Is Herman Cain a Bigot?
Now that Huckabee isn't running, I've been looking at the political landscape to see if there's anyone I can support.
Some fans of Huckabee have been mentioning Herman Cain as a possibility, so I checked him out.
I agree with him on a number of issues. But then I came across his remarks about Muslims in government.
Asked if he'd be willing to appoint a Muslim as a Cabinet officer or judge, he said, “No. I will not. And here’s why: There’s this creeping attempt — there’s this attempt to gradually ease Sharia law and the Muslim faith into our government.”
Wait a minute.
Now if he meant that he was not going to be pressured by political correctness to appoint a Muslim just because that person is a Muslim, okay, I could accept that.
But from the context he appears to mean that he would not appoint a qualified person just because that person is a Muslim.
How would we react if a candidate said he would not appoint a person just because that person is Jewish?
We'd call that bigotry.
I refuse to vote for a bigot.
So unless he can explain this one better - or apologizes - he's not about to get my vote.