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Herman’s analysis of the State of the Union speech

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Herman Cain explains many of the promises and half-truths of the State of the Union 2014.

The President: “We have the lowest unemployment rate in 5 years.” Cain: “That’s because the participation rate is lower.”

The President: “We have a rebounding housing market” Cain: “A slight rebound, yes, but not one that is robust.”

The President: “Manufacturers are adding jobs for the first time since the 1990s” Cain: “Only a few are, while many are still leaving that money offshore.”

The President: “Oil boom at home” Cain: “That’s because of the private sector, not because of anything government has done.”

The President: “Our deficits, are cut by more than half.” Cain: “Last year that’s true, but that’s one year out of the last four years.”

After wrangling with these points, Cain sums up the speech in three ways:

1) It was aspirational — it was goal-oriented and idealistic

2) It wasn’t inspirational

3) It lacked motivation.

“Where there is no inspiration, there is no motivation,” said Cain.

“As a result, to most Americans, [SOTU] is just another speech.”

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Herman Cain is a businessman and former Republican presidential candidate. Follow him on @THEHermanCain

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