Cain, Romney and Obama in a Virtual Tie

Cain, Romney and Obama in a Virtual Tie

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Herman Cain is smiling because he is the man with a plan!

Herman Cain is smiling because he is the man with a plan!

Why is Herman Cain smiling today?  Herman Cain is smiling because he is the man with a plan, and his plan seems to be gaining traction!

Did you hear?  In the latest Quinnipiac poll, Herman Cain has pulled into a virtual 3 way tie with Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in the race to become Americas Next President!  Yes, it’s the same Herman Cain that has proposed overhauling the tax code and the IRS with his “999” plan.  He seems to have hit some nerves and caught the attention of the electorate. Herman claims this plan would help alleviate the budget shortfall, eliminate capital gains tax, the death tax, and when combined with making the federal government the “right size”, will eat into and eventually do away with the national debt.

There are still those that say he can’t be president because he doesn’t have any experience.  Some of those same people are attacking Mr. Cain’s “999” plan as unworkable because it’s too simple.  His argument is the government is too complicated and too involved in each and every persons life, therefore it needs to be downsized and simplified.

After Monday night’s Republican Presidential Debate and the other candidates going after him because of his new front-runner status, Mr. Cain said “You know you must be doing something right when so many are shooting arrows in your back.”  “This is the first time arrows have felt this good!”

Also, The Wall Street Journal and MSNBC recently polled 1000 likely voters and found that Herman Cain (27%) is now leading the Republican field, ahead of Mitt Romney (23%), Rick Perry (16%) and Ron Paul (11%).  Cain’s numbers equaled the both the Texan candidates combined.

One of the more interesting (to me) aspects of the fact that since the beginning of 2011, with the exception of May 2011, when folks are asked “All in all, do you think things in the nation are generally headed in the right direction, or do you feel things are off on the wrong track?”, the numbers are heading down for the answer “headed in the right direction.”  Conversely, they are going up and up for the answer “off on the wrong track.”

What do you think?  Is the United States headed in the right direction or are we, as a nation, off on the wrong track, or headed in the wrong direction?  Leave a comment below and don’t forget to vote in our poll on the right hand side of the site!

Do you believe Barack Obama should be re-elected for another 4 years, or do you think someone else should be Americas Next President?

Thanks for reading today and we’ll see you again soon,

Stan

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