Presidential Hopeful: 'Don't Condemn Me Because the First Black One Was Bad'

Herman Cain greets Iowa voters. (Steve Pope/Getty Images)
Herman Cain greets Iowa voters. (Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Potential Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain attempted to distance himself from President Obama during a recent interview in New Hampshire. The Union Leader reports on his comments:

"But there are some people who will say, 'I'm not going to vote for another black guy because this one didn't work out.'

"And my response is, 'Well, what about those 43 white guys you put in there? How did they work out?'

"Don't condemn me because the first black one was bad," Cain said with a smile.

Cain said Americans "genuinely have an appetite for somebody who can solve problems and can lead, and that's what they will see in my record as I continue to take my story around the country."


Note to Cain: "All black people aren't the same" is a perfectly logical response. But have you met the American public before? The type of voter you're talking about — one who shares your Tea Party politics but still sees you as just "another black guy" — isn’t going to change his or her mind because you say so. Reason doesn't always prevail over prejudice around here. (In fact, you may want to place an order for multiple certified copies of your birth certificate, just in case.)

Read more at the Union Leader.

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