Herman Cain Favored by Tea Partiers For Presidential Run. Take That, NAACP

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Herman Cain leads the pack of potential Tea Party presidential candidates.
The Tea Partiers were in Phoenix over the weekend for the group's first ever "American Policy Summit," and according to a straw poll conducted during the conference, Georgia businessman Herman Cain, a black guy, is favored to be the allegedly racist Party's candidate for president in the 2012 election.

Cain, 65, who is a former CEO of Godfather's Pizza and board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, beat out some of the more infamous names often associated with the Tea Party, including former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, and Minnesota Senator Michelle Bachman. However, in an online, probably much-less accurate poll, Paul stole the show with nearly half of those polled supporting his candidacy.

According to the poll taken of those who actually showed up at the conference, 22 percent of those polled favored Cain. Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty was the silver medalist, with 15.87 percent, and Paul came in at the third spot, with 15.04 percent.

Interestingly, President Barack Obama has the support of 0.17 percent of Tea Partiers polled at the convention, while Palin -- the darling of the Conservative movement -- drew about 10 percent.

Cain, as you can see in the above photo, happens to be a black guy. The Tea party, as you may know, has been called a racist organization by many of its left-wing opponents.

In July of 2010, the NAACP passed a resolution condemning the Tea Party for being a racist organization that's trying "to push our country back to the pre-civil rights era."

Supporting a black guy to be the Party's potential nominee for president doesn't exactly support the NAACP's claim. Sure, Tea Partiers could be racists who collectively decided to try and repair the group's image by supporting a black guy for president...we just don't think they're smart enough to concoct such a (ahem) complex plan.
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ExpertShot
ExpertShot

WTF - James King - you are either a friggin dumbass ignorant cracker or are willfully lying your ass off to make your story more interesting. The NAACP did not call the tea party racist in the resolution you reference. I looked it up here:

http://www.naacp.org/news/entr...

and here

http://www.naacp.org/press/ent...

and here

www.teapartynationalism.com

The national attention sparked by NAACP call last summer for the Tea Party to repudiate racist elements within the group, inspired the Tea Party leadership to purge some outspoken racist elements including Tea Party Express chairman Mark Williams well known for racist rants.

No where in the documents I reviewed from the NAACP was a statement or idea mentioned that condemened "the Tea Party for being a racist organization." WHERE THE FUCK do you get your information?

WIth journalists like you on staff at the New Times, I'm sure we'll be reading the Republc for many more years to come.

JAMES KING, YOU ARE A FUCKING LIAR!

Nickc8834
Nickc8834

OOOOH..... You are a candidate forulcers and cardiac arrest!!!!!!!

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

Ron Paul's relatively liberal on social issues. I'm surprised he even got the bronze medal in a state that wants to guilt women into giving birth to unwanted babies and uses war analogies every time the border issue comes up. His son Rand is a major head case, though.

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

Well it's about time! I was waiting for the token black guy to show up for the tea party.

Brandt Hardin
Brandt Hardin

If Palin were to be elected, would our country turn into the Wild West? Would there be mass exodus to Canada? I created a visual commentary about her role in the recent violent attacks on my artist's blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot... Drop by and let me know what YOU think!

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