Two of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, were assassinated while in office. Both men distinguished themselves by bringing this nation together at two of our most critical times, and their impact will last indefinitely.
The cancers that voters should be most concerned about are not the ones that invade our bodies, but the ones that have invaded our nation. Political divisiveness and disingenuous politicians are unnecessarily dividing us. Political agendas are being pursued above national security and our government's fiscal health. At the same time, we are fighting a global war against Islamic fascists that is unlike any other war in our history.
If advances in our political leadership had kept pace with medical advances in the treatment of cancer, we would not be faced with so many unsolved problems that continue to threaten our economic and social well-being. Maybe it will take a president who has endured the fight with cancer to have the courage and fortitude to truly lead this nation against the cancers that threaten our long-term survival.
Until we have that energized and inspired leader in the White House, fiscal and social cancers could become this nation's death sentence.
Herman Cain is the National Chairman of the Media Research Center’s Business & Media Institute. He is the former president and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, Inc., and currently is CEO and president of T.H.E. New Voice, Inc., a business and leadership consulting company.
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