As we have mentioned nearby, no — Herman Cain, if in fact he did what Sharon Bialek alleges, never committed sexual harassment.
I believe strongly that these attacks on Mr. Cain are racially motivated — he’s a black conservative who has managed an escape from the liberal plantation. A serious offense in Liberal Land.
I have no candidate in this race. But there is every reason to take on Herman Cain’s critics.
Because when the moment arrives next August and the duly nominated opponent of Barack Obama steps forth in Tampa to begin the fall campaign — whoever that person turns out to be will get the Herman Cain treatment.
So, let’s assume the nominee is not Herman Cain.
Mitt Romney? Americans will be spending the fall of 2012 hearing about the outrageous horrors of Bain Capital and how Mr. Romney heartlessly cost little Suzy’s Dad Ralph to lose his job when Bain took over Ralph’s company and dismantled it for greedy investors.
Newt Gingrich? Out on schedule will be the bedside notice of divorce to the cancer-stricken first wife, the heartless Gingrich-who-stole-Christmas and can’t wait to do it from the Oval Office where he will be drowning Callista in diamonds from his ill-gotten lobbyist gains.
Michele Bachmann? You mean the wild-eyed religious nut whose wacky and dangerous husband has it in for gays?
Rick Perry? The man with the racist hunting camp who gives all those far-out God speeches and wants to make America a theocracy?
Rick Santorum? The gay-baiting Catholic extremist?
Ron Paul? The man who would have allowed Hitler to run wild? Who would close FEMA and let flood victims drown?
In other words… it is one very big mistake to look at what’s happening to Herman Cain today and think it’s peculiar to Herman Cain. Is he under assault because he’s a black conservative? Absolutely.
But the notion that some form of this is not going to beset some other GOP choice is fantasy.
Why does this happen is the better question — and there is an answer.
“Politics ain’t beanbag” said Peter Finley Dunne’s Mr. Dooley. Indeed. It is now something else entirely.
Take a look at this round-up by our colleague the great James Taranto over at The Wall Street Journal. Or this piece by our friend and colleague Stacy McCain, detailing his experience during an Occupiers attack in Washington. Follow the links in there. Take a good look at the video.
This is not a political campaign. This is war. A war being fueled by one of the most irresponsible presidents in American history. A man who is leading class war deliberately, with malice aforethought.
He has let loose a whirlwind of socialists and anarchists to try and beat this country into economic submission. Politically — and quite obviously now physically as these videos show. And anybody — anybody — who stands in the way of this is going to be Target One.
Herman Cain today — especially because he is a conservative black man.
But you can take it to the bank that the Obama War Room and all its self-appointed subsidiaries from the Daily Kos to the SEIU are digging away on anyone not named Herman Cain but instead named Romney, Gingrich, Paul, Perry, Bachmann and Santorum.
Whoever emerges from this GOP tussle is going to be hit with the combined political equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane, a 10 point Richter scale earthquake and a tornado that would cause the Wicked Witch to melt.
All in the service of a war to socialize America.
So shrieking that Herman Cain is vulnerable is to state the obvious — every single one of these people is vulnerable. Big time.
And while we are critical of some of them here –think of this period as tough love. If they don’t get it now from their fellow conservatives, they will never be steeled for the ferocious battle from political hell that lies ahead.
Go get ’em, Herman.