Businessman Herman Cain was the only candidate making the rounds on the Sunday political shows this week following his strong two weeks of growth in the polls and victory in the Florida straw poll.
First up, Cain was Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace:
Next, Cain also appeared on This Week with Christiane Amanpour:
Report from Fox News:
Businessman Herman Cain on Sunday called it “insulting” that the family of Rick Perry leased a hunting camp with a racially charged name well into the 1980s and possibly even later.
According to a Washington Post article that appeared Sunday, the hunting camp leased by the Texas governor was branded with the name “N—–head.” The word — reportedly on a rock at the entrance of the 1,070-acre parcel — has been painted over and the camp renamed.
Perry has said it was changed in 1983 or 1984, but others suggest it may not have been covered until later — with one person estimating for the Post that it was as late as 2008.
There “isn’t a more vile, negative word than the N-word, and for him to leave it there as long as he did, until before, I hear, they finally painted over it, is just plain insensitive to a lot of black people in this country,” said Cain, who is running against Perry and a group of others for the Republican presidential nomination.
It is fascinating to watch this race unfold. In watching Cain’s rapid rise in support, I’m reminded of Michele Bachmann’s surge following the Iowa straw poll only to watch her fade once Rick Perry entered the race. Cain already has those hurdles in the race yet he seems to be widening his appeal. We’ll see what happens in October with 2 more debates and the possibility of a growing candidate field.