Herman Cain winning the Florida Straw Poll last weekend, has to be the practical joke of the year. As a matter of fact, when the news broke last Saturday, I literally laughed my ass off. I’m not sure, but I think those folks in Florida confused his “9-9-9 Plan” for a lifetime supply of $9.99 Godfather’s Pizza delivered by a butt-naked Chilean Model. But of course now that he has gotten a boost of confidence from Florida GOP pollsters, now he thinks he’s the the savior of a woeful Black America.

Check him out with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer:

Sorry Herman, but to borrow a line from you: that dog won’t hunt. I don’t know who are these Black people you’ve been meeting in airports. But seriously, there’s no way you’re going to get 1/3rd of the Black vote as you think. Trust me buddy, Black folks ain’t feeling you like that, pal. Besides, what exactly have you offered America in the form of solutions? You know, solutions that speak directly to the economic conditions of Black folks in America? You know, like Black unemployment? I could be wrong, but it’s pretty obvious that Cain never listened to Ice Cude when he said “Blacks are too fuckin’ broke to be Republican.” But what do you expect from a known boot-licker from the south who makes six figures.

“Our tax code is the 21st Century version of slavery. The IRS has become the overseer of the American people. — Herman Cain, on his 9-9-9 Plan

Umm, what is it with Black Republicans and their fetish with everything slavery, or slave-ish? But yet Cain and his fellow Black Republicans are the supposed free thinkers unlike the majority of Black folk who vote for Democrats? You know, people like “me” are stuck on the “plantation” that is the Democratic Party? Sorry Herman, you still sound like a slave catcher to me. But I suppose when Barack Obama tells Black folks to “stop complaining,” doors are opened up for a new Black savior. It’s just too bad for Cain that he’s not it, nor ever will be.

Check out PolitiFact’s assessment of Cain’s 9-9-9 Plan and see just how benefiial it would be for African Americans. After all, unlike Barack Obama, Herman Cain actually “cares” about Black people. Oh, you don’t believe me? Well, just check out the following 2006 radio campaign ad from 2006 he ran when he ran for state government. Surely after listening to this you can’t tell me he does care about Black folks, or that there’s no way he can’t capture at least 1/3rd of the Black vote should he become the GOP presidential nominee in 2012.

  • Was last week’s straw vote really pro-Herman?  It seems to me that was a shake up moment for the front runners sponsored by the Tea Party. An open reminder that they plant to have a hand in who heads the GOP ticket.

    Herman Cain lost my interest as soon as he started spouting off about being “a real Black man” as a form of attack on Obama.  I find this particular off shoot of colorism to be offensive and a sign that the individual is already boxed in mentally to what Blackness really is. 

    There is no clear front runner in the GOP race yet.  In reality, Obama’s position is not totally secure from being challenged either.  If Herman thinks because he’s a part of the herd it is going to protect him from being attacked on the reality of race, he’s going to find it’s just as hot for a “real Black man” as it is for one that is bi-racial. 

    Declaring this so in the comfort of a news studio in the copany of white males is not difficult to do. Making that same declaration in our actual company would not yield him the same response.  There’d be some other keeping it real Black folks who would challenge the state of mind that he operates out of the same mindset. 

    Herman has yet to prove he has the right stuff nationwide.  There are many different interpreations of the statement “Real Black Man”.  Those defintions are not solely confined to our race.  He’s not going to be any more immune to racis than Obama or any other person who has color on their skin tone.  He’s got to sell hiself to the nation.  Not just the Tea Billies but the conservative base at large.  That has not happened yet. If it does then he may be able to get more attention from me.  But for the moment, he’s just running his lips and spitting swooping generalizations. 

  • Reggie

    Maybe all that tap dancing and grinning has gone to his head?!?

  • Ash

    …because Republicanism is all about being open-minded. Okay, Herman.

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