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Updated on October 20, 2011

Is he the one?

Businessman Herman Cain is showing everybody that he has a political ambition that can upset an "apple cart" in American politics.

He has been able to win the hearts of many Republican Party faithfuls, they have catapulted him to be with the front runner in the party's nomination race, Gov. Mitt Romney.

It is therefore visualized that he can be the nominee of the party to contend for the presidency of the United States against the incumbent, President Barack Obama.

Yet, that will be a bit of a problem, as Obama is attracted to young Americans, due to his age. At 50 years, he somewhat represent younger people, and so, he is likely to get a lion's share of their vote. The generation gap between Obama and Cain is quite obvious, as he (Cain) is pushing 70 years or even more.

However, that is just one aspect of the situation, as the website indicates this morning (10/20/11), with a header, "GOP dilemma: How to handle Herman Cain". The articles deals with his person, but looking closely, there is more to it than that.

Age aside, Cain has no meaningful political experience; his managerial background is from the pizza making industry; and so on, and so on. Nevertheless, the truth is, his qualifications are sharply short and limited to enable the Republican National Committee to allow him to take the nomination. Members of the committee are not saying so, but all the indications are there, as the article piles up a number of carefully structured excuses; the the pizza parlor tenure is the one in full glare.

Is he going to be "chop liver" for Obama personally or the Democratic Party political machinery as a whole? That is a strong question, whose answer must also be strong; and it is not at all easy to determine.

Also, if Cain is going to be the challenger to Obama, which is presently doubtful, the African American (he prefers the word "black") will be split. Others are bound to throw in their own grievances, racial, ethnic, social and political; and that can usher the country into a more chaotic situation.

The economy is bad, and unemployment is high; and so, what is the country going to do?

Luckily, it is safe to say that Cain's rivals in the Republican nomination race are all serious people, who can also get the party's nod, just as well, as the latest Republican/CNN debate in Las Vegas has shown.

Rep. Michele Bachmann has indicated that she is capable in leading the nation with an economic initiative that will reverse the present trend and a better tax plan than Cain's 999 one; and so has Perry, Santorum, Paul and Gingrich; they all have equal chance to be nominated.

What the country wants is a peaceful general election in 2012, and the opportunity to get the economy on track and to put the millions of people, who are unemployed, back to work.

It will be good, not only for America, but for the whole world.

The Republicans must throw everything aside and choose the best person, who has the vision to lead the country to prosperity. It can be Romney or Cain or Perry or Bachmann or Paul or Santorum or, last but not least, Speaker Newt Gingrich. Any of them can be accepted, in the name of peace and tranquility. In politics, anything can happen.

America cannot ask for anything more.


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      Pete Fanning 

      6 years ago from Virginia

      I'm not a big fan of the current debate forum, where questions are thrown in as if to incite one candidate to attack the other. Great Hub, very informative.


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