A Black Liberal cyber friend wrote in commentary, “the GOP will never nominate a Black”. This is a profound statement and I am sure he thinks it is the truth and it may well be, but I have heard many Conservatives on talk radio express the opposite opinion.
Let me start by saying Conservatives and Republicans may swim in the same pond, but since Reagan, there have been some major differences. A Republican will consider a Conservative part of the GOP, but many Conservatives are looking at the profligate and capitulating behavior of leading GOP members in Washington with indignation, while wondering if their voices are heard and if they may as well be whispering to a typhoon. Consequently, with resignation, many Conservatives only consider themselves Republicans by default.
I liked Cain the first time I heard him speak on the radio, almost two years ago. I knew he was a Black by the sound of his deep commanding voice, but the color of his hide wasn’t important to me; he was a man with a message and I liked the message. No, Obama hasn’t soured me toward Blacks as leaders, but I will never trust an undocumented teleprompter reader again during my time on earth, regardless of pigmentation.
Herman Cain is a Conservative and understands the machinations of business from the bottom up. If you have read of his techniques in turning companies around, you will realize this is a man who isn’t too proud to work next to the lowest employee in order to learn the nature of a company from the bottom up.
He could have easily been an elitist and ridden around in a limousine, hiring capable people and demanding results, but he is a man of the people, a man with humility. A leader with humility will have a greater chance of pulling our country together and uniting us under common goals. Electing another polarizing personality will only increase this festering animosity in America. Our last three presidents have all been polarizing leaders and each has managed to out perform his predecessor in this counter productive ability that causes Americans to dislike each other.
There is a long way to go in the nomination process, but Cain doesn’t seem to get a fair shake from the media. He is there and still in the race; the others are displaying their true natures and Cain may still have a chance, even though he is in the back of the pack. The cards are being played and I will back the winner, but I still like Cain.
He receives no visible support from Black America and the Congressional Black Caucus is only trivializing itself by insulting him and other Black Conservatives. Yet, they may be hastening their own premature demise; since, we may see America’s greatest Black leaders emerge as Conservatives. The formula is there for the right man and if it happens, the Democrat Party’s suffocating hold on the neck of Black America will be over. Potential Black leaders, who are ready to pick up the reins of traditional Liberalism stand a hundred deep, but Black Conservatives have a different message, a message offering an alternative to collective entitlement based on race.
Men like Cain and West (not a candidate) stand as inspirations to all Americans, not just Black Americans. When ‘they’ speak of “my people,” no Americans need to feel excluded, except by their own devices and choices. These men inspire faith with their undoubted loyalty to this great country, and yes, they will not hesitate to tell you of the greatness of this country and of the opportunities available to all Americans. This is exactly the type of leader that will be needed if we are to bring America together once again. Some of the other candidates may have those qualities, many Republicans and some intrepid Democrats stand poised to make the decision on who will win the Republican nomination, thanks to open primaries: we can only hope they will use the Buckley parable and nominate the Conservative that stands the best chance of being elected, but also a nominee that can unite our great country once again.
It is for certain, Obama is not the great unifier he was promoted as being by our corrupt and despicable MSM, an organization that little more than a propaganda bureau for the Democrat Party and Obama.
The next GOP candidate should be the type of Conservative that can inspire people with oratory and be a strong diplomat that commands respect, a diplomat that allies and enemies feel obliged to respect.
To be blunt, no one respects a man who begins his presidency by bowing and apologizing to strongmen and dictators around the world.
Cain is a great speaker, he doesn’t need a teleprompter on each side to engage an audience and no one thinks of him as a wimp. He deserves a closer look.
A professional horseman for over 50 years, Skook continues to work with horses. Skook has finished an historical novel, Fifty Thousand Years, that traces a mitochondrial line of DNA from 50,000 years ago to the present. The story follows a line of courageous women, from the Ice Ages to the present, as they meet the challenges of survival with grit and creativity. These are not women who whimper of being victims, they meet the challenges of survival as women who use their abilities without excuses or remorse, these women are winners, they are our ancestors.