#trending

Herman Cain has been the darling of the Republican party lately. The Morehouse grad, and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO has been garnering most of the attention amid the field of GOP presidential candidates. Although he’s made a good showing at debates and campaign stops, Cain’s campaign just got a bit of good news–he’s leading in the polls.

According to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll, 27% of Republicans now prefer Cain, which puts him ahead of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (23%) and Texas governor Rick Perry (16%).

Bolstered by the Tea Party, Rick Perry’s dismal debate performances, and Republican voters’ luke warm reception of Romney, Cain has emerged as the man to beat.

But is he ready?

Cain is campaigning on his business acumen and his 999 tax plan. Although he proudly admits that he isn’t a politician, many seem to be drawn to Cain’s ability to connect to audiences hungry for his anti-government rhetoric. However, now that he’s the frontrunner, polsters and pundits will be taking a closer look at Cain.

Earlier this week Bruce Bartlett, Republican economist turned a critical eye on Cain’s signature 999 tax plan. What he found may not bode well for the candidate.

Bartlett wrote that based on the data released by Cain’s team, the 999 plan would increase taxes on lower-income individuals, while slashing taxes for the wealthy. And yesterday, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’donnell said Cain’s plan would “slash Social Security and Medicare” while imposing a crippling national sales tax.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Many have been calling Cain the latest Republican “flavor of the month” citing the party’s previous infatuation with Michelle Bachman and Rick Perry. But that label hasn’t dampened Cain’s spirit. He fully embraces the role and even told reporters they could call him “Haagen-Dazs Black Walnut” because “it tastes good all the time.”

But will it?

While Cain’s campaign is enjoying its moment in the spotlight, many doubt Cain’s team has the money or resources it needs to pull off a victory.

 

What do you think? Is Herman Cain for real? Do you think he’ll win the Republican presidential nomination? 

 

 

Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter
  • apple

    i want to believe that Cain isn’t for real and this is some kinda trick to get him in the white house in which he completely flips and become sort a Trojan Horse figure per se…

    • Kim

      Hahaha that would be amazing…I wonder if a President has ever done something similar after taking office (besides the usual failure to follow through). Unfortunately, I doubt thats the case here…..

  • Jabjab

    Reasons why I would never vote for Herman Cain:

    One of his economic advisors works for Wells Fargo. A big bank that has practiced predatory lending on minorities, contributed to the crash of 2008 and has consistently bought politicians to reduce taxes for the corporations….and thats where this 999 plan came from.

    He is backed by Koch industries. 2 billionare brothers who have their money in oil.

    He has no idea why the Shiites and Sunnis are fighting. And since we’re in 2 wars over in the middle east…thats kinda an important thing to know.

    He has a disdain for international relations. He scoffs at his lack of knowledge. He doesn’t seem to care to improve and right now I need a president who isn’t ignorant on foreign affairs.

    His disdain for black people. I am not brainwashed thank you. I’m very well aware and take great offense at the suggestion that I am incapable of thinking for myself. Not to mention his lack of respect for black people gives white republicans the ability to say “black people are brainwashed…and this is coming from a black man himself.”

    He gave an interview saying that the banks did in fact play a large role in the crash of 2008….but that was 2008 and this is 2011 so we should just forget about it…..uh no they should be punished and give our tax dollars back.

    And that Morehouse degree obviously didn’t do much. He sounds like an ignorant tool every time he opens his mouth.

  • The Democrats and Republicans are just two cheeks to the same ass, fuck our political system. The democrats manipulate the Black community and the Republicans ignore us. They are both useless just as much as our backwards government. Sadly this is the way our whole world is going toward this ruthless fascism. I like to be optimistic but idk if there is much hope. We are slowly sucking the life out of our planet and killing each other (all humans), maybe God is showing us that our way is the wrong way. But shit idk about that either I’ll probably be chillin in hell any way with all my other fags and dykes. This is a jacked up world.

  • Ebony Maple Leaf

    Won’t get my vote. Why?

    He was chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve – any associations with that bank of evil spells doom for the United States!