I’ve heard a few smart people tell us that Herman Cain can’t win. The only problem with that is––they’re wrong. Sometimes the smartest guy in the room wants to be the smartest guy in a really big room (say, one the size of a cable news audience), and then they overplay their hand.
Let me tell you a little thing about Beltway experts, whether they’re on the left or right. “Experts” like many who say that Herman Cain can’t win, have an enormous amount of knowledge. They’re like oceanographers that know everything about the deep. In fact, they’re so invested in the ocean that they spend all their time learning about what goes on miles beneath the surface, where no sun shines, where odd things exist and random clues to the origins of life sit waiting to be discovered.
Those same scientists often get a superiority complex because the average person can’t name rare bacteria living in pitch black, at pressures that would turn your brain into a sand dollar. But what they don’t get is this: The average person doesn’t need to be an “expert” to have an adequate understanding of how the world works, what lurks in the shadows, what to watch out for, and how to navigate their immediate environment.
In the political realm, principles can guide you. They can be applied to any situation, and more often than not you’ll get the “right” answer if you don’t abandon them. You don’t need to be lawyer to understand the Constitution. It was written that way on purpose! It’s bad enough that the liberal Beltway elitists have tried to convince Americans that comprehending the Constitution is out of reach unless you have a law degree. Now we have Beltway elitists from the right who try to convince Americans that unless you went to Harvard or Yale the presidency isn’t up for grabs.
They’re wrong. Herman Cain’s resume is strong. His message resonates with people. He’s forceful, yet always in complete control. He knows how to articulate the conservative message in ways everyone can relate to.
The next time you get the feeling that the commentator on TV isn’t impressed by a Masters degree from Purdue University– tune them out. The next time a Beltway elitist tries to force a candidate on you, throw them overboard. Then tell them to study the remnants that sink to the bottom of the ocean. If they’re lucky, they’ll find John McCain’s 2008 campaign…or bin Laden’s corpse (take a picture for me!)