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 ...
This is frustrating, to say the least, but a sad reality.
Obama will retain 95%+ of the black vote no matter who we nominate.
It’s a sad commentary on the average black voter but they are just democrat/obama to the core.
Cain’s wife will probably vote for Obama. She might vote for her husband but if he doesn’t make it, I’ll bet she and 99% of Cain’s fellow church members will vote Obama.
And there doesn’t seem to be a darn thing we can do about it. They just don’t get it.
People who have something to say should say it and not send us off on a wild link chase.
There are no words in the English language that can describe this condition.
A negative post about Cain by TitansAFC. As Gomer Pyle used to say, ‘Surprise, surprise, surprise.’
As I said, this is so damn frustrating that I cannot muster words to adequate describe how I feel.
How on EARTH does ANY demographic of ANY kind vote so homogenously? It’s a statistical impossibility, yet it happens EVERY election! GRrrrrr....
Not about Herman Cain; or rather, he is an ancillary character in this thread.
This is about the black vote and it’s inexplicable homogenousy.
No surprise there. But Obama (and MSNBC) has to get them enthused enough to vote.
However if the GOP ran a black FULL AMERICAN who happens to be conservative against a half-black half-African loser like Obama, we would have an interesting race. What would hispanics do of a Cain nominee kept telling them how Cain failed them? I cant imagine they would trust Romney or Newt.
Sometimes I think its because to not be for Obama would indirectly mean they'd have to take a stand against their own who are living off the government and that would meann they'd have to take care of their indigent families...which would affect their own lifestyles....and that's not just for the black population either...but all those who voted for Obama and his handouts.
A large percentage of jews also support Obama.
I often regard the back of the hand as ancillary.
OK , I screwed that one up, try:
However if the GOP ran a black FULL AMERICAN who happens to be conservative against a half-black half-African loser like Obama, we would have an interesting race. What would hispanics do if a Cain nominee kept telling them how Obama failed them? I cant imagine they would trust Romney or Newt.
To be honest, if we are looking to bring new voters in, we should do it in the Veep slot, no matter who we nominate. We should also focus on demographics that can be swayed to vote differently to some degree (Latinos, Women, et al).
We’re not getting more of the black vote, and it’s certainly not going to happen with Obama on the ballot.
Stupid is as stupid does.
We are talking about a people who actually willingly dress like prison inmates...
I mean, come on...
Conservatives will never get that vote. Blacks are looking for a FDR/JFK/LBJ expand Federal government type.
But they could repress that vote by going negative on Obama in their areas. Cain is a good person to do that.
That sounds logical.
I’ve read stories saying quite the opposite.
The chances of Mrs. Cain facing an Obama vs. Cain ballot are very slim. I fully expect for her to vote for Barry once again.
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