On Saturday, December 3rd Republican candidate Herman Cain suspended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination to avoid continued news coverage of allegations of sexual misconduct that is hurtful to his family.
“I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distractions and the continued hurt caused on me and my family,” Cain told several hundred supporters gathered at what was to have been the opening of his national campaign headquarters.
Cain’s announcement came five days after an Atlanta-area woman claimed she and Cain had an affair for more than a decade, a claim that followed several allegations of sexual harassment against the Georgia businessman.
“But because of these false and unproved accusations, it has paid and had a tremendous painful price on my family,” Cain said, with his wife, Gloria, standing behind him on the stage.
The liberal press, which covered up and defended for Bill Clinton and John Edwards, has taken another Republican scalp.
There’s nothing that Cain could have done to survive once the MSM started attacking him. Nothing. And Cain won’t be the last person to go down under their attacks. My guess is that Newt will be the next GOP candidate to be taken out because he’s now doing better than Romney (the media’s preferred GOP candidate). Watch and see.
If they decided to turn on him, even Obama would be done for in less than a month.
It’s the media and not the public who decides who the candidates for president will be. We’re all being led by the nose.
This is just another nail, in the coffin of the MSM. Whether this is true or not, the burden of proof seems to be so much lower, for the press to do a story on a Republican than it is on a Democrat. Just look at what it took for the MSM to print anything about John Edwards!!!
Republicans will never get the same coverage as Democrats to them might as well either toughen up or stay out. If Romney were more Conservative, he’d be getting the same coverage but he’s the MSM’s favorite Republican so they just aren’t digging yet. They will, when it’s election time and their favorite candidate needs their assistance. Until that time, they want to make sure they get the candidate they feel will be the easiest to beat and also, if it doesn’t happen, they can live with at the same time and for them, that candidate is Romney.
As for the MSM, now we get to endure the smug bragging from the likes of Brian Williams and Chris Matthews as they act like they were responsible for bringing down some kind of reprehensible criminal as opposed to engaging in a campaign of libel designed to help one of the worst Presidents we’ve ever had stay in office for another four miserable years.
It occurs to me that liberals are very much like jihadists. In Islamic countries, it’s not uncommon for Muslims to be tried and executed for the crime of apostasy. An apostate is a Muslim who converts to another religion. In our own country, although the punishment isn’t as severe, it mirrors the way that liberals tar and feather black conservatives. If those on the Left had the authority of Iran’s mullahs, would anyone be terribly surprised if they condemned the likes of Thomas Sowell, Allen West, Walter Williams, Condoleezza Rice and Herman Cain, for crimes against the party?
This is truly a modern day lynching–21st Century style. The media set up the tree, Axelrod grabbed the rope and the public stood around with nothing to do but kick the horse.
I feel bad for Mr. Cain. But I feel sad for America. Obama cries racism at the sound of a bell and in cahoots with a free press systematically destroys a viable presidential candidate with what adds up to nothing more than gossip.
It’s a sad day indeed.