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A piece in today's Wall Street Journal -- -- to lead in the polls -- us very few miceli YA has -- have catapulted to the top.
-- -- You know I think.
The first of his very charismatic.
I mean let's just let's just be clear his some of the attention he's getting is because he's clearly smart.
You know He -- clearly brings an experienced people looking for -- president.
But it just doesn't know he's enjoyable is interesting and I think.
His surge says two things about the Republicans the sort of says more about them -- -- about the other -- and says McCain number one.
People are interesting -- because they're so dis interested in Romney.
He's everything Romney isn't -- is engaging he's interesting he's funny He seems like a human being as opposed the atomic time Mitt Romney.
I think -- the larger.
A paradox to keep paradox in which the Republicans find themselves.
Where so like McCain.
-- strong social conservative.
You know who's proposing radical fiscal policies that in fact wouldn't.
Be practical to implement or in fact to make our economy better.
Appeals to the fringe base of the Republican Party that chooses a nominee.
-- -- In any He would appeal to the mainstream and polls are showing that I think that's the position there and He represented Sherlund let me ask that He be of course.
When you get to that number one position.
The scrutiny is on and do you think -- can survive the microscopic attention that's going to be -- placed on him.
Well actually I would like to respond to -- -- after that we are still ahead beyond the charisma.
I think another reason why He soaring the polls this quite frankly his message is pretty simple.
9% sales tax 9% corporate tax and 9% -- Personal income tax now the problem that people find this you know we can -- dig down and pick it apart but.
You have to admit it's something that everybody basically understands and that's a problem with the tax code and the discussions with taxes it's complicated your average American doesn't understand it.
But 99 -- something they do understand now we can pick apart the problems with it great.
But at least the guy came up with a plan.
The other reason why beyond charisma -- I think that He soaring in the polls is that he's a regular guy that people can relate to.
It's not that you know I mean Ronnie Brown He has a great background He ran -- company and all that great stuff but here's the thing.
Herman came -- godfathers pizza.
Who doesn't eat pizza.
He ran Burger King we'll talk to people eat Burger King so he's done these things have every day and mayor -- Can relate to and I take serious dispute -- it.
Stanley's comment about fringe people because it's really -- fringe people that He is appealing to you again.
His economic policies of being very simple.
They understand it and they want to debate it because they can debate about it because we understand it.
So I think it's just it's not you know -- charisma which He does have.
It's also that He has a simple economic message and he's also a man that hasn't very impressive story to tell.
He grew up in the segregated south which frankly many people of this generation simply cannot relate to.
And second of all armed you know He -- -- -- that I have three jobs who had taught him to aspire to something -- to be someone.
And again I think these are messages -- every -- people.
-- -- You look like okay -- by the beating her folks in by the way Caroline Susan and -- chat room agrees with you go ahead.
All right -- let me let me -- perspectives in first off.
You know I think it's certainly part of the reason Herman Cain has so much appeal is because especially right now at a time when it seems so hard.
Four middle class Americans who are struggling and seeing their future and -- Jones futures slip away he's the American dream I mean He He lived the American dream it's very.
Inspiring hopeful encouraging especially at this moment no question.
You know the larger point is.
First of all -- hurricane is appealing to social conservatives in the Republican Party than that Romney is not and and and no way shape or form surely you gonna be able to convince me.
That those voices -- those the the Tea Party.
Within the Republican Party represent the majority of Americans it's it's not true polls show Clinton all of the ranch well I.
Got to party in general they're not the mainstream outlets now isn't tough enough fringe -- larger but the larger point Caroline is that you know once hit his.
Policies sound night's 99 and it -- it's -- -- wants to get scrutinized so people on the left and the right and in the middle.
Think its policy and and that's where it's gonna like probably everything bad policy things like no matter what idea come up with it's -- -- be out once conservatives realize who wants to raise our taxes and ain't gonna -- Carol.
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