That’s because you are a racist for not supporting our exalted leader Barack Obama, PBUH.*

(Ballot Box) — Herman Cain told conservative activists the country is being ruined by “stupid people” and said liberals attempt to discredit President Obama’s critics with accusations of racism.

Cain, a one-time Senate candidate and former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, is the most prominent African-American considering a run for the GOP presidential nomination.

“They call me racist too because I happen to disagree with the president,” Cain said at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday. “If you disagree about their liberal leader you must be a racist no matter what color you are.”

Cain said his disagreement with Obama was based on policies, not race. “Some black people can think for themselves,” he said.

He told the crowd: “You are not racist.”

Last month, the 65-year-old formed a presidential exploratory committee and said he’s considering launching a bid for the GOP nod.

*My interpretation of how a lefty thinks.