Cain enters 2012 GOTP presidential race?

22 May

So, the Godfather of pizza has decided he’s the right man to run as the GOTP presidential candidate? Spit-take (again), cleans off computer keyboard and monitor screen … Really? Seriously, Herman Cain, the man who saved a pizza chain by downsizing and putting thousands of its employees out of work; the far-right host of a talk radio show; the man who has never held a single elected office; the man who is a tea party favorite; wants to be president?

“In case you accidentally listen to a skeptic or doubting Thomas out there, just to be clear … I’m running for president of the United States, and I’m not running for second,” he told a crowd at Centennial Olympic Park on Saturday.

So, now we have another “businessman” running for the GOTP nomination. It just gets better and better. I wonder if any of his Tea Party followers will be requiring that he show his birth certificate? After all Hermann, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but you’re like one of a hand full of African-Americans attending Tea Party rallies.

According to news reports, “Cain supports a strong national defense, opposes abortion, backs replacing the federal income tax with a national sales tax and favors a return to the gold standard. He said President Barack Obama ‘threw Israel under the bus’ because he sought to base Mideast border talks partly on the pre-1967 war lines, and criticized the Justice Department for challenging Arizona’s tough crackdown on illegal immigration.”

“We shouldn’t be suing Arizona,” he said to cheers. “We ought to send them a prize.”

Yeah, because legislation aimed at another race is definitely something that should be celebrated in America today. You’re joking right?

So far Cain has raised a whopping $16,000 for his bid. His “supporters” are hoping he’ll “tap into the Tea Party-fueled desire for plain-speaking citizen candidates”. What they – his “supporters” – don’t realize is what a vast majority of Tea Party members want is “plain-speaking white male Christian citizen candidates”.

Cain has a master’s degree from Purdue University and has worked as a mathematician for the Navy, worked at Coca-Cola, Pillsbury and Burger King, as well as running Godfather’s Pizza franchise. Well one thing his resume says is he’s ready for any number of jobs in the food service industry, but it doesn’t mean he’s ready for the White House.

The GOTP will never nominate him. Why? Because he’s Black; it’s as simple as that. Romney and Huntsman stand a better chance of winning the GOTP nomination as Mormons than Cain has of winning it as a Black man.


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