Monday, October 31, 2011

Herman Cain Slips Up

Herman Cain may not be a slick politician, but he sure knows how to follow the usual playbook when it comes to being accused of bad behavior. Deny, deny, deny. 

1. I have never been accused of sexual harassment. There were not any accusations.

2. O.K. there were a couple of accusations, but they were absolutely unfounded.

3. Settlement?  What Settlement? I don't know about any settlement.

4. O.K. I met with some lawyers. But, if there was some kind of settlement, they handled it. I don't know about any settlement.

5. I'm going to have to try to think back to that time. I don't remember anything about it.

6. Hey, would you like to hear me sing?   "Aaaamaaaaazing Graaaaace..........."

Of course, first crack out of the box, Ann Coulter runs to the first available camera and calls it a "high tech lynching by the Liberals."  Now, where have we heard that phrase before, hmmmmmmm?

Then, someone from the Cain campaign announced, "Honesty and transparency have carried the day," obviously thinking that would close the issue.  It didn't.

I don't know how much this is going to hurt his campaign. Probably no more than the same kinds of accusations hurt Clarence Thomas.  I also don't know why any Democrats would have had anything to do with it, considering they would love for him to run against President Obama.

Personally, I think it would be highly amusing if he became the GOP candidate.  It would be a real hoot watching all those Southern Rednecks' heads explode when they realize that they would have to vote for the Republican black man in order to defeat the Democratic black man.   Snrt.

Stay tuned.


Kay Dennison said...


Arkansas Patti said...

I have had those same thoughts, just not phrased so well.

Margie's Musings said...

Yes, you put your finger right on it.

Big John said...

Same old story which can be read in British newspapers most weeks. Only the politician's names change.

Looking to the Stars said...

You hit the nail on the head! Great post :)

Linda@VS said...

Great post, Betty. Unfortunately, I think a lot of Herman Cain's supporters believe that Obama won the last election only because "all the black people stuck together" and that it would be fiendishly clever of the GOP to put up a black candidate to "split 'em up, haw-haw." That mentality makes me crazy!

oklhdan said...

Loved It! Well Said!