Skip to comments.Here's Hoping Herman Cain Will Stay In the Race
Posted on 12/03/2011 6:16:49 AM PST by NautiNurse
In the 15th Century, Lady Justice was introduced wearing a blindfold. Her sightlessness was meant to represent objectivity, in that justice is or should be meted out without fear or favor, regardless of identity, money, power or weakness. Blind justice and impartiality should be the goal.
Suddenly, while Mr. Cain is soaring at the top of the polls, proposing to scrap our three million word tax code for a simpler, fairer, pro-growth 9-9-9 plan (getting rid of the tax code would arguably be the largest transfer of power from the government to the people since the U.S. Constitution was ratified. No wonder the establishment resists such an agent of change) he is besieged by the media, suffering death of a thousand cuts, as described by Cain Senior Adviser, Niger Innis.
For six unrelenting weeks, Mr. Cain has been the target of attacks on his character. His accusers have yet to prove anything, yet the man has been judged guilty in the court of public opinion without even a semblance of a fair trial.
We the people must demand a more just political process. If someone is going to talk about another persons character, they must have irrefutable proof and not just their word. The people should demand this and so should the media. A political campaign should address the many troubling issues facing the nation and not have to waste its resources defending meaningless allegations.
We must demand that the media reports on the issues, and let us see the platforms of the candidates. In the face of these attacks, on Mr. Cain and other presidential hopefuls, Im inclined to find that Tabloid Justice is indeed blind, but far from objective.
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At this point, I am looking around wondering how we got to this point of having such sorry choices for the nomination - I thought 2008 was bad, we are outdoing such this year. The only saving grace is Obama has a horrible record now that he didn't have in 2008 and whoever is nominated for the GOP should be able to beat him by running against Obama's record. That, however, does not make me enthusiastic for what the new GOP presidency would bring, other than a modicum of relief from Obama's insane policies.
To me Cain is showing he either did not understand what he needed to do to run for the GOP nomination or simply did not care that he didn't do such.
It will take a much more than perfect campaign. It will take a series of miracles the equivalent of the Resurrection.
I've never seen anything that said he gave her a steady income for 13 years.
I've seen where he's known her for 13 years and helped her with rent and food money on occasion. We have no idea if he gave her money twice or 50 times during the course of 13 years. To say otherwise is just speculation.
That's right. What do you think alms are?
1) mercy, pity
a) esp. as exhibited in giving alms, charity
2) the benefaction itself, a donation to the poor, alms
It is not just in criminal court, it’s a timeless principle of our civilization. If you don’t see that, if you think Cain can somehow prove a negative, then, as you wrote so powerfully elsewhere, “We’re so far apart in our thinking here that it’s not even worth discussing.”
Sometimes we forget what Newt did for our cause in the ‘90’s and also why the GOP threw him under the bus.
Here are a few reminders for you; Let me know what you think after you refresh your memory. I don’t see him as being all that bad then, and I know he will live up to his current promise to us. Newt loves his country!
Like I said, I would take him over Romney. But I don't see a consummate Beltway insider as being the best choice to change how DC is run.
I'd be happy to be proved wrong.
I've always appreciated your posts, I just disagree with your take. I think it was a huge mistake on his part, and unfortunately it gives enough of an edge to the rest of the smears to make it almost impossible for him to climb out of the tar bucket.
There ya’ go! Cain should just announce a press conference and declare that he took pity on the woman, and saw himself as engaging in an act of charity. Problem solved.
Everyone should watch this -
VIDEO: Why Herman Cain shoudn’t quit & why his accusers are easily discredited! (1/2)
Did not know of that website.
Yes, I know there's a difference between the red bucket and a person and also the amounts involved. The thing is that Cain is wealthy enough that the amounts may correlate and he helps enough people (of both sexes) that he didn't feel compelled to "confess" to charity.
I think I've read enough of your posts over the many years I've been here to think you're not a jerk or a dope. And you may be right that Mrs. Cain will see it your way. I just think there's a very good likelihood that this was innocent charity on a level he can afford and I can't. Also, we don't know what the level was.
Not "documented" but "acknowledged."
Nothing is a done deal at this point.
It is time CONSERVATIVES rally to Hermain Cain's side - and tell the RINOs in the Republican Party and the State run media to get the HELL OUT!!
I cannot believe the level of silliness I am seeing on this thread. You are HONESTLY trying to compare dropping a twenty into a red bucket at Christmas to giving money to a woman over the course of many years and not telling your wife?
Didn't see your reply, so I'll assume you are married. So, you tell your wife every time you give money to someone or some organization with charitable intentions? Do you also tell her when you stop to have a beer with your friends?
Hey brother, spare a dime for a cup of coffee?
Sorry, I have to check with my wife.
Fantastic, I love word games. If one “acknowledges” an “allegation” of payments it is no longer permissible to refer to them as “alleged” payments. (And you are permitted to infer that some form of “documentation” exists).
Which leads to the next question. How many cups of coffee did Cain buy for this woman?