Book Trough: ‘This Is Herman Cain!’
Cain: Of book and black. Yes, Herman’s got a book coming out Oct. 4 and he just won his second straw poll.
As a prominent black Republican, especially in the age of Obama, Cain cuts an unusual figure. In the book’s introduction, he promises to answer the question, “Why do I, a son of the segregated South, refuse to think of myself as a ‘victim’ of racism?” He doesn’t quite tackle that query head on, but he tells a moving story of how his father went from dirt-poor to middle class and how Cain himself went from middle class to millionaire. His implicit answer is that through self-empowerment and self-improvement, any barrier can be overcome (it’s inspirational, if perhaps not a governing platform). Along the way, we get emotional anecdotes about Cain’s own experience with racism: how he began cutting his own hair after even a black barber shop in late 1960s Virginia refused to serve him, or how an employee at Godfather’s Pizza laughed good-naturedly at him when he introduced himself as the new president…
- Herman Cain – Moving on Up (jlue.wordpress.com)
- Why the Rise of Presidential Contender Herman Cain Should Not Be Dismissed (rogueoperator.wordpress.com)
- WATCH: Herman Cain Responds To Morgan Freeman Criticizing Tea Party As Racist (huffingtonpost.com
Posted on October 2, 2011, in Book Trough, Government Trough and tagged barack obama, Cain, Godfather's Pizza, Herman Cain, obama, republican, United States, virginia. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.