Here are some uncomfortable facts that must be faced when supporting Cain:
- He's the former chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. This is something he proudly proclaims on his campaign website. He is an ardent defender of the Fed, and has claimed that there is "no need to audit the Federal Reserve."
- He wholeheartedly supported TARP in 2008, as evidenced by his articles here and here. His response to naysayers, or "free market purists" as he called us? "As we say in the South, y’all hush!" Classy.
- His position on war powers is contrary to a Constitutional understanding of the subject. His position is: he would not involve the U.S. military in war unless three criteria were met. 1. There was a clear objective. 2. There was a verifiable U.S. interest in question. 3. There was a clear path to victory. How about we actually follow the rules laid down in the Constitution instead, Mr. Cain?
- He backed Mitt Romney in 2008. Even Juan McAmnesty is less of a socialist than Romney.
He might win the nomination for the Stupid Party. There's a miniscule (in my opinion) chance that he could win the General Election, even. I'll even admit that I think he'd be a better president that the fool currently holding that title; but so would the paperweight sitting on my desk. I agree with Arctic Patriot, however, that Obama probably already has it in the bag in 2012.