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This Is Herman Cain!: My Journey to the White House Hardcover – Unabridged, October 4, 2011
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In 2010 we elected many businesspersons as governors, congresspersons, and senators. They seem to be succeeding in reforming state governments to operate within their budgets. Now Herman Cain is running for President as a businessperson pledging to restore our national economy.
Of course, it isn't just the government that's broken. Big business has also tarnished its reputation by becoming greedy and predatory. Big business has destroyed its workers jobs, poisoned the housing market with toxic mortgage derivatives, turned Wall Street into a den of thieves, and encouraged CEO's to treat companies as their own personal piggy banks. Does Cain possess the extraordinary competence and integrity required to recover our economy that has been debilitated by both the failures of government AND business?
Cain begins to answer that question in the first paragraph:
I didn't grow up wanting to be president of the United States. I grew up po', which is even worse than being poor. My American dream entailed working hard and making $20,000 a year, but I surpassed that goal and became a corporate CEO, a regional chairman of the Federal Reserve, a president of the Restaurant Association, an author, and an Atlanta talk show host before retiring at sixty-five on cruise control. And then I became a presidential aspirant.Read more ›
If you would like to see Herman's character for yourself try watching this video and then see if you still want to read the book.[...]
The book is a fast and easy read, written in the first person by Mr. Cain to answer the question "Who is Herman Cain?" that so many people are asking due to his sudden rise as a Presidential Candidate for 2012.
The first third of the book is a quick background of his youth; his parents, his family, how he was raised, what influenced him, and why and how he went to school. An interesting read about what gave him his foundation, and some context on his "formative" years.
A larger third of the book discussed his professional life, how he went from a GS13-14 as a mathematician and government employee with the Department of the Navy, to Pillsbury VP, to Burger King President, and as CEO of Godfathers. This was interesting and informative, as this background provides perspective of how he might "run" the country.
The last part of the book (including appendices) is EXACTLY what you are looking for, and EXACTLY what we wish all candidates would deliver. A checklist of exactly where he stands on the hot issues, and a specific stand on how he would approach problems. No empty rhetoric, no pablum, no double-speak. If EVERY candidate were to publish something like this -- it would go far in helping Americans learn about the candidates directly, without having positions spun positively or negatively by the media. This book is helpful for any voter to learn about Herman Cain, whether one is Republican or Democrat, and whether you fundamentally support or oppose his views.
This is a must read book for every voter, and we can only wish that EVERY candidate will quickly publish a similar primer.
by Bill Frezza
Like many Americans, I am starting to pay attention to the implausible black pizza man who insists he is running for president. Until now, the preposterousness of his candidacy had caused me to focus on the rest of the circus troop clamoring to represent the Republican Party in its attempt to spare the country another term of Barack Obama.
The press insists that the race has come down to Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. Yet Herman Cain continues to insist that he's running. And, oddly enough, as Romney stalls in the polls and Perry staggers, Cain continues to rise.
Sporadically tuning in to the debates, I keep waiting for Cain to self-destruct. But he insists on saying sensible things. He wants to reform Social Security using the Chilean model? Politicians and the press have been avoiding this example for years, despite the fact that by every measure Chile's approach to social security privatization has been a huge success.
Cain wants to simplify and flatten the tax code, replacing taxes on income and investment with taxes on consumption? He wants to reign in regulatory excess and restore the plain meaning of the Constitution? He claims no secret plan to get us out of Afghanistan but believes that, upon becoming president, he would have to study the issue using the full resources of that office before deciding on a course of action?
Wait a minute. Who is this guy?
So, like many others, I went out and bought his book. I was surprised by the words that flowed across my iPad.
First, Cain writes like he speaks, in plain language. No fifty cent words when nickel words will do.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Having me Mr. Cain twice, I was enthused to read about the journey. No disappointment whatsoever.Published 14 months ago by Earl Harshberger
Great read - wish everyone would to be more informed of how the country should work!Published 14 months ago by Viv in Texas
Just couldn't get into this book. It didn't grab me right away. I guess it is just OK, I didn't finish it.Published 15 months ago by Ann Speck