I don’t know what to make of all this sexual harassment brouhaha about Cain. It sounds like we have no details and no one is really permitted to talk about it under the confidentiality agreements signed. I do know from my experience in the business world that these things get settled all the time when they have little merit. On the other hand, I know also that these things sometimes happen, even by people that are otherwise likable.
My big problem with Cain is that he is a false hope. He has no real political experience. While he has some brains and success–math major and Godfather’s Pizza management–he has also shown himself to be unthinking on a great many political issues, whether abortion or foreign policy.
I do understand that he represents broad dissatisfaction with the plasticy Romney and the overbearing and fanatically pro illegal alien Perry. But he’s not the answer. That said, he, like Obama, has the combination of a good gift to gab and being black. Republicans, contrary to their “racist” reputation in the national media, are as interested as the rest of America in proving their non-racist bona fides. But if they want to do so, they should hook up with someone a little less volatile and inexperienced. The presidency is not an entry level job. Further, they should avoid embracing the idea of the leftist multiculti propaganda machine that it is better to elect a black than a white. We should elect the best man for the job and not feel embarrassed that the president is from the same background as the majority.