For two years, Herman Cain has been writing an opinion column published on WorldDailyNet, a Web site that is a base for people who do not believe President Barack Obama was born in the U.S.
Cain: 113 Birther Columns
Cain's birther connection, which was recently pointed out by Yahoo News, spans 113 columns he has published on WDN, which advertises them as exclusive commentary even though Cain's columns are actually syndicated by North Star Writers Group.
WDN regularly features articles by Jerome Corsi, the author of Where's the Birth Certificate?: The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible to Be President. Yahoo reports that WND's Editor-in-Chief Joseph Farah advised Donald Trump during his brief campaign for the White House, telling the mogul to make the president's long form birth certificate public.
While Cain's campaign spokesman told Yahoo that the former Godfather's Pizza CEO believes Obama was born in the U.S., past comments indicate that he may have had his suspicions.
Cain Supported Donald Trump's Baseless Accusation
In March, Cain told a conservative blogger that Trump was not off base in his effort to have Obama's birth certificate released.
I respect people who believe that he should prove his citizenship, that he should prove that he was born in the United States of America, and that's fine. If I were president, and someone would challenge me on that, I'd produce my birth certificate. End of discussion. . . . But I quite frankly haven't looked at all the facts to have an opinion on that, Cain said.
While Cain's most recent columns focus on his presidential campaign and political beliefs, some his earlier works features passionate, exclamation point-riddled attacks on liberals and the Obama administration. In one piece published on Dec. 20, 2010 called An example for America: The perfect conservative he argues -- with rather unrealistic and evidence-sparse reasoning -- that Jesus Christ was the ideal example of a conservative because, He helped the poor without one government program. He healed the sick without a government health-care system. He fed the hungry without food stamps. And everywhere He went, it turned into a rally, attracting large crowds and giving people hope, encouragement and inspiration.
He went on to write to that a liberal court was responsible for sending Christ to his death and that the world, despite a plethora of evidence to the contrary, the world has tried to erase the memory of the perfect conservative for 2,000 years.
High or Unreasonable Expectations?
Finally, Cain sometimes attaches an inflated sense of mission to his candidacy -- very high expectations regarding presidential impact that can work against the public official if those high goals are not achieved. For example, in his latest column published Oct. 2, Cain -- who declared that the Cain train is picking up speed! -- wrote that he needed to enter the presidential race to make the world a better place for his grandchildren.
My vision for economic recovery -- the 9-9-9 Plan -- gains a stronger following nationwide every day, he wrote. We need a fresh start to expand the tax base and stop the Obama-fueled class warfare we're seeing today.