Tag: Cain

The Impressive Mr. Cain

I had originally been scheduled to speak to the Solivita Republican Club last night. They wanted me to provide an analysis of the Republican presidential field. However, tonight being the big debate sponsored by Fox News and Google, there are presidential hopefuls to be found throughout Florida, seeking to get their message out to the faithful. One of those, Herman Cain, ended up bumping me from my speaking engagement, as he addressed the club instead. I didn’t mind. It was… Read more »

Surveying the Republican Field

I’ve been rather silent lately on the Republican field of presidential hopefuls. Now that the field seems more settled, and we’ve had a couple of debates that include newcomer Rick Perry, I’d like to offer a few thoughts about the perceived strengths and weaknesses of the candidates. There are some I favor over others for one reason or another, but one thing is crystal clear—no matter who the nominee will be, it will be improvement on Obama. Even if my… Read more »

Ruminations on the Debate

I watched every minute of Monday night’s Republican debate from New Hampshire. The seven candidates lined up on the stage, I believe, did a fine job for the most part. Yes, I can quibble with some of the answers, and those who are regular readers of this blog know I am not a fan of Mitt Romney, in particular. Yet all, Romney included, exuded a certain confidence in what they believe, and were able to communicate their own message. Michele… Read more »

Herman Cain: For Real?

In 2008, most commentators treated Mike Huckabee as a fringe candidate who had no chance of winning anything. When he won the Iowa caucuses, they were stunned. He was the last candidate to stay in the race with McCain. He performed well above expectations. For that reason, he was considered one of the frontrunners this year until he decided not to make that run. I mention the Huckabee example as a preface to writing about another such candidate this time… Read more »