Herman Cain is currently leading in several polls for the Republican presidential nomination. Since several other candidates have held the lead for brief periods, some people think that Cain might just be the flavor of the month, but there is something different about Cain.
Remember when the Tea Party movement became funded by the Koch brothers, and was taken over by corporate interests? When it stopped being a grass-roots movement and became astroturf? Could the same thing happen to a presidential election?
Cain likes to call himself an non-political outsider, but he does have one very important insider connection, with the Koch brothers. In fact, not only has Cain worked for years for the Koch funded group “Americans for Prosperity” (AFP), even serving as the public face of their “Prosperity Expansion Project”, but quite a few members of his campaign staff, including his campaign manager, also worked for AFP. And Cain’s 9-9-9 plan? Developed by a member of AFP’s advisory board. And Cain will be the only presidential candidate at AFP’s annual “Defending the American Dream” summit in Washington.
Of course, Cain doesn’t mention any of this in his bio on his campaign website.