Yes. In our many conversations Mr. Cain has remained solid for life, marriage and family. He is also a successful, practical and solid strategist and problem solver. Please read below:
I’m not going to shoot from the lip on Afghanistan May 15th, 2011 – Herman Cain Ever since the South Carolina Republican presidential debate, reporters have continued to challenge me for not having a specific plan for our nation’s involvement in Afghanistan. They continue to think that if you are running for president then you must have an answer for everything. I don’t! A real leader has the right questions for everything.
When asked about what I would do about our involvement in the war in Afghanistan during the debate, I answered by asking the questions that should have been asked before we got involved many years ago. What is our mission? How does it serve our interest? Is there a path to victory? If not, then what is our exit strategy?
I ask these questions instead of “shooting from the lip” because there is obviously a lot of classified information to which I do not have access. There are dozens of experts and military leaders I would need advice from before I could make an informed decision about a real clear plan for the USA’s involvement in Afghanistan. Similarly, a real clear strategy for every country with which we have relationships would be developed, regardless of whether or not we are involved in a military conflict.
To be clear, I want to be out of Afghanistan and all war-torn countries as much as the next person. But I am not going to propose a half-baked plan based on half the information I would need to make the right decision, just to pretend I know everything.
On the other hand, I do know enough about our solid relationship with Israel from decades of observations that I would make it even stronger, which isn’t just about dollars. And, I would not be hesitant to let the rest of the world know that we will stand by and with our friends.
I succeeded in business for over 40 years by asking the right questions of the right people about the right problems to get to the right solutions. That’s what most successful people do, and I would do the same thing as president of the United States of America.
Aside from the fact that I disagree with many of President Obama’s policies, practices and decisions, consider some of the decisions and statements I’m sure he wishes he could do over. He promised to be out of Afghanistan by July 2011, date certain. It’s not going to happen. He wanted to close the Guantanamo military prison facility and put the prisoners, mostly terrorists, in our federal prisons. It didn’t happen.
He said passing the $787 billion stimulus bill (before extenders which pushed the total closer to $1 trillion) would get the unemployment rate back under 8 percent. The unemployment rate has not been under 8 percent since the stimulus bill was passed, and it was recently reported for April at 9.0 percent.
President Obama also said that a lot of the stimulus spending would go toward “shovel-ready” projects, only to admit later that there is no such thing as a shovel-ready project. Maybe he should have asked somebody, or maybe he thought we would not notice. We noticed!
As president, one may not make all the correct decisions, but you improve your success rate if you make decisions based on as much of the right information and advice as you can get. Maybe President Obama has just been getting bad advice. If so, he didn’t surround himself with the right people.
Working on the right problems, asking the right questions, surrounding oneself with the right people, and removing barriers to success is real leadership.
It’s much better than shooting from the lip.
FYI – The race for the Republican nomination has taken some definite turns. With Barbour, Huckabee, and Trump all definitely out, there are swift currents flowing and crashing in the sea of uncertanity.
TWO IMPORTANT POINTS. Immorality IS America’s biggest nightmare. Our hope includes electing a God fearing leader. Why isn’t the mainstream media wanting to know more about Herman Cain? Why are they not writing and doing stories on the only black candidate seeking the Republican nomination? Because the mainstream media knows that Herman is a game-changer and will disrupt the entire basis of the Liberal Left’s campaign strategy of 2012 which will be to demonize the Tea Party movement as racist and the establishment Republicans as calloused and indifferent to people of color even as they (the far left) continue to push their policies of abortion, gay marriage, and the “dream green” initiatives that destroy jobs rather than create them. If Herman Cain got the nomination then the liberal left wingers know they are in trouble because Herman Cain will demolish Obama in debates and will take away most of the racial strife planned for next year’s campaign.
Another FYI. Herman has experience in politics. When he ran for the U.S. Senate in Georgia yes he got beat but so did Abraham Lincoln for senate. President Obama likes to compare himself to Lincoln, but Herman has much more in common with Lincoln than President Obama ever did.
More FYI. A few unique points about Herman Cain.
Herman Cain can go into the urban communities with an authority that no other Republican candidate can and ask, are you better off now than you were 4 years ago?
Herman can bring together the factions of the Republican party better than anyone since Ronald Reagan did in 1980.
Herman can reach out to the independent voters and identify with them better than any other Republican candidates.
Herman Cain poses a risk for the mainstream media because of his skin color and he actually grew up in the segregated South as opposed to President Obama’s boyhood.
Now young people who voted for President Obama to make history now can vote for Herman Cain to make even more history as one black American hands over the power of the executive branch to another black American—one who actually knows how to honor God as he runs this great country.
Having said all of this, to restate the answer to the initial question: yes Herman Cain is prolife. No matter who you vote for, vote for life!