Skip to comments.Cain and the black vote: wishful thinking (Blacks give Obama 91% approval rating today)
Posted on 11/25/2011 10:33:13 AM PST by TitansAFC
Herman Cain is at it again, making bold pronouncements that fly in the face of actual evidence to the contrary. This time in a seven-page mailer to Iowa Republicans, the flagging Republican front-runner lists a few reasons why he says he can win the GOP nomination for president.....
...Its that kind of delusional talk that reinforces the image I conjured up last week of Cain running for president of the Land of Make-Believe. Only there could he hope to surpass, let alone replicate, President Eisenhowers remarkable (by todays standards) electoral success with African Americans.
Keep something in mind about that 41 percent of blacks who cast a vote for Eisenhower. Thats 41 percent of blacks who COULD vote in 1956. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 did away with the discriminatory laws that blocked many African Americans from exercising their right to vote.
And then theres this. On Sunday, The Posts Chris Cillizza (a.k.a. The Fix) penned an article about how President Obamas base of support remains solid heading into 2012. Here are the three paragraphs that punch holes in Cains argument that he can lead the Republican party to victory with a large share of black votes.
At the heart of the presidents enduring strength among his base are African Americans who have never wavered in any meaningful way after 95 percent of black voters opted for the Illinois senator in 2008. In Gallups latest weekly tracking polling, Obamas job approval rating stands at 43 percent among the general public but is nearly double that 84 percent among African Americans. In the November NBC-WSJ poll, Obamas approval rating among black voters stood at a stratospheric 91 percent....
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
You are dreaming.
I don’t like it either, but it’s just a fact.
Even a decent black guy like Cain who is really black (unlike Obama), who really brought himself up from nothing to success (unlike Obama), cannot wean these people from their devotion to the dem party and especially Obama.
‘There are no words in the English language that can describe this condition.’
I beg to differ. I can think of two: terminal stupidity.
I do not want to believe that black people are that stupid. If they are then they deserve what they get. Dogs are obedient to their master - is that what a black person is, a dog? Can’t they think for themselves? Help me, I don’t want to be a racist but blind support for the rat party tells me that these people cannot think rationally. Obummer isn’t even black - he’s a muslim. WTF?
I guess Jews are just as stupid as blacks. A free and independent citizen of this country should not be tied to a particular political party. I must admist that I have voted democrat when necessary. I guess that is what an independent citizen should do.
A stealth supporter of Obama.?
LMAO you couldn’t be farther from the truth.
It wasn’t meant to be a joke.
Cain just ain’t down for the struggle of the peeps in da screet./s
Agreed with your post #59. This is just the latest attack on Cain “he won’t win over any blacks”. I’ve seen three articles almost identical in the last few days from different sources. Gee coincidence? And why now - I thought he was a frivolous candidate who had his 15 minutes and is fading fast? Cain would most definitely draw out a larger black vote than any other GOP candidate would. Sure not 50 percent of them but enough to make a huge difference. That is why the abject fear and hatred of this man
11/23/2011 9:04 AM CST
SORRY but we "people of color" are NOT buying any. "lexy" is all too typical of the leftist lunatics who are still in "the DIMocRATS party" - Scratch them & they bleed "lily white racism", as they tolerate black/brown/red/other minority people just exactly as long as we do what they want & vote like good little robots.
We intelligent "people of color" are NOT fooled & that is precisely why we are leaving the "DIMocRATS party" in droves to be independents & Tea Party members.
To all "persons of color": If you truly want to be judged by the content of your character rather than by the color of your skin, come join the Tea Party in your city, county or parish & help us take our country back from the BIGOTS/FOOLS/HATERS, who inhabit the lunatic leftist extreme of the "DIMocRATS Party".
Sincerely, Juan Ortega de la Cerda
Only if you swallow the Washington Post hook, line, and sinker.
All a Republican nominee need do is reach the double digits of the black vote, and it's curtains for Zero's second term.
Then forgive me if I made a snap judgement
Don’t you have anything positive to post about the candidate of your choice? I won’t get upset if your candidate supports illegals.
Because they are racist as hell compared to whitey.
You are correct. Nominee Cain gets 20%+ black votes in 2012. Any one wanna bet if they think he will get no more than McCain did in 2008?
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