Herman Cain may be the only presidential candidate in history to actually benefit from a sex scandal.
Just hours after Politico broke a story about accusations of sexual harassment against Cain, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO killed it during a luncheon speech at the National Press Club. And then to top it all off, he SANG.
After very little prompting to reprise his “Imagine There’s No Pizza” performance at the Omaha Press Club, Cain launched into a surprisingly beautiful rendition of the hymn “He Looked Beyond My Faults” — an interesting choice given the sex scandal.
Any bets on how long before someone claims he was dogwhistling to the white racists that “he knows his place” by singing an old negro spiritual?
Seriously though, he was dogwhistling – to black Americans. He was reminding the black community that he is one of them. If he can win over a big chunk of their votes he’s not just electable, he’s unbeatable. No other Republican candidate can do that.
I wonder how many hymns Barack Obama knows by heart?