Skip to comments.The Cain Train Last Stop
Posted on 12/04/2011 5:45:59 PM PST by OUTKAST
Even before he dropped out of the race on Saturday (12/3), there was a gaggle of pundits predicting the demise of Herman Cain as a presidential candidate. He was never going to be the nominee anyway, claimed Cokie Roberts of ABC news. I saw some unknown lib spinster on FOX Friday afternoon saying the same thing. He was the sole front-runner for a time. Why would allegedly intelligent people say such things? A couple of reasons: 1. They cant be proven wrong now that scandal has sent him running and 2. They know darn well he had great conservative ideas politically and they believe if they minimize the candidate, they minimize message. Thus, leaving room for more centrist or moderate views which they hope will mean an easily defeated nominee for president Obama to take on next year.
He hit the campaign trail and grabbed our attention because he didnt sound like a politician. He sounded more like a CEO. He sounded like a cancer survivor. He sounded like a neighbor who was a leader at the local church. He sounded like a guy who has had enough of the liberal takeover of our government and the mentality of the elitists in this country doing all they can to take over every aspect of our everyday lives. Thats why he got such momentum. He would respond to questions asked at the debates with direct, witty, insightful, decisive, and well-thought-out answers. We turned up the volume and leaned closer to the TV to hear more. His 9-9-9 plan although not perfect was a marketing marvel. What a great idea. Simplify the tax code, make sure everyone pays something (even illegal aliens and law breakers) and not apologize about it. As misunderstood and maligned as that plan was, it was not policy that dropped him from front-runner to also ran.
Mitt Romney cant lock up the nomination because of his single-payer healthcare law in Massachusetts, he was for abortion before he was against abortion, and other questionable positions past and present that make conservatives wonder about his bone fides. Gov Rick Perry dominated until his have a heart response to questioning about in-state tuition for illegal immigrants another policy issue. Newt Gingrich is looking great but, there are loud rumblings about his work with the Heritage Foundation on a single-payer healthcare system. Any of those candidates would be light years better than the current president. But, the story was different with Herman Cain. Other than an odd answer about his pro-life stance and a bit of confusion on a question about Libya, Herman Cain on the issues was as conservative as you get on the trail. Knowing they couldnt attack on those issues the media went digging for dirt.
You dont know and I dont know if Herman Cain sexually harassed anyone. You know who knows? The women and he know. There is no proof of it and he denies it. The story of the one woman who came forward is sketchy at best and her background would suggest shes a gold-digger and publicity hound. Even with that said the media putting it out there took Can from front-runner to 2nd or third place almost overnight. When he had once enjoyed 30+ percent support of women republicans he, days later, only enjoyed single digit support from the same demographic. All of this BEFORE Ginger White would become a household name (in the homes where the race was being followed). What does that tell us? With no proof and only word of women who either currently work in the democrat administration or who a few months ago greeted Herman Cain with a hug at an event the media can render a candidate null and void. Before you scoff at what I just said because the public allegedly doesnt trust the media, consider this. Why did so many of you go from supporting Cain to suspecting Cain almost overnight BEFORE Ginger White? Because of what you learned from the media. Face it they set the narrative whether you want to admit it or not.
Ginger White claims she and Herman Cain had an almost 14 year affair. Her proof? He signed a couple of books for her (if that proves an affair, Im sleeping with Bob Schieffer) and some phone records that show he had her number and he had hers. They called and texted quite a bit. He admits a friendship she said it was so much more. He says he financially was helping a friend, she says it was a ton more than that. Because of this relationship whatever it is Herman Cain is no longer a candidate. Did they have more than a friendship? You dont know and I dont know. You know who knows? Herman Cain and Ginger White. She says yes he says no the media says Cheers and mission accomplished. On the issues, Herman Cain was a great candidate.
Should we have ignored the allegations? The harassment allegations should have never even been reported until and unless there was some proof and there is none. The Ginger White situation much the same should have happened. A TV station in Atlanta jumped on the chance to not only give her TV time.. but, as much as she wanted. Their initial story on White was three or four times longer than any average TV story. There was little or no proof and a Cain denial. There is still no proof and he continues to deny but, for all intents and purposes, the campaign was over. Is it a problem if he did have an affair? Absolutely for his wife and family and absolutely for everyone who trusted him to be their candidate. We Americans can forgive and accept a lot but, we try our best to not vote for liars. By the way, I hope this trend continues when President Obama asks you for your vote next year. Hes not only lied consistently but, he does it with such ease its scary. What now for the GOP and for we conservatives? We watch and listen closely. We carefully examine the attacks the media is sure to bring against those who remain. And, we do all we can to continue educating our friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers on how horrible the future of our great land looks if this administration were allowed to continue for another term.
I wish Herman Cain well. If what White says is true I hope he and his family and his God can work through it. If not, then shame on the media and all of you who abandoned him on the word of a woman with a checkered past on a TV station looking for ratings during November sweeps. But, what do I know?
If there was even some semblance of integrity in the media, they would be screaming bloody murder demanding the impeachment of Obama and the criminal prosecution of Holder and his minions.
But if there's a rumor of a conservative wrong-doing, it's going to be on the front page for weeks at a time, until that conservative has been besmirched... And if that conservative happens to be Black, they wont be satisfied until they've absolutely destroyed his or her life and career.
Now that I think about it, the next time I hear that a reporter has been killed, I might just celebrate.
LOL! That's gonna play hell with some unknown lib spinster's ego if she reads it.
The left has developed a formula for destroying their opposition. It’s the Bork-Thomas-Bush-Lott-Palin-Cain Method of Throwing poop until the candidate gives up.
I have seen monkeys in the zoo act the same.
Spinster?? Old dryed up Cokie couldn’t carry Megyan Kelly’s, Ainsley Earheart’s or Shannon Bream’s jocks!! OOPS, make that bras!
Soros tosses out the money for any bimbo who is willing to along with the script.
Even a few days after, I am furious, mad as hell, livid and disgusted on how it was decided for us that Herman Cain was stopped with his defamation of his character because he simply stepped off the plantation and wasn’t of the elitist pedigree that had certain East Coast ivy league connections.
Someone like Cokie Roberts who likes buying a new Volvo every year is a major part of the problem of this country. The MSM/State Controlled media are such a traitorous bunch where it was 100 years ago, they would have been hung to dry !
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