Herman Cain did an extensive interview with the Wall Street Journal, and his comment about the Occupy Wall Street protesters has the left-wing media literally peeing themselves. The fact that a Presidential candidate might actually pull the “personal responsibility” card? Wow…they can’t wait to bash him over the head with this. (Skip ahead to about 9:40 for the big stuff)
I actually agree with what he said, to a degree. I think there are people out there who certainly lost their job through no fault of their own. The recession has claimed many victims. But on the whole, our circumstances are the sum total of the decisions we make in life. Freedom means loving it when the decisions pay off, and toughing it out when they don’t. I’ve been in both positions personally, and I’m sure I’ll be there again.
This probably will be Democrat soundbite gold for the next few weeks, and it may even fuel the fire of the OWS movement for a bit. But in the end, I give Herman Cain points for being straight forward, honest, and decidedly NOT PC…check out the whole vid for a wide ranging interview that gives a good overall sense of the candidate.