This should be the official Herman Cain campaign theme song…
The Dail Caller reported on Saturday:
JACKSON, Tenn. — While most GOP candidates are blazing through Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire, Herman Cain followed his roots back to West Tennessee on Friday.
“By the way, you all know that I am 1 and 2 [in the polls],” Cain exulted during a stop in Jackson, Tenn. “I’m not bragging … The bull’s eye on your back gets bigger.”
Cain is currently leading the pack of Republican presidential candidates, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Not even a malfunctioning microphone could sap Cain’s energy as he turned around a few moments of silence by showing off his deep baritone voice and belting out “Impossible Dream.”
More Cain news:
Deroy Murdock, NRO: Cain Channels Reagan:
Since Ronald Reagan left Washington in 1989, Republicans have yearned for a presidential nominee who could present free-market ideas with passion, energy, and commitment. They have longed for someone who would labor for limited government. And they have sunk into disappointment and simmered in rage as two generations of Bushes surrendered to their patrician instincts by ducking fights and letting the Left bludgeon them until they barely had a cheek left to turn.
Herman Cain embodies the Reagan approach. He is confident, tough, and combative, yet sunny, funny, and buoyant. Cain permanently could demolish the Democrats’ vile, vulgar lie that the GOP is the Vatican of U.S. racism. Those who oppose President Obama are not wrong, misinformed, or misguided; rather they are bigoted, Democrats too often contend. Last month, Rep. Andre Carson (D., Ind.) claimed that pro-tea-party Republicans in Congress want to see blacks “hanging on a tree.”
If Republicans nominate Cain, the Democrats’ default argument against the Right utterly implodes. Liberals then may have to battle conservatives on the merits.
The Brody File: Just In: Herman Cain Heading Back to Iowa:
Herman Cain is going back to Iowa earlier than expected.
Ralph Reed, the Chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition just announced via twitter that Cain has confirmed to speak at their big Faith & Freedom Coalition Banquet in Des Moines Iowa next Saturday October 22nd. More on the event here.
Watch out America. Here he comes. The “Hermanator” means business and don’t look now but if he plays his cards right he has a shot at the nomination. Don’t write it off. Watch Herman Cain one-on-one with me on this week’s Brody File show by clicking this link. www.cbn.com/media/player/index.aspx.
Larry Kudlow, Townhall Finance: Cain the Tax-Code Killer:
Herman Cain is the only GOP presidential candidate who wants to kill the tax code. That’s right. Put a knife in it. Junk the entire system. And people are cheering as he rises in the polls in his quest for the nomination.
Cain’s 9-9-9 plan is not perfect. But then again, the good should never be the enemy of the perfect.
Rep. Paul Ryan gives the plan a thumbs-up. Supply-side mentor Art Laffer tells me it would be “far, far better than the current system.” And Chris Chocola, president of the free-market Club for Growth, calls it “a truly revolutionary tax reform that would amount to a massive job-creating tax cut on investments, savings and income.”
As the world now knows, 9-9-9 translates to a 9 percent income-tax rate, a 9 percent value-added net sales tax rate on business and a 9 percent national sales tax overall. Like many conservatives, I am troubled by the national sales tax piece. It reminds me too much of Europe. It could start low and then build on top of the other taxes. But I totally support the first two nines on personal income and business. In my view, these are vast improvements.
The Other McCain: Cain Campaign Finished Third Quarter With $1.3 Million Cash on Hand, No Debt:
Got this press release just after midnight:
Cain’s Surge Leads to Increase in Support
The Friends of Herman Cain presidential campaign committee reports total third quarter contributions of $2,813,341.52 with cash on hand of $1,333,778.56. The committee reported no debt.
The Other McCain: ‘A Real Leader Dot Com’:
You’re hearing a lot of blowback over the “9-9-9″ plan right now, but all that blowback is coming from people who never expected Herman Cain to be where he is right now: Leading national poll by as much as 8 points, neck-and-neck with Romney in the RCP average, moving ahead in Iowa, raising a million dollars a week, with a million in the bank and no campaign debt. Three weeks ago, none of Cain’s critics imagined this was possible, and now that the impossible is actually happening, the critics are in denial, doing the Kübler-Ross grieving process over their lost credibility, telling everybody Cain can’t sustain his momentum, and mocking the “9-9-9″ plan as if it were a joke.
The Club for Growth just endorsed “9-9-9.” Jokes’s on you, Karl Rove.
Now, if you think Herman Cain’s tax plan is too “simplistic” and “unrealistic” as policy, let me tell you something else you won’t believe:
When I first heard that phrase, I was like, “Yeah, whatever. Catchy slogan. What’s the point?” The point is, it’s so simple you can’t forget it.
Just like “9-9-9,” the phrase sticks in your mind: Easy to say, easy to remember, and if you’ll click the link, you’ll discover that the URL re-directs to the online donation page for the Herman Cain campaign.
Hat tip: Charles B.