From: The Huffington Post
Potential presidential candidate Herman Cain reportedly spoke out on the issue of race during a recent stop in the early primary state of New Hampshire.
According to the Union Leader, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza said he believes that the country electing Barack Obama as its first African-American president could help his chances if he runs for the White House. The Granite State-based outlet relays what Cain had to say on the matter in an interview:
“Now people are over this first black President thing,” he said. “But there are some people who will say, ‘I’m not going to vote for another black guy because this one didn’t work out.’
“And my response is, ‘Well, what about those 43 white guys you put in there? How did they work out?’
“Don’t condemn me because the first black one was bad,” Cain said with a smile.
Politico reported last Friday on additional comments Cain made during his trip to a group of New Hampshire Republicans about some within the African-American community taking issue with the nature of his views.
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