We don’t need four more years of the buck never got here. Herman Cain doesn’t remember if he signed one of the sexual harassment settlements. Then he tapped danced all around Greta’s show. There are several things going on here. He appeared abjectly incompetent. Then he discusses how small at least one of the settlements was. In other words, the women lost their job. The far right has been slamming the women because they won’t come forward. They can’t. They are abiding by the agreement of the legal settlement, which Cain is NOT doing.
When these women do come forward, the right is going to destroy them. There’s no such thing as a woman having been raped, molested, or harassed. The only who are, according to conservative punditry, are feminists, lesbians, women who are seriously disturbed, or unattractive women looking for attention.
The Pink Flamingo has heard that, if Cain is the nominee, 72% of Republican women will never vote for Herman Cain. Add The Pink Flamingo to the list. I am told as of this evening, 78% of Republican women will not vote for him. I am also hearing that women are furious with Rush and Hannity. Women are not donating to his campaign, but are doing quite well with Rick Perry.
There are those who say Herman Cain is being “Borked“. That he was blindsided, even though his campaign has known for over a week. Were they so arrogant that they thought he did not need to reply to the accusations, or that abjectly incompetent.
Rand Paul has opened his mouth, once again, and the wisdom of the ages just seems to pop out, the Solomon of the tea party set. According to the sage of Kentucky, women just don’t seem to have a sense of humor these days. Libertarians appear to be tone deaf and think it is terrible that Cain was accused.
The Pink Flamingo was not going to discuss the Cain Thing again, but once again, this is not about Herman Cain. I would like to mention the Caesar’s Wife adage. It’s a cheap shot, but I’d like to mention a few Republicans: Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Perry. Granted Newt has a terrible track record with marriages, and John McCain went through a nasty divorce, but there is one thing you have never ever ever heard uttered in a complaint – sexual harassment.
There are tales out there that GWB went above and beyond to prevent any possible hint of harassment. It is a matter of how professionally you deal with the world around you.
As far as I’m concerned a candidate is only as good as his wife, and the way he treats his wife, excluding Newt and his misc. divorces. Look at the role of Anita Perry, Ann Romney, and Callista Gingrich. They are out there, maybe even having a bit of fun. Currently Mitt Romney is leading with women. I am not a rabid Romney supporter, but will vote for him if he is nominated. One of the reasons I will is because of the way he treats his wife. I see the same relationship with Newt & Callista. I see it with the Perrys. I think that is probably the reason women are donating to Perry’s campaign and are supporting Romney.
The far right is compounding the problem. Ann Coulter is on record saying this would not have happened if Cain were white. Wrong – it never would have happened if he had been a Dem.
This is not normal Republican behavior. It is the behavior of arrogance, and perhaps even incompetence. This is NOT how you win the White House.
From what I am hearing from Republican women last night, it is quite obvious, with the exception of Michael Medved, our rank and file far right punditry and talking heads are woefully out of touch. Makes you wonder what else they are getting wrong!