Herman Cain may not be so bad after all, or he's just trying to do damage control since he's increasing popularity in polls. It appears that he wishes he could have defended a gay soldier that was booed during the GOP debates.
In case you don't remember, Herman Cain was among the panel of GOP presidential hopefuls that included Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul among others. During the course of the debate, televised on Fox News, a homosexual soldier submitted a question via video chat. When the soldier, Steven Hill made his statement, some members of the audience booed him. This was his statement:
"In 2010 when I was deployed to Iraq, I had to lie about who I was, because I am a gay soldier. I didn't want to lose my job. My question is, under one of your presidencies, do you intend to circumvent the progress for gay and lesbian soldiers?"
President Obama is right in the scolding manner he took to the ordeal. In no way is it acceptable to boo a US soldier. You, naturally, have a constitutional right to do so; but what kind of lowlifes boo a soldier? Chances are, some of these hecklers have never even served in the military, much less lived a life in the closet in fear for losing your career.
Now, Herman Cain is saying that, in retrospect, he wishes he could've defended the gay soldier. Why? It would only make him less popular among the notoriously bigoted types. Do you think he is saying this because of what president Obama said? Or is this a pandering attempt at getting the support of some more moderate, or left-leaning voters? Hey, it's a dog-eat-dog world -- politics -- so all's fair in love and war.
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