Atlantic editor Ta-Nehisi Coates on Herman Cain's decision to leave the GOP race…
"I'm glad that's over… His racialist attacks on Obama were bad. But watching a guy bill himself as a 'real black man' repeatedly market[ing] ignorance is just too much for me. Racial essentialism is bad. It's worse when it's paired with stupidity."
It can't have been all bad, though, can it? I mean, there must have been one redeeming moment in there somewhere.
Like, how about that time he dropped out? That was kind of smart, don't you think?
Tags: Herman Cain, Primaries, Quote Unquote, Racism, Republicans, The Atlantic