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Will Herman Cain help the GOP capture the Black vote?
The former businessman announced his candidacy last week and is gaining quiet momemtum
I don't think his skin color is going to give him any edge. If he gets any notable amounts of followers, they will probably be heavily religious and conservative. Black, white, yellow or brown has very little to do with it.
He isn't running for the black vote; he's a very respectable conservative that many people agree with. I don't think anyone who voted for Obama because he was black will vote for Cain because he is. And thank goodness, we don't need that mess again!
It is hard for me to believe that an intelligent person would choose a leader of the free world by color, or religion or even party. If he is the best man for the job, that will become evident as he campaigns.
He might be able to take some of the Black vote away from Obama, but he isn't playing to Black voters. As Herman puts it, "I am an American first". He doesn't play the race card. I think he will probably do well among the Independent voters regardless of their color.
No, Herman Cain will not help the GOP capture the black vote. And that is because Cain is a stone-cold conservative and the vast majority of blacks are not drawn to conservatives, not even black ones.
Keep in mind, such black conservatives as Justice Clarence Thomas, Condaleeza Rice, Thomas Sowell and I ;-) are VERY unpopular among blacks.
Yes. Many of the Black Christians would vote for him over Obama. Obama's Muslim roots have surfaced, and many Christian voters want to vote for one of their own.
by Holle Abee7 years ago
Republican from GA. Conservative. African American businessman. Anyone know much about him?
by PJ Jones6 years ago
I was going to do a Hub on this idiot pertaining to his ignorance and letting himself be used. Maybe, he's the genius and we're the idiots. How can anyone take this man serious? He's a joke..an...
by Susan Reid6 years ago
Forget who is behind bringing these 12-year-old allegations forward at this particular juncture (ladies and gentlemen, place your bets. I'll wager even money that it was Perry and not Romney).Politics is a dirty...
by Pamela Lipscomb6 years ago
I kind a feel sorry for the poor guy. I don't think he would be foolish enough to run for president knowing he had all this stuff in the closet. I wonder if his closest competitor, Mitt is digging up this...
by amysanders6 years ago
Is Herman Cain a legitimate candidate or just the flavor of the day for Republicans?On one hand, it seems like someone with very little political service time would not make a great president. Does running a large...
by Evan G Rogers6 years ago
Is anyone else annoyed with the amount of flip-flopping and idiocy that this Herman Cain is doing?-Political ads with "guy smoking to make a dramatic point at the end", followed by "please don't...
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