and his extraordinary journey from the projects of segregated Atlanta to the boardrooms of corporate America.

“I grew up po’, which is even worse than being poor,” Cain writes in the introduction to his book, “This is Herman Cain! My Journey to the White House.”

The book is partly dedicated to his father Luther, a janitor, barber and chauffeur and his mother Lenora, a domestic.

Writing of his youth, Cain avoids any detailed examination of those tumultuous times. He glances over the indignities of having to sit at the back of the bus or drink from the “coloreds” water fountain.

While fellow students at the historically black Morehouse College were joining Martin Luther King Jr. in marches and staging sit-ins, Cain joined the glee club. (He is a gifted singer whose mellifluous baritone is often heard during the campaign.)

Cain gets visibly annoyed at suggestions that as a beneficiary of the civil rights movement, perhaps he should have participated more. He took his cues from his father, he says, who taught him never to expect a government handout, never to feel like a victim and to “stay out of trouble.”

“Not all blacks in the ’60s were activists,” says Cain, who labels himself an “ABC — American, black, conservative — and proud of it.”

Graduating with a degree in math, he married college sweetheart Gloria Etchison and went to work as a civilian mathematician for the Department of the Navy.

Dreaming of success in corporate America (he wanted to be president of “something … somewhere,” he writes) he left to work as an executive, first for Coca-Cola and then Pillsbury, eventually moving to its Burger King subsidiary in 1982.

Impressed by his performance, Pillsbury chose Cain in 1986 to revive the foundering Godfather’s Pizza chain, based in Omaha, Neb.

“As a boss, he was demanding but fair. And he worked harder than anyone else,” says longtime friend Spencer Wiggins, whom Cain first recruited as director of human resources for Burger King and then cajoled into joining him at Godfather’s.

“But Herman, it’s in Omaha, man!” Wiggins protested.

Cain’s response: “Sometimes you have to leave your comfort zone if you want to make a difference.”

Former employees says Cain blew into Godfather’s like the hurricane depicted in his campaign song, shutting about 200 underperforming stores and eliminating hundreds of jobs. At Burger King, he had launched the “beamer” program, encouraging employees to smile at customers. At Godfathers, he started SIN — Solve It Now, a rapid response program to deal with customers complaints.

“He was genuine, warm, demanding and funny; he was the best leader I ever met in my life,” says Paul Baird, his regional manager in Seattle. “And he sounded like a preacher! Everyone was like, who IS this guy?”

At Godfather’s, Cain regaled employees with motivational speeches, often ending with the same folksy anecdotes he tells in the campaign.

When he was a boy, his grandfather hooked mules to a wagon to bring a load of potatoes to town. Grandkids were scampering all over the place, until they heard the old man roar.

“Them that’s going, get on the wagon! Them that ain’t, get out of the way!”

The chant was to become a campaign mantra…

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