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Majorities here's what I have of the top of the stack Herman Cain He jumped ahead -- -- in the Republican presidential contest however.
As He a sense with the public prominent African Americans are denigrating him.
Why don't black leaders praise him for not only his current success but also a lifetime of accomplishments joining -- now Fox -- political analyst author of muzzled.
The assault on -- debate Juan Williams you know something a little bit about this.
The left -- and somebody the African American community you're not you're not the right kind.
Yet you're not really black because you don't agree with me you don't agree with liberal policies and so what you see is people like the Princeton professor Cornell west.
And have a -- the talk show host on PBS they decide they're gonna be the arbiters of who was authentically black and who's not and Herman Cain.
The Tea Party guy the guy who is being embraced by the Republican Party that they see as racist.
He can't be for real and -- they they're now calling and -- Harry Belafonte calls and a bad apple I guess like he's a bad man so what's I guess the rest of the good apples are not.
Conservative you can't be a black conservative you think about a prospective you can't be Clarence Thomas.
You can't be.
Alphonso Jackson the former housing secretary you can't beat Thomas solely black intellectual you know you you are on the right.
You were immediately castigated marginalized ostracized -- not really black that's what they're there when -- -- -- one but do they speak for the black community I don't think so in fact Herman -- makes this.
Grand -- He says He could win a third of the black vote running against President Obama.
He said He feels like there's so many African Americans who are brainwashed that was taken as insulting by the left to -- you know what.
Black people are smart enough to know where -- interest lay and they make a decision they vote.
But I think it it it.
-- -- -- or word or takes attention away from the idea that Herman Cain is.
A church going guy who went to morehouse historically black college who comes from a black southern experience.
And who speaks to a lot of the social conservative values.
That are troll for so many little especially older by boat you get ten describing him -- -- more stereotypical.
Black and Barack Obama.
I think that's true and that's there are typically I I -- kind of reject that but.
When I say that what I mean is.
He comes out of the black experience in a way that Obama doesn't members so much of the black experience in this -- is tied to slavery and the experience of going through.
Not only slavery but then legal segregation the civil rights move yes.
And more house.
We -- that was my point is that right -- Obama lived overseas.
You're right volume grew up -- south during a period in which there was before the civil rights arable segregation absolutely and went to morehouse went to a historically black college.
You look at Obama his -- from Kenya the mother -- white Kansan and then of course you look at where He goes to school He goes to the elite prep schools and -- white universities Columbia and then off to Harvard law so that's a different experience and that's why say.
For lots of especially older black voters member of the folks who supported Hillary Clinton before they got around to understand there was a bandwagon for Obama in -- way.
I think those voters are.
Ripe for the picking for Herman -- -- -- He.
Goes back to the idea -- that Black America.
Seems to be taken for granted by the Democrats -- and and written off but -- Arlington correct so is this going to change that well they could see this is dividends and the black community well I think it would be look at the to the benefit people have to compete for your attention compete for your vote.
But when you see Herman -- doing so well in the Wall Street Journal poll that he's beyond the margin of error in terms of his lead over Mitt Romney the question is -- -- now get money from Republicans the thing now get the kind of political.
Structure that would allow him to really compete with Mitt Romney in Iowa among social conservatives where I think.
He would do very well.
In New Hampshire then you go down to South Carolina another spot where you would imagine He would do very well will you get the money to do will Republicans in best.
In the potential.
As to what Herman Cain represents right now if you think about where Republicans put money for minorities.
It's an efforts to try to chip away at the Hispanic vote they don't even make an effort with that with blacks so this this supposedly we were sort of hopefuls ratio.
America after Barack Obama got elected not -- that.
Well how are you build this now where we were we have.
The idea of hope of a black candidate against the black candidate for president.
Will will -- -- help kick this down the -- this football down the road.
I think it's faster and -- wrote about it for cracks me is that count I think and nobody's paying attention I think mainstream media just doesn't pay attention Herman -- but they certainly don't pay attention.
To what is so obvious to me it is right now we could have a contest between two black man for president of the United States Republican and Democrat.
And the question is how -- the country explain this where we going witnessed.
What -- not a racial politics if they're that racism has gone away no seems like it -- most of it is really don't care about the color of your skin and I think this is so incredible on the Republican side what I mean I think this is what's galling to the black intellectual -- that all my got Herman Cain.
Is winning voters were white were conservative voters because he's one of their fellow conservatives.
And they don't understand that's a yes it's totally mind blowing for them.
Tom I'm telling it's upsetting to them because this is not there orthodox this is this is great I think I could be a novel -- Juan Williams thank you so much my pledge -- this -- -- -- --