Herman Cain Interview with Lawrence O'Donnell
Mr. Lawrence Odonnell I salute you. Your interview with Herman
Cain was excellent. I know and understand the controversy. Some
say that you were too hard. Some said that you were too soft. I
think you deserve a raise or a Pulitzer prize of some kind of
commendation from MSNBC or NBC or your industry at large. I
understand that some thought you were out of place when you
asked him probing questions about his role in Vietnam era and
especially his role in the civil rights movement. All of these
were relevant questions and they were asked by the right person
or someone like you. The civil rights questions were especially
relevant. Who else could have asked probing questions except a
white interviewer. I will explain that soon.
“The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell was just a BLIP on my
radar screen until I saw the interview with Herman Cain. Frankly
I am a Ed Shultz fan myself. No offense. Man I was glued to my
TV screen until about 8:38(the approximate time the interview
ended. This interview was so good you should have had him for
the whole hour. Man this was a master piece and I feel compelled
to write about it. Make no mistake that Mr. Cain did very well
too. I know you have taken some flack but as I said above Only a
white interviewer could have done this and that’s a shame. It is
reflective of the time we live in. Political correctness is not
always good. Please tell me that your Black friends and
associates privately agree with what I am saying for the most
part. If they don’t please have this conversation asap. I
Thank God the interviewer was with you. Can you imagine the
controversy if the interviewer had been Rev Al Sharpton for
instance? The controversy would have been magnified many times
over. I believe the good Reverend will agree. You don’t have to
be Black to ask another Black Man(candidate for Nomination for
the President of The United States} where he stands on an array
of issues. You have effectively move this nation beyond this
point and that’s is OK DOG GONE IT. It’s Painful to some but
it is necessary. No Pain no gain! It was refreshing.
I also agree with you because I came of age on the tail end of
the civil rights movement. This fact alone gives a person a
different perspective. I believe you were asking questions
through the prism of that era and that’s correct. I was
involved and many were involve from all races overtly and/or
covertly. Don’t be politically correct this time. You have a
right to ask the tough questions. I am glad you did not sugar
coat the questions. Aren’t we working towards a just and equal
society? Let’s move a step closer and you got the world talking
about it. And that’s a good thing.
Stand your ground. Many whites have given their lives
throughout the history of the United States so that my ancestors
could be free. This is one of the greatest untold stories in the
history of this great nation.Pay More attention to this fact.
Stand tall and be proud that you are on the right side Mr.
Lawrence O’Donnell. You made me proud. You do not need
anybody’s approval to ask tough questions to Herman Cain. He
wants to be President of The United States.
Let me let you in on a secret. I am willing to bet you that most
of your Black Brothers and Sisters agree with most of what I’ve
written here. You have to have been there(60s) to have the
perspective you have. It is more correct than not. This
uncomfortable reaction is the negative effects generational
racism has had on the American psyche. Perhaps it’s time to move
forward and you have given us all a head start by asking the
tough question. Thank you very much. Be Blessed
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