Monday, October 24, 2011

Could America Elect a Black President?

Jim Goad rightly reminds us that "when it comes to things such as skin color and having grown up in a segregated black environment, Herman Cain is a thousand Southern swamps blacker than Barack Obama" and that "unlike Obama, Herman Cain is descended from black American slaves" — The Big Black Elephant in the Room.

"In matters of acculturation, Cain was born in the Jim Crow South and once snuck a drink from a whites-only water fountain to see what it tasted like (the same).... His accent is naturally Southern Black Sharecropper, so he never needs to 'turn up the black' in his inflection as Obama is wont to do."

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Blogger Pints in NYC said...

Wasn't Warren G. Harding our first black president?

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/06/magazine/06wwln-essay-t.html

October 24, 2011 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger The young fogey said...

The race-baiting at Takimag (for reactionary cred?) goes too far but generally yes. Cain's wrong on a number of things and on the wrong side (ex-KC Fed chief; he's an insider) but I don't dislike the man. Yes, he's black and Obama's really not, so he's not faking anything. I like his image: smart man who doesn't need or want white liberal pity.

Re: Harding, that was a story the other side made up during the campaign.

October 25, 2011 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

I would never vote for Cain, but "9-9-9" would make my life easier.

Harding was blacker (in the American sense) than Obama.

October 25, 2011 at 11:38 PM  

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