Yesterday I announced my endorsement of Herman Cain at 4 PM, explaining that, after careful consideration, I considered him to be the best qualified of all the Republican contenders. A couple of hours later, I got a phone call from Barbara Gonzalez of the Bayshore Tea Party announcing that by an overwhelming majority vote, the membership has decided to endorse Herman Cain as the Republican nominee for president in the 2012 election. She also mentioned that a PPP poll published last night and announced on FOX News had the Herminator surging ahead of Der Mittmeister by a margin of 8 percentage points (30% Cain, 22% Romney).
This is gratifying and very encouraging news that indicates our instincts are on the mark.
In an e-mail blast released an hour or so after she called me, La Gonzalez had this to say:
Ladies and Gentlemen, the establishment is trying to control the election. We thought we only had the left to worry about. Apparently, we must fight to have our votes count. You have overwhelmingly decided to fight.
Again, this email is also being sent to the NJ Tea Party Leadership.
It is my hope that all the Tea Party groups in the country will join us in this endorsement.
With no disrespect to our Governor, he should not be able to influence the entire country with an early endorsement of Mitt Romney. An entire movement of conservative American voters will stand together and hopefully ensure that our most precious right, the right to vote, is ours and no one else.
Herman Cain can win. He needs money. He needs support. We have done this before. We can do it again.
To all of our fellow tea party leaders …….PLEASE consider taking this to your group for a vote. Please get on the Cain Train with us. Let’s let this spread nationally and take this country back…..OUR WAY.
Barb has volunteered to be the state coordinator for the Cain campaign; Helene Henkel is the Monmouth County leader. Please visit www.hermancain.com for details and more information.
Starting today, there will be a new feature in the sidebar on the right: the Cain Train. There I will link to any and all Tea Party groups and affiliated organizations that officially endorse Herman Cain for the Republican nomination. If your Tea Party group or organization has decided to board the Cain Train, contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will link to your web site.
Let’s make this happen, my friends. The GOP Establishment screwed us royally in 2008 – but that was before the advent of the Tea Party movement. Things have changed since then: WE THE GOP – and not the RINO Establishment - will determine who will become our nominee.
Join us aboard the Cain Train.