Well, today Herman Cain came right out and admitted what we all knew: he’s a token African American Republican, being used by the party in a blatant attempt to pander to black people and get their votes: Cain says his race will help the GOP.
Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain is claiming his race will help him win over African American voters.
In a seven-page mailer sent to Iowans over the weekend, Cain writes, “as a descendent of slaves 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.”
The statement is more revealing than Cain realizes. It shows the total contempt the GOP has for the intelligence of black voters; they think all they need to do is prop up a token candidate and BAM! here comes the black vote.
And it’s no surprise that the African American population isn’t falling for this transparent scheme:
But while Cain might believe he’ll garner a larger share of the black vote in a head-to-head match-up against President Obama, this month’s NBC/WSJ poll — which had an oversample of 400 African-American respondents — tells a different story.
In a hypothetical general election matchup, according to the poll, Obama gets support from 93 percent of African Americans, while Cain gets just 6 percent.