In this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, Georgia businessman and GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain said he wasn’t questioning President Barack Obama’s racial authenticity when he declare that liberals are afraid “a real black man might run against Barack Obama.” From the Q&A:
Cain: A real black man is not timid about making the right decisions, that’s what I meant. Look, I’m not getting into this whole thing about President Obama. It is documented that his mother was white and his father was from Africa. If he wants to call himself black, fine. If he wants to call himself African-American, fine. I’m not going down this color road.
NYT: But you’re saying he’s not really a black man.
Cain: Not in terms of a strong black man that I’m identifying with. I identify with a strong black man like Martin Luther King Jr., or my dad, Luther Cain Jr., who didn’t have a lot of formal education, but he had a Ph.D. in common sense.
If you want Cain to expound on the topic, he’s celebrating Social Media Day by hosting a 6 p.m. “meet-up” at Perimeter Hotel and Suites, 11 Perimeter Center West, in Dunwoody.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider