I have long hoped for an America where Black and White political leaders are treated with the same biased, dismissive brush by the press. And it appears we have reached that point. Herman “I Come to bring the” Cain has been steadily improving in the polls over the last month winning the only two contests that have occurred in the GOP race; the Florida Straw Poll and the Republican Woman’s Straw Poll in Kansas City last week. Yet, in the GOP race he is still polling somewhere between John Huntsman and a hot ham sandwich. What’s brother got to do to get some love from the mainstream media? Cain is effectively being given the Ron Paul treatment, where despite his popularity or the number of people agreeing with his statements, he will be ignored because political leaders on high and the press gatekeepers think he’s ‘unelectable’. When you consider straw polls, Romney has zero, Perry has zero and Bachman only has one in Iowa where she barely beat out Ron Paul. Cain has half the organization as the top two candidates but has won in a crucial swing state and a safe red state. Welcome to post-racial America Herman, where you can be dismissed despite your success as much as any other White GOP candidate.
This article originally appeared on Politic365.com.