Skip to comments.Idea that Cain Could Win a Substantial Portion of Black Vote Discounted
Posted on 11/30/2011 10:04:53 AM PST by John Semmens
Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart pooh-poohed the idea that GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain could win a substantial share of the Black vote in a contest against Barack Obama.
While it may be true that Eisenhower won 41% of the Black vote in 1956, times are very different today, Capehart wrote. President Johnsons Great Society War on Poverty put many more Blacks on the government teat than there were in 1956. Democrats that previously might have been seen as heirs of the Klan are now the Party of free stuff to many Blacks. As a conservative, Cain is seen as a critic of the welfare state. Blacks know that voting for him could slow the flow of the free stuff.
Polls would seem to support Capeharts case. While the majority of voters now disapprove of the way Obama has handled the job of President, an NBC-WSJ poll showed that a stunning 91% of Black voters approve.
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On target, very close to the truth for some. Its Cain that they fear the most. The Democrats can’t afford to lose 10% of the black vote. There is no prestige in receiving free stuff for many of the black population. The majority want to work if they can find the jobs. I’m aware this is satirical, you didn’t catch me off guard.
Idea that Cain Could Win a Substantial Portion of Black Vote Discounted
Discounted by democrats.
Nice one John. I think Cain would get about 15 to 20% of the black vote. And he would have to do a good job explaining conservatism to black voters to even get that much. Even the disaster of the Obama presidency, especially for blacks, doesn’t dissuade most of them from supporting Obama. His support in the black community is still around ninety percent. That’s a hard mountain to climb.
I’m a Cain supporter. Even I don’t think he can win a substantial part of the Black vote. I do believe he’ll pull more Black votes than either Gingrich or Romney. That difference coupled with a lower level of enthusiasm among Blacks who previously voted for Obama may make the difference between a win and a loss for a Cain as a GOP candidate.
Blacks may turnout to vote against a Gingrich or Romney. Against Cain, not so much. After all he’s a true Black. Obama is more white than Black.
The Democrats would like to confuse people with the use of the word substantial. Any of loss of the Black vote can be fatal to their hopes. They can’t allow Cain to become the GOP candidate.
Take that to the bank.
Real votes, cast by actual black voters is only half of the “black vote” anyway.
Of course he is. He’s also a slacker and a piss-poor President. Some Blacks know that too. I’m not one who believes that skin color necessarily determines intelligence or the ability to think critically. Cain will cut into Obama’s Black and Hispanic support. It won’t be substantial. But it should be enough to get a win when Gingrich and Romney don’t have the chance of a snowball in hell of winning.
Mighty white of ya!
If you only knew.
Black Conservative FReepers disagree with you, and think the Black community is ripe for Cain to snag a good chunk of the vote.
That is great! Even if he pulls a small percentage Cain will do better than Romney or Gingrich.
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