Re: Herman Cain. Can we just move on, please?
I know it's hard. Part of you is completely infuriated that Gloria Allred and Politico are doing what the Left always does to Republican front runners: look for the sex angle and go crazy as though even they considered it newsworthy or even actionable on any level. Which they don't. All that crap about Bill Clinton? From a liberal's point of view, his bimbo eruptions were practically a qualification for the job. Subliminally, they made his rather sterile marriage OK: every tried and true lefty loves the idea of subverting marriage while suckering the bourgeois voters into believing that there is some residual feeling for the foundational institution for individual freedom.
But I digress. The other part of you is enraged that nothing that has been reported so far, and I even contend this includes the latest accuser who happens to break form by being an actual person as opposed to an anonymous figment, is anything that should figure into our assessment of Herman Cain as a candidate. Nothing. Not even the believability of Ms. Bialek's account, which sounds pretty good once you've dusted it off after of 14 years of being completely secret. I understand that she didn't tell anyone the details of the encounter with Cain at the time: wow, that's some secret. But now he's famous and she wants a piece of that action, I guess. Certainly, that's how Gloria Allred makes her living, so the sterling characters of all involved are assured.
The greater scandal by far is that conservatives were willing to shove Herman Cain up in the polls to make him a big fat juicy target to begin with. Apparently, Mitt Romney is so gawdawful frightening that a man who has never held elective office, who is incoherent on just about anything that doesn't include the number nine, whose grasp of world affairs is not even as good a Barry "I Lived In Indonesia" Obama, is a more attractive as a nominee.
Fellow conservatives, stay on message. If you want even the tiniest sliver of credibility, go with the evergreen Newt Gingrich. Learn to stop worrying and love the Bomb, and his lovely Platinum Helmet-Haired third wife. Better still, support Jon Huntsman. He has an actual record of success in governing that lasted somewhat longer than Newt's, with the added bonus of only one wife to keep track of. Also, as a "NotRomney", his credentials are impeccable.
If you want a bigger sliver of credibility, indeed, honor, go with Rick Santorum, who is a true martyr of principle, whose only major and rather ghastly mistake was endorsing Arlen Specter. Arlen's gone, but not before Rick, and Twomey's in: forgive, forgive, forgive.
But if you want to win, quit your whining, tell Herman to come back when he's figured out that China has been a nuclear power for nearly 50 years and that he really won't release all of the Gitmo detainees for one U.S. soldier, etc., etc., etc. Do not support ignorance. Do your best with the candidates who are disturbed by our national debt, who know where are troops are, and who have a passing acquaintance with discipline, and whose baggage has been thoroughly pawed, fondled, and sniffed by our friends on the Left.