Herman Cain tells us it’s time to “get real”

On May 21st Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain announced that he will run for U.S. president in 2012 at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta.

The AP reports: At the speech, Cain tried to build a foundation for his run for the White House. He said the American dream is under attack from runaway debt, a stagnant economy, a muddled foreign policy and an influx of illegal immigrants. He said Americans should be infuriated because the Obama administration’s $787 billion stimulus program “didn’t stimulate diddly.” “It’s time to get real, folks. Hope and change ain’t working,” he said. “Hope and change is not a solution. Hope and change is not a job.”

The fact that he reminds me of Clarence Thomas is enough to give me serious pause about his candidacy. However, Cain thinks he has shot at the GOP nomination though it’s slim-to-none even with Mike Huckabee and now Gov. Mitch Daniels bowing out. However, the main reason I don’t buy what Mr. Cain is selling is because he’s short on ideas and solutions about how to solve America’s problems. Yet he’s telling us that it’s time to “get real” concerning America’s problems. A lot of us having been living in the real world for quite some time when it comes to the economy, personal debt, unemployment, devalued homes, rising education costs, expensive healthcare­, etc. What Cain has told us is nothing new, yet he acts like he’s telling us information we haven’t heard before. Unfortunat­ely it’s some of our politician­s–Republicans and Democrats–who have been living in fantasy land, especially in-between elections. But when it’s campaign time then they tell us ‘we’ need to wake up and face reality. ‘We’ are already there, Mr. Cain so why don’t you and the rest of your ilk  stop insulting our intelligen­ce and give us some ‘real’ answers.