I respect Herman Cain as a competent business man who has worked hard to achieve success. He often gives credit to his father who taught him his work ethic. One of my problems with Herman Cain, the politician, is that he often references his upbringing as if he were the only one to be blessed with such an experience. Cain recently stated that the Occupy Wall Street protesters need to “blame themselves” if they are unemployed or not rich. This shows a terrible disconnect to the very constituents that Cain says he wants to represent as president. Like many on the right, Cain wants to downplay the importance of what many of the protesters are speaking out against. He has stated that he doesn’t know why they are complaining. Mr. Cain, they are complaining about doing everything that you have done to achieve the “American Dream“, only to have that dream turned into the nightmare called unemployment. The same corporate assholes, that you most certainly will be in bed with, have sent many of their jobs overseas. Is that their fault?
Regarding racial issues, Mr. Cain is even more out of touch. He has called President Obama “not a real Black man” because he wasn’t raised in a traditional “Black” household. I wonder how “Black” Mr. Cain was when he intentionally lied about being too young to join in on the civil rights protests being held outside his front door in the South? Lawrence O’Donnell exposed this fact in a recent interview with Cain. O’Donnell correctly pointed out that Cain was in college during the peak years of protests over racial injustices. What is more interesting is he was at Morehouse College during this time and chose to be mum on the racial hatred that was permeating throughout the country. I guess he was unaware of what was going on, or, was it because his father told him to stay out of it… as he later stated in the O’Donnell interview? Do we really need another noodleback like Clarence Thomas to be in charge of defining “Blackness” in America?
Cain is not able to be president for the reasons above… as well as his temper. He almost lost all control of self during the O’Donnell interview, especially when questioned about issues of race. He nearly had a bowel movement when grilled about his statement that Black America had been brainwashed by the Democratic Party. There is some truth to this statement. However, Mr.Cain has also been brainwashed into thinking that today’s Republican Party still embodies the same principles regarding black folks that it did when it was established. The intellectual giant aka Sarah Palin recently referred to Herman Cain as the “flavor of the month.” Long before November 2012, that flavor will grow less appealing. Herman Cain may be willing, but he is far from ready and even farther from being able.