Don't Call Herman a Monster
In his New York Times column, Charles M. Blow explores the sexual harassment allegations against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, saying that he has failed to address the accusations directly. He also assesses Cain's unorthodox campaign for president and conservative viewpoint.
... Cain's answers to date simply haven't satisfied. They've been as ham-handed as it gets. He's flip-flopped like a fresh-caught-fish in the bottom of the boat. Even if he didn't remember the allegations, surely he could have gotten and read through the settlements before submitting to interviews. Right? Right?!
Such a botched response would have spelled trouble for a candidate of another stripe and in another time. But this is Herman Cain: the unorthodox candidate with unprecedented ascendance in a Tea Party age.
Cain isn't a regular candidate, and this isn't a regular race. He is the anti-Obama, and that absolves him from his multiplying errors and inoculates him against his enemy's poison arrows.
Read Charles M. Blow's entire column at the New York Times.