A nicely done Herman Cain video, explaining – in a phone interview with a reporter from the Daily Caller – what it was like to grow up in segregated Atlanta:
Said Cain, while on the road in Iowa:
“We were at the bargain basement at the department store one day, and my Mom was looking on a rack to get some stuff for us. We asked her if we could go get some water. She said yes. And Mom specifically said, ‘Now, y’all make sure y’all drink out of the “colored” fountain.’
“Being typical young boys, we got over there and looked at those two water fountains, and we kind of looked around. And we kind of went, hmm, nobody’s looking.
“So my brother went first, while I stayed on the look-out, to sip the ‘white’ water. Then he was on the look-out while I sipped the ‘white’ water. Then we both sipped the colored water. We looked at each other [and said], ‘The water tastes the same. What’s the big deal?’”
Cain, by the way, recently said he intends to formally announce his Republican presidential candidacy sometime in the next month.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider