Herman Cain announced yesterday that he is a candidate for President of the United States.
I am not a perfect policy match with him, but then I’m not a perfect policy match with anyone but me, and I don’t want the job.
I do know that I’m ready to have a president who knows where a dollar comes from (indeed, what a dollar is). I’m ready to have a president whose default position toward his own country is not one of meek contrition. I’m ready to have a president who believes that the United States is the greatest country the world has ever known. On all of these counts, Mr. Cain fills me with confidence.
I also believe he will make policy on the premise that our government must provide us opportunity for success, not attempt to provide the success itself.
At this point politically, I believe that an establishment Republican reelects Obama fairly easily, and that Cain is the most electable of the plausible candidates who do not fit the mold of an establishment Republican.
Time will tell how much that impression of mine holds up, but I did just write him a small check.