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Monday, April 12, 2010

Herman Cain's After Speech Interview

Here is some more insight into Herman Cain. Allow me to ask a ridiculous, cart before the horse, question. Suppose he's the Republican nominee in 2012, will people vote for him just because he's black as with Obama or will he be vilified by relentless racist attacks as with Clarence Thomas, Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice and Ward Connerly?


3 comments:

guy faulkes said...

Will people vote for him just because he's black as with Obama or will he be vilified by relentless racist attacks as with Clarence Thomas, Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice and Ward Connerly?

This is the best question to be posed on this or any blog in quite some time.

I think it depends on the demographics of the people responding as to how they would treat a race between a conservative black and a far left black.

In my opinion, the white liberals, particularly far left liberals, will try to vilify him with Uncle Tom comments, hate speech comments, and so on. They seem to not be able to understand that there are ligament conservative blacks.

The black community is where the question gets interesting. To a person, my conservative black friends supported Obama due to his race. They wanted to break the glass ceiling. Many of them are now showing remorse for their actions. I think that many of them will not support Obama again regardless of the race of the Republican candidate, but, I think that a black conservative candidate would certainly split the black vote to a larger extent than would a white Republican candidate. The question would then be how many of the liberal blacks would follow the lead of the white liberals with racist remarks. In any event, there would not be a 90% black vote for one party over the other.

Another interesting statistic would be to see how people of different races would respond to two black candidates if these people are those that have been captured by the new entitlement slavery that liberals have imposed on them in order to gain votes. Would the support for entitlements overcome the racial issue? In my opinion, there is no question in that it would. White people on entitlement programs (other than social security and Medicare, if you consider those to be entitlement programs and not programs into which one has contributed monies and is due return on his investment) will be much more apt to support Obama.

Finally one has to address the white conservative reaction. I really feel that the vast majority of conservatives do not care about race. You are always going to have some prejudiced people in any group, but these people are not nearly as vocal among conservatives as they are liberals. The hate speech about Tea Parties prove this.

Honest Debate said...

This from NewsBusters is a reminder of racism on the left. There are links to some examples and the others could be found with some work. I plan to add them to the "The left is not right" thread and will make it it's own page eventually.

guy faulkes said...

Could we have a thread on this?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304604204575182721466632104.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsForth