Herman Cain’s a threat to both the left and the GOP Establishment.
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Which means conservatives watching the 2012 jockeying for the Republican presidential nomination face a considerable task to prevent the continuation of this trend. Plainly, Romney promises in so many words that a Romney presidency would re-channel the thinking of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and the father and son Bushes. He honestly pretends to nothing else.
Leaving conservatives across the country knowing what must be done. Yet struggling to understand how — and importantly with whom — to do it.
What they are actually doing is examining the field for Lincoln’s “live dogs.” Those who care strongly enough about the changes they are promising and plan to look back in their farewell address to the nation as they leave office with the satisfaction they sank serious teeth into the task — with results to show for it.
Or, as Reagan himself put it in his farewell address to the nation in January of 1989: “My friends: We did it. We weren’t just marking time. We made a difference.”
Added into this mix, working hand in glove with the dime-store New Dealers, is the drive by this or that Republican consultant and lobbyist to convince conservatives they can’t win independent votes and simply shouldn’t care that the next Republican president would turn out like four of the last five.
That means something must be done to stop the popularity of Herman Cain.
Which in turn leaves a wide field of “suspects” for those who would seek to torpedo the Cain campaign. No one yet knows the source here, but in this day and age of the Internet it is difficult to believe they will escape unrevealed.
Was the source a GOP consultant/lobbyist with ties to a Cain rival?
Or was it a left-winger acting on the centuries’ old and well proven animus of the left for the uppity black man — a hatred that once summoned the noose of the lynchers? And now, if you are a conservative black man like Herman Cain or Clarence Thomas before him as opposed to a white liberal man like Bill Clinton — makes you the target for exactly that same animus. Except this time it’s a high tech lynching, fed to a couple of lefty white male reporters at Politico.
Either way, one thing is clear.
Abraham Lincoln would recognize Herman Cain instantly.
Because Herman Cain is exactly Abraham Lincoln’s “living dog” incarnate. Which makes him one very big, double-barreled threat. To both the GOP Establishment, because of his outsider views. And the left wing, because he’s a black man with conservative views.
What is this sexual harassment story really all about?
Somebody wants that damnable living dog Herman Cain rounded up.
And Politico is supplying the political rope.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?