by Herman Cain
Monday January 23, 2012
I made my much publicized unconventional endorsement at the Southern
Republican Leadership Conference last week in Charleston, South
Carolina. As predicted, the media did not like it, but the people loved
I endorsed “the People”. We the people!
The media did not like it because it did not fit their desire to have
another quick hot scoop news story that would have about a hot
minute-long news cycle. Just look at the endorsements of Jon Huntsman
and Rick Perry. They were not stories very long and their impact on the
endorsees was questionable.
A single presidential candidate is not going to save this country.
“We the People” are going to save this country from its current path of
collapse. Yes, collapse is a strong word, but if one honestly considers
the facts, that’s the only conclusion one can make about the direction
we are headed.
Facts: The national debt is out of control. The economy is not in a
recovery. We have an energy crisis. Our space program no longer leads
the world . The world is not safer. Our military has been weakened. Most
people are not better off than they were three years ago when President
Obama took office.
Big government liberals don’t consider the facts. They can’t even
handle the facts because the facts do not validate their preconceived
emotional motives and objectives. They don’t always know what those
objectives are, such as the ill-purposed “Occupy Wall Street” protests.
They just want to protest and distract attention in the media from the
failures of this administration, and from the need for real solutions to
Our nation is broke. Washington is broken.
It is clear that we are not going to change Washington from the
inside. We will have to change it from the outside and from the bottom
up. The people!
That means we will have to get specific commitments about specific
solutions from candidates before they get elected. The heat must come
from that candidate’s constituency, which is hereby endorsed and
empowered to take the heat to them. Asking them to adopt the 9-9-9 tax
reform plan would be a good start.
But regardless of who is elected, neither he nor the next Congress
will take the steps that are necessary to turn this country around
unless the people demand that he do so.
I was encouraged by some students at the College of Charleston during
a rally with Stephen Colbert last week, when they shouted out “thanks
for endorsing me”. Endorsing the people is a wake-up call to action.
Several reporters kept asking me during interviews what endorsing the
people means. This shows just how insulated and out of touch with the
people they are. The media class and the political class believe they
are in charge.
Endorsing the people was a reminder that elected officials work for us, and that we are in charge if we assert our collective power. They forget that, so we have to remind them.
We the People are coming. We want our power back.