November 02, 2011

Quote of the Day

Jonathan Chait on Herman Cain:

Cain is executing a business plan. Itís an excellent plan. The plan involves Cain raising his profile as a conservative personality, which he can monetize through motivational speaking, book sales, talk shows, and other media. Cainís selling point is that heís a black conservative who can capitalize on the sense of white racial victimization that has mushroomed during the Obama era. Accordingly, Cain assures conservatives that they are not racist, as proven by their support for him. Indeed, it is the liberals who are racist, as evidenced by their opposition to Cain. If Cain were campaigning to be president, the scandal would hurt him. Since he is instead campaigning to boost his profile, it will help him.
I also find it hilarious that just a couple of weeks after everyone on the right lambasted Cain for "playing the race card" over the Niggerhead thing are now reacting to the sexual harassment story by... playing the race card.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 2, 2011 12:38 AM
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