February 15, 2011

Herman Cain Wants to be the Next Black President

Herman Cain is a business man who wants to be the next President of the United States. He is exploring a run for the presidency as a Republican in the 2012 election cycle. He was a speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).   One blogger infamously noted that Herman Cain appeared to be playing the Race Minstrel for CPAC.

Here is what Cain had to say to CPAC folks:

What are your thoughts about Herman Cain's presidential ambitions?


Black Talk Media Project said...

Typical hypocritical conservative talking points and he is BORING as a speaker. I could only listen to about 15 mins, heard it all before.

Constructive Feedback said...

I like Herman Cain:

* Resident Father of 2
* Married
* Grandfather
* Former CEO
* Former Deputy At A Federal Reserve Bank

My criticism of Cain is my criticism of where we stand with "Black Leadership".

As our community is in CRISIS - the POLITICAL TRACK seems to have hijacked our Community Consciousness.

Regardless of his accomplishments and how much sense he makes to me (per my own ideological preferences) there is a large number of Black people who are going to attack HIM because of his ideology and party membership.

Unfortunately many of these same Black people are relatively silent on the "favorable person" who is running their city - regardless of the results that are tendered and the suffering of Blacks within.

Something must change within our community.

Villager said...

Black Talk Media Project - I feel ya'. I guess if Donald Trump can use a presidential campaign to increase his brand/image .... then perhaps the same thing is possible for Herman Cain. I suspect that the ratings for his radio show have improved over the past few weeks.

Constructive Feedback - I agree that Cain has a good personal story. In fact, I was at an awards luncheon back in the day in Minnesota when he was the keynote speaker.

That being said ... I don't think that Cain is a credible candidate. He's never been an elected leader and as such I think that it would not be a good idea for such a neophyte to be in the White House.

practical70 said...

The fact Herman Cain is a 'neophyte' and not a political insider is to me a good thing. This man made it on his own without affirmative action help. A true leader and patriot in every sense of the word. He is better prepared to be president than the present community organizer who will not reveal any of his school records, got in on the affirmative action ticket, and was raised in a very comfortable, pampered environment.

Villager said...

Practical70 - I don't doubt that Herman Cain is a self-made success story. I'm sorry that he is so bigoted against Muslims. Personally, I think that he simply wants an upgrade from his radio show to a television show on Fox ... similiar to what happened for Gov. Huckabee after he ran for president in 2008.

Villager said...

All - America woke up from its political nightmare! (smile)