Nobody is excited about Mitt Romney as a candidate. Nobody. 90% of his polling support comes from “I think he can probably beat Obama”. That’s lazy and defeatist. Take an honest look at his business record. This is not to denigrate it at all, only to compare. Put aside the plethora of rich contacts Mitt Romney has (Mort Zuckerman, Robert Kraft, etc), and the wealth of the man himself, most people say they support him for President (making him the “front runner”) because of his business background and that is just what America needs right now. Hard to argue with that, except that Herman Cain’s business record is better. MUCH better. First of all, Romney has never run a business per se. He was put in charge of a venture capital fund by his boss in 1983. Through shrewd negotiating skills (which nobody denies he has), Romney convinced Bill Bain to cover him financially while also taking the risk (IE “Bain Capital”). It worked in starting up some very successful companies like Staples, Dominos Pizza and The Sports Authority. Due to this and his ties to BYU, he was asked to run the 2002 Olympic committee and did a great job there. Romneys skills are in deal-making, buying and selling companies, being a spokesman and salesman. That’s why he is so competent at debates etc. His dad being governor of Michigan doesn’t hurt either. To summarize: graduated from college (2 colleges at once actually, Harvard business and law), was hired by Bain, ran Bain Capital, became CEO of Bain for a short time (ran against Ted Kennedy for Senate in 1994 and lost), then left Bain in 1999 to run the Salt Lake Games. He parlayed the Olympic success into election as Governor of Mass in 2002 with 49% of the vote (producing the signature Romneycare). He did not seek re-election in 2006 as he was already out of state most of that year laying the groundwork for the 2007 primary season.  So: 20 years at Bain, 3 years Olympics, 4 years Governor, last 5 years unemployed/running for President.

But if primary voters are REALLY honest with themselves this time, they will have to see the much better record of Herman Cain. If Romney’s is “good enough”, Cain’s is on another level entirely. There is no debate about it. To describe him simply as “former Godfather’s Pizza CEO” is downright insulting. We all know he rescued Godfathers from the brink of collapse. Did you also know:

Worked his way up the corporate ladder at Coca Cola, was a VP at Pillsbury and Burger King Corporations. Single-handedly rescued 400 Philadelphia region Burger Kings in the 1980s, by the way. Has been CEO or served on the Board of Directors at: Hallmark Cards Inc., Godfather’s Pizza, Inc., Digital Restaurant Solutions, Retail DNA, UtiliCorp United Inc., Aquila Inc., Bell Research Companies, Inc., Whirlpool Corp., AGCO Corp., Nabisco Inc. and Nabisco Holdings Corp, National Restaurant Association, Reader’s Digest Association Inc. Board member then Chairman of Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He was appointed to serve on the U.S. Economic Growth and Tax Reform Commission, was the 1991 recipient of the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association’s Operator of the Year/Gold Plate Award, and has received 8 honorary doctorate degrees: Morehouse College, New York City Technical College, Suffolk University, Johnson & Wales University, Creighton University, Purdue University, Tougaloo College and the University of Nebraska. (Aside from all that, he is literally a rocket scientist working as a missile ballistics mathematician for the Navy WHILE getting his computer science degree at Purdue.)

Think Mitt Romney is the best “business candidate” for 2012? Think again. And don’t just think, ACT. Don’t allow the “old money” rich Republican establishment to dissuade you. Romney is NOT a fait accompli. Remember how Herman Cain took down Bill Clinton in 1994? Wait until he gets a hold of Barack Obama. YOU must help him. If you are honest with yourself, you will not only admit Cain is clearly the best “business” candidate but that you must actively support him with your money and time. We have 6 months to take our county back. Yes we CAIN!

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