Former pizza mogul and current GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain told CBS yesterday that it's "ridiculous" to call Tea Party Patriots racists. You can blame a few bad apples who make racist signs and say racist things and email racist pictures maybe, but don't paint the entire "movement" with the same brush, ok? The Tea Party is all-inclusive:

"I have been speaking to Tea Parties, Americans for Prosperity, since 2009, before it was cool," Cain said, before pointing to victories in recent straw polls. "...If the Tea Party organization is racist, why does the black guy keep winning all these straw polls?"

After this statement, and his press conference a while back saying pretty much the same, well, we're still not sold.

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