9 Things from Herman Cain's Book That He Should've Kept To Himself
1 year ago
On the campaign trail, staff refers to Cain as "Cornbread"
If there's one thing we've learned from reading through Herman Cain's book "This is Herman Cain!, My Journey to the White House," it's that he's an over-sharing person who's not easily embarrassed. His book is only 170 pages, if you don't include the appendices. That's just enough room to include just the vital information, without going into the extra, superfluous stuff. But "The Hermanator," as he calls himself, seems to have no filter. He includes information in his book that not only probably would've been best kept private, but might cost him some potential votes, if not book sales. No wonder his communications director quit his campaign a week ago. After reading through his book, Loop 21 has identified nine points made by Cain, that he probably should've kept to himself.
1. QUESTIONABLE FRIENDSHIPS
Forget that there are few black people who would publicly admit friendships with arch-conservatives like Glenn Beck and Neal Boortz. It's more telling that there are Republicans that wouldn't admit being friends with the polarizing Beck and Boortz. But Cain goes on the record saying that he's shared talk radio air time with his "colleague" Neal Boortz. "I don’t mind being on the radio with [Boortz] because I feel close to him," writes Cain. This is the same Boortz who said that Obama was "a bigger disaster to America than 9-11" and that Rep. Maxine Waters was the "dumbest member of Congress." Boortz also has little love for Atlanta where he says "We need more dead thugs in this city. And let their -- let their mommas -- let their mommas say, 'He was a good boy. He just fell in with the good crowd.' And then lock her ass up." Beck needs no introduction, and Cain says his endorsement was "nothing short than inspirational."
2. THEY CALL HIM "CORNBREAD"
On the campaign trail, one of Cain's staffers, Nathan Naidu, “insists that when [Cain is] president [Cain's] Secret Service name is going to be 'Cornbread.'” Naidu already refers to Cain as "Cornbread" on his campaign schedule. It probably could've been worse. They could refer to him as "Fried Chicken." Still, this doesn't seem like the kind of nickname a black person would admit in public.
3. THE RACIAL SUBVERSIVE
We've listed the ways in which Herman Cain displays his blackness proudly. At times in his book, he presents himself as a real racial rebel ... sorta. Describing a moment growing up in the Jim Crow South, Herman and his brother once drank from a "whites only" water fountain. Herman's revelation after this act of racial defiance? “The whites only’ water tastes just the same as the ‘coloreds’ does!”
4. THE DECIDER