Whether or not you agree with Mr. Cain or even accept him as a serious candidate, I believe what was witnessed and played out before our eyes is simply despicable. No one should be treated in this fashion as the expense to us all is just too high. Let alone his poor family. Who wins by trashing a seemingly decent man and his family?
No one knows for certain if the allegations against him are true or have any merit excepting the accused and accusers. I personally have no idea what to believe but find it most unusual that heretofore not a word has been spoken on the accusations lo these many years. Suspicious no?
Is it possible that once the man received a touch of prominence and notoriety people emerged from the woodwork to gain their own version of a reality show? To seek their 15 minutes in the spotlight? After financial reward? As we have only he said she said at this untimely point I find the accusations highly suspicious. Why did they wait so long to come forward?
And on the more likely possibility they where coordinated by political forces wishing the man harm well this is beyond the pale. Is this what we have come to. I find the media handling of this situation equally frightening. They care not how many dead bodies they leave in their wake. They just love salacious accusations more than anything next to blood in the streets. They seem to report with glee mind you and nary a voice of objectivity. They presume the man guilty by accusation. Their investigation ends there and the laugh/joke fest is on. The pundits appear all high and mighty and verbally trash a fellow human. I find it both repugnant and unseemly in the extreme.
If these are legitimate accusations then allow the legal system to play out. That is what it is for. Mr. Cain and his family must deal with the repercussions and the accusers must receive their due. But we don’t know that any of this is true at this point.
I submit that this scene played out time and again is the prime reason we have leaders who for the most part are unworthy of the title. They just tend to have thicker skin and perhaps media members covering for them and not reporting similar pertinent information. These types choose ideology over fairness. Many a solid and potential candidate prefer to avoid this swamp which the ” inside the beltway crowd ” thrives on.
Fairness for one and fairness for all. Or so it should be. It is a shame as now we will never know if Mr. Cain would have been the next President Lincoln or the next President Obama.
Regardless of the outcome he has been found guilty. Being clobbered daily with these accusations right or wrong, will take anyone down. A sad occurrence to say the least. I have seen other pols get away with far worse. Media hypocrisy anyone?
The selection of Mr. Cain speaks volumes to me. Hopefully to you as well.
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