Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Cain Disconnect

How many more women are going to emerge before Herman Cain does the honorable thing and bows out of the campaign?

Last night I heard one opinion that suggested he might wait for the Iowa caucuses then fade away after he loses.  To do otherwise might jeopardize his  future earning power.

That may be practical but it doesn't strike me as honorable.  It does strike me as the way a politician would think.  So much for Mr. Cain being an outsider!

He is either the most maligned candidate in recent history when it comes to all things female or he really doesn't understand what is and is not acceptable behavior, even for the powerful and the well to do.  The more this continues the more I'm convinced he doesn't get it, or doesn't want to or thinks he's exempt for some reason.  Wrong on all counts.

Suddenly he's reassessing his campaign.  Talk about living in a fool's paradise.  With his foreign policy faux pas his chances automatically became slim to none.  With the continuation of his alleged sexcapades, take away the slim.

He speaks of worry about what it is doing to his family.  Well? Here's one more similarity between him and so many 'real' politicians.  The ever faithful, bewildered wife standing staunchly by his side.  Have you ever noticed how close Callista stays to Newt?

Nope, Herman, it's time for you to go.  It has nothing to do with people resenting a black Republican.  It has everything to do the Republican himself.  Romney may be boring and a flip flopper and too much a policy wonk but morally speaking he seems a decent man.  Is Newt? I wouldn't take his conversion to Catholicism as proof positive.

I cringe at the thought of another four years of President Obama.  But what I so dislike does not have anything to do with him as a father and a husband. Is it the measure of a man?  At least partially. It should be part of the equation.  How much it counts will be determined by the voters.  But Mr. Cain doesn't even have that going for him.

It was fun while it lasted, but it has lasted too long.

1 comment:

Margie's Musings said...

Newt is no one I'd vote for. He is an admitted philanderer. If we're going to elminate Cain for that behavior, we have to dispatch Newt too.