Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Is Cain the new Romney?

Written By: Bob - Oct• 20•11

I’ve wondered why the two current GOP front-runners have been so gracious, almost deferential to each other at times.

Now I know.

Like Romney, Cain seems to have quickly mastered the art of being on both sides of any given issue. I had high hopes for Mr. Cain because he seemed to be something I thought that we desperately needed in the race, which was a non-politician. As it turns out, Cain is very much the politician in the most vulgar possible use of the term, just one that hasn’t been good enough at it to get elected.

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3 Comments

  1. Damn. I liked Cain, and have lately also have been wondering if he’s just another politician.

    His “9-9-9” plan comes off as another panacea, and does not fix the problem, just shuffles it around.

    Still, he would be an improvement over the present critter.

  2. davod says:

    I could not have stated my view on Cain any clearer.

    What a pity.

  3. Alan Kellogg says:

    Cain is a businessman, of course he knows politics. You can’t get anywhere in business without knowing politics.