Tim, Cain doesn’t have a chance in hell of getting the nomination whatever happens with these allegations and his camp’s reaction to them.
Republicans like to talk incessantly about a dual standard between Republicans and Democrats, with Clinton as the usual punchline. Since you follow their lead in insisting on dragging him into this (he’s recent history, really?), the guy got fucking impeached after a long, long chase headed by a serial philanderer who delivered divorce papers to his current wife while she was in a hospital bed.
If you want to talk about recent history, just this year a Dem politician (who I had little time for, but that’s irrelevant) was hounded out of office by Republicans, and he hadn’t even laid a finger on the co-respondents, alleged or otherwise.
You know what makes those two different from Cain at the moment? After a period of denial, they, albeit belatedly, publicly admitted they had a problem with their sexuality and its expression, and whatever you think of it, they both entered therapy in the aftermath. They both also paid a heavy price in terms of reputation (and arguably in the case of Clinton, the rest of the world also paid dearly—how’d the next but one election work out?).
As for “the post that said Republican woman would drop Cain based on accusations,” the tense is inaccurate. The polling I’ve seen shows that is already the trend.
It’s not really something that worries me. If the Repubs run him on the ticket, they’re going to have a heckuva job in the general. Let him hang in there if he can. Meanwhile, the Republican thrashing around is taking up a lot of their energy and doesn’t look too impressive to others.
And now over to Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit for his reaction:
This is devastating.