Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, has officially announced that he will officially announce his GOP run for the White House in 2012. Cain’s press secretary said the official announcement will be made on Saturday. Herman Cain will be a breath of fresh air in the Republican run for the WH.
Friday evening in Council Bluffs, the Atlanta businessman announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.
Cain spoke to a crowd of 200 people at Iowa Western Community College. His announcement was met with a standing ovation.
Charles Krauthammer is saying that his candidacy is for entertainment purposes only; however, Hot Air disagrees. At some point the establishment media types, even on Fox News, have to accept that others than just career politicians are serious candidates and would be effective. At the very least, Herman Cain will force Republicans to act in a conservative manner and drag wanna be RINO’s and those without a spine to be more for lowering taxes, reducing the debt, cut spending and other Conservative cornerstone ideas. It’s rather disingenuous for media types to determine who is and who is not a serious candidate just so that they can provide an agenda instead of an opinion. It will be up to the voters, not the media to determine whether Cain will be a viable candidate, and as the Gateway Pundit states … the Tea Party might have an big say in whether Cain is merely entertainment or not. Hey Charles, what drove the 2010 midterm election? Have you forgot so soon?
Herman Cain has wins the Tea party straw poll with 22% of the vote. Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) came in second with 16% and Ron Paul in third with 15%. Although Cain is a long shot with as OTB states little chance of winning, many of his views and opinions are exactly what this country needs. Who is Herman Cain you ask? He is a conservative talk show host and former Godfather’s Pizza chief executive and now straw poll winner.
Video: Herman Cain on the Sean Hanity Show
Former pizza executive Herman Cain won on Sunday a 2012 presidential straw poll of attendees of a Tea Party conference in Arizona.
Cain won 22 percent of the vote in a straw poll of in-person attendees at the American Policy Summit, the first-ever conference organized by Tea Party Patriots, one of the larger umbrella organizations for Tea Party activists.
Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R), meanwhile, won nearly 50 percent of the votes cast by 2,300 online straw poll participants.