Herman Cain's Solution to Immigration Problem: Alligator-Filled Moat and an Electrified Great Wall. Immigration Group Livid
Republican presidential candidate/Godfathers Pizza baron Herman Cain has a solution for the immigration problem currently plaguing the United States. It involves a moat, alligators, and a new take on China's "great wall."
Cain's archaic solution is as follows: build a moat along America's southern border, fill it with alligators, and construct a 20-foot high electrified wall with barbed wire at the top.
See Cain describe his plan in his own words below.
Below is the text of Cain's comments:
I just got back from China. Ever heard of the Great Wall of China? It looks pretty sturdy. And that sucker is real high. I think we can build one if we want to! We have put a man on the moon, we can build a fence! Now, my fence might be part Great Wall and part electrical technology...It will be a twenty foot wall, barbed wire, electrified on the top, and on this side of the fence, I'll have that moat that President Obama talked about. And I would put those alligators in that moat!
Needless to say, immigration groups aren't happy.
Somos Republicans bills itself as a Valley-based national watchdog group that promotes immigration reform. A gator-filled moat apparently isn't the type of "reform" it was looking for, and the group is now calling for Cain to end his quest for the presidency.
In an email, Somos Republicans says the following about Cain and his plan:
We call on Herman Cain to drop his candidacy for President. His recent comments and lack of practical solutions to solving illegal immigration show he's not a serious candidate. Many Hispanics find his recent comments comparing immigrants to "invading Huns" offensive, and also insensitive when thousands of immigrants died crossing the desert. We're looking for practical and humane solutions, and find Cain's pandering to xenophobes disgusting. Apparently nativist tea has been served up at many tea parties! Hispanics are a key swing vote, and whichever GOP candidate succeeds in winning the nomination cannot win the general election without the Hispanic vote. Cain needs to leave the field open to more serious candidates.
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