Written By Earl Ofari Hutchinson
GOP Presidential Herman Cain again solemnly told a pack of pesky reporters in New Hampshire recently that he was absolutely confident that in a head to head match-up against President Obama that he could snatch a third of the Black vote. The notion that he can get a big chunk of the Black vote for the GOP is intriguing. It’s intriguing because it has a ring to it that appeals to GOP leaders who have long imagined that if they could get the right Black candidate and package their message just right they could draw an appreciable number of Black voters. It’s a good talking point with GOP hawker Herman Cain out there leading the pack of GOP presidential contenders in some early but meaningless straw polls. Herman Cain, though, is hardly the first to step into fantasy land with the notion that the GOP can grab lots of Black votes.
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