This was a comment I posted on a blog where the poster concluded that Herman Cain should give up trying to win the Republican Presidential nomination.
It is incredible to me that the very day a new allegation surfaces, all of a sudden everyone who thought Cain still had a credible chance to be a good Presidential candidate writes him off with no further investigation of the accusation or vetting of the accuser.
Especially considering that all the previous accusations surfaced within a very short time, which just happened to be just after a number of polls indicated Cain was a frontrunner, if not THE frontrunner for the nomination. Didn't most of us smell a put-up job then?
When Cain did not go away after that, and no more was heard from ANY of the initial accusers of "sexual harassment" as that term is now socially stiflingly defined, Cain seemed to be regaining momentum. Then this new and more potentially serious allegation appears. So we have had a ramping up of the level of alleged misconduct.
The Stink of Manufactured Scandal
Am I the only one left who thinks this whole thing stinks of political manipulation? Cain is not my favorite, and his removal from the field would actually help my preferred candidate. But if this stuff does indeed finish Cain off as a possibility, it will only prove how easy it is for someone with money or pull behind the scenes aided by a few women interested in publicity and maybe a book deal, plus a compliant media, to destroy virtually ANYONE.
Not to mention that Clinton got away with much more extensive and serious activities which were proven. The stained blue dress is in the Smithsonian for crying out loud!
Why Bother Discussing Candidates' Pros and Cons?
I lost some respect for Beck tonight when he agreed with O'Reilly (my respect for whom was already very low) that Cain is "finished." Then I have an idea. Why don't we all just wait until MSNBC gives its official endorsement to Mitt for the Republican nomination?
Maybe Mitt won't give Chris Matthews a thrill up his leg. Maybe it will be just a tingle, out of respect for what Obamacare owes to Romneycare and Mitt's support of the Climate Change nonsense. Yeah let's let Matthews' leg tell us who should be the Republican presidential nominee in 2012. It would sure save the rest of us a lot of time and effort discussing the issue, and we'd end up at the same place.
As to Cain's family, the old cliche "if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen" comes to mind. Cain has said he knew there would be a lot of heat. Let's assume Cain discussed the liklihood that he'd have to deal with his share of smearing such as Palin faced in 2008 and since, and got support and assurances from his family that they would not let that destroy the unit or undermine their support of him. If not he never should have tried to run in the first place.