Skip to comments.Could a Black Man Win The GOP Nomination? BARF-A-GANZA
Posted on 08/16/2011 9:48:20 PM PDT by lbryce
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Grand Rapids, Michigan (CNN) -- We have seen Michele Bachmann being asked questions about her relationship with her husband, Marcus.
We have seen Mitt Romney deal with questions about his religion.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry recently denied rumors he dislikes George W. Bush.
And yet, despite our penchant for asking candidates personal questions that have little or nothing to do with their ability to do their jobs, everyone is avoiding the most basic question with regard to Herman Cain, which is, "Do you honestly believe a black man could win the GOP nomination?"
You know you were thinking it, and if you weren't you probably were not a very good student of history. Or current events.
To be sure, there are plenty of reasons besides race that are hindering Cain. While his experience as CEO of Godfather's Pizza shores up his assertion that he knows how to create jobs, he has never held political office, which makes one wonder if he can create those jobs in a government arena. He also has said some rather offensive things about Muslims and gays that may play well in the GOP primary but should make moderate Republicans question his electability in the general election. But given the racial tension seen during the 2008 campaign, it has to make you wonder if some of the people
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Only liberals, left-wingers, moon-batters, blacks, lesbians, gays, journalists nominated by gays and lesbians act, make believe as if Could a Black Man Win The GOP Nomination? is one of a philosophical nature but is only merely posed as a prop to disseminate hatred, propaganda, demagoguery. It goes without saying, of course, yes, indeed, indubitably, absolutely, any man, woman can win the GOP nomination for President, if, when, they are eligible, qualified, up to the task. Those that pose questions of such vacuity, transparency are truly stupid no matter how you look at it, that either they actually believe the question to be legitimate, or they believe we think so.
I'm not suggesting all Republicans are racists.... speaks for itself.
On answer, J.C. Watts, he could be VP this year if he wanted to be.
NO... Obama pissed in the race pool..
BUT Caine could be Bachmanns VeeP...
The next President WILL BE a woman...
Romney, Perry, Newt and others are shooting blanks..
They do have Rhinestone Cowboy Hats with Sun Glasses tho..
The TpCaucus supports Bachmann.. Nov.. 2010 was just a rehearsal..
I could and would vote for a conservative black in a heartbeat. Conservatives see values and beliefs, liberals see skin color.
Liberals are RACIST.
Dems only got half way there.
For all those who log on to ESPN, I’ve seen this ass-clown and his lib articles makes Dan Patrick look like a Tea Party member.
This is the “mandatory” race-baiter on ESPN, who also wrote articles on “why we should be tolerant towards gays in the locker room”..(seriously). Far worse than Jason Whitlock of Fox Sports and his weekly “why can’t there be more black coaches in the NFL” crap.
A better question might be “Will the Democratic nominee be the one most qualified for this position?”. If not, will considerations beyond capability play a role in that eventuality?
JC Wats IIRC voted for Obama because he was black....
May have, but he only voted for the black half.
Yes, if it’s the right black man.
OTOH, look at the way the party treated Alan Keyes. It was terrible.
Sure a black man could become the Republican nominee for President; all depends on the man and his ideas.
LOL. That's gay.
Certainly, not democracy in action.
Yeah. I’d bet you’d have to be gay/lesbian to be named.
Gee, I don't know. Could a black "journalist" get his head out of his ass?
Not for simply being black.
Hermann Cain cannot win the GOP nomination because he has zero governing experience and has never won an election in his life.
If Hermann Cain were white, he could not win the GOP nomination because he has zero governing experience and has never won an election in his life.
I don’t care about “governing” experience, OR winning past elections.....we are past that point....it’s obvious we need a complete change and the same ole’ politicians and their advisors will NOT get us anything we need to effect that change.
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