October 5, 2011

Herman Cain Demographics


With Herman Cain rising in GOP polls, and Mr. Cain mostly keeping quiet (beyond that one boomerang) in the face of Perry’s racist rock, I was interested in this photo outside an Irish pub in Milton, Georgia on Sunday. The event drew an estimated one thousand people. Of course, we know that Herman, being an African-American, has a special symbolic role with right-wing Republicans. You’ll also know, if you’ve been following the campaign (1, 2, 3), that Herman doesn’t draw much of a following from blacks.

It’s one thing to know, but it’s another thing to actually get a sweep of it.

(photo: Curtis Compton/ajc.com caption: Republican presidential candidate businessman Herman Cain, fresh off a surprising win in Florida’s straw poll election, speaks to supporters as he makes a campaign stop and launches his new book “This is Herman Cain! My Journey to the White House,” outside The Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in Milton, Ga..)

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