… had the experience and the qualifications necessary to assume the presidency. They questioned the qualifications of a woman who had served as a school board member, a mayor, as head of the natural resources division of the largest energy-producing state in the nation, and as a highly successful governor with an approval rating greater than 75%. Yet, they left unquestioned and unchallenged the candidate at the top of their own ticket… the most unqualified man ever to seek the presidency, a dedicated Marxist with no appreciation for the capitalist system, a man-child who had never managed so much as a sidewalk lemonade stand.
Nevertheless, those on the left who overdosed on the notion of “hope and change,” while having not the foggiest notion of what “hope and change” their candidate would inflict on the greatest, freest, most prosperous nation on Earth, elected him to lead our country.
But while the 2008 comparison pitted a highly competent conservative woman from
Hawaii who has shown absolutely no capacity for leadership during his 33 months in office, the candidacy of Herman Cain, a mature and successful black business executive, would have been the Democrats’ worst nightmare in 2012. So, while Cain has “suspended” his campaign for the 2012 GOP nomination because of repeated charges of marital infidelity, let’s compare the two: Cain vs. Obama, man vs. boy.
against an incompetent and inexperienced black man from
Barack Obama claims to have been born in
August 4, 1961. In June 1963, a year after Obama’s father abandoned him to attend
University, Herman Cain graduated from
High School in
Atlanta. He was a member of the school band, the Senior Honor Society, the Student Council, and the Explorer Scouts. In addition to being Class Salutatorian, he was named “Best All-Around Student” and “Most Likely to Succeed.”
A year later, in 1964, Obama’s mother divorced the senior Obama. She met and married an Indonesian Muslim named Lolo Soetoro, who adopted Obama and moved his new family to
Indonesia in 1967 when Obama was 6 years old. He was enrolled at the
Public School and the St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic School in
Jakarta where school records have him listed as “Barry Soetoro.” His nationality is listed as “Indonesian,” and his religion as “Muslim.”
Meanwhile, in the same year that 6-year-old Obama was settling into his new home in
Indonesia, Herman Cain was graduating from
Atlanta with a degree in mathematics. Shortly after graduating from Morehouse, he was hired by the U.S. Navy where he worked as a civilian mathematician on projects related to missile ballistics (and yes, that would qualify him as a rocket scientist). During his employment with the Navy he attended
University, graduating in 1971 with a master’s degree in computer science. After receiving his advanced degree he left the Navy and joined the Coca-Cola Company in
Atlanta as a business analyst.
While Cain was returning to
Atlanta in 1971, ten-year-old Obama was returning to
HonoluluMadelyn and Stanley Dunham. In
Honolulu he attended a private college prep school, Punahou, from the 5th grade through the 12th. He graduated from Punahou in 1979 and enrolled at
Los Angeles. Little is known about his student performance at Punahou or whether he attended Occidental as a
U.S. citizen or as an Indonesian foreign exchange student. All of those records have been sealed from public view under Executive Order 13489. to live with his maternal grandparents,
In 1977, while Obama was preparing to enter his junior year at Punahou, Cain resigned from Coca-Cola to accept a position with the Pillsbury Company. Then, in 1980, at a time when Obama claims to have been “still drinking and doing drugs, just going through the motions,” Herman Cain was named Vice President of Corporate Systems and Services at Pillsbury, one of the country’s largest conglomerates.
In 1981, a year after Cain became a senior executive at Pillsbury, Obama transferred from Occidental to
University. In his book, Dreams from My Father, he described his first summer in
New York in great detail. However, speaking at a 2008 fundraiser in
San Francisco he inadvertently confessed to having spent a major portion of the summer of 1981 in
Pakistan. The story told in his memoir is untrue. Obama claims to have graduated from
Columbia with a B.A. in political science in June 1983 and spent the following two years working in the private sector in
New York. However, little is known about that period of his life.
Meanwhile, as Obama was studying at
Columbia, Herman Cain resigned his senior position at Pillsbury to become a burger-flipper in Pillsbury’s Burger King subsidiary, learning the fast-food business from the ground up. Nine months later he was given responsibility for 400 Burger King restaurants in the
Philadelphia region. Under his stewardship the
Philadelphia region went from being Burger King’s least profitable region to its most profitable region in just three years.
Then, in 1985, while Herman Cain was achieving fame and fortune as a specialist in corporate turnarounds, singlehandedly creating and saving tens of thousands of jobs, Obama was deciding to become a “community organizer.” As he describes his decision in Dreams from My Father, “There wasn’t much detail to the idea; I didn’t know anyone (who made) a living that way.” When classmates asked what a community organizer did, he couldn’t answer directly. “Instead,” he wrote, “I’d pronounce on the need for change. Change in the White House, where Reagan and his minions were carrying on their dirty deeds…” He goes on to explain, nonsensically, that “Organizers didn’t make any money; their poverty was proof of their integrity.”
In 1986, a year after Obama left New York to become a professional rabble-rouser in Chicago, Pillsbury appointed Cain to the presidency of its near-bankrupt subsidiary, Godfather's Pizza, a chain of 911 restaurants which, in 1984, generated $365 million in sales. Under his guidance, Godfather’s returned to profitability in just 14 months, and two years later, in 1988, he led a group of investors in a friendly buyout of the company from Pillsbury. Once the spin-off from
Pillsbury was complete, Cain was named president and CEO of the newly-independent chain.
But as spectacular as Cain’s corporate rescue efforts might have been, Obama was working his own financial miracles, but on a smaller scale. In
Chicago, where he worked as a “community organizer” from June 1985 to May 1988, he earned an annual salary of $10,000, plus $2,000 car allowance. Then, in mid-1988, just 7 years after completing an around-the-world trip to
Indonesia, and after working as a community organizer for 3 years at less than minimum wage, he traveled to
Europe for 3 weeks and on to
Kenya for a 5-week family reunion.
Upon returning from
Kenya in late 1988, Obama entered Harvard Law School… again, on someone else’s dollar. After just one year he was selected as an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and in his second year, without having published a single scholarly essay on any aspect of the law, he was elected president of the Law Review. Upon receiving his law degree in 1991, he returned to
Chicago where he entered the practice of law. Among his clients was the
Chicago chapter of ACORN, the Democratic Party’s most corrupt election fraud constituency.
In 1996, Obama ran for a seat in the
Illinois state senate, launching his political career in the home of former Weather Underground terrorist bombers William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. And when he attracted several Democrat primary opponents, including then-incumbent Senator Alice Palmer, he had all of his primary opponents stricken from the ballot on technicalities.
While Obama was on the move from
Springfield to take his seat in the legislature, Herman Cain moved to
DC to become CEO of the National Restaurant Association, the principal trade association of the restaurant industry, which employs some 12.8 million people in more than 950,000 locations, and with revenues of more than $600 billion. In 1992, Cain became a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, serving as chairman from January 1995 until August 1996 when he resigned to enter the political arena. Between 1992 and 2008, while Obama was clawing his way through the slimy underbelly of Chicago Democratic Party politics, Cain served on numerous corporate boards, including directorships at AGCO, Inc., Aquila, Inc., Nabisco, Reader's Digest, and Whirlpool.
In 2002, after just six years in the Illinois State Senate, during which time he gained a reputation for frequently voting “present” on controversial issues that may later prove difficult to explain, Obama began commissioning polls to assess his chances of being elected to the U.S. Senate. He was elected to the Senate in November 2004, whereupon he launched immediately into a campaign for the presidency. The rest is history.
Comparing the life accomplishments of the two men there is no doubt that Cain was, and is, far more qualified to serve as President of the
United States. He will be sorely missed. So why do liberals and Democrats question Cain’s qualifications to lead our nation? We can only assume that because Cain is who and what he is, because he is the antithesis of everything Democrats demand a black man must be, he puts the lie to everything that liberals and Democrats stand for. Without relying on social programs such as affirmative action, Cain has claimed his share of the American Dream through hard work and diligence. As the 2012 election year approaches, it is clear to almost everyone that it’s time to take the matches out of the hands of this dangerous and incompetent fool, Barack Obama, before the entire universe goes up in flames.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Authors Note ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>
On October 17, I published a column titled "Herman Cain Must be Destroyed." In that column, published before any sexual harassment charges were made against Herman, I asked, and answered, the question, "How important is the 'brainwashed' vote to the Democratic Party?" The answer is, an analysis of the 2006, 2008, and 2010 elections shows that, if blacks voted in roughly the same percentages as the rest of the population… 52-48% or 53-47% Democrats over Republicans, or vice versa… the balance of power in the U.S. Senate would now be 59 Republicans, 39 Democrats, and 2 Independents. With the all but certain pickup of two or more Democratic seats in 2012, Republicans would be anticipating a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate beginning in January 2013. That is how important the "brainwashed" black vote is to the Democratic Party.
So it was entirely predictable that he would be destroyed. Why? Because the things that he has said and the example he has set tells us that liberals and Democrats simply cannot afford to have millions of young black people exposed to Cain’s success story because it is a complete contradiction of everything they have taught blacks, from childhood, for many generations. If a man of Cain’s caliber can convince blacks, by example, that Democrats have been “using” them for more than fifty years, he can lead as many as half of the black population back to the Republican Party… their natural and traditional home… and the Democratic Party will cease to exist. That, in a nutshell, is what was at stake in Herman Cain’s quest for the presidency.
We can all have our own opinions as to the truth of the charges against Herman, but given what was at stake, and given the fact that all three of the women have ties to Chicago and/or Obama's henchman, David Axelrod, it all smells like a week-old fish. And I hope that Herman is now using his spare time looking into the personal finances and the bank accounts of the three women who did him in. Nevertheless, it is still interesting to compare Cain and Obama. Who knows, the comparison might get into the hands of some impressionable young blacks.