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Herman Cain Says He Wants His Secret Service Codename To Be “Cornbread”

Source: Susan Saulny / The New York Times

It is safe to say that no other Republican on the campaign trail this year — or ever — has begun a speech with the phrase “Awww, shucky ducky!” the way Herman Cain did this year to the utter delight of his audience, which responded with wild applause.

Few candidates compare themselves to a flavor of ice cream, but Mr. Cain is intent on letting people know that he is like “Häagen-Dazs black walnut,” the point being that he is certainly not a flavor of the week because it “tastes good all the time.”

He has no qualms, for instance, about playing off black clichés: should he become president, his Secret Service codename should be “Cornbread,” he wrote in his memoir, “This is Herman Cain! My Journey to the White House.” Mr. Cain’s traveling aide, Nathan Naidu, already refers to him as Cornbread on the internal campaign schedule. (Why? Mr. Cain says he just loves cornbread.)

Those kinds of comments have drawn criticism from the likes of academics like Cornel West and entertainers like Harry Belafonte, who called Mr. Cain “a bad apple.”

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  • http://twitter.com/E_Joyce E_Joyce

    Cain is the kind of colored person the mainstream GOP likes.  He reflects all that they perceive Blacks to be and says everything they think, yet taking little to no backlash for it. GOTP/Repub­lican/Teap­ublican party cheers blaming unemployme­nt on unemployed­, boos US Soldier, applauds death penalty, boos religions other than the hypocrisy that they bring to Christiani­ty, cheers for letting people go without medical care, allow Cain to be their mouthpiece through which they insult and alienate African America, Hispanics, women, yet somehow expect people to trust and follow them. Me, I believe when people show you who they really are you believe them and act accordingl­y. Like voting in 2011 and 2012. But NOT for them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1764811254 Dalee Michael Thomas

      codename should be “SPOOK” because all he is going to do is sit by the door!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=701092381 Kandi Leigh Summey

      i think you are mistaken, that sounds more like liberals. I am republican and i do infact like Cain. he is the utlimate American story. he came from a poor family who worked hard to get ahead and be able to send their sons to college. he went to college then proceeded to GET A JOB. he has held high level jobs at multiple companys, he was a ballistics mathemtician for the navy, worked for the fed res bank, had a syndicated column and is a radio host of his own show for years. his story is what MLK fought and died for. all obama had ever done was be a commuity organizer. well, after all he was so busy with all his male lovers and the drugs he was doing he probably didnt have time for much else.

  • Markin

    go herman

    i with ya big homie

    we been running behind the demokats for too long

  • Mark

    ZONATION: Herman Cain Is Black and He Doesn’t Smoke Crack -OBAMA IS DONE!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhUWDovA_mM

    My boy Zo breaks it down on why blacks need support herman cain

    • http://twitter.com/storkfmny Craig Stock

      We already tried that black thing vote.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W4URVX2AFXHIKJ2ZF7PVKDRJOY Meangrl

    WHY am I seeing so many misspelled words? C’mon now.

  • http://twitter.com/markrlangston Mark Langston

    Time to break out the word. 1 Corinthians 13:11 – “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”

    What Cain is doing with his “black walnut” and “cornbread” rhetoric is declaring that where you’ve come from can be connected to where you’re going without conflict. He’s not an example of what a president let alone what a man should be. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TOLIOT575W2NIW674XQKQ43QKI Jose Perez Hernandez

      a gold star for your eloquence

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TOLIOT575W2NIW674XQKQ43QKI Jose Perez Hernandez

    Oh God. His sponsors must be having fits. This nickname is almost as bad as Buckwheat. He is a fool. Imagine him mouthing off like this in a black barbershop on Capitol Hill.  They would laugh this guy out the door.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dael-Sumner/100000163374629 Dael Sumner

    “Corn pone ” would be more appropriate…

    • http://twitter.com/storkfmny Craig Stock

      CA-PONE!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=701092381 Kandi Leigh Summey

    Actually i think he is funny. if you people knew him you would know the kind of sense of humor he has. but none of you have taken the time to get to know Cain the man but yet voice your opinions as if you are Cain experts. and honestly, this “republicans are racist” mantra that all you libs spout with absolutley no proof and are just repeating what the dems and msm tell you to say. is getting old. http://realdemocrathistory.wordpress.com/category/kkk/ if you want to know the truth about which party is racist. people who are party to the dems should be ashamed of themselves for supporting such a vile racist party. especially the blacks. Lincoln and MLK, both of whom were republicans, wanted better for the black race and yet you libs keep letting the dems tear the black race apart and destroy them and keep them in slavery, only now they, as are everyone else, are slaves to the gov and libs actually like being endentured servants to the gov.

    • http://twitter.com/storkfmny Craig Stock

      All I need to know about Herman is that he works for the federal reserve bank (the ones that have been stealing us blind since 1913).
      RON PAUL 2012!!!!

  • Rodgray50

    I thought this was a story about threats to his safety. 

  • http://twitter.com/storkfmny Craig Stock

    Should be “corn-hole” because with him in office we will just keep taking it in the (you know where)!

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