"The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows Cain attracting 43% support, while Obama earns 41%," according to Rasmussen Reports.
Clearly we have a long way to go, but: If Herman Cain wins the GOP nod, he could very well defeat Obama in a landslide in 2012.
This is because a) Obama's performance as president has been so weak on so many fronts, and b) because Cain seems able to articulate a vision-for-freedom that operates within the circle of American exceptionalism, and not against it, as does the well-articulated but false vision-against-freedom on display daily by Obama.
Where there is no vision, a people perishes. But also where there is a false vision, a people also perishes, even if brought in on "historic" "hope and change."
In Obama's case, a well-articulated but false and destructive vision-against-freedom defeated John McCain, who had a superior resume but an inferior vision.
All other things being equal, just as meaning beats technique, vision beats resume. Man does not live by bread alone.
As the consciousness of the American people is raised to a new and more profound awareness of what it really takes to build (and keep) a nation of freedom, Herman Cain may have enough of a sense of that vision, and the ability to articulate that vision, to win enough support to garner a huge electoral victory.
Such a victory by Cain would mean, among other things, that he would be the first black American president. That is to say, he would be the first black president who self-consciously affirms, and operates within, the founding thoughtforms of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution.
Obama rejects both. Obama may be the first black president on American soil, but he is not the first black president with American soul.
Barack does not affirm the mainstream and enduring ideals of the American ethos, based on unalienable (and definable) rights from the Creator (and not the federal state or any other state).
This is not an endorsement of Herman Cain. It is an endorsement of the politics of human exceptionalism in community with God and man, which is the mainspring of freedom at the center of the Declaration and Constitution.
This is beyond RINOs and liberals, secularist and technocrats, but it is not beyond anyone or any nation that remembers who we are as human beings. Remembrance is freedom.