Sunday, October 16, 2011

Cain’s Credentials: Koch

Herman Cain, the present improbable front runner in the GOP presidential nomination race, has a little secret. He has no campaign apparatus, no funding, no talent for making a cogent argument, and a flawed economic plan.

Yet he leads the polls right now among GOP voters.

Why would that be, one would ask.

Could it be that money is the end all cure all for the Republican Party? The Koch Brothers, archetype Tea Party funders, are 100 per cent behind this unlikely candidacy, this as revealed by this article in the Washington Post:
His links to the Koch brothers could undercut his outsider, non-political image among people who detest politics as usual and candidates connected with the party machine.
AFP tapped Cain as the public face of its “Prosperity Expansion Project,” and he traveled the country in 2005 and 2006 speaking to activists who were starting state-based AFP chapters from Wisconsin to Virginia. Through his AFP work he met Mark Block, a longtime Wisconsin Republican operative hired to lead that state’s AFP chapter in 2005 as he rebounded from an earlier campaign scandal that derailed his career.
Doubt it. Cain is serving a purpose right now and it isn’t pretty. He is the ultimate bait and switch of the GOP campaign this year. In the end, he will be embittered that he was so used.

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