-By Warner Todd Huston
Where ever Herman Cain goes he meets enthusiastic crowds. There is a reason for that: He is an incredibly dynamic man. He has a compelling life story and boy can he whip up a crowd! Every time I've seen him he has the folks on their feet in wild applause. And Cain revels in the attention giving the crowd a wide smile with every speech.
The Interview With Herman Cain
His resume is quite impressive, of course. After all, he was the man that was assigned stewardship of the troubled Godfather Pizza chain when he worked for Pillsbury Foods and turned it around into a money-maker when no one expected him to be able to do so. It became so successful that he was able to buy the chain and run it himself.
But it isn't just his past business experience that shows what a can-do man he is. He also beat cancer. It took him four years, but he did it. He's cancer free and in the fit of health. And now he is a talk radio host out of Atlanta's WSB AM 750. He has also formed the Herminator Pac and is "prayerfully" exploring the possibility of running for president in 2012.
The thing that strikes you about talking with Herman Cain is the fact that he is amazingly straight-forward for an aspiring politician. He isn't shy about telling you exactly what he thinks and exactly what is going side ways in America today. But he is also a 100% supporter of the idea of American exceptionalism.
Cain also knows how to turn a phrase. His bumblebee line is a killer. With that he compares the fact that scientists claim that the bumblebee's ability to fly is technically impossible yet he flies because he believes he can. He compares that self-assured bumblebee with America's belief in itself. A truly inspired analogy.
I had a chance to sit down with Mr. Cain when I attended American for Prosperity's RightOnLine conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 24th. (And I apologize for not getting this up yesterday, but I was having tech troubles.)
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