Today at Noon, the Bayshore Tea Party and the Jersey Shore Tea Party Patriots held a joint press conference at the headquarters of the Bayshore group in Middletown, NJ to announce that both organizations are officially endorsing Herman Cain as the GOP nominee for the office of President of the United States in next year’s election.
Here is the full text of the formal statement presented to the media by Barbara Gonzalez, c0-founder of the Bayshore Tea Party:
October 19, 2011, Middletown, NJ – After conducting a poll of the membership, the Bayshore Tea Party Group and the Jersey Shore Tea Party Patriots are happy to announce that as a group we have decided to endorse Herman Cain for President of the United States in the 2012 election cycle.
Our groups have researched the platforms of the various Republican Candidates, and has come to the conclusion that Herman Cain is the one candidate that best represents the values of the Tea Party movement for the following reason:
The acronym TEA which stands for Taxed Enough Already is the driving emphasis of our conservative movement. Mr. Cain’s 999 plan will reform the current tax code which has been used by politicians to pick winners and losers, to dole out favors, and divide our country along socio-economic class warfare. Our current economic crisis requires bold action to truly stimulate the economy and American prosperity. The 999 plan is fair, simple, transparent and efficient.
Mr. Cain’s more than 40 years experience in the private sector as a no-nonsense business leader who has turned around struggling companies is exactly what America needs to correct the many problems facing our country. Mr. Cain has balanced budgets, created jobs and rescued failing companies, and his policies will do the same for the United States of America. Mr. Cain has the experience necessary to correct the problems facing our country of a faltering economy, high unemployment, and regressive tax system.
We believe it is time to stop trusting politicians to fix the problems they have caused. While Herman Cain has not held political office, he has proven his problem -solving abilities by leading failing businesses out of bankruptcy and into financial success. America needs solutions, and Mr. Cain is the only candidate offering a platform that will work.
Lastly, we here at the Bayshore Tea Party Group and Jersey Shore Tea Party Patriots have decided to publicly endorse Herman Cain in an effort to encourage other tea party members, conservatives and Independents join us in the fight to restore American Exceptionalism.
Brian Thompson from NBC News was present and, along with your humble Bulldog, posed a number of questions to Barbara, Bob Gordon and Mark Falzon – which you can see in the full video of the press conference below starting at the 3:24 mark: