They Think You're Stupid: Why Democrats Lost Your Vote and what Republicans Must Do to Keep it

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Stroud & Hall Publishers, 2005 - Political Science - 216 pages
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Do the scare tactics, deceptions, and distortions of politics frustrate you? Have you grown cynical about the lack of real-issue leadership in Washington? Do you often feel as if politicians are talking down to you-that they think you're stupid? Well, that is how politics-as-usual makes Herman Cain feel. In They Think You're Stupid, Cain proposes an action plan to help the marginalized voter find a true voice in the political process. At the same time, he offers political party leaders an avenue back to the heart of American democracy-the voters. Cain identifies a new voter phenomenon occurring across the nation. Displaced Democrats, rebellious Republicans, irate Independents, and registered non-voters sitting on the sidelines are refusing to strongly identify with either political party. They Think You're Stupid provides insightful analysis of the factors that have led to what he terms the "politically homeless." While Democrats are on the road to irrelevancy, Cain believes that Republicans have an opportunity to capture the loyalty of this growing segment of America. Herman Cain pinpoints a wide range of issues where he believes voters are unified-from the threat of terrorism to "economic slavery." He argues that the need to see real results around these issues can inspire the politically homeless to become more engaged in the political process, and by their very presence, transform policies and politics in Washington. From the perspective of a successful businessman, They Think You're Stupid offers hope for the disenfranchised voter and commonsense advice to the Republican Party. Cain explains, "The Republicans have a unique opportunity to dominate the political landscape for decades if they do a better job of reaching out to the party outsiders with results, rather than waiting for outsiders to reach in." Cain sees a new day in American politics, and that day must include a voice for the politically homeless. Book jacket.
 

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Contents

1 They Just Dont Get It
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2 Politically Homeless
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3 Voters Are Not as Dumb as Democrats Think
55
4 Voters Are Smarter Than Republicans Think
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5 We are All in the Same Boat Now
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6 A New Model to Inspire Voters
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7 My Inspired Journey
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The Sermon Your Purpose in Life
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Bibliography
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Herman Cain is an American businessman, syndicated columnist, and radio host from Georgia. He is the former chairman and CEO of Godfather's Pizza and a former chairman, deputy chairman (1992-94) and chairman (1995-96) of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He was born on Decmeber 13, 1945 in Memphis, Tennessee. In January 2011, Cain announced he had formed an exploratory committee for a potential campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2012 and on May 21, 2011, Cain officially announced his candidacy. In mid-October 2011, Cain was leading the polls as the candidate for the Republican Party. Cain grew up in Georgia, the son of cleaning woman and a chauffeur. He graduated from Morehouse College in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics. Cain, accepted for graduate studies at Purdue, received a Masters in computer science there in 1971, while he also worked full-time in ballistics for the U.S. Department of the Navy. Cain received the 1996 Horatio Alger Award and has received honorary degrees from Creighton University, Johnson & Wales University, Morehouse College, University of Nebraska, New York City Technical College, Purdue University, Suffolk University, and Tougaloo College. In 2006, Cain was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in his colon and metastases to his liver and given a 30 percent chance of survival. Cain underwent surgery and chemotherapy following the diagnosis, and has since reported that he is in remission.

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