I understand that former Godfather’s Pizza CEO, Herman Cain, is not the only prospective presidential candidate who appeals to tea partiers.  He is however, I believe, the only candidate who is the product of the Tea Party movement having been involved since its inception.

He also has a message that appeals to those who desire common sense solutions and limited government.  While I give former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) credit for coming to the rally and reaching out to the Tea Party;  it was pretty clear that it was Herman Cain who connected with the hundreds who attended the Des Moines Tea Party on Saturday.

It is in this venue he wears his “I’m not a politician” badge with pride… responding to people who question his lack of political experience by saying that people in Washington have political experience, “how’s that working for you?”

He also said that he has surpassed benchmarks that he had set earlier on and that an announcement of his formal candidacy is not months, but weeks away.

You can watch his speech below:

Photo by Dave Davidson

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