Skip to comments.Cain’s Pains: Let’s Talk about Character
Posted on 11/14/2011 6:30:59 AM PST by Paladins Prayer
In the Republican debate on Wednesday, moderator Maria Bartiromo raised the issue of the sexual-harassment allegations that have plagued Herman Cain. Why should the American people hire a president if they feel there are character issues? she asked the GOP hopeful. Its a question we should pose more often.
Thats not to say I lend credence to the charges leveled against Cain. Its not uncommon today for well-heeled entities to pay five-figure settlements to put nuisance lawsuits to bed as Cains former employer, the National Restaurant Association, has and a couple of the candidates accusers have questionable backgrounds. Its also odd that, as Ann Coulter pointed out, the allegations leveled against Cain have a David Axelrod connection. Axelrod has been called Barack Obamas hired muscle by the New York Times, and he has a history of smearing Obama opponents with accusations of sexual misconduct. And what is this Axelrod connection? Among other things, Cains latest accuser, Sharon Bialek, once lived in Axelrods building, and she admits having met the political hit man. But you can read Coulters piece for the rest of that story, because my focus here will be different. After all, character does matter and all prospective leaders deserve scrutiny.
And this brings me to my point. If Id been a candidate at the debate, I would have loved to have chimed in when my turn came and made this statement:
(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com ...
So would I, unfortunately Rove and the GOP media machine thought it was more important to pimp the Cain smear then focus on the issues.
Character is simply another tool that the left uses against conservatives. Other than that it’s meaningless to a leftist.
Actually, it was a tad worse than just a stabbing. Mangum murdered her boyfriend; the man died from his wounds.
Leftists only have one “morality” - anything which advances Communism is a moral good.
The same libs who are going on and on about “character” when it comes to Cain have no problem with Zero and Clinton, both of whom lack even a shred of character.
Character is not only meaningless to the leftist political crackwhores of the media, it is antithetical to them.
If the question was exactly put in this way:
Why should the American people hire a president if they feel there are character issues?
...then it seems flawed because just “feeling” there are character issues should not influence a decision. Now, if there are substantiated FACTS indicating bad character, that is another thing.She accidentally reveals the purpose of any smear campaign, which is to create a sort of vague “FEELING” about an issue or person. oops.
People need to be trained to focus on the difference between their feelings and actual facts so that the left is not allowed to take us off track as they almost always do with their “Look over there” tactics.
That was a good article. Thanks for posting it.
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