I had not seen this particular piece yet.
I've been enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving playing with my son and grandson.
Now the holiday is rapidly drawing to a close and it will soon be back to the grind for one final month.
I've noticed a lot of activity on the internet by Herman Cain.
I suspect he is gearing up for another run at the President's election.
I hope and pray that my suspecians are correct.
I stand ready to jump on his team at the very first chance.
@TOT: I hope and pray that he runs too. Then we liberals can send the train you and Mr. Cain are on over the cliff. Together. I am even going to contribute to his campaign fund if Cain make a run at it. I want him to be the nominee.
Jimmy, do you remember what happened in the general election when a true conservative finally got nominated after trying for 12 years. A lot of patriotic liberals out there attempt to paint all Republicans as conservatives, which isn’t true. The Republican Party is flawed but at least it represents most of the different factions of the political spectrum. You have Moderates, Rino’s, Progressives, Libertarians and Conservatives. That’s one of main reasons you say they are imploding; however that is actually a great thing. Too bad most Democrats now are Big Government Progressives/Liberals; where’s the diversity in thinking in regards to politics? I don’t know if he will run or if America will give him another chance; however he fits the mold of Ronald Reagan in that he is Conservative ideologically and a Moderate Temperamentally!
Funk, I also don't know if he will run again.
Even if he does our mainstream media has become so dishonest in their reporting and our lamestream liberals have become so gullible in that they hoop and holler and heap praise on the likes of Obama and such that I fear all may be lost.
This train just might already be over the cliff.
The next bubble is about to burst. Wallstreet.
Don't know exactly what is going to happen then.
Glad I'm old enough that I might not live to see what is coming in another decade or so.
A reply for my Conservative friends:
TOT: I have been hearing much from the Wall Street experts who are predicting an upcoming "correction." Our problem is that the economic "improvement" we've been seeing over the past 3 years has involved a lot of smoke and mirrors. Interest rates are being kept low because we're printing money like nobody's business, and the unemployment rate has declined because millions of people have given up looking for work. When the foundation of your economic house is jell-o rather than concrete, you can expect your house to come tumbling down.
As for candidates in 2016 - to be brutally honest - I'm afraid that the majority of the electorate is fed up with the racial divisiveness that our current occupant of the White House has engendered. Consequently, I don't think Cain would get enough of the white vote (let alone the black/minority vote) to stand much of a chance. The media will just pick up where they left off on his "personal life," and help the Democrats crucify him right out of the gate.
I still think with all of the family baggage, Jeb Bush looks like the strongest candidate the Republicans will be able to come up with. Even if Christie gets 100% of the "fat vote," it won't be enough to overcome his inability to unify the GOP and successfully blunt The Clinton Effect - presuming she runs.
On the other hand, the best things the Republicans have going for them in 2016 are the ObamaCare hangover among independents and disenchanted Democrats, coupled with the fact that when Hillary's record is REALLY scrutinized, there isn't much substance to it. Being married to someone who had a good grasp of triangulation, compromise, and basic economic principles isn't enough to sway discerning voters - especially on the heels of eight years of Obama. My hunch is that voters will be looking for SUBSTANCE this time, not unkept promises and certainly not lame excuses.
Jimmy: Here's the reply to Bines:
@Sebe: seems both sides have a ways to go in learning how to speak to each other.
I agree that Cain won't be in the game. His wife will see to that.
Partisan politics aside, It would seem to me that Independents, and the Moderates within the Republican Party along with Blue Dog Dems would make Christie a formidable candidate. But that scenario makes too much sense.
On the Dem side its Hillary's to lose. The Republicans could turn to Jeb and put that Wisconsin Governor on the ticket and might could make a contest out of it. Or even put that Wisconsin Gov. at the top of the ticket with Jeb on as VP? I don't know...
A lot can happen between now and then. Hangovers DO have cures. And BHO owes the Clinton's his soul. Still looking for those River cards to make an impact against them two kings you are holding.
Christie could not assemble enough of the GOP "faithful" to secure the nomination. I think only Jeb could do that. The other "stars" that began to emerge earlier this year (Rubio, et. al.) haven't shown enough. I'm not sure what issues could elevate their status over the next two years to enable them to compete and win the GOP nomination. Obamacare is NOT an issue that unites Republicans behind a candidate - it is an issue that unites Republicans against Democrats. Not the same thing.
I am certain of one thing; obama will not provide a real cure for the hangover. He will provide the standard hangover that has no substance. 8 years of good intentions and the standard blame game are not going to be the crux of the upcoming elections. 2014 will provide a preview of what to come... People don't want good intentions anymore; they want facts and a feasable plan to address 8 years of failure.
HMJC: You are spot on. Regarding Christie - the NY Post ran an article citing his "bizarre behavior" as a risk to any White House run he might make. Specifically:
"Gov. Chris Christie’s “bizarre behavior’’ in refusing to say he’ll support a possible GOP challenger to (Democrat) Gov. Cuomo next year could derail his chances to become president, state and national GOP insiders have told The Post.
“Christie already has a problem with many Republicans refusing to forgive him because of his embrace of [President] Obama and his socially liberal policies,’’ said a nationally prominent GOP operative. “But this bizarre behavior in suggesting he won’t help a Republican defeat a Democratic governor, and a Cuomo no less, could finish off his chances of becoming his party’s nominee for president in 2016,’’ the operative continued."
You're going to see many Democrats suggesting that Christie would be a good GOP candidate, but understand their reasons for this:
*Dems know Christie will never energize the Republican base.
*In the "beauty contest" of Presidential elections, the fat guy will always make a similarly unchallenged challenger look good - even if the opponent is an old, skunk-faced HRC.
*If by some miracle Christie were to win, the Dems would wind up with somebody in the White House whose policies and mentality in some ways mirrors their own.
So no - I don't see Christie as the 2016 nominee. He's a great governor for the people of New Jersey because he looks out for NJ FIRST. Dubya did that in Texas and he rode that horse to two terms in the White House. But Dubya came along with a pedigree and after eight years of Clinton. Christie doesn't have the pedigree, the policies, or the perspicacity to suit the Republican base.