It that time of week again. It’s time to get to know your GOP Presidential Candidates. Last week we covered Rick Perry. To be honest with you I’m still a little confused about who Rick Perry is, but I’m trying not to dwell on the past. Let’s move on to this week’s front runner, the very entertaining Herman Cain.
Herman Cain has a great back story. Born in Memphis, Tennessee. His mother was a cleaning lady and his father held three jobs so that they could afford to own a family home. Cain worked just as hard as his father graduating from Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He then received his Masters in computer sciences from Purdue. While earning his Masters, he also worked full-time in ballistics for the U.S. Department of the Navy.
After earning his masters Cain went to work for Coke in Atlanta as a computer systems analyst. In 1977 Cain went on to work for Pillsbury. After working for the Pillsbury subsidiary Burger King, eventually he became president and CEO of another Pillsbury subsidiary. In just a 14-month period, he reduced the company from 911 stores to 420 and as result Godfather’s Pizza became profitable.
In 2006, Herman Cain was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in his colon and metastases to his liver. He was only given a 30% chance of survival! He underwent surgery and chemotherapy following the diagnosis, and has since reported that he is in remission. Amazing!!!
There is no doubt this is one hard working man and I completely respect that.
Herman Cain has never held public office. To which he says he’s very proud of, but he it’s not like he hasn’t tried. He was a senior advisor on the Dole/Kemp campaign in 1996. He briefly threw his hat into the ring in 2000 as a Presidential candidate. In 2004, Cain ran for the U.S. Senate in Georgia and did not win in the primaries.
Now let’s talk 9 9 9.
No it’s not the price of a large Pizza, it’s actually Herman Cain’s idea of a tax plan.
9 percent tax on all consumer purchases
9 percent “business” tax
9 percent income tax
Now to some of you gamers out there this may sound similar to you. SimCity 4, which was released in 2003, had the same default tax plan.
Of course Cain denies this is where he came up with the plan. He says that Rich Lowrie, an Ohio Wells Fargo employee, is the brains behind the plan. Rich is a Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors, and I’m sure he can help you with a 9 9 9 plan of your own.
Herman Cain also mentioned that he will not put any bills up for a vote that are longer than 3 pages. Really? Now I know why he hasn’t held office before.
Next week, maybe it’s time to cover Mitt Romney.
* Editorial Update *
This is strictly my opinion and not the MOMfia’s. With that said.
For the past 2 weeks I’ve been trying to write about Mitt Romney, but this guy Herman Cain has been a distraction. So much has in the last two week since this article was written.
We’ve had the notorious viral campaign video.
Then there’s been the continuous double talk. He’s for freedom of choice, but he’s pro-life. He believe abortion should be illegal, but it should be up to the family to decide. What? Really?
Now it comes out that he has settled 2 sexual harassment allegations. Though at first he didn’t remember any settlements. Then after a couple hours of thought he remembered them, but didn’t remember the details. Now after a couple days, he remembers the details, but thinks they were ridiculous. My husband brought up a good point that maybe he settled these 2 allegations because it was easier and cheaper than going to court.
Good point, but here’s the things, have we ever heard Cain admit just once that we was wrong about something? No. He will fight his point over and over again. He’ll claim he was joking, but he’ll never admit he was wrong. We’ve never once heard him admit fault, but he has continued to make inconsistant remarks regarding the scandal and just about everything else. He’s claiming this scandal is a “High Tech Lynching” and he’s even cried racism. I guess he forgot about Clinton, Edwards, and Weiner.
This man wants to be President of the United States, but yet he doesn’t feel it’s important enough to learn the names of the leaders of smaller countries. He doesn’t know that China has had nuclear capabilities since the 1960′s. He doesn’t feel it’s important for us to know what his jobs plan, foreign policy, or the details of his 9 9 9 plan are until he’s in office. Is this really what we want running our office?
So what do you think? Do you think Cain is trying to hide something?