By Javier Manjarres
Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the blackest President/Presidential candidate of them all? That seems to be the burning question that numerous politicos and pundits are privately asking themselves, as businessman Herman Cain attempts to position himself to win the Republican nomination and face-off with President Barack Obama in the 2012 Presidential election.
Herman Cain has been referred to as an ‘Uncle Tom’ candidate, for not being ‘black enough’, whatever that means. More likely than not it means that Cain isn’t kowtowing to Democrats and their hideous agenda, hence their obvious resentment.
The Georgia-born, southern Baptist Herman Cain is a product of a poverty stricken household from the deep south during the dark days of segregation. Cain is said to be the ideal ‘rags-to-riches’ story of a black man that overcame the challenges of racism and poverty in the South and became a successful businessman.
Cain has been ridiculed for using tongue-and-cheek racial epithets and suggestive terminology to describe and refer to himself. Cain said after he is elected President, he wants his Secret Service code name to be “Cornbread” and he has referred to his “beautiful dark skin” that is “Haagen Dazs Black Walnut.”
Herman Cain speaks with a genuine southern black accent, whereas President Obama has actually employed a fake southern accent at times, much like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did while running for the Democrat Presidential nomination in 2008.
It’s likely that Herman Cain’s usage of racially-tinged verbiage is to simply to tweek those who keep referring to him as an “Uncle Tom.”
So Cain is the ‘blacker’ man?
The Hawaii born, and former practicing Muslim President Barack Hussein Obama was the first ‘black’ man elected to President of the United States in 2008. President Obama came from an interracial marriage, his father was from Kenya, and was raised by his mother, and he had an entirely different upbringing and cultural experience than that of blacks in America.
Unlike Herman Cain, Obama did not have to face segregation in the South, and Obama took a much different career path to political prominence than did Cain. In other words, as Rush Limbaugh would say, “he was not down with the struggle.” Because of his parents mixed relationship, Obama is not quite as ‘Black Walnut’-skinned as Cain, but nonetheless still is considered black, but more like Haagen Daz’s ‘carmel cone’ flavored ice cream. Skin color is after all a very superficial aspect of a person’s being- it’s only “skin deep”- and it should be irrelevant in today’s so called “enlightened” times, but some people just won’t let it go. Cain reminds us that “America is too uptight”, and he’s right about that.
So whether you like Black Walnut or Carmel Cone flavors of Ice Cream, both Herman Cain and President Barack Obama can be considered black men, only Cain is a lot , ummm, ‘richer’ in flavor.
Here is a memorable Herman Cain ‘ice cream flavor’ moment:
[vsw id=”M69U7r7LZCs” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]