Ben Johnson,The White House Watch
Yahoo News has an interesting story today,noting among other things that Herman Cain —who scored a major upset victory in the Florida straw poll over the weekend —twice thought of quitting the presidential race. “I’ve only had two days where I personally felt,should I pull the plug?”Cain admitted.
After a few caffeine-heavy refills at our corner table,I asked him about President Obama’s new effort to raise taxes on the wealthy,and Cain just about blew a blood vessel–especially when I mentioned the part where Obama says it’s about “math”not “class warfare.”
“Can I be blunt? That’s a lie,”Cain said,before the sound of his voice began to rise noticeably higher. “You’re not supposed to call the president a liar. Well if you’re not supposed to call the president a liar,he shouldn’t tell a lie. If it’s not class warfare,it’s highway robbery. He wants us to believe it’s not class warfare,oh okay,it’s not class warfare. Pick my pockets,because that’s what he’s doing!”
Cain paused,took a breath and looked at me.
“I’m not mad at you,I just get passionate about this stuff,”he said. “I have to tell people because I get so worked up . . . . I’m listening to all this bullshit that he’s talking about,‘fairness’and ‘balanced approach’to get this economy going.”
I cannot endorse his language,but he shows definite passion and a pronounced ability to see through Obama’s poses to their costly results.