Sarah Palin calls him “Herb Cain, the Flavor of the Week”, other people know him as the pizza man or the winner of the Florida Republican Straw Poll. No matter what you call him, Herman Cain has made a name for himself. What is particularly interesting with Cain, is that so many bigwigs in the Republican party have thrown money at him when he is unelectable in the party. Herman Cain isn’t unelectable because of his hatred for Muslims and homosexuals, or even his disastrous economic plan knows as “9-9-9”. Herman Cain is unelectable in the Republican primary because of the one reason that shouldn’t matter at all, the color of skin.
The truth of the matter is that the Republican Party has a large base that is still prejudice. The deep seeded hatred not only within the conservative south, but across the country for African-Americans and minorities is something that isn’t just in the shadows, but still clear as day. So the question must be asked, why would the Republican hierarchy pour so much money into a candidate that they know wouldn’t get enough support from such a big part of their base? The answer is simple, illusion. Anytime a Republican politician makes a racist statement, the defenders on Fox News, across the radio air waves or on the internet, cry reverse racism and come to the defense of the bigoted statement made by their ignorant party member. The Republican party uses Herman Cain to hide their parties love of pre-civil rights America. They simply use Cain for show. Cain makes outrageous statements that appeal to some in the Tea Party and comes out with plans and policies that only the radical right could embrace. Herman Cain is there for one reason and one reason only, to attempt to fool independent Americans that maybe the Republican party isn’t so racist after all.
Herman Cain recently said that African-Americans have been brainwashed into voting for Democrats and that if he ran for President that he would get at least half of their votes. What is interesting about that comment is that it’s far from the truth and Cain knows that. African-American voters have voted in majority for Democrats because the Democrats have been the party that has fought for their best interests for the last 50 years while the Republican party wants to do nothing but cut programs that are essential in many African-American communities. The GOP hold on to being the “Party of Lincoln” but those days are long gone, and the parties have flipped on many issues. Herman Cain is not qualified to be President of the United States, and the color of his skin has zero to do with that assessment. What is sad is that either Herman Cain knows the truth or he is the one being brainwashed.