Herman Cain says he is like “Haagen Dazs Black Walnut Ice cream”, lets hope not because according to Haagen Dazs website that flavor no longer exists. Interesting that Cain thinks “it tastes good all the time.”
A gaffe? really?
I ran across that information while perusing my Facebook pages.
Herman Cain is obviously attempting to secure the GOP nomination via one of two very proven methods: He is attempting a “fake it, to make it” strategy, or he is simply “fakin the funk.” I am sorry for the colloquial way of putting it, but Mr.Cain is full of hot air and he is offering a program (9-9-9) that has no substance. He again, is indicative of a less than deep GOP field and that is indicative of a less than deep political party.
For the past month he has responded to questions from interviewers that he should have been far better able to handle. His statements about a ‘brainwashed’ African-American voting community was the first sign of what I call, ‘a differentiation strategy”.” He could have answered as does Michael Steele and GOP moderates, “we need to better to bring people in….”. OK, so we know it is just talk but Cain’s remarks were more like a shot in his own foot. Of course, his ‘sound-bite’ registered well with conservatives.
Cain then moves to the business of labeling all, who are not ”RICH”, as having a problem. We did not work hard enough! Well, I agree if Cain’s behavior is indicative of how he got to his ‘get rich’ CEO job.
Last week he responded to a remark from the prince of conservative racist right-wing radio, Neal Boortz, with a remark that is only fit for laying the ground work to a pig pen. He indicated that Barack Obama does not have a ‘true black experience.’ Cain, thus, implied that he is ‘blacker.’ I have to ask, “what is that about”?
Repeated instances of Cain’s focused efforts on race, leads me to believe that he is, in fact, playing the ‘race card.’
Furhter evidence of his ‘shallow’ plan, is deeply embedded in his, ”Haagen Dazs Black Walnut Ice cream”. Of course Haagen Daz has no such flavor. Cain is about the bombastic and the ‘show’. “….it tastes good all the time”. Those are merely words of a pathetic showman. Those are not the words of person who makes a ‘gaffe’. He plays on ‘black,’ to schmooze those who lived in a time when it was ‘expected,’ ‘accepted,’ ‘encouraged,’ or ‘life sustaining’ (if one’s meal depended on such behavior).Secondarily, Cain displays no hesitation in lying. He knows that he does not buy that specific brand of Ice Cream! It is a shallow play on words. Words that many would shy away from as it could remind them of times that were not so representative of the United States of America today.
Haagen Daz’s Black Walnut Ice Creams is no different than Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan, it is a product of his imagination and that only.