Skip to comments.Why Herman Cain could be the GOP's perfect Obama rival
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 todays 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. Cains 2004 Senate ads. Two aspects of those ads demonstrate why Cain might be the Republicans best salesman and contrast to his fellow black rival.
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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.
Well, it would be interesting if Barry Soetoro came all the way from Indonesia only to get Cain’d here.
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.
born December 13, 1945 in Memphis, TN (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
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
Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!
Excellent article. Too bad the author had to dance around the elephant in the room: all liberals are racists, especially liberals of “color.”
Almost no blacks would vote for Cain, as they are pre-committed to all Democrat nominees for all offices at all times.
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....
What a shame that Obama went and wrecked being black. ;-)
It may supress black voter turnout if the thinking is “well, at least a black man will be president”. JMO
Oh, come on. He only wrecked being half-black.
Sterotypes -— Phffffftttt!
Just because Dick Obama is lazy and shiftless doesn’t mean Herman Cain is.
Bring on the CDSer’s! It’s up to you to save us from Cain!/sarc/
We family is very excited about Herman Cain!
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!
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..
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.
Telling will his ability to raise ‘free speech’ for staff and television.
So who’s your man? Romney?
Bachmann.. because of the testicles thing..
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.
The "reason" that he comes up with is hillarious.
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.
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)
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
oh no you dinint... that was F-U funny.
i wish i said that.
YES WE CAIN!
forget the rest.
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.
Winner!this, something's wrong with your ears.
Or you can get raw with these strings. Either way, the violin is sweet yet lethal.
Nope, nominate Palin or forget it, you lost.
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.
I see. So no affirmative action there. ;)
Ill go out on a limb and say that IF he does get the nomination, he performs better vs. Obama than any other contenderAs long as the GOP nominee does not blow bubbles with his/her drool, he/she will win and it won't be close.
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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!
“How about the 20-25% white leftists who OBSESS about race?
You think they dont 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.
“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.
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.
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.
I see him as a perfect Vice President.
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 ?
Yay! Now I can buy Honkeys for Herman stickers!!!