Could our Second Black President Replace our First
I am definitely on the Herman Cain bandwagon right now. I’d never really read his story or listed to his ideas until recently, but he definitely creates some intrigue. I’ve been among the group that hoped to see a Palin or a Trump earn the nomination early on. I saw Cain as a fringe candidate with no chance at all like an Alan Keyes or Jessie Jackson. But then my mind was changed when I saw something unexpected.
As a young black man just moving to a new city I needed to find a barber. I found one in semi ghetto area. I don’t know if you know how black barber shops are, but they are places where people comune to talk about everything from girls to sports to politics. I expect in the barber shop to have to bite my tongue and be polite while they talk about how Obama had such a big hole to climb out of from Bush and needs people to cooperate and be patient. To my surprise they have the television tuned to Fox News and when the story about Herman Cain comes on, the discussion starts up.
Again, I’m expecting these guys to ignore his politics because he’s a Republican and bash him. That didn’t happen tho. They guys all immediately commended Cain for his work with Godfather’s Pizza, his plan to create jobs and his plan to fix the economy. Not only that, they echoed Cain’s sentiment that black people don’t listen to his politics just because he’s a conservative, and they all stated that they weren’t Democrats, they were independent and Obama isn’t doing the job so maybe they need to vote for Cain. So apparently, at least in that segment of the black community, Obama hasn’t done enough to create jobs or help the black community to keep his unquestioned popularity and support. I was both shocked and impressed. I had been disappointed in my race for coming out in record numbers to support a guy with no real plan to fix the economy. All of a sudden people who had never cared about politics just took Obama’s word as gospel and went to the polls. #Silly.
Now looking forward, the thing that killed McCain in the last election could be a big boon if Cain could win the nomination. The black man getting black people to vote that wouldn’t normally vote and the independent voting for the black man because he’s an outsider who doesn’t know DC politics. I know that wasn’t a sentence too btw. But seriously, how ironic would it be if America elected a black man to change things, then realized his politics aren’t condusive to major economic turnaround so they replaced them with a black man to change things. I’m just saying. Consider this my endorsement for Cain, and here’s to Obama’s approval rating slipping some more over the next 14 months so we can hopefully get a conservative back in office so big business feels confident that the president isn’t trying to Robin Hood them. God bless America!!!