Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Fall of Herman Cain: A Conservative's Lament

By David Bozeman

There is not much original left to say. No, it is not fair that the media has taken out yet another charismatic conservative. Yes, the media actively promoted its preferred candidate, Barack Obama, in 2008, with very little vetting and no concern over his dubious associations and radical worldview.

But I'm going to say it anyway. The mainstream media would rather search the closets of Robert Bork, Clarence Thomas, Sarah Palin, and now Herman Cain for skeletons rather than it would examine the cozy relationship between the current administration and Solyndra.

For every American who knows that Herman Cain gave money to a woman claiming to be his mistress, how many dozens don't know that the Democrats are today's true darlings of Wall Street, raking in over $15 million, far ahead of any of the GOP presidential contenders.

To those who remark that Cain has no one to blame but himself, that he fumbled in response to the sexual misconduct allegations, just what is the correct method for mollifying a media hostile not only to conservatism but to its messengers? And then there is this faux concern over his — gasp! — hesitation in responding to a question about Libya.

You want to talk about verbal gaffes like“57 states," mispronouncing “corpsman”, outright errors such as confusing Memorial Day and Veteran's Day and rambling sentences of incoherence when unaided by a teleprompter? Look no further than our much-lauded 44th President.
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