Do I know for certain that Mr. Cain is completely innocent? No, I do not. Do I know for certain that he should have been the next president? No, I do not. I’m convinced of only one thing. His enemies set out to destroy his campaign, and they succeeded. I realize this is nothing new in politics. It goes back as far as politics has existed. What bothers me is the complicity of the media. If you watch most of the major networks, you probably don’t even know that every one of Cain’s accusers has a questionable past. You probably dont’ know that Sharon Bialek knew David Axelrod, Obama’s top political advisor, and that Axelrod has used the same kind of dirt to bring down Obama’s opponents in the past. As to this latest accusation that finally did him in, I believe his story.
Cain would have been Obama’s worst nightmare. He would have exposed racial politics for the fraud that it is and the harm that it does. While not the most articulate debater, he is far from the worst. He would easily have bested Obama. I believe he would have worked diligently to fill the gaps he seemed to have in the areas of foreign policy and would have done a good job as president. I had not made a final decision that he would have my primary vote, but it was a definite possibility.
If he was not the man for the job, it should have been decided based on his qualifications for the job. I don’t mean to say that moral character is not important. If any of these allegations turned out to be true I would be the first to say he should not be president. If as I still strongly suspect all of them are false, he aught to have the right to sue every single person who engaged in such accusation without adequate proof. I doubt that he could, and it’s another question whether he should; but I think so.
Here’s why. It’s a matter of justice. We need to put the breaks on this kind of thing. It is not right that someone’s life and career can be destroyed by false accusation and there are no consequences for doing so. He probably can’t do that because someone who enters the political arena sacrifices such privilage as law is currently interpreted. It’s too bad, because all of us suffer the consequences of their actions.