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The consensus among most political pundits is that the presidency chances of Herman Cain were eaten alive by Ginger White, the latest of a number of women accusing Cain of marital infidelity.
Although Cain may be out of the picture at least for now, many black conservatives are not giving up on their quest to obtain the power they feel they deserve. The emergence of Cain was an awakening of sorts, one that the black niche of the party refuses to allow to die easily.
"The movement should ...work actively, consistently, and thoroughly to bring the conservative message to new audiences with a firm grasp of the issues," said conservative commentator Lenny McAllister.
Even though they plan to fight on with their message, they don’t deny that it can be tough to be a black Conservative these days.
"It can be rough out there being a black conservative, particularly in Washington D.C. and New York City," said Crystal Wright, from the blog ConservativeBlackChick.com. "We're angry, we're frustrated and we want to do something about it."
Republicans in the African American community believe that President Obama has failed black America. They are aggressively seeking to get him out of office. They give credit to men like Herman Cain and Michael Steele for giving them a degree of visibility that they didn’t have before.
"More people have come out of the closet as black republicans," McAllister said.
Even though many black conservatives were supportive of Cain, they are not afraid to be critical of his recent behavior.
"... Even prior to the allegations, all of the opportunities where he misspoke and contradicted himself on different things," McAllister said.
"A stronger campaign would have done a lot more for black conservatism. So there are definitely some out there who feel a little betrayed and feel a sense of disappointment, and a lost opportunity as well.”
Even Republican Congressman Allen West said that Cain needs to step down.
“…he probably needs to understand that he's a distracter for what's going on right now and we should move on," said West.
Beyond his short-comings, many black Republicans are glad that Herman Cain came along.
"There were probably many black conservatives who weren't sure if the tea party movement were accepting of them, but Cain proved that they were," says Richard Ivory, from HipHopRepublican.com.