Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Faith Court in Session

To Be Proven:
 Faith is the only sure foundation for values in personal and public life.
Faith defined by Webster’s dictionary as a firm belief in something for which there is no proof, is the primary seed from which all person, professional, and public goals bloom.

Faith is our foundation; a value that dives deeper than the leaves on a tree, deeper than the branches that stretch forth, even deeper than the trunk that that stand tall for it dives straight into the heart, the core, the roots from which the tree stems. Faith is the seed from which it was birthed and the center that keeps it balanced.

Faith is our focal point. It is what allows us to dive into the unknown. Every goal we make, we make because of faith. The job we want, we chase after, because by faith, my heart, my dreams, my persistence, tells me that it is attainable. The impossible is made possible everyday because of faith.

Reality is pessimistic while faith is optimistic. I want to become President, history says it will never happen, but my faith tells me that I can make it. Faith is what dares us to walk on water and discover while we not be able to stand but we can float. Martin Luther King Jr. says, “Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.” It is what causes to tap into our purpose and find the truth in who we are.

Without faith we’d be trapped, downing in a pool of doubt. Without faith evolution would cease to continue, because progress is only made when limitations are challenged. Faith is a dare devil, that laughs in the face of science, facts, and figures, and says I am all that I am just because I believe that I have the potential to be it.

Whether you have the personal goal of not repeating the taunting legacy of those set before you, the professional goal of becoming the first woman CEO in a company, or the public goal of achieving true equality in the work place, it’s made attainable because of your faith.

Faith simply put is an unbreakable trust in one’s self, one’s beliefs, and one’s values. 

Guilty. Faith is indeed,  the only sure foundation for values in personal and public life.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

What Cain's Wife Doesn't Know...

I was just helping her financially. She is just a friend. She just asked for my help. She has kids, how could I not help her? These are reasons, or justifications for Herman Cain’s relationship with Ginger White, but one question, if everything with the her was on the up and up why didn’t your wife know who she was? If you gave her money once, okay, it happened, no big deal, but when it started to become a habit, why didn’t you update your wife of your friend in need? Why is it that she your wife of 40 plus years, became privy of her, the same time the rest of America did?

International Business Times spills the beans about Ginger White, an Atlanta single mother of two, who alleges a 13-year affair with Cain, when she tells  what it was like to be romantically involved with the one-time candidate and Godfather's Pizza CEO.

"One time we were having sex, and I was looking up at the ceiling, thinking about, 'What am I going to buy at the grocery store tomorrow? What am I going to do with my kids tomorrow?'" "One time after we had sex, I cried. He said, 'Maybe we shouldn't do this for a while.' So maybe he did have a heart-or half a heart. But I knew I needed his financial help."

According to the Huntington Post, Cain has acknowledged that he gave White financial help with "month-to-month bills and expenses," without telling his wife, Gloria. He described White as a friend but denied any sexual affair with her. Cain said that in about 70 text messages White sent him between Oct. 22 and Nov. 18, she was "asking for financial assistance because she was out of work, had trouble paying her bills and I had known her as a friend.

"She wasn't the only friend who I had helped in these tough economic times, and so her messages to me were relating to ‘needed money for her rent' or whatever the case may be. I don't remember all the specifics."

According to Daily News, White, who is 46 and has been divorced three times, her relationship with Cain began while she was legally separated from her first husband, John White, the father of her two children. When she met Cain at an event in Louisville, where she lived at the time, he was as bold as he was seductive, she said.

“I was pretty amazed at how a person could just come up to you at a cocktail party, and an hour and a half later he wanted me to follow him to his hotel room to plan our first trip to Palm Springs,” said White, who was then working as a clerk at a transportation company. “It was intriguing. He was a good speaker, he told a lot of jokes, and I thought he was very intelligent and funny. He was very flirtatious, and he complimented me a lot. I was excited; I came home and told my mother, and I told my sisters when he phoned me the next day. I had to make arrangements for my kids, and my sisters were going to babysit.”

In response to these comments, Cain’s attorney said, “I don’t believe he has acknowledged that her version of that initial meeting is totally accurate.” 

If her version of how they met, if her story isn’t accurate, why is it that shortly after her story is released that he removes himself from the presidential race?

Herman Cain- The Dropout

Some say the news of Herman Cain’s withdraw from the presidential race of 2012 is a shock, some say it was a good bet, and paid off. Some are happy, and some are disappointed. But regardless of how we felt about him or his campaign, we all tuned in to hear the speech that would seal his fate.

Why did Herman Cain pull out? Was it because of the negative speculations of sexual allegations, was it because of financial woes, or was it because he never intended to go all the way? We may never know, but what we do know is that Herman Cain has stated that these sexual allegations have casted a cloud of doubt over him and his campaign. What he didn’t say was whether that cloud caused a small shower, or a thunder storm strong enough to rip him out of the election.  

"As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign," he said at an rally that was originally planned to be the grand opening of his national campaign headquarters in Atlanta."I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distraction, the continued hurt . . . on me, on my family, not because we are not fighters, not because I am not a fighter."

"These false and untrue allegations continue to be spun in the media, and in the court of public opinion so as to create a cloud of doubt over me and this campaign and my family. That spin hurts. It hurts my wife. It hurts my family. It hurts me. And it hurts the American people, because you are being denied solutions to our problems," Cain said.

Just eight percent of likely Republican voters at the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses support Cain, according to a poll released Friday by the Des Moines Register. That is about a third of the 23 percent support Cain had just over a month ago.

The LA Times reports, Cain's campaign sent mixed signals about his future since Ginger White, a woman who claims a 13-year affair with Cain, went public with her story earlier this week. Although Cain has said he has been "reassessing" his candidacy, he also suggested that unnamed enemies have been trying to him to toss in the towel.

"The pundits would like for me to shut up, drop out and go away," he said. "I am not going to be silenced and I am not going away," he said with his wife Gloria at his side, vowing to continue to be "a voice for the people."

Cain made sure to thank his supporters for their loyalty as he blamed the media for forcing his hand.

"I am disappointed that it came to this point, that we had to make this decision," Cain said.

Ginger White's story broke news after Cain faced weeks of allegations of sexual misconduct by at least three women connected to his tenure as the President of the National Restaurant Association.

According to CBS News, Cain said he was technically "suspending" the campaign and vowed to press on with his unique blend of conservatism through a new website, The "suspension" allows his campaign apparatus to continue to raise funds.

Although his hand was pushed, Cain is at peace with his decision.

"So one of declarations I want to make to you today is that I am at peace with my God. I am at peace with my wife, and she is at peace with me. And I am at peace with my family and at peace with myself," Cain said.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Campaign Advertisement on TV in 1988

In this clip a Democratic and a Republican analyst discuss whether Dick Gephardt's 1988 campaign ads were effective. It also shows the ad, before they discuss it.

Canaign Advertising on TV

This Clip basically talks about what goes into a campaign advertisement. It goes on to talk about how long long the ad should be and how and the importance of a candidates credibility in an ad. 

Presidential Campaign Advertising

Mr. Farnsworth and Mr. Parry-Giles spoke about presidential campaign advertising. They focused on Senator Obama's 30-minute television message aired the previous night. 

The First Homerun of the Game

 According to Fox News, on the same steps, that JFK announced his presidential candidacy in 1960, Mitt Romney stood in front of Nashua City Hall and secured a key endorsement by first term New Hampshire Senator, Kelly Ayotte, the biggest “get” so far in the New Hampshire primary sweepstakes.

Ayotte’s Statement:

First, it is imperative that Republicans nominate our strongest candidate to face President Obama. Mitt Romney has proven not only through his prior experience as a successful businessman and governor, but also through his solid campaign and excellent debate performances, that he is that candidate. We cannot afford another four years of a president who continues to bankrupt America and whose policies hurt the very job creators who can get our economy growing again. We can no longer sit on the sidelines and continue to listen to divisive rhetoric which divides our nation. Mitt Romney will be a strong leader who will unite America. With his strong qualifications and executive leadership experience, he will put America on the path to fiscal responsibility to make sure that we don’t continue to crush our children with mountains of debt. Mitt Romney not only eliminated a $3 billion deficit as Massachusetts Governor, he also cut taxes 19 times. And unlike President Obama, Governor Romney has spent most of his career in the private sector and knows how to create good jobs.

Second, Mitt Romney is not only committed to building a stronger economy, but he also believes, as I do, in stronger American leadership abroad. He will remain vigilant in the fight against al Qaeda and Islamist terrorists, and his national security decisions will be based on advice from our military commanders – not political polls. With a rising China and persistent nuclear threats from rogue nations, we need Governor Romney’s strong, steady leadership to vigorously protect American interests. I trust Mitt Romney to keep our country safe in a dangerous world.

Third, I believe Governor Romney will run a campaign against President Obama that is serious, substantive, and one we can be proud of.

Ayotte's is the first of the Republican member of the congressional delegation in New Hampshire to back a candidate, and with Romney looking on, Ayotte, and her husband, promised to play an active role in Romney's campaign.

"Joe and I will be doing everything we can to make sure Mitt Romney is the next president of the United States," she said. "We cannot take four more years of this president."

Romney took to the podium to reciprocate his praise for the freshman Senator, calling her a conservative leader in the "fight to cut spending and create government that is more accountable to the taxpayer."

Romney’s Statement:

“She is a leader of the New Hampshire Republican Party and a rising star on the national stage,” said a Romney aide, who noted she has even been mentioned as a potential vice presidential candidate. “She will be an important surrogate for Governor Romney’s pro-growth message in the Granite State and across the country. In her short time in the U.S. Senate, Senator Ayotte has emerged as a conservative leader in the fight to cut spending and create a government that is more accountable to the taxpayers,” said Mitt Romney. “Throughout her career as a public servant, Senator Ayotte has displayed the virtues that Granite Staters expect from their leaders. She is a tireless worker who understands that she serves the New Hampshire taxpayers – not the other way around – and keeps a watchful eye on how their money is spent. I am honored to have her support and look forward to working with her to put an end to Washington’s spending addiction so that our children and grandchildren will not be burdened by irresponsible policies and endless debt.”

According to MittRomney Central, Ayotte will be co-chair of Romney’s national advisory committee and will be a surrogate for Romney not only in New Hampshire but also in other key states. Although endorsements by top elected officials don’t often sway independent-minded rank-and-file voters in the “Live Free or Die” state, the former attorney general is viewed as the most popular elected Republican in the state and is the party’s top elected official.

Ayotte joins former Gov. John H. Sununu, former U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg and a long list of state lawmakers in Romney’s corner.

Parting Thought:
Romney endorsed Ayotte when she was running for the senatorial seat last fall. Her endorsement of him is significant.
One Hand Washes the Other Right?