GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain seems to be getting a wee bit Sarah Palin-like with his analysis. During a recent interview with Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Gooldberg, Cain stated that President Obama was raised in the African country, instead of Indonesia, where he spent his childhood.
Cain then went on to explain why he is more of an American than President Obama, and also why he doesn’t consider himself to be an African American.
“I am an American. Black. Conservative,” said Cain. “I don’t use African American, because I’m American, I’m black and I’m conservative. I don’t like people trying to label me. African American is socially acceptable for some people, but I am not some people.”
Cain said that he feels almost no ties to Africa and considers himself a “black man in America.” He also noted that, unlike President Obama, he can trace his roots all the way back to slavery.
Earlier in the year, when interviewed by The Atlantic, Cain said that he has no idea if President Obama was born in the United States.
“I have no idea,” he said. “The fact that it has become an issue, or a controversy, does raise a question that I can’t say that I feel one way or the other because I have not reviewed all the various ‘proof’ one way or another.”