On Martin Bashir’s television program this afternoon, Democratic strategist and MSNBC analyst Karen Finney said that Republicans are supporting Herman Cain because of his race:
“One of the things about Herman Cain is, I think that he makes that white Republican base of the party feel okay, feel like they are not racist because they can like this guy,” Finney said. “I think he giving that base a free pass. And I think they like him because they think he’s a black man who knows his place. I know that’s harsh, but that’s how it sure seems to me.”
Since the Tea Party consider Cain’s “place” to be ensconced inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. at the beginning of 2013, she may be onto something. Otherwise, I’d love to know how these sorts of moments are playing in GE and Comcast’s boardrooms.