What If Herman Cain Did It?
We still don’t know what Herman Cain did or didn’t do, and there’s a good chance we never will. But this much is for certain: the story is no longer what it used to be.
It used to be a story with unnamed sources and unnamed allegations. What did Herman Cain supposedly do? Who knows? Then Sharon Bialek came forward. Now we have a real person publicly making what she says are real allegations. If true, this is bad news for Herman Cain.
Unless, of course, his conservative supporters suddenly don’t care about such things.
Herman Cain says it’s all a lie. And he says it with conviction. But then, Bill Clinton also said it was all a lie. And he also said it with conviction.
Back then, liberals, especially liberal feminists, humiliated themselves by either standing up for Clinton or looking the other way -- despite allegations that he exposed himself to a low-level state worker in Arkansas when he was governor … groped a married woman in the White House … raped a respected businesswoman in a Little Rock hotel room while he was the state attorney general.
How could they abandon him? He was for abortion rights and that, apparently was more important than anything he probably did to those women. Liberals – a lot of them anyway -- took their precious liberal values and threw them in the garbage. You can’t take people seriously after they do that.
Now, I hope conservatives, who also have values, don’t do the same.
It would be wrong to abandon Herman Cain based on what we know so far, especially given his unequivocal denial of the charge made by Ms. Bialek, whose lawyer is the publicity junkie Gloria Allred, a woman who never met a microphone or camera she didn’t like. It's something noble that his friends are sticking by him during his time of trouble. But if it starts to look like Herman Cain did more than he’s so far been willing to acknowledge, then it would be wise for conservatives to stand by their values -- not by Herman Cain. Or else they will be no better than those pathetic liberals who covered for Bill Clinton.