Yes, I saw the news items a few days ago — the ones that displayed a quote from a Mr. Herman Cain: “Don’t condemn me because the first black one was bad.” Yes I saw the ridiculous statement, rolled my eyes and kept on moving. Why? Because, who is Herman Cain?
After a sit down with The Root, we now know that Mr. Cain is a 65-year-old self-described ABC (American Black Conservative) who is the former CEO of the Godfather’s Pizza chain, a former mathematician for the Department of the Navy, a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and a former Atlanta radio talk show host.
His most recent job though is following in the tradition of men like Alan Keyes and Michael Steele — ridiculous black conservatives who Republicans force on us every election cycle and are all too eager to throw President Obama under the bus, usually by means of making some ridiculous statement that catches the media’s attention and makes black people collectively roll their eyes. All this, while the Republican party touts it’s transparent effort at diversity. Yes, that’s who Herman Cain is. This year, he’s that guy. That is why I just couldn’t get as riled as other media people did. I know the game.
Cain has no political experience, except for a failed 2004 run for the U.S. Senate in Georgia. This, however, has not stopped him from being the first prospective GOP candidate to form a presidential exploratory committee. He is confident that his business background is instead what makes him a qualified candidate to possibly negotiate no-flight zones like President Obama is currently doing regarding Libya.
Whatever, dude. Enjoy your 15 minutes and then join Keyes and Steele on the bench.
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