Goldie Taylor: Herman Cain’s Alienated So Many Groups, Who’s Left…The Smoker’s Lobby?


TheGrio’s Goldie Taylor took a swipe at Herman Cain this afternoon on MSNBC’s Martin Bashir for running a divisive campaign and proposing slashing Pell grants to students. “He’s alienated Latinos, he’s alienated African-Americans and he’s alienated every middle income family in this country who relies on Pell grants,” Taylor exclaimed. “Who’s going to be left? The smoker’s lobby?”

Earlier in the program, Taylor said she didn’t even believe Cain was actually running for president, noting he was visiting irrelevant states, and merely was in the race to sell books. “He has no organization. No staff there (in the early states) and no way to turn out voters for caucuses. Those are kinds of things that are just patently missing and he shows up in Tennessee and then Alabama says something about Herman Cain,” Taylor observed. “Either he has an incompetent national staff or he ain’t running. I think it’s the latter.”

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Democratic strategist Karen Finney agreed with Taylor that Cain wasn’t serious about getting the Republican nomination. “I think Herman Cain might be coming out with a new show because he’s become the new Donald Trump in the race and it’s hard to take him seriously,” Finney assessed, though she did surmise it might be because he’s raising money. “I think he makes that white Republican base of the party feel okay, feel that they’re not racist because they can like this guy, I think they like him because he’s a black man who knows his place.”

Watch Taylor and Finney slam Cain below via MSNBC:

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