Skip to comments.Observation: Black Teens Thoughts on Herman Cain (Vanity)
Posted on 09/27/2011 7:11:12 PM PDT by no dems
I'm a certified Social Studies teacher in Texas. I teach in a Public School that is predominantly Black (70%) with 25% Hispanic and 5% White/Asian. Today, I went out on a limb and told them that there was a possibility that in 2012 there would be two Black men running for President: Barack Obama (Democrat) and Herman Cain (Republican). Most of the students were non-committal or non-interested. But, the ones who were interested and somewhat informed, SHOCKINGLY, are excited about Herman Cain.
Of the aforementioned, I would say, it was 50% Obama and 50% Cain. The Obama support was tepid at best. But, without fail, the students who like Cain were enthusiastic about him, saying: "Cain, Cain, Cain," and someone in almost every class said: "Obama has not helped people get jobs."
Kids reflect their parents politics. I still say, Herman Cain would not get the majority of the Black vote, but he would take more votes from Zero than anyone else. The dissatisfied Black voters could vote for Cain and not feel guilty because they voted against a brotha.
okay that explains the majority lack of interest.
Teacher here too, FLorida. Was at CPAC this past weekend and I am telling you he stole the show. Not because he’s a great speaker, although he is, but because it wasnt the same ol’ recycled political speech. He was completely without notes, off the cuff yet pure genius. The crowd response to him vs. all other candidates was unparalleled.
I totally hope his campaign holds together. The way I see it, Obama proves that incompetence comes in all colors and Cain demonstrates that common sense knows no color.
Actually Rita that obscure poll was from the NYTimes that showed Sarah polled within 5 points of Obama. AND Sarah did indeed take a Fox mouth piece, (guess that qualifies as a pundit) for reporting a personal bias in regards to Sarah's polling. And yes when I read your misrepresentation of EVERYTHING I too wonder 'will she never end!
You can have Cain’s 999 or Obama’s 666.
btw Cain will be on Leno on Friday
It doesn’t surprise me. There was a poll that showed 45% of democrats would vote for Cain over Obama. I thought that was a fluke but some squishy left democrats are taking a look at Cain, because of his economic, immigration and social views.
I believe some people are democrats because they are really just not educated on the differences of the two parties. Cain had people who called into his show like that.
The hard left though, that’s a whole other ball game.
It’s a great thread - you’ve earned you rest. Nightie night, no dems...
Imagine Cain’s leadership truly transforming the black community, and getting them off the government plantation.
That is the mother of all campaign slogans!
Turn it on its side and you get @@@?
I want a bumpersticker that reads:
999 NOT 666
A new generation that knows the virtues of conservative values and politics would be needed. When what is supposed to be the wise generation is busy rapping and begging, there is a vacuum. Herman Cain would be a good start. Someone has to keep bearing the torch after he is gone from the picture.
That wasnt quite what she said, I dont think she was trying to get a dig in, she paid him several compliments. “ <<<
You’re absolutely correct. She covered very well for deftly pointing out that Cain is the “flavor of the week” and blaming the media. After all, he may be a good man but that’s HER constituency he’s getting and she knows it. Tonight’s remarks in some other areas could come back on her. I believe you were very astute on some of those other areas. She sees herself as a movement deserving of a coronation sans the negative press and any pesky intrusion and scrutiny into and of her charactoristically policy-free policy.
That would be a good bumper sticker and one to stick it to the demTurd liberals & socialists.
Cain’s family background is much more in tune with typical African American experiences. His father was a driver for Coca Cola, and they grew up with very limited resources. Compared that with 0bama’s experiences. He was not the descendant of slaves, as his father was a Kenyan. Both his parents were in grad school. BHO was raised by a white grandmother, and he went to Punahou, one of the most prestigious high school in Hawaii, if not in the US. He also spent his childhood in Indonesia. Later on he went to Columbia and Harvard. If Cain is the GOP’s presidential or VP candidate, the comparison will be stark.
It’s not a fair election if Cain splits the black vote.
“FWIW, Cain has been predicting he would get 1/3 of the black vote. If hes correct, theres no way Obama could overcome it.”
EXACTLY. It’s an incredible weapon on the Democrats, and there’s not a prayer that Hillary (or Obama for that matter, if he runs) could overcome it.
ADDITIONALLY. It makes it next to impossible for the Dems to effectively use race to either fire up the black vote, or to goad guilt-ridden white independents to again vote Democrat.
Cain is simply an AWESOME weapon...and will almost certainly win, providing that we could get him nominated.
...and did a mention that he’s a stellar conservative too.
” - - - “Obama has not helped people get jobs.”
Thanks for posting this article. If the Obama years have taught us anything it is that the US Federal Government can easily destroy work and thus jobs.
One of Obama’s target banks was Bank of America who will fire 30,000 people who now work for the largest Bank in America, and serves half of the households in America. 30,000 people working means 30,000 jobs, gone forever.
You are the teacher, so teach our Nation’s future leaders the connection part I left out between the above two paragraphs. May God Bless you in your work.
“Cain has been predicting he would get 1/3 of the black vote. If hes correct, theres no way Obama could overcome it.
That right there is reason enough for him to be the GOP nominee. That is if people really want to get rid of Obama and not just “send a message”. “
Now when you start comparing Cain to Perry, you see it’s not even close as to who can beat Hillary in 2012. Perry doesn’t have a chance in hell against her.
(p.s., I’ve already written Obama out for 2012...he’s smart enough to know that it doesn’t make sense for him to run and lose, rather than let Hillary run and win...they think)
Can you direct me to this poll? Linky please?
Watched it. Sadly, Palin is becoming so predictable.
Its also obvious she has no intent on running because it would mean her cutting off the million dolar FNC 10 minutes a week, birdnest on the ground. AND I don’t blame her!!! Who would want to gleefully join in on this volunteer bloodletting.
Good Lord, you are tougher than I am! Only thing worse would be a prison guard.
I do think that conservatives bristling over the ‘give me a job’ line is a bit of an over reaction.
It’s a matter of simple semantics. Nobody would think a thing about someone saying, “he gave me a job.”
But, in casual conversation, someone said, “I earned a job,” it comes across as somewhat arrogant.
A job is *work*. It’s not charity. But by acknowledging that someone has the power to give you a job, your saying that they didn’t have to. The *opportunity* to work is a gift.
If someone says, “I’d like someone to give me a job,” they’re just speaking common English. That’s what people say.
Obama is neither black nor white.
He’s all RED.
Barry is half-honky!
That is really good. It sounds like you are in a very reasonable school where even the tempid Obama supporters aren’t radical. I am happy for you and I am happy for us as our future seems pretty good. Cain or Palin 2012 ......or both on the ticket. Don’t care the order.
BFL — for people too lazy to create a bookmark on their own computer — they force us to filter through the “bump” crap. What’s wrong w Ctrl-D or Cmd-D? Or dragging the link to your tab bar? Is that really so hard?
Sarah is so awesome isn’t she. She sure tells it like it is. Brilliant women. Can’t wait until she announces.
“BFL for people too lazy to create a bookmark on their own computer they force us to filter through the bump crap. Whats wrong w Ctrl-D or Cmd-D? Or dragging the link to your tab bar? Is that really so hard?”
yeah it’s not so hard to delete a bookmark but it is very hard to delete a post on freerepublic. And most of these bfl’s, btt’s, etc simply aren’t deleted.
There is a lot to what you say. Great Post!
Thank you for those kind words.
Its not a fair election if Cain splits the black vote.
I really did LOL at that.
I told my first Principal, years ago before she retired: “Thank you for giving me a job”. She said: “I didn’t give you a job; you earned your job.” I shall never forget that.
“Obama is no more black than he is white”
Obama is black and white and red all over.
Cain and Palin have been my two prime choices for a long time. Both have said things that give me to understand they are that extreme rarity among politicians i.e. people who understand Economics, how people choose and how money works and doesn’t work. Reagan understood. Coolidge understood.
Tomorrow Obama is apparently giving an annual "address to students" (see here Heads Up! Obama will speak to students in his annual propagandize the children speech on 9/28/11)
Is your school participating in this?
If so, could you post a follow up with your observations on how the students received the speech?
Clinton was/is perhaps Black of heart if not of skin.
Glad to hear it personally, but part of me wanted to know what he said and a social studies teacher's opinion on how the kids received the speech.
Keep up your good work and thanks again for the post
BFL = Big Fruit Loops
Even if he doesn’t get the nomination he should continue to get the message out.
Probably the first fifty of the fifty-seven states plus, maybe, DC?
Imagine him trying that speech in 2012! LOL!