I believe Herman Cain spoke what he believed. He doesn't need you telling him how to tip-toe through the tulips.
The fact that Cain chose to play the race card automatically eliminates him from consideration as far as I am concerned. This is no different from Collin Powell's betrayal of the Republican Party in voting for Obama because of his race.
Cain is no conservative if he is willing to play the race card against a fellow conservative Republican and he is no conservative to have not better informed himself on the facts before he commented.
Shame on Herman Cain and how sad that another candidate has eliminated himself from contention because he has betrayed his principles for his own personal political gain.
This event also, unfortunately, reinforces my reticence in voting for a non-white. Apparently, no matter how conservative you claim to be, there remains a residual resentment among all African Americans against white people that is just waiting to come out.
Obama is a racist, Powell proved himself to be a racist, and now Herman Cain has shown that same racist streak. NO THANKS!
"Again, I just wish that Cain had given Perry the benefit of the doubt. It saddens me that he didn’t." lol why? Can you not handle the regular theater of modern political in fighting? you run a site called 'the right scoop' and you wish that a presidential candidate who is black would not use an ace in the hole bludgeoning tool (that perry had a nigger-head rock on his ranch) to try and defeat his opponent in a dual? Are you just extremely naive? Or do you think that everyone on the right should not point out racism when they rightfully see it? Are you one of those hilarious people who thinks racism doesn't exist anymore? I'm seriously dumbfounded by your repeated hilarious complaints that Cain 'didn't go there'
As I had already eliminated Perry from my potential candidates list this is a non-issue for me...a mere distraction from the political platforms I need to look into further.
I'm beginning to wonder if Cain's campaign has been hooking up with Romney's in hopes of knocking Perry completely out of the race. I may be wrong, but this is another story with Karl Rove written all over it.
Once again the media pulls a non-issue to the forefront and all our problems rest on the remark of a rock.
I wish Herman Cain didn't fall for the "rock on the leased property" tactic. He should have dismissed it. I don't believe he was playing the race card, sure it is insensitive, what else was he to say. This doesn't make Perry any more or less of a racist either. It proves nothing, complete nothingness. The winner is the Rock for it's 15 minutes of fame (again) and the media for pandering to those that only read headlines.
And maybe it's just me, but when you don't "own" a property, you don't go changing it. This was the owners issue not the person leasing it.
It isn't just a non-issue it was an outright lie not backed up by anyone and thrown out to get a response from Cain. You know the press is desperate when they have to go back 30 some years to find something and then lie about it besides. I'm gettin pretty tired of these Republicans believing every question the Pravda press puts to them. The stone had niggerhead on it Perry's Father painted over it when that didn't do the job they turned it over so it didn't show.
End of story. Perry didn't name the place and they didn't use that name. Where are the campaign workers for these candidates. You'd think they could check out this stuff if the candidates don't have the time. You don't answer the press about anything unless you know the facts yourself about what they're asking.
No it is a non-issue. The rock story (btw hashed out 27 years ago also) will not solve our problems of today; economy, jobs, banks, housing, energy, etc. It is a non-issue topic used by the media to manipulate the viewers and discredit the selected candidates (Perry and Cain). Herman Cain fell for it and so did Bachmann. Unfortunately, they were not sharp enough to end the conversation and kept it going. Watch Cain's ratings tank as they should. The media is selecting the weakest links with frivolous stories.
These issues do not help any of the candidates involved. The media is more than aware of that and who they can get to talk. Cain disappointed me with this and Perry deserves a retraction. But, the media got out there what they wanted and to them it worked. There's only one person I know that does not allow the media to do this.
Wait for the next story, will the media stick to Perry bashing or move onto another candidate. I'm still waiting for the media to pull the Romney bashing, where is it?
Why is Herman Cain buying into this media hype? He did it with Palin also. It's really disappointing. Why doesn't media ask Cain about these racists remarks? D.L. Hughley http://tinyurl.com/5vv8ayh Bill Maher http://tinyurl.com/66z4tal What a bunch of hypocrites!!!
Michelle Malkin wrote a good blog on it: Rick Perry and the Macaca Media http://tinyurl.com/3cowm64
I too wished it was dismissed but this is how the media tries to manipulate, before I did not see it but now I do. Anyways Mr. Cain is black & he feels its insensitive, its his opinion, I don't think he said it because he's playing any race card to win an election or that he thinks Perry is racist, its just how he feels about that. Same with the comment he made on 2/3 of blacks being brainwashed, or with Chris Christie being too liberal. Some may agree othesr not so much, but he's honest. Now if he starts hitting on only this type of opinions and forgets talking about plans to fix things then I have a problem.
I actually think he did better than others would/are doing, which is go off the rails about Perry being a racist. That isn't to say he should've called it "insensitive" -- but it's honestly *no worse* than Perry saying that people who don't want to educate illegal immigrants "have no heart" in the last debate.