Herman Cain is denouncing Democrats for suggesting that attacking President Barack Obama’s connections to Rev. Jeremiah Wright is racist, saying that using the reverend to go after the president is “fair game.”
“It is fair if someone wants to highlight the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his relationship with Barack Obama because, quite frankly, it wasn’t highlighted enough in 2008 when he was running for president the first time,” Cain told Greta Van Susteren of Fox News on Thursday. “This administration, which has been shown to go after people who donate to Mitt Romney and try and slander their reputation, then, yes — it is fair game. I don’t think it is off-limits.”
The former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza was weighing in on the controversy surrounding a proposal to smear the president using ads that draw connections between Obama and Wright – a plan that super PAC funder Joe Ricketts rejected Thursday, as Democrats pressed Mitt Romney to declare Wright off-limits.
Pushing back against critics who called the plan racist, Cain said on Fox News, “The reason that the liberals are going to call it racist is because President Obama is black and Jeremiah Wright is black. They’re going to call it racist. It is not racist.”
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