American Elephants


Herman Cain Announces a Run for the Presidency. by The Elephant's Child

Herman Cain, former chairman and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza is an American businessman, political activist, columnist and radio host from Georgia.  He is a former deputy chairman and chairman of the civilian board of directors to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.  He worked for the Department of the Navy in ballistics.  He has a BA in Mathematics (someone who can do math is really welcome) and a Master of Science in computer science from Purdue. He is the author of four books.

He began as a business analyst for Coca-Cola, joined Pillsbury and rose to vice president.  As president-elect of the National Restaurant Association he challenged the Clinton health care plan, it’s employer mandate and effect on small businesses. He has addressed more than 40 Tea Party rallies, and is a favorite of many Tea Party members.  He urges a non-federally subsidized stimulus of permanent tax cuts. He’s an excellent speaker, and an immensely likeable candidate.

The media is anxious to declare this a quarrelsome race in a disorganized Republican party. It is more than a year-and-a-half  before the next election. The fact that President Obama has already started his full-time campaign doesn’t make the Republicans disorganized nor the Obama campaign propitious.  But then Obama has always liked campaigning and raising money more than actually working.




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