Some pundits are claiming Herman Cain's infant political career is over. But it's not because of his lack of experience or even his singing at a press conference. Instead because years-ago he may have said some politically incorrect things to women, which today count as sexual harassment.
In the current climate any would-be American political candidate has to be a saint in his past working life...that means no hitting on chicks. By these standards President Bill Clinton would have never won a primary election. But he was a Democrat. Cain being a Republican outsider makes him a big pain the rear for the GOP. http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/04/politics/cain-allegations/index.html?hpt=us_c2
And, going by some of the standards on which the Republicans attempted to impeach Clinton, Cain looks like he's in big trouble. On the other hand the GOP failed to unseat Clinton, who did far more un-PC things than Cain is alleged to have done.
Yet, this is what US politics has become, one irrelevant charge after another, when the issues that interest voters often go un-debated. This also what is the concern of many anti-capitalist protesters...a broken democracy that doesn't offer people a choice, just distractions such as sexual harassment, gay marriage, abortion and can a Mormon be president?
You've got to admire Herman Cain, whether you do or don't agree with his often simplistic views. To challenge the GOP establishment and rise higher and higher in the polls is no small feat.
That's mainly because of his outspoken and brash language centered on domestic policies that resonate with millions of voters.
But Cain seems to be making the same mistake that many self made millionaires from humble beginning make...the "if I can make it, anyone can" belief. This was British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's mantra.
She, along with her political soul mate President Ronald Reagan, had little sympathy for the unemployed or low wage workers. They viewed them either welfare spongers or simply weren't trying hard enough to get ahead.
The fact America has the greatest rich-poor gap among western industrial nations is something many captains of industry on America's listing industrial ship don't want to address.
Yet here President Obama's message isn't that much different from the pizza man...He recently challenged the nation's African Americans to stop complaining and start moving.
However, for Cain to brand the Wall Street protests as the acts of losers (Again the "if I can make it anyone can" mantra), is both naïve and callous given our economic situation.
In the end his 9-9-9 taxation plan, which experts brand as a windfall for the rich and disastrous for the poor, gives Herman Cain away as just another Wall Street loving fat cat with a Reaganesque view of the less well healed. To use the age-old adage: A former slave can make a worse taskmaster.
Yet here President Obama's message isn't that much different from the pizza man...He recently challenged the nation's African Americans to stop complaining and start moving.Suggest a correction