Cain is trying to make inroads in Iowa with a new campaign mailer. (Jim Cole – AP)
Herman Cain claimed he will be the last man standing at the end of the campaign because he can deliver the black vote. Yep, you read that correctly. The former “Big Baller and Shot Caller” of Godfather’s Pizza made that case to Iowans earlier this week.
According to the Des Moines Register, the Cain campaign circulated a mailer that argues that he “will be the 2012 GOP nominee because he’s a descendant of slaves who can garner a large share of the black vote, he didn’t inherit a dime, he has traveled the globe for years, and he’s a believer in Jesus Christ.”
In the mailer Cain says, “I can lead the Republican party to victory by garnering a large share of the black vote, something that has not been done since Dwight Eisenhower garnered 41 percent of the black vote in 1956.”
Cain and his campaign have tried to make the comparison in a number of creative ways that he is the “real” black man in the race. What is Herman Cain’s connection with the black community? What does the public record show?
- Cain said entitlements given to black don’t help the black community
- Cain says that welfare is statistically like a disease that is passed from generation to generation, that it promotes single mothers, that it promotes a culture of helplessness and government dependency
- Cain contends that racism no longer hinders the progress of black individuals who are willing to work and pay a price for success
- Cain has been quoted as saying, “Many African-Americans have been brainwashed into not being open-minded, not even considering a conservative point of view. I have received some of that vitriol simply because I am running for the nomination as a conservative.”
Some say Herman Cain is delusional. Others say he is being used by his own party. And yet, there are some who believe he can win the race for The White House!
So what do you think? Can Herman Cain deliver the black vote to the GOP and win the 2012 Presidential election?