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Published:October 24th, 2011 11:24 EST
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Herman Cain And Sarah Palin: Making A Mockery Of The Democratic Process

By Robert Paul Reyes

Michele Bachmann may not know that Libya is in Africa, and reporters run of risk of being hypnotized by staring into her eyes when they interview her, but she`s a legitimate presidential candidate. Bachmann doesn`t have a snowball`s chance in hell of winning, but she`s sincerely attempting to win the nomination.

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Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich however have ulterior motives, their real aim is to sell books and increase the value of their services on the lecture circuit.

Cain and Gingrich are following the Sarah Palin model, the former beauty queen has done incalculable harm to the democratic process.From now on clueless individuals who lust after fame and celebrity will be a part of presidential campaigns.

Let`s turn our attention to Herman Cain who inexplicably and against all expectations is leading in some national polls. Now that Cain is the nominal frontrunner you`d think he would suspend his book tour and get down to the nitty gritty of running a presidential campaign. But the pizza king is still hawking his books, and unbelievably he`s still making motivational speeches for at least $25,000 a pop.

Even the dimmest bulbs in the Tea Party are starting to realize that Cain knows precious little about foreign policy or domestic issues. Cain doesn`t know a neoconservative from a communist, and he doesn`t know the "Palestinian right of return" from the right to to enjoy all the rides in an amusement park when you buy all all-day pass.

In the last few days Cain has started to drop in the polls, but he isn`t concerned. Fom Cain`s perspective he`s already won because he`s increased his name recognition and a a consequence he will probably be paid at least $75,00 per motivational lecture.

If we want to rid the democratic process of interlopers like Herman Cain and Sarah Palin, the press must stop shoving microphones in their faces and the public must ignore them.

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