Friday, November 04, 2011

The Cain Mutiny

In a kill the message move, Republican presidential contender Herman Cain is threatening to sue the political news website Politico but just what for has not been decided yetPolitio is the news organization that first broke the story about the sexual harassment lawsuit settlement  made on Herman Cain's behalf by the National Restaurant Association back in the late nineteen-nineties. His lawsuit threat is another example of Cain and his people lashing out in anger and blaming others instead of just admitting their man behaved inappropriately at the time, learned his lesson, is apologizing for it, and would just like to move on.

After watching Herman Cain's multiple TV interviews I don't think he is capable of doing this, even if doing so would guarantee him the Republican Party nomination. His anger at having to deal with this incident from his past is palpable. His scorn for the women who accused him of sexual harassment and the media who dare to bring this subject up causes his upper lip to curl in disdain and his face to assume the look of a man who has just smelled something disgusting. I find his behavior now almost as disturbing as his behavior then.

This is a man who cannot disguise his feelings let alone control them. That alone should disqualify him for the presidency. I expect the president of the United States not only to be a leader but to be a diplomat, especially at a time when the world is a political tinder box. The last thing we need is a man whose shows signs of having an explosive temperament. Hotheads need not apply.


Rain said...

I agree with everything you said. Isn't a shame that those are the very qualities that endear him to the extreme righties.

la peregrina said...

Yes, it is but it also isn't a surprise.  Extreme political beliefs are never very logical no matter which end of the political spectrum you are examining.  The extreme left wants total anarchy while the extreme right wants a religious police state.  How people can believe either one is a good thing is something I will never understand.

Rain said...

Me either and once again, I agree with you. When I hear anybody talk violent revolution, I think do they really understand what that means? I don't think they do.

la peregrina said...

I don't think they do, either. They are blinded by their fanaticism and their belief that they are the only ones who know the true way politically or religiously.