I wrote not long ago that Herman Cain could win. Way back in December I tweeted on Cain as possible VP pick. I believe he can win it all, and many who saw him talk about his victory over colon cancer believe it as well. Hurdles he faces are cancerous media that eat up air time covering gay soldiers instead of global economic meltdowns, or apprehensive voters on the verge of letting their fears create a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Herman Cain has been funny. He has shown heartfelt emotion. He has shown command of economic issues. He has shown an ability to learn from his mistakes. His stump speeches are inspiring and uplifting and genuine. His known flaws in no way disqualify him as a candidate.
Anyone who wants to see the melting bowels of Morgan Freeman, Bill Maher, and the liberal media race baiters on national television just needs to put up a black champion of the free markets and our founding fathers against “The One.” Those who want to see Charles Blow of the New York Times blow a gasket only need to empower Herman Cain to do just that.
Herman Cain isn’t a career politician, but he was standing up to Bill Clinton in 1994. In 2011 he’s been standing up for free market principles, balanced budgets, and limited government in ways your average American can understand and appreciate. It appears as though the biggest obstacle standing in his way are primary voters who might not have the courage of their convictions.
Whomever you vote for, let your principles lead you. Political calculations are for Beltway mathematicians who see zero problems with 14 trillion dollars of debt.
Update: Traffic is spiking, in part, because this was posted before the Florida straw poll results were in. The moral of the story is that the people will determine who wins—not the media.