Herman Cain Mocks MLK: ‘I Have a Dream’

June 18, 2011  |  

(CBS News) — Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain got a rapturous reception at the Republican Leadership Conference on Friday, offering a speech that even included a seemingly impromptu return to the microphone to tell a cheering crowd of conservative activists, “I’ve been the dark horse candidate for the last year. How do you like me now?”  Cain, whose speech here last year was sparsely attended, has been a breakout candidate of the presidential cycle so far in part to his performance in the first Republican presidential debate. While he remains a long shot for the nomination, he was a clear crowd favorite here, even eliciting one shout of “Yes we can!” from a mostly-adoring audience. The slogan was a signature of President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign.

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