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    Re: Thomas Sowell: Herman Cain More Black Than Barack Obama

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    I'm really sick of this idea that there's a "More black" or "Less Black" or "Real Black" person.
    To some extent, I agree. But inasmuch as Mr. Cain's “blackness” is being made an issue, I think it is very relevant to point out that he has much more in common with black Americans than Mr. Obama does. He came up from the same culture, the same heritage, and faced the same challenges. Indeed, he's an excellent model for black Americans, an example of how any of them can succeed.

    Ultimately, though a candidate's race ought not be a significant factor in choosing who will be President, or indeed, who will be hired for any job. I think Mr. Obama has given us a very vivid example of where that can go. Instead of picking a qualified white candidate, we picked an unqualified and incompetent black candidate for President, in order to prove that we're not racists.
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    Re: Thomas Sowell: Herman Cain More Black Than Barack Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    To some extent, I agree. But inasmuch as Mr. Cain's “blackness” is being made an issue, I think it is very relevant to point out that he has much more in common with black Americans than Mr. Obama does. He came up from the same culture, the same heritage, and faced the same challenges. Indeed, he's an excellent model for black Americans, an example of how any of them can succeed.
    It's the new race card: Our guy is blacker. I've not seen his race made an issue in mainstream thought. Then again, I generally avoid all media except NPR, which has never mentioned it while I was listening. Sometimes I watch a little O'Reilly to get another viewpoint. Never have I heard his race made an issue except by Conservatives on this forum who want to prove that their guy is blacker, or have some kind of weird guilt over not voting for Obama.

    Ultimately, though a candidate's race ought not be a significant factor in choosing who will be President, or indeed, who will be hired for any job. I think Mr. Obama has given us a very vivid example of where that can go. Instead of picking a qualified white candidate, we picked an unqualified and incompetent black candidate for President, in order to prove that we're not racists.
    So are you saying that people only voted for Obama because they wanted to prove they're not racist? Gee, I voted for him because McCain was promising 4 more years of Bush-style failure. The way I see it, we wouldn't be any better or worse off with McCain, but that's hindsight. I didn't vote for Obama because he's black. What an incredibly ignorant thing to say. Again, the only people I've ever heard say Obama was elected to "prove you're not racist" are Conservatives on this board who have some weird guilt thing going on.

    If I don't vote for Cain, it'll be because I don't like his 999 plan. I don't care what race he is or isn't.


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    Re: Thomas Sowell: Herman Cain More Black Than Barack Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Libbos always want a political race to have a racial component. Ya'll asked for it. Ya'll got it. Toyota.
    You bring up race far more then any other person on this forum, you have no room to speak.

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    Re: Thomas Sowell: Herman Cain More Black Than Barack Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    To some extent, I agree. But inasmuch as Mr. Cain's “blackness” is being made an issue, I think it is very relevant to point out that he has much more in common with black Americans than Mr. Obama does. He came up from the same culture, the same heritage, and faced the same challenges. Indeed, he's an excellent model for black Americans, an example of how any of them can succeed.
    By this statement your implying that even if Obamas domestic successes haven't exactly been resounding, that he's not an example of success.

    He's a millionaire, and he went from State Senator to President in Record time.

    He achieved the highest office in the land, and whether you want to argue that he did it by "duping people" or whatever rhetoric makes you feel better about it, he still did it.

    I give props to anyone who achieves that office, even if I Don't like them.

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    Re: Thomas Sowell: Herman Cain More Black Than Barack Obama

    I don't care for the racial qualification debate, but then again, I can sympathize with minorities that are seen as pariahs for having conservative beliefs. There is usually one hell of a dogma that gives incentives for bashing conservative viewpoints.
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    Re: Thomas Sowell: Herman Cain More Black Than Barack Obama

    He made money selling a book someone else wrote.

    If you want to destroy American traditions, they he'll be popular with you, of course.

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    Re: Thomas Sowell: Herman Cain More Black Than Barack Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    He made money selling a book someone else wrote.....
    if you are refering to Obama and "The Audacity of Hope", then you have indeed lied.

    Obama wrote the book, just like "Dreams of my Father".

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    Re: Thomas Sowell: Herman Cain More Black Than Barack Obama

    He had ghostwriters for both.

    Do you know what Obama's grades were?

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    Re: Thomas Sowell: Herman Cain More Black Than Barack Obama

    Tom Sowell is soooo Eighties. With remarks like this, that may now be his new IQ range.
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    Re: Thomas Sowell: Herman Cain More Black Than Barack Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    He had ghostwriters for both.
    Pretty standard for political books. I'm sure the ghostwriter was well compensated.

    Do you seriously think Bush wrote this whole thing by himself, do you?

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