When the dust clears and people -- including Herman Cain -- find out what was actually written in the NYT article, yesterday's interview will be seen as the insignificant "gotcha" moment that it was. Perry's family did not paint "Niggerhead" on the big rock; it was already there. Perry's father took a hunting lease on the property and then painted over the offensive word and then turned the rock upside down. Good for him.
Herman Cain gave an honest answer to the question that was asked of him. In retrospect, his answer was not wise since he did not have all the information about the story -- just like most FR posters. Cain is an honorable man, and I have no doubt that he will correct the record based upon more complete information, and that he will learn from having been successfully ambushed by anti-GOP media which is seeking to destroy all viable GOP candidates.
As for Cain's GOP bona fides... Herman Cain has been a Republican a lot longer than Rick Perry, whom I like. He was a Reagan Republican, and gained prominence as a member of a commission when he publicly confronted then-President Clinton over a socialist initiative that would have been harmful to businesses. It was a principled Conservative rebuke that silenced the argument. Needless to say, Herman Cain did not support John Kerry in 2004.
Excellent comment and it deserves repeating:
“Herman Cain gave an honest answer to the question that was asked of him. In retrospect, his answer was not wise since he did not have all the information about the story — just like most FR posters. Cain is an honorable man, and I have no doubt that he will correct the record based upon more complete information”
(I would have said...like MANY FR posters of late...)
I like your response. I don’t care for the “mushy middle” idea of never criticizing your opponent, but I believe one of the reasons Cain has been doing well is just that. Perry should take notice. He is wasting his time going after Romney. Romney is not moving beyond the 20%. As I understand it, the winner take all primaries of the past have been largely changed. A