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Why Herman Cain could be the GOP's perfect Obama rival
Yahoo/Christian Science Monitor ^ | Jul 5, 2011 | Charlton McIlwain

Posted on 07/06/2011 10:00:16 AM PDT by kingattax

Herman Cain defies the stereotype of blacks as liberal. And his embrace of conservatism and rugged individualism might make him the Republicans' best salesman – and counter to Obama.

Black candidates must be especially image savvy to navigate the delicate contours of today’s racial politics. They must cultivate racial appeal, without provoking racial resentment, and expend their racial capital, without succumbing to the litany of stereotypes whites associate with them.

We thought Barack Obama mastered this art, believing future black candidates must learn at his feet. But Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain might prove more teacher than apprentice.

My co-author, Stephen Caliendo, and I analyzed over a thousand ads researching our recent book about racial appeals in US elections.

We always returned to Mr. Cain’s 2004 Senate ads. Two aspects of those ads demonstrate why Cain might be the Republican’s best salesman and contrast to his fellow black rival.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; bho2012; blackconservatives; cain; cain2012; elections; loser; nobama; nobama2012; obama; pipedream; unelectable; wasteoftime
Herman Cain - America's CEO
1 posted on 07/06/2011 10:00:20 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: taraytarah; DarthVader; justsaynomore; Prov3456; paul revere is riding; Politicalmom; ...

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2 posted on 07/06/2011 10:01:17 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: kingattax

Cain fares far better versus Obama than he does in the primary itself, IMHO.

He has a tough fight to win the nomination, but I’ll go out on a limb and say that IF he does get the nomination, he performs better vs. Obama than any other contender.


3 posted on 07/06/2011 10:03:56 AM PDT by RockinRight (If we're "teabaggers" then they're "d-baggers.")
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To: kingattax

Well, it would be interesting if Barry Soetoro came all the way from Indonesia only to get Cain’d here.


4 posted on 07/06/2011 10:09:42 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: kingattax

Yes, I would vote for Herman. If H is the nominee, the race card goes away. A debate between Herman and the Obamessiah would be something to see, for sure!

I’m curious though: how many blacks would leave the reservation and vote for Herman? Obama got 90% of the black vote in 2008 and many thought Obama was going to pay their mortgages and fill up their gas tank.


5 posted on 07/06/2011 10:11:28 AM PDT by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: kingattax
Herman Cain

born December 13, 1945 in Memphis, TN (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Luther Cain Jr., born March 16, 1925 in TN, died March 29, 1982 in Atlanta, GA
Lenora Davis, born July 27, 1925 in GA, died August 20, 2005 in Atlanta, GA

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Herman Cain is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN

”Herman

Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!

6 posted on 07/06/2011 10:12:46 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: kingattax

Excellent article. Too bad the author had to dance around the elephant in the room: all liberals are racists, especially liberals of “color.”


7 posted on 07/06/2011 10:13:43 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: kingattax
The inference would be so obvious, it would backfire.

With all due respect for Cain, the liberal press would take it and run with it, declaring the GOP to be racist by putting up a rival to obama only "because he happens to be black".

All of Cain's wise words and comments would be foreshadowed by a race-mongering media and their ultimate conclusion would be that we only nominated him because of his color, in order to be obama. That would not play well in the light that the right has been saying for almost three years that obama was elected ONLY because he was black...which, IMHO, is right because Herman Cain is more qualified for the office than obama - in more ways than one.

And, while Cain has pockets of rabid supporters, I don't think he would win - partially due to what I have already said, and partially due to folks that are just tired of the race card...no matter who is playing it, or how.

A leader has to inspire - not by throwing out stimulus money or supporting unions - but by leading us out of harms way and into prosperity. We all see that obama is the "head lemming", leading us to the cliff, however, he's going to craftily step aside as the rest of us go over.

All that to say, I don't think America will trust having another black president this soon, obama has pissed in the punch bowl and no body is wanting to sample it anymore.

I've been listening to Cain for years in Atlanta on talk radio, so my suggest would be for FOX to can obama sychophant Juan Williams and replace him with Herman Cain. Maybe Herman would be a good replacement for Glenn Beck. He opinionated, animated, and can rally a good following.

IMHO
8 posted on 07/06/2011 10:14:15 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: bopdowah

Almost no blacks would vote for Cain, as they are pre-committed to all Democrat nominees for all offices at all times.


9 posted on 07/06/2011 10:16:19 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: All

Herman Cain would make a great President, but it ain’t gonna happen.
America is going to elect a white President in 2012.
Obama and his flash mobs may be assuring a white President and Republican majority for the forseeable future....


10 posted on 07/06/2011 10:17:36 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: FrankR

What a shame that Obama went and wrecked being black. ;-)


11 posted on 07/06/2011 10:17:36 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Theodore R.

It may supress black voter turnout if the thinking is “well, at least a black man will be president”. JMO


12 posted on 07/06/2011 10:21:10 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: rhombus

Oh, come on. He only wrecked being half-black.


13 posted on 07/06/2011 10:22:13 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: kingattax

Sterotypes -— Phffffftttt!

Just because Dick Obama is lazy and shiftless doesn’t mean Herman Cain is.


14 posted on 07/06/2011 10:30:53 AM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: kingattax

Bring on the CDSer’s! It’s up to you to save us from Cain!/sarc/


15 posted on 07/06/2011 10:40:56 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: kingattax

We family is very excited about Herman Cain!


16 posted on 07/06/2011 10:41:18 AM PDT by JFC
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To: kingattax

I am SO tired of hearing these half men, bleat Race!!! Take it elsewhere,BTW just who gives a crap Really ?? about those 12% of the population that are extreme Racist,The Black Democrats!


17 posted on 07/06/2011 10:43:01 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: kingattax

Caine is a newbie to politics.. unvetted and untested..
Going from nothing all the way to President is Affirmative Action..

I thought we just did that with Obama?..!!....
Didn’t work out to well either.... both of them tell you what you want to hear..

I say let Hermie run for something else first.. he does talk good..
But I’m “Rangled out” of black politicians.. they have much to prove..


18 posted on 07/06/2011 10:44:52 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: kingattax

Liberals will just portray Cain as an Uncle Tom, not black enough, etc. We should nominate the candidate who best conveys conservative ideals and who can best articulate our position. If that’s Herman Cain, I would be proud to vote for him. But I think there is some fanciful idea that we can currently combat race baiting by the left by nominating a black person. I just think we should nominate our candidates based on who they are, not what race they are.


19 posted on 07/06/2011 10:47:53 AM PDT by Honcho
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To: kingattax

I'd happily cast my vote for him. And if he wins I will hound him to make good on his Fair Tax advocacy. If it's truly all about jobs, jobs, jobs ... this is the single most beneficially transformative thing we can do for the economy today.


20 posted on 07/06/2011 10:48:50 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: kingattax

Telling will his ability to raise ‘free speech’ for staff and television.


21 posted on 07/06/2011 11:00:07 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: hosepipe

So who’s your man? Romney?


22 posted on 07/06/2011 11:20:19 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman!)
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To: BenKenobi

Bachmann.. because of the testicles thing..


23 posted on 07/06/2011 11:30:29 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: RockinRight
I’ll go out on a limb and say that IF he does get the nomination, he performs better vs. Obama than any other contender.

Which is the way those that really like Herman, but are still sitting on the fence, need to focus. We need the entry with the best odds, not the prettiest horse or the one with the most racing experience.

24 posted on 07/06/2011 11:36:44 AM PDT by taraytarah
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To: Theodore R.
Andrew Klavan: Why do Blacks vote for democrats

The "reason" that he comes up with is hillarious.

25 posted on 07/06/2011 11:41:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: kingattax

I’m sorry, Herman Cain seems like a nice enough guy but I think his candidacy is mainly driven by a cynical political calculation that he gives the Republicans an advantage by defusing the race issue with the Democrats.

I don’t support this kind of game playing, and I don’t think its a road we really want to be going down. They will just say he is not a “real” black person.

Besides, my heart belongs to Sarah, and if not Sarah then Michelle.


26 posted on 07/06/2011 11:41:20 AM PDT by Sir Lurks Alot
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To: K-oneTexas; Tucker822; Kartographer; freekitty; carmody; Dead Corpse; MsLady; Publius772000; ...

Pinging the Cain Train!

In other HC news today:

From Herman Cain’s facebook page:
Today is “Ask Obama” day on Twitter, where you can ask the President a question by using the hash-tag #AskObama. I submitted a question of my own:
As a mathematician, I’ve got to ask: exactly how did you come up with the jobs “created or saved” number, again?

Herman Cain still leading on ‘Positive Intensity Score’ (and why it matters)
http://dailycaller.com/2011/07/06/herman-cain-still-leading-on-positive-intensity-score-and-why-it-matters/


27 posted on 07/06/2011 11:48:12 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Herman Cain 2012 - http://www.arealleader.com)
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To: kingattax

Bachman/Cain or Cain/Bachman or Palin/Cain...or Perry/Cain or Cain/Perry...All options are on the table to make the dream team


28 posted on 07/06/2011 11:49:13 AM PDT by Ulysse
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

oh no you dinint... that was F-U funny.

i wish i said that.

YES WE CAIN!

cain/west
forget the rest.


29 posted on 07/06/2011 11:50:47 AM PDT by teeman8r (armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: Kartographer

Sadly, the majority of naysayers have never read his background, listened to his speeches, listened to his radio show, read his books or even know where he stands on issues.


30 posted on 07/06/2011 11:50:47 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Herman Cain 2012 - http://www.arealleader.com)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
Well, it would be interesting if Barry Soetoro came all the way from Indonesia only to get Cain’d here.

Winner!


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31 posted on 07/06/2011 11:54:28 AM PDT by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: ASA Vet

Nope, nominate Palin or forget it, you lost.


32 posted on 07/06/2011 12:15:31 PM PDT by Waco (Nominate Palin or forget 2012 you lost)
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To: kingattax; Sir Lurks Alot
I don’t support this kind of game playing, and I don’t think its a road we really want to be going down. They will just say he is not a “real” black person.

Besides, my heart belongs to Sarah, and if not Sarah then Michelle.

Interestingly, you have noticed that Herman is likeable and black. Those that are on fire for him have listened to what he has to say.

You don't like game-playing, yet you still don't know if your candidate is running, and you're thrilled when she plays cat and mouse with the media....a move that entertains and frustrates, but is it productive?

Your heart belongs to Sarah? Our country cannot afford primary results based on the affections of a candidate's supporters.

33 posted on 07/06/2011 12:28:07 PM PDT by taraytarah
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To: hosepipe

I see. So no affirmative action there. ;)


34 posted on 07/06/2011 12:40:55 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman!)
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To: RockinRight
I’ll go out on a limb and say that IF he does get the nomination, he performs better vs. Obama than any other contender
As long as the GOP nominee does not blow bubbles with his/her drool, he/she will win and it won't be close.
35 posted on 07/06/2011 12:45:19 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: MrB

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36 posted on 07/06/2011 12:48:36 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Cheetahcat

How about the 20-25% white leftists who OBSESS about race?

You think they don’t care about it? It is practically ALL they care about!


37 posted on 07/06/2011 12:59:11 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

“How about the 20-25% white leftists who OBSESS about race?

You think they don’t care about it? It is practically ALL they care about!”

BUT the Prisons are filled with, the Haters that happen to be of color,who can’t follow the Law and for the most part are useless.


38 posted on 07/06/2011 1:08:14 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Theodore R.

“Almost no blacks would vote for Cain, as they are pre-committed to all Democrat nominees for all offices at all times.”

I disagree. There was another article on FR today about how blacks are now the most religious group in America. Cain is a preacher, I believe, & would draw a lot of that vote. And another story I heard the other day: a man (white) was standing at a copier at his office. A television set was on with Obama going on about something. A black woman who worked in the office happened to come by at that moment & said, “I am getting so tired of that man’s voice!” The fellow was so shocked he couldn’t think of anything to say.

Sounds like even blacks are not happy with O.


39 posted on 07/06/2011 1:43:59 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: taraytarah

I believe that I said I don’t like this KIND of game playing.

I have listened to what Herman has to say and think he is a smart guy without any political experience.

If Palin will not run I would support Bachman. And affection is every bit as valid as being “on fire” for someone. Little difference really.


40 posted on 07/06/2011 3:48:09 PM PDT by Sir Lurks Alot
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To: kingattax; BenKenobi; so_real; RockinRight; taraytarah; GOP_Party_Animal; JFC; bopdowah; ASA Vet; ..
CLICK TO BE TAKEN TO THE SOURCE:

 

41 posted on 07/06/2011 7:11:55 PM PDT by FreeKeys ("This president doesn't know how the American economy works."- Sen. Jim DeMint 6-22-11)
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To: FreeKeys
Clickable link -- and this was broadcast on TV:

No WAY would it be broadcast today!

42 posted on 07/06/2011 8:21:22 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: freedumb2003

LOL! Thanks.


43 posted on 07/06/2011 8:32:25 PM PDT by FreeKeys ("The evidence that Obama's true agenda is to weaken the country he 'rules' is stacking up."-N.Boortz)
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To: RockinRight; All

Herman Cain is the only candidate who could take BLACK votes from Obama. There are a lot of Blacks who are pissed at Obama for not doing what they thought he would do for the Black Community. They could vote for Herman Cain out of protest, and not feel guilty about not voting for a Brotha.


44 posted on 07/07/2011 12:47:44 AM PDT by no dems (When I learn that a person, regardless of who they are, is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: kingattax

I see him as a perfect Vice President.


45 posted on 07/07/2011 7:42:49 AM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: Theodore R.; taraytarah
Almost no blacks would vote for Cain,.......

how long did it take to speak with every black voter to arrive at that amazing conclusion ?

in reality, since there has never been a black republican nominee for president, you have no idea how blacks would vote now do you ?

46 posted on 07/07/2011 8:56:49 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: FreeKeys

Yay! Now I can buy Honkeys for Herman stickers!!!

Finally!


47 posted on 07/07/2011 10:06:06 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman!)
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