GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain says black voters have been “brainwashed” into voting for liberals, which hurt his chances as a conservative seeking the White House.
Cain made his remarks in an interview with CNN, to air later tonight.
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“African Americans have been brainwashed into not being open minded, not even considering a conservative point of view,” Cain says, according to quotes posted on CNN’s PoliticalTicker blog.
“I have received some of that same vitriol simply because I am running for the Republican nomination as a conservative. So it’s just brainwashing and people not being open minded, pure and simple.”
The former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, who gained a following with his radio talk show out of Atlanta, is the only black candidate among the major GOP presidential candidates. He has had more network interviews in the past week, following his surprise victory in the Florida straw poll.