Nowhere is this more apparent than in Presidential elections. Every election cycle, there is always at least one candidate who comes out of nowhere with basically zero political experience, and there are always a bunch of conservatives who think that's just fine and dandy, because they ran a successful business. Which, apparently, we're supposed to believe is the same thing.
Case in point: Little Miss High Horse Chrissy Slatterfield. She goes from bemoaning that her first choice with zero experience, Donald Trump, has bowed out of the race, to championing her new pick with zero political experience, Herman Cain. Why?
Because he's not a politician.Sorry, I call BS. He's running for the highest office in the country. You don't get to do that and say you're not a politician. It would be more accurate to say he's not an experienced politician. Which, of course, begs the question of why he's qualified...
He is a human being capable of understanding what people want and need.Of course, a human being! It's so simple; why didn't anyone ever think of getting one of those?
Cain has beaten cancer, and now he'll take on America's sickness, Obama – and I believe he'll be two for two after the 2012 elections.So wait, now surviving cancer qualifies you to be President? I thought it was having a successful pizza chain. I'm so confused.
Cain said during an interview on Fox, "America is ready for an unconventional candidate. … Whenever people say I don't have a chance because I've never held a public office – well, everybody in D.C. has held public office. How's that working out for you?" Amazingly well said.
What? No it's not! That's like saying we shouldn't pick generals to be Chief of Staff, we should pick kids who are really good at Call of Duty. The fact that Washington is dysfunctional is an example of how screwed up our political system is, not a sign that we need to get politicians out of politics. Politicians are ALWAYS going to be in politics. The better plan is try to have more transparency, more accountability, more youth engagement, more voter turnout, to develop better politicians, not hire random guys off the street.
It's time America had a businessman running this country. If it's not Trump, it might as well be Cain.Um, we had two of those in the last 20 years, and they were both named Bush. Not, as I recall, the conservative movements' favorite pair. Depending on what kind of livelihood you consider to be a "business", you can throw in Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Polk, Harding, Hoover, Truman, and even Carter. The idea that this is such a fresh and exciting concept is, shall we say, not so true. Read some history.
What I see in Cain is that he won't let politics push him around. This is the same thing I saw in Trump. Neither of these men are willing to compromise their integrity or vision, which is exactly what I want in a president. Cain wants to be more than America's president; he wants to be our leader. He wants to set an example and put America back on track.All I'm hearing are random oo-rah platitudes, Chrissy; given how energized you supposedly are about your candidate I find it very interesting you're not bothering to articulate a single element of his so-called "vision." What is it about Cain's vision for America that speaks to you versus, say, Rick Perry's, or Mitt Romney's? Why should Cain get someone's vote? Hello?
It won't be an easy campaign for Cain. He's running against some heavyweights that have the experience in government and know how to play the game. But I hope America can see past all of that. Seasoned politicians are old news, and America is looking for real change. As much as I respect Romney and Gingrich, I have to go with my gut on this one, and it's telling me Cain has what it takes to make America great again.
The fantastic irony in all this, of course, is that in enthusiastically supporting a political novice with little experience and dumping "seasoned politicians" in favor of charismatic promises of "change" Chrissy is basically following in the footsteps of the same voters and candidate she's spent the last three years harping on about.
Is this the sound of the universe laughing at its own joke?