Experiencing a mixture of disappointment and anger. Both at Herman Cain and his detractors.
Herman Cain drops out of presidential race
By James Oliphant
December 3, 2011, 10:46 a.m.
Herman Cain, the insurgent populist whose candidacy has been ensnared by allegations of sexual impropriety, said Saturday that he is leaving the race for the Republican presidential nomination, saying that the allegations have cast a "cloud of doubt over me and this campaign."
"As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign," he said at an event in Atlanta. "I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distraction, the continued hurt ... on me, on my family, not because we are not fighters, not because I am not a fighter." ...
Right now Obama and his henchmen are celebrating: What could have been his biggest nightmare on the '12 campaign is now but a distant memory.
I can't help to think that Cain was railroaded by the slick Obama-Axelrod smear machine. I can't prove it -- any more than these bitches can prove the sexual indiscretions they've accused him of.
Meanwhile, the commentators begin to comment. Daniel Greenfield at FrontPage writes:
Once is a shot in the dark, twice is a pattern, and it’s an ugly pattern. Leftists eagerly tear apart women who accuse Democratic politicians of improper behavior and then suddenly become born-again feminists when there’s a black Republican to be taken down.
Anita Hill was treated as a hero, not because of anything that happened to her, but because she was useful to the Left’s cause. Seven years later, the women who stepped forward to accuse Bill Clinton of wrongdoing were jeered and demeaned for opening their mouths by the same politicians and activists who had presented Hill as a role model for women. Meanwhile, Kathleen Wiley, who accused Clinton of attacking her and was libeled for it by the Left, has expressed her support for Cain.
The unwinding is obvious at the fringes. Janeane Garofalo has accused the Republican Party of being the last bastion of white supremacy in the country. When Cain began to achieve prominence, she tried to deal with the contradiction by claiming that he was there just to cover up all the white supremacy. Now that he’s the front runner, and there are sexual allegations against him, she can resolve the contradiction by attacking Cain on the allegations and then pointing to the remaining white candidates as proof that the Republican Party is racist. ...