First off, the author states, "Republican and Democratic voters are motivated by ideology, but in the case of Democrats, race...is an integral part of their ideological equation." Thank you for stating what we have known for many many years; the Democrat Party is the real party of racism and bigotry. From the party's roots to today, nothing has changed, except that today's Democrats are also
I disagree with the author's premise that Cain's skin color has propelled him to prominence in the Republican presidential candidate field. Maybe to some degree but I think most of us would agree that Cain's primary appeal is his straightforward persona. He has an impressive background and is proposing real solutions to some very serious problems facing us today. He also has no political experience, which is attractive to millions of Americans, but the author makes no mention of this. In short, I think political analysts are completely missing the point: Americans are sick and tired of Washington, DC and we're going to do something about it. Herman Cain represents how we feel about the situation and the "experts" and "political pundits" and "talking heads" just don't fucking get it.
As far as these sexual harassment allegations go, I personally believe that Herman Cain is the victim of cheap harassment charges (akin to how cheap charges of racism are today), and I think he is having a difficult time trying to convey that. I also believe he is having difficulty navigating around this supposed gag order which, in my opinion, should be lifted so we can see what's really going on. Whatever the case may be, in no way is he unfit for the Presidency, but he could have handled this controversy much more effectively.
Notice how I managed to write the above blog post using only one curse word! There's hope for me, yet. Fucking awesome!