(Lori Piotrowski) – On Saturday evening, at the Clark County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner, more than 500 Nevadans vigorously responded to Herman Cain’s call to action. “The spirit that founded our nation is now fighting to take it back,” he began. “In 2012, we’ll alter control of the Senate and the White House.” This last statement made many wonder whether he was referencing his presidential exploratory activities. But as he continued, one thing became clear—he demonstrated a capability that our current president lacks—the ability to speak from the heart, without a teleprompter.
Cain spoke about his childhood, about how his parents literally walked off the farm, came to the city and worked and saved to buy their first house…the third house on the right on Albert Street. His father’s dream is also the spirit and the promise of America: belief in God, belief in himself, and belief in the ability to achieve his dreams.
Yet, many Americans see this dream as elusive as capturing the wind. “We have to elect someone who understands how to create jobs in America. We have to elect someone who knows that stimulating the economy doesn’t happen by spending into oblivion,” Cain said, in what sounded reminiscent of a campaign speech.
But then he segued into a story about the birth of his first granddaughter. When he first held her, he realized that his legacy would be her future. “We have to be the defending fathers of our nation, for our grandchildren’s sake,” he said.
“The United States of America will not become the United States of Europe on our Watch!”
And then he quickly disappeared to thunderous applause. Watch out, Mr. President. Your days are numbered.