Here’s a quote from the Associated Press story on Herman Cain’s visit to Alabama, published without the slightest bit of context:
Scott Beason, a Republican Alabama state senator, said a Cain win, especially in the Deep South, would be a visible sign of progress.
“It would change the stereotypes that still exist about how people make their decisions down here,” Beason said. “I think it’s ironic that he will do better here than in the so-called enlightened states up north.”
I think it’s ironic that the AP would consider Scott Beason a credible commentator on racial issues.