Is Cain being used by the Republicans to try to secure the black vote?

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  1. Don W profile image84
    Don Wposted 6 years ago

    Would Cain have been considered as a serious nominee pre Obama?

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      icountthetimesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think he's being used duie to his race, but he is a sign that, post Obama, race is now less of an issue, which is of course a good thing. Also, the vast majority of black people, statistically vote democrat, so matter if the candidate is black or white. It's always happened. I doubt Cain standing against Obama would change that, though maybe it result result in 'some' changes to how that demographic vote who knows?

      At this point I think Romney is favorite to win the nomination. Newt and Cain have the potential to win, but both have a problem appealing to women voters, and the majority of voters are women.

      1. Don W profile image84
        Don Wposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Or is it just tokenism? Or am I being too cynical?

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          icountthetimesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          It could be, but I think it relates more to their desperation to leave no stone unturned in efforts to find a candiate who:
          1) Is capable of beating Obama
          2) Is not Mitt Romney

          Unfortunately, while Cain rather refreshingly doesn't really  that Stepford style robotic, safe political talk, polls seem to suggest he'd have his work cut out to beat Obama.

          The party appeared to be failing in the search for the anyone but Romney search. He may be captain flip-flop, but he's been there and done that, so no scandals are going to come out about him, and he's playing it safe, just waiting for the other candidates to implode.

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    Emile Rposted 6 years ago

    From what I've seen of Cain, I don't think you are being cynical.

  3. Evan G Rogers profile image72
    Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago

    If they are, they're failing miserably.

    Quite a few "of the black vote" like Ron Paul as a candidate.

  4. turnleftthenright profile image59
    turnleftthenrightposted 6 years ago

    The GOP wants him to secure the black, anti-woman, anti-latino, pro-sexual harassment voters in America. I guess he has at least one vote--Clarence Thomas!

  5. MikeNV profile image77
    MikeNVposted 6 years ago

    I would like to see a country where there isn't a vote based on RACE rather based on the competency of the people running.

  6. Ralph Deeds profile image68
    Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago

    Very possibly. But black voters won't be fooled.


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