Businessman Herman Cain, who has been gaining momentum ever since he announced his candidacy for presidency, implied yesterday in Iowa that he would not sign a bill that was over three pages. He rightfully tapped into the frustration average voters have at legislators passing bills that are too long and complicated for them to even read or understand, as evidenced by the monstrous ObamaCare bill.
“You and I didn’t have time to read it. We’re too busy trying to live — send our kids to school. That’s why I am only going to allow small bills — three pages. You’ll have time to read that one over the dinner table,” Cain said in comments that were first picked up by the liberal blog Think Progress and The Los Angeles Times.
Cain’s candor and his ability to express his frustrations at typical politicians and government is the reason why his stock has consistently risen and why the more people hear of him, they like him and want to learn more about him, as evidenced by one Gallup poll after another that consistently has him with the highest positive intensity score among all Republican candidates.
As Cain gets more recognition, though, he may have to be more of a corporate type figure and perhaps refrain from saying things that are too off the cuff. For instance, he has had to clarify past comments on whether he would hire Muslim cabinet members. Of course, Cain will have to minimize comments that can be spun and interpreted creatively by his critics without losing the convincing everyman persona that is at the root of his charm and appeal.
And should he not get the Presidential nomination, Cain will still have supporters who are bullish on his potential.
Today, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Georgia Christian Coalition wants Cain to run for governor in 2014 against incumbent Republican Nathan Deal should Cain not be President.