Theodore's World: Using Race Card (AGAIN) Herman Cain Mailer Tells Iowans He Will Win GOP Race Because Of Black Vote

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November 20, 2011

Using Race Card (AGAIN) Herman Cain Mailer Tells Iowans He Will Win GOP Race Because Of Black Vote

Herman Cain mailer tells Iowans he will win GOP race because of black vote

Des Moines Register

In a new Iowa mailer, Herman Cain says he believes 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.

“The news media and the Republican establishment are stunned!” says the first line of the seven-page mailer. “I am now the front runner in the race for the Republican Presidential campaign and the highly regarded Rasmussen poll shows me defeating President Obama.”

But then he asks Iowans to tell him which of the other candidates they’re supporting, saying “there are lots of good folks in the race.”

A “poll” asks people to check a box for a candidate among a list of nine in alphabetical order, including Gary Johnson.

Cain lists several points on why he thinks he will win the nomination, including that “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 letter mentions Ronald Reagan three times. “It’s true that both Ronald Reagan and I grew up poor, worked hard, and put our faith in God,” he says.

Cain says his “grassroots team is unmatched in Iowa” and the other early states, but that Mitt Romney and Rick Perry have a financial edge on him.

The final pitch asks Iowans to send a “personal reply to Herman Cain” with a donation of up to $5,000 per couple.


Wild Thing's comment......

( shaking my head) I am sooooo tired of the race card being played. Obama and the left do it all the time and to see a Republican candidate doing it, is disgusting! It harms our party too, it harms what the Tea Party movement kept telling me we were not about.

Posted by Wild Thing at November 20, 2011 04:50 AM


Exactly Wild Thing. C0onservatives are blind to race except when it is thrown in our face. I liked Herman Cain for his personality and his very successfull business background. I wish he would not go "Jesse Jackson" on us.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at November 20, 2011 01:09 PM

Tom,see that is what bugs me big time, when he does like you said, the Jesse Jackson on us. We have had enough of that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 21, 2011 01:43 AM

Did you ever hear the LBJ recording when he was planing to use the Civil Rights bill to "Get the niggers voting Democrat for the next two hundred years." Herman Cain can break that streak off at fifty years and give the Republicans the chance to put forward their record for the Party's first hundred years. But we don't get that unless Herman Cain "plays the race card."

Posted by: Avitar at November 21, 2011 04:13 AM