Take that, Mr. Freeman!

Herman Cain, GOP presidential candidate, hits back at Morgan Freeman for calling Tea Party ‘racist’

Herman Cain is hitting back at Morgan Freeman for calling the Tea Party racist.

The Republican presidential candidate called the Oscar-winning actor’s eyebrow-raising remarks “short-sighted” on Friday. “Most of the people that are criticizing the Tea Partiers about having a racist element, they have never been to a Tea Party,” Cain told Fox News.

But wait! There’s more:

In a stunning upset Saturday, Herman Cain won Florida’s Presidency 5 straw poll, a vote of 2,657 Republican activists that in past years has predicated the party nominee.

Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza who charmed the three-day Republican conference’s delegates, took 37.1 percent of the vote, with Texas Gov. Rick Perry second with 15.4 percent.

The rest of the results: Mitt Romney, 14 percent; Rick Santorum, 10. 9 percent; Ron Paul, 10.4 percent; Newt Gingrich, 8.4 percent; Jon Huntsman, 2.3 percent; and Michele Bachmann 1.5 percent.

If Cain becomes the GOP nominee how will Obama play the race card?

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49 Responses to Take that, Mr. Freeman!

  1. WMCB says:

    Unless Sarah gets in, I’d love to see Cain win it. Just the popcorn factor would be…… amazing.

  2. 1539days says:

    BTW, what the hell did Morgan Freeman say?

  3. myiq2xu says:

    Hot Air:

    Not only did Cain pull it off, it wasn’t close. The numbers: Cain 37%, Perry 15%, Romney 14%. A total embarrassment for Perry, and it actually could have been worse. Here’s what Florida state representative Matt Gaetz tweeted before the vote:

    Romney campaign is having their #Presidency5 delegates vote for Cain to skew results. #dirtytricks

    If that’s true, and no one knows if it is, then Romney’s supporters might have pushed Mitt to second and Perry all the way down to third simply by sticking with their guy.

    • 1539days says:

      Ugh. This is why Romney sickens me. I fully believe there is no way in hell Romney would have won had ALL his even marginal supporters voted for him. Give it up. Stop trying to game the system like Obama.

      • ralphb says:

        Romney wouldn’t have won and, since he was not officially taking part in the straw poll, it wouldn’t have mattered. What might have happened is Perry might have finished 3rd, though in this case I don’t think it matters. Perry put a lot of emphasis and money into this thing and lost it.

        • WMCB says:

          I could buy that some ratfucking Romneybots put Cain over the top to screw Perry, if Cain had only won by a point or two.

          But Cain blew it out. Romney didn’t have that many supporters, and people were fleeing Perry. I think the fleeing Perry supporters did it more than any Romney folks.

        • ralphb says:

          Nobody is saying Romney people put Cain over the top. What I read was that there might have been enough of them to put Perry in 3rd.

          They were saying maybe some Romney folks made a mistake.

        • crawdad says:

          They were saying maybe some Romney folks made a mistake.

          I’d say they’re all making a mistake.

        • ralphb says:

          True dat!

    • DeniseVB says:

      LOL, even if the results were skewed, Cain beat the good old boys like Fox beats MsNBC/CNN daily.

      These straw polls are icky, it’s about how much a candidate PAYS supporters to vote for them? I did hear Perry paid handsomely for this poll. And isn’t Mittens the GOP/media/Obot fav?

      I’m feeling some Palin/Cain 2012 love 🙂

    • Three Wickets says:

      Cain did very well in the last debate, at least from the bits of it that I caught.

  4. WMCB says:

    I seriously doubt that the GOP establishment is going to let Cain go the distance, but just speculating….

    If Sarah gets in he’d make a good VP for her. If she doesn’t, then heads would explode if she endorsed him. Oh, and if Sarah isn’t in, and Cain wins, a Cain/Rubio ticket would completely mindfuck the Dems and Obama.

    Can I dream? I mean, if it’s going to take an R president to oust Obama, at least let me have some fun with it!!

    • ralphb says:

      The establishment may not have as much to say about it as they think. The tea party people don’t give a shit what the DC folks want. That’s what will make this fun for a change.

      • myiq2xu says:

        The TP’ers are likely to vote the opposite of what the DC folks want just out of principle.

        • Lola-at-Large says:

          True story.

        • WMCB says:

          Yup. And some liberals may join them, just to vote in whoever they think is the most “let’s shake this fucker up”, non-status quo candidate.

          A lot of the electorate is at the point of figuring throwing darts at the phonebook would be better than what we’ve had, from EITHER party.

      • WMCB says:

        I may sent a few bucks Cain’s way, just to encourage him. Win or lose, I’d like to see him hang in there and make Perry and Romney look bad. 😀

        I still have a feeling it’s going to be Perry, but I could be wrong this time. He was MUCH worse in that debate than I’ve ever seen him. I had no illusions, I know he’s not a good debater, seen him before. But that stunk even for him. It could have sunk him, I dunno. Long season yet.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Cain/Rubio would be unbeatable. They’re both adorable and likable. Something Kerry/Edwards lacked in ’04.

  5. crawdad says:

    Michele Bachmann 1.5 percent


    • WMCB says:

      She did fine when she was just going after Perry for abuse of executive power on the Gardisil. But when she went off the rails on the whole “dirty whore vaccine will turn your innocent daughters into dirty whores, and make them retarded to boot”, she flamed out bigtime.

      Believe it or not, most republicans aren’t a huge fan of the crazy.

    • ralphb says:

      She’s gonna be history after Iowa, or maybe before.

  6. DandyTiger says:

    Hahahaha. I’m laughing at Morgan Freeman. What an asshat.

  7. yttik says:

    I really think Cain earned that vote, at least if it was based on the debate the other night. I watched the debate and declared Cain the winner, too. Actually he didn’t just win, he so outperformed everybody else, it was almost like no contest at all.

  8. Dario says:

    If I were black, I would find Obama’s marching orders offensive. Support from a voter is earned.

    Obama at Black Caucus dinner: “I need your help”

    WASHINGTON – In a fiery summons to an important voting block, President Barack Obama told blacks on Saturday to quit crying and complaining and “put on your marching shoes” to follow him into battle for jobs and opportunity.

    more at link

  9. Dario says:

    C’mon, Cain wins without help from someone? Am I the only one that sees the Jeb/Rove hand in Cain’s win? The Republican establishment has put its weight behind Romney, and a defeat of Romney in FL would not have looked very good for him, hence throwing whatever support they could into Cain, saved Romney and sank Perry.

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