Steve Sailer just wrote what many of us have already been thinking:
The NYT has a column quoting various pundits puzzling until their puzzlers are sore over the mystery of Herman Cain’s rise to the top of the GOP presidential polls. How can some random corporate executive emerge from nowhere?It’s almost as mysterious as how some random state legislator / part time law school lecturer can rise to the White House in a few years. Maybe Cain and Obama have something in common? It’s crazy to think that, I know, but there’s something about the two of them that seems similar. But what could it be?
Some commenters have pointed out that Obama and Cain are quite different. Certainly they are – about as different (in what they claim as their ideologies) as one can hope any two mainstream presidential candidates might be. But given the simplistic thinking of the “stupid party”, it should come as no surprise if the republicans simply do whatever the democrats do and hope for the best. In this case, nominate a black candidate.
I don’t remember if I wrote about it on this blog but I had predicted, several months ago, that the Republican Party would end up nominating a black man – because whatever the Democrats do, the Republicans soon copy. Of course it remains to be seen if I was right.
I have already written about the problems with black government officials. But would I ever support a black man for president? You know what they say, “Never say never”. Under some conditions I might consider it.
The black candidate would have to, of course, share many of my values (just like any other candidate). But he would also have to stress, over and over again, that he owes (as a public official) no special loyalty to blacks*. He would have to publicly state: “If you intend to vote for me because I am black, then I do not want your vote!” He would have to have a solid record on the protection of white civil rights**. He would have to be married to a black woman (or single) – because that’s the example a leader should set. Of course it would take an awful lot to motivate me to go out and vote in a presidential election (I don’t think I’ve ever voted for a president – of any race). I find it difficult to believe anything any presidential candidate says; they’ll generally say whatever their advisers tell them to say in order to get elected.
Most likely, whoever wins the election, the rest of us will lose.
* I don’t think this would make him a traitor to his people; his job would be president of the United States, not president of the blacks of the United States. In his private life, he could have any loyalties he wanted.
** No recent white candidates would fill this qualification either.