Nov 29 2011
We are witnessing the character lynching of Herman Cain by CNN and others in the Political Industrial Complex (Pols, Lobbyists, Special Interests, Media, etc). Cain is an American success story, a man from a lower middle class, hard working family whose ancestors were once slaves. He rose to the pinnacle of the business world and has some very bold and needed ideas on how to neuter Washington DC’s Political Industrial Complex.
So he has a target on his back. I am not sure which is more maddening. The unproven and unsubstantiated charges from the left (who defended Clinton, the womanizer in chief through his endless stream of dalliances and sexual predation), or the spineless surrender of the right who rush declare Cain’s candidacy over.
I have no clue what the truth is, I only know that in this country you are innocent until proven guilty and no one should be damaged by unfounded rumors. Those who promote and enable such damage are not true Americans.
Allahpuundit at Hot Air makes some cogent points – worthy of everyone holding their fire. First off, consider the source of the claims:
Two other interesting details. One: The Fox affiliate claims it wasn’t White who approached them with this story but a tipster who knows her and who allegedly was shopping the story to national media. That might explain the peculiar timing of White waiting to come forward until after Cain had already started to slide in the polls. If she was looking to make a buck off the story, she’d have been better off jumping in three weeks ago when he was still the frontrunner and media interest was sky high. The fact that she waited suggests that she might be telling the truth in saying she felt obliged to come forward before some news outlet picked up the tipster’s claim and ran with it. Two: Watch to the end here and you’ll see that she has money problems and has been accused before by a business partner of stalking and defamation. In fact, she lost a defamation case because, supposedly, she never showed up in court to contest the suit.
Phone logs does not an affair prove. And as Allahpundit notes in another post, an affair is not a crime nor anyone’s business:
This is not an accusation of harassment in the workplace – this is not an accusation of an assault – which are subject matters of legitimate inquiry to a political candidate. Rather, this appears to be an accusation of private, alleged consensual conduct between adults – a subject matter which is not a proper subject of inquiry by the media or the public.
I think Iowa caucus voters are wondering why this man scares the DC insider crowd so much? I have said it before, the anti-government, anti-business-as-usual mood in the country is ripe for coming to Cain’s side as opposed to abandoning him at the moment. Not without more than this.
Will Iowa, New Hampshire and other primary and caucus voters determine this hit job on Cain is a sign Cain might actually be the antibody to DC’s power addiction?
We will have to wait and see, but I can tell from Cain’s initial stance he is not bowing down. Good for him. If this is a gold digger who wants to play politics, then prepare to be vetted.
These claims by CNN allies are akin to crying rape. They will have the same devastation on Cain’s career, family, reputation, etc. So while CNN will broadcast any old rumor they see fit to run, the rest of the media better get their act together and put an end to these political hit jobs. They need to bring their game up a few notches (ethics-wise).
Either this new woman has proof or the media calls her out on it. We need to disarm the rumor-mill and move away from the Dan Rather lose ethics that brought us forged documents and lies. We shall see, but if the media and libs are going this far out on a limb with such flimsy foundation, the only reason I see for this is they are taking orders from a frightened Whute House and DNC, and the GOP side keeps trying to help by determining Cain dead.
Well, this ain’t 1980 and we have seen the public lynching of people like Justice Thomas before. We have seen the left defend groping interns in the White House (among the milder charges). We have are not naive nor prude. DC is a smelly swamp.