Saturday, July 16, 2011

Herman Cain Must Be Doing Something Right

While we're still getting to know answers to our question, "Who is Herman Cain?", the glitterati über-haters came out in force this week to disparage anything and everything about the long-shot presidential candidate.  They've had their work cut out for them however as Herman Cain continues to lead all others by a substantial margin in "Positive Intensity Score" for Gallup's latest weekly poll of GOP Top Contenders  As previously noted (and with sincere apologies to the jingle-writers who still make their memorable advertisements run in our heads), the primary reason for this is that virtually "nobody doesn't like" Herman Cain.

Leader, Problem-Solver and... Gospel Singer!

Earlier this week, Maurice Atkinson, head of the grassroots organization Draft Cain, released on-line a gospel album recorded some years ago by Herman Cain.  It turns out that in addition to his proven abilities as a leader and problem-solver, Mr. Cain also has a rather mellifluous voice.  The album, entitled Sunday Morning features a pleasant mix of classic hymns and toe-tapping upbeat affirmations sung by one who clearly knows the song of a soul set free.  For those who appreciate such music, check it out at!/artist/artist_songs/1686160.
Well, to any number of detractors, the very fact that Cain unabashedly sings of his faith is cause for unbridled derision.  Various pundits and others of the HuffPo crowd responded in force on Twitter.  They undoubtedly would also be displeased that Mr. Cain serves as an associate minister at Atlanta's Antioch Baptist Church view which he joined at the age of 10.

Iowa HQ opens up in a "Cheap Strip Mall"

Amid appropriate local fanfare, the Cain Campaign opened its Iowa headquarters in Urbandale on Tuesday.  While the media talking heads spoke mostly of recent staffing departures in Cain's Iowa team, one dear person from Des Moines tweeted to the world that Cain had opened up in a "cheap strip mall".  I don't recall for certain but she may have called it "run down" as well.  With its wide green-belts and neat landscaping, the location looked anything but cheap or run down.  This tolerant and otherwise open-minded individual probably doesn't care much for the offices of fellow candidate Michele Bachmann either.  According to an article in the Iowa Republican, her offices are located "about 100 paces from Cain's door".  If you happen to be in the neighborhood, stop by and say hello to those Cainiacs at 8550 New York Avenue in beautiful Urbandale.

Chalk it all up to the gibbous moon?

As the current occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue continues his efforts to "fundamentally transform" America from what it was just two short years ago, what shall we make of this week's attacks on the candidate they would all prefer to just ignore?  Herman Cain and his growing army of supporters must be doing something right to set off his detractors over such trivial issues.  On the other hand, perhaps it can be explained by the waxing gibbous moon.  If that's the case however, there's sure to be more nonsense coming as I look out at the now full moon.  Stay tuned; it's a long way to the primaries...

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