It’s one of the major things that keep good men and women from running. Politics is a contact sport. And you won’t walk away unscathed– guilty or innocent you are going to engage in a battle that will most likely leave you and your family wounded in many ways. To have the willingness to move forward and fight for your principles- especially as a Conservative, and even more so as a black Conservative- takes guts.
Herman Cain is in the crossfires today and is being accused of something that must surprise both his supporters and his non-supporters- because no matter if you support him for president or not- he comes across as a man of integrity and character.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain kept his Washington campaign schedule Monday even as his team accused “inside-the-Beltway media” of attacking him with allegations that he sexually harassed two women while he was the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s.
In a statement Sunday to The Associated Press, his campaign disputed a Politico report that said Cain had been accused of sexually suggestive behavior toward at least two female employees.
The report said the women signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave them five-figure financial payouts to leave the association and barred them from discussing their departures. Neither woman was identified.
The report was based on anonymous sources and, in one case, what the publication said was a review of documentation that described the allegations and the resolution.
Cain’s campaign told the AP that the allegations were not true, and amounted to unfair attacks.
However, these attacks- while in it’s nature may be surprising to the Cain camp- probably doesn’t shock them too much. Why? This is what Cain had to say in May:
“Here’s my theory,” said Cain, leaning forward in his chair. “Let’s talk about the current field of Republican candidates. They can’t go after Obama as hard as I can because they’re not black. I think that, either subconsciously or deliberately, they are being coached to not say it a certain way, that you’re going to be labeled a racist and the liberal media is going to try to bring you down, because they still want to protect their precious Obama.”
Cain believes his audiences are a different story. “The voters, they hear my message first, not ‘He could take it to Obama,’ because they are more concerned about stopping Obama than taking it to Obama,” he explained. “This is what I’m hearing and this is what I’m feeling. And the race card is going to be short-lived if Herman Cain gets the nomination.”
But wouldn’t liberals and Democrats still find a racially-based way to attack Cain? They certainly found a way to attack Clarence Thomas, the black, conservative Supreme Court justice.
“They’re going to come after me more viciously than they would a white candidate,” Cain responded. “You’re right. Clarence Thomas. And so, to use Clarence Thomas as an example, I’m ready for the same high-tech lynching that he went through — for the good of this country.” Cain smiled broadly. “I’m ready for the same high-tech lynching.”
Bill Clinton can be a sexual disgrace in office, carry on a sexual affair with an intern and the liberals surround the wagon and declare it a “personal matter.” In fact, it seems within the Democratic party that the more sexual allegations against you, the more promotions within the party you seem to get. However, throw a strong, conservative black man into the mix and all it takes is a couple of “unidentified women, anonymous sources,” and no allegations of physical touching, but instead accusations of “suggestive behavior” to derail him?
Ann Coulter, love her or hate her, makes some very valid points: