“Is Herman Cain for REAL?” ( Is the sky blue?) This is the idiotic question MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell asked in his promo for his leftist interview with Herman Cain. Why wouldn’t Herman Cain be for real? Cain is really running for the presidency of the United States as a Republican. In a hypothetical match up against Obama, Cain really comes in a dead heat against Obama. Cain really leads Republican contenders for the White House in a new Zogby poll.
So why in the world would Lawrence O’Donnell ask such a dumb question? The better question to ask is if O’Donnell is for real. I guess O’Donnell like other left wing journalists is doing the dirty work of the Democrat party in attempting to undermine Cain’s candidacy by reducing Cain to a black joke because he’s running as a Republican. As someone mentioned to me “O'Donnell made an utter fool of himself. It's the most embarrassing leftist shill interview I've ever seen, and it abandons journalistic integrity further than I ever thought MSNBC could.”
But it also demonstrates how completely panicked, flustered and shocked Democrats are by Cain’s candidacy because they know Cain has the REAL ability to chip away at the 96% black vote Obama enjoyed in 2008. Black support for the first black president has plummeted from 83% to 58% and even if Cain doesn’t win the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, he’s making black liberals reconsider their support of the Democrat party that dismisses them, makes promises of government salvation it doesn’t deliver on and takes their vote for granted every election cycle.
No other race but the black race gives the majority of their votes to one political party. Even if Herman Cain’s candidacy is able to compel a mere 13% of black liberals to vote for the GOP nominee in 2012 this would hurt Obama. Terrified by the reality Cain’s message is resonating with black liberals, O’Donnell tried to interrogate Cain on his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, implying that because Cain was in college at the time he "sat on the sidelines" and was a sell out.