Herman Cain is a possible candidate to watch for the 2012 Republican nomination. Anyone serious about 2012 politics should give this guy a look.
Herman Cain is many things, including an African American Republican, a former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, a cancer survivor — and the host of a popular radio show in Georgia. Recently, a “Draft Cain” movement has emerged, with the goal of drafting Cain into a presidential run. According to Doug Deal, the creator of the “Draft Cane” Facebook page, this is a grassroots effort to “try to help convince him that there’s support out there for him.”
What makes Herman Cain an especially potent force is his charisma, and the fact that his supporters don’t just admire him — they love him. “He has the ability to really have the ‘wow’ factor,” says Maurice Atkinson, another leader of the Draft Cain movement.
Almost everyone I talked to described Cain as a man of principle and someone with strong leadership skills – desirable traits in the Oval Office, regardless of ideology. “Herman Cain is an unconventional politician and a leader in every way,” says Martha Zoller, host of a popular conservative radio talk show based out of Gainesville, Fla. “He makes things happen and understands the two things lacking in the current administration–American Exceptionalism and economic principles.”