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Raising Cain in Arizona

Herman Cain gives a thumbs up to America
Herman Cain gives a thumbs up to America
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Presidential hopeful Herman Cain is coming under some heavy fire this morning. First, his co-contenders in the race for the presidential nominee are circling him like a pack of hyenas hot on the prey. Second, former Mexican President Vicente Fox has shown his intimidation at the would be nominee.

On Monday night, Herman Cain stood before a packed house at the Phoenix Convention Center, after having spent the earlier part of his day with America’s toughest sheriff, Joe Arpaio. One can understand why Fox would start to quiver in his boots. Sheriff Arpaio is the most effective law enforcement officer in the United States when it comes to combating illegal immigration.

Fox himself is an advocate of his countrymen coming across the Arizona border illegally, and was kind enough to provide instructions to the journeying invaders in the form of a pamphlet that was published by the Mexican government when Fox held that country’s top position.

So why is Fox coming out against Herman Cain? Cain has hit the spotlight with his comment that he would put an electric fence along the border, and he has also indicated that if needed, he would use U.S. military troops to enforce his position regarding the open door policy that Mexico needs to have remain open. If the door closes, the Mexican government and the drug cartels can not continue their invasion of the United States in retaliation for what they claim to be stolen property. The property in question being what is now Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and California.

With critics heated up over the statement that the fence might kill people, Cain reaffirmed his position in a quote that was found on Fox News (no pun intended), "And it might be electrified -- I'm not walking away from that. I just don't want to offend anybody. It was a joke to the extent in the context of the views of that speech, but in terms of what we need to do, I fully intend to do so because I'm more sensitive to our citizens being hurt," said Cain.

Cain’s platform is America and her economy and people first, not red carpet treatment for world governments, such as Mexico. The trend in America has been our neighbors first, to the detriment of our own society and individual well being. Cain, if elected, intends to put a stop to that. He also intends to strengthen our economic foothold by drilling here, drilling now, and by leveling the IRS tax code.

Cain in his 9-9-9 plan, is clear and concise about his plans for the economy, and with experience as a corporate problem solver (he was able to turn around the failing pizza chain, Godfather Pizza, and also transformed the Pillsbury image into a profit maker once again) has what it takes to bring America back to her rightful place as an economic strength in the world economy.

This has the other presidential hopefuls running scared, pointing fingers, and lashing out at Cain in a self-preserving, unified stance. This behavior is typical in true democratic thinking, but not useful in a republic society. The United States, while it is a representative democracy, is by its very nature structured as a republic. The philosophy of majority rules is, when adhered to correctly, overshadowed by the representation that is sent to Washington on behalf of the people living in the various states.

What does Cain think of the other contenders coming after him so openly? Simply put, “That’s what you do when you don’t have a plan of your own.”

So while Vicente Fox continues to disillusion himself on America’s form of government, and while candidates like Romney and Perry continue belittling each other rather than focus on the real issues, Herman Cain will continue rising to the top like cream in your coffee.


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