Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather Pizza and candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination, has been surging in the polls of late. Cain has been gaining media attention for his campaign, but it seems the more he talks, the less attractive he becomes as a candidate.
His latest comments about the Occupy Wall Street rally is just one example. Cain appeared on CBS Face the Nation and repeated his assertion that the rally has no merit and questioned the motives of those protesting.
Republican presidential contender Herman Cain amplified his criticism Sunday of the growing Occupy Wall Street movement, calling the protesters “jealous’ Americans who “play the victim card” and want to “take somebody else’s” Cadillac.
He also charged that the rallies were started by labor unions, a popular target of many conservatives and Tea Partiers.
On CBS, Cain suggested that the rallies had been organized by labor unions to serve as a “distraction so that many people won’t focus on the failed policies of the Obama administration.”
The banking and financial services industries aren’t responsible for those policies, Cain said. “To protest Wall Street and the bankers is basically saying you’re anti-capitalism,” he said.
While the Democratic Party is embracing these rallies, it appears the conservative strategy is to attack and vilify the protests.
That is a strategy that will backfire on Herman Cain and other Republican candidates.
John is the author of an award-winning book, the 2010 Winner of the USA National Best Book award for African-American studies, published by The Elevator Group Mr. and Mrs. Grassroots: How Barack Obama, Two Bookstore Owners, and 300 Volunteers did it. Also available an eBook on Amazon. John is also a member of the Society of Midland Authors and is a book reviewer of political books for the New York Journal of Books