Saturday, December 3, 2011
(Herman) Cain Wasn't Abel
Today, Herman Cain suspended his campaign in his pursuit of the Presidency of the U.S. claiming that the "false accusations" of four women and a fifth who claimed a 13 year sexual relationship with him served to be too much of a "distraction." All of these allegedly lying women had hurt him and his wife to such a degree and the recent fallout sidetracked him from his mission, so he says, and therefore he is dropping out.
He blamed the "spin" of the media and the "pundits" for their unfair and biased reporting. Mr. Cain, it is that same media that catapulted you from obscurity to being known by millions. I'd be interested in seeing how you fare if you refuse the media any access from here on out, but, of course, you and I know that you won't do that.
I--none of us--knows whether Mr. Cain is being truthful in what he claims as to his innocence. He claims he is "at peace with my God, at peace with my wife, and at peace with myself" --that's either a clear conscience or a seared one--and though I'd like to believe him something just looks and sounds suspicious as to his moral integrity. My reasoning runs like this: If I am on a mission and a number of people trump up ludicrous and absolutely false charges as to my ethics and sexual morality I'm thinking that would motivate me even more to focus on the mission-at-hand rather than quit. I'm thinking I have nothing to hide and these women have no dirt to dig up so I'll let them muck around in their mire and I, in the meantime, will be open and forthcoming--but focused on the mission. Check my cellphone records, my email history, my texts--it's all there for your scrutiny. While you're checking I'll be available for your questions but undeterred from my campaign.
In contrast, Mr. Cain, says these trumped allegations and the spin the media has put on all this has become "too distracting." Again, I can't prove it, but I suspect that what has become ""too distracting" are poor choices he has made with a number of women, none of whom happen to be his wife and those choices have now bitten his beleaguered butt.
He now talks as though he is the victim. These lying, perpetrating women went to the out-to-get-him media and, consequently, all of this has brought upon him unwarranted hurt and distress. In the Old Testament is the story of Cain killing his brother Abel. In this scenario Cain was the perpetrator of the crime; Abel, the victim.
Mr. Cain, you don't appear to be Abel.