Politico hasn’t been this excited since Herman Cain. Looking at the tweets from attendees at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner was nauseating enough. Obama’s speech was fine, he had some good one liners and some cheap shots, but it certainly wasn’t the funniest speech ever: I just witnessed our President deliver the funniest speech I [...]
Jamelle Bouie/The American Prospect Herman Cain, the Georgia-based talk show host who used the Republican presidential primaries to propel himself to national fame, has returned to the public stage with a new organization of black conservatives—the appropriately named American Black Conservatives. Show More Summary
The Washington Post published this in its Style section, which seems reasonable: Herman Cain returns to spotlight with American Black Conservatives group … Herman Cain steps up to microphones at the Willard hotel on Monday after a two-day meeting of a dozen black conservatives that he pulled together. Mr. 9-9-9 has come out of the [...]
Washington (CNN) – As the Republican Party struggles with ways to attract more African-Americans to its party, one of their own former, African-American presidential candidates could throw a wrench in their plan. Herman Cain insisted Monday he does not want to be called Republican for fear of being saddled with the "dumb things" Republicans have [...]
Former presidential candidate Herman Cain had dinner on Sunday with Dr. Ben Carson, a potential contender for the 2016 Republican nomination, just blocks from the White House. It was a private meal, and advisers were asked to eat at separate tables in order to encourage candor. Keep reading this post...
(CNN) – Herman Cain, the former pizza executive who briefly led the pack of GOP 2012 presidential hopefuls, convened a gathering of Republicans Monday with the goal of devising a strategy to convince fellow African-Americans to join the party. Dr. Ben Carson, the Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon enjoying new popularity in the conservative movement, will also [...]
Ben Carson, the world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon who criticized President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast in February, is one of the prominent black conservatives the former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is hosting in Washington D.C. on Monday.
As NewsBusters reported, MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Monday actually said, “Racism is the belief that one race - whites - should rule all others.” Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain responded to this nonsense on Fox News's...Show More Summary
Herman Cain, a former Republican presidential candidate, is returning to the national political scene. Next month, Cain will cohost a private retreat in Palm Beach, Fla., for business leaders and Republican power brokers. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is slated to attend the summit. Keep reading this post...
Toure, whose area of expertise is Being Black, attacked Ben Carson as an Uncle Tom, someone who exists just to "assuage white people's guilt" about being racist. Incidentally, this is exactly what he said about Herman Cain, too. So, in...
Things are heating up. Today we had visits from Herman Cain and the Romneys themselves. Secret Service were circling the building inside and out all day. I didn't get a chance to meet any of them, though I did get to take a bite of Ann Romney's cold and lifeless leftover pizza.
I’m gonna disagree with DougJ about Ben Carson — he’s not the next Herman Cain, he’s the next Newt Gingrich. I bookmarked this Washington Post article last night: BALTIMORE — The voice mail greeting at Benjamin Carson’s Johns Hopkins Hospital office, where he is the director of pediatric neurosurgery, stretches for almost eight minutes… Carson’s [...]
In response to Dr. Ben Carson is the GOP's New Uncle Tom?: Giving Toure the benefit of added conversation irks me... So the real question I have, is Ben Carson going to stand up to the scrutiny and bounce back like Sarah Palin or will...Show More Summary
You remember Godfather's Pizza. Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain was its former CEO. So I'm not completely surprised that one of the franchisees would be offering an Easter discount... but the restaurant in Hampton, Iowa is going a step further:
Click here to view this media Fox News continued its war on poor people today when it hyped Herman Cain’s highly dubious claim that people are using food stamps to pay for "fitness training," which he “learned” via a caller to his radio show. It was not very surprising that Cain would repeat a thing like this without bothering to verify it. Show More Summary
During Herman Cain’s brief moment as the leader of the Republican primary pack in late 2011, his iconic “999” tax plan got its fair share of criticism from pundits and analysts. But nothing was as damaging as the fact that it looked suspiciously close to the tax code in another land: SimCity.
The same Howard Kurtz who mercilessly ridiculed the idea that Fox News would hire the very successful and charismatic Herman Cain, today published a gushing love letter to the "ubertalented" Keith Olbermann that begged ESPN to re-hire...Show More Summary
On Saturday morning's Up with Chris Hayes, celebrity chef and Top Chef host Tom Colicchio joined #upper-picker-upper Chris Hayes for a lengthy discussion of food politics, including a panel discussion that delved into the restaurant industry's role as low-wage employer to the nation. Show More Summary
There is no greater danger to the left (and therefore the media) than minorities who "forget their place" and join the Republican Party. Each time this occurs, it represents a two-part existential threat. First, these apostates undermine the cherished media narrative that portrays Republicans as intolerant of anyone who isn't white or male. Show More Summary