Tag: Cain

A Rising Tide?

The latest poll of Republican voters shows that Rick Santorum is now tied with Mitt Romney with 30% each. It’s a stunning shift as Santorum has risen thirteen points very rapidly while Romney has dropped a couple. Newt Gingrich appears to be fading. The big question is whether Santorum can sustain this momentum. Critics say that this is no different than what we’ve seen throughout this primary season. Rick Perry rocketed into first place when he entered the race. His… Read more »

A Cain Reassessment

Political fortunes can rise and fall rapidly. Herman Cain is a prime example. He is now reassessing his candidacy. I’d like to offer my reassessment also. Unless you live in a cave somewhere in Tora Bora, you know that a third woman has come forth with an allegation. This one has nothing to do with sexual harassment, but a thirteen-year-long consensual affair. Cain adamantly denies this allegation, as he has the other two. Those of us who have liked Cain… Read more »

Examining the Candidates

I spoke last night at a local Republican club. My assignment was to examine all the Republican contenders for the presidential nomination. I knew this might be a tough assignment simply because each one would have some supporters in the audience. My approach, therefore, despite my own personal leanings, was to be as impartial as possible. For each candidate, I shared what the candidate himself/herself identified as strengths, and why voters should choose them. Then I turned to the critiques… Read more »

Well-Coordinated Strategy?

It’s never my intent to stay on one story for an entire week, but the Herman Cain situation calls for it, especially when new info keeps coming on those who are making the accusations. For those who say a Christian shouldn’t spend time on these tawdry details, I simply reply that if someone’s reputation is on the line, and those who are damaging that reputation have things to hide themselves, they are fair game. Seeking truth is not wallowing in… Read more »

Vetting the Accuser

In yesterday’s post, I wondered if any of the media would vet Sharon Bialek as vigorously as they have Herman Cain. Some have taken up the challenge; the result is a personal history that is anything but sterling. Now, it must be noted that no matter how checkered her own past might be, that doesn’t necessarily mean that Cain is guiltless. For me, the jury is still out on that; the verdict is far from clear. Yet the Bialek story… Read more »

The New Cain Accusation: Truth or High-Tech Lynching?

So someone finally came out with a specific accusation against Herman Cain. It cannot be dismissed out of hand. Cain is going to have to do something to prove his credibility simply because the media will never let up on this. Of course, that’s not the way it’s supposed to be. Accusers are supposed to have evidence. Even in this case of a specific accusation, no evidence was brought to the table. It’s another “he said, she said” scenario. Politically,… Read more »

The Pseudo-Controversy

The accusations against Herman Cain aren’t any more substantial today than they were last week. In the meantime, he had an interesting sitdown debate with New Gingrich on the issues of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. I wasn’t able to watch it, but the reviews I’ve read say it was worthwhile—a real opportunity to allow candidates to speak their minds in depth on issues without being subject to the whims of the broadcast media. No “gotcha” questions, just straight talk…. Read more »