Professor West has been in academia too long. He is out of touch with the real world. I have worked in the real world. I have worked and I have spoken at Tea Parties. As far as this, you know, on Wall Street demonstration stuff.
Look, they are now trying to legitimize themselves by comparing it to the Tea Party Movement. That is absolutely no comparison. The Tea Party Movement in this country, I call it the citizens movement, the Tea Party Movement, they had three objectives, fiscal responsibility, basically promote the free market system, and promote the free market system and enforce our laws.
This group and other groups around the country, they are creating all this mayhem, protesting against Wall Street, what are they looking for? They don't have real clear objectives like that. Do they want the people on Wall Street to come out of their offices and write them a check?
I don't think that's going to happen. So this is totally different than the Tea Party. They are just trying to legitimize themselves by comparing it to the Tea Party Movement. Not the same.
HANNITY: My good friend David Brody had an interview with you on CBN at the Value Voters Summit in which you got a tremendous response. You keep winning these straw polls. Your numbers are going through the roof and continue to. And he said are you ready for all the gotcha questions? Who is the president of Uzbekistan, et cetera, and you had a pretty funny answer.
CAIN: Yes, you know, ever since that Florida straw poll, there's been a big bulls-eye on my back. It's coming from Harry Belafonte, it's coming from Colonel -- you know, from Professor West, it's coming from anybody who does not like the fact that I as an American black conservative am in a position to be able to speak my mind and tell the truth and wake people up. They don't want a lot of people to wake up especially black people.
I've also said, Sean, which also received some criticism, that a large percentage of American black people are thinking for themselves. That's the good news.
But people like Harry Belafonte, Professor West, and others who attack me, they don't want black people to think for themselves. And this is why they are so upset with Herman Cain, who is now moving up into the top tier for the Republican presidential nomination, and that people are listening to me.
They don't want me to wake people up and get them to read the fine print and think for themselves.
HANNITY: You know, I can see as you get to the top tier, you've really decided to tone it down and be very, very measured and careful in your responses.
CAIN: Thanks, Sean. Remember, I never took a class in political correctness.
HANNITY: I can tell.
CAIN: All right.
HANNITY: I think we are reading that book right now.
Herman Cain, appreciate your time as always. Thanks so much for being with us.
CAIN: It's my pleasure, Sean. I always enjoy. Thank you, man.
HANNITY: All right, appreciate it.
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