Glenn Beck says he does not trust anyone. No one, that is with the possible exceptions of his wife, Jesus, Stu, Pat Gray and maybe Joe Pags. He’s been burned too many times. However, he likes Herman Cain, but is not going to extend any trust to him, yet. This is perhaps both an advisable and cautious move.
Mike Gallagher is “all in” – to stand with a fellow conservative. He smells a rat here and is going to give Cain the benefit of the doubt. Gutsy.
National Review Online’s Jonah Goldberg has given Cain a 5-10% chance of winning the Republican nomination – that was before the Politico story broke last weekend and the ongoing stories surrounding alleged misconduct continued bellowing from those willing to publish what may turn out to be fiction. Today, Goldberg predicts that Cain is sunk. Parroting his mentor, W.F. Buckley, Goldberg is looking for the horse most likely to beat Obama and in today’s offering he wrote,
I think that this scandal is artificially propping up his support in the polls because a lot of conservative-minded people, who don’t like the media, don’t like liberals, don’t like political correctness and don’t like the other GOP contenders feel like Cain’s getting a raw deal. So long as he’s seen as the victim of an unfair assault by the DC-GOP-Democratic-MSM “establishment” most of his supporters won’t abandon him, and even his fans who might be backing other candidates will rally a bit too. But when the scandal goes away for a while, I suspect many of those same people will change the calculation in their heads and switch to asking, “Who can beat Obama in 2012?” These allegations, unless they are successfully rebutted, make it even more unlikely that people will answer “Herman Cain.”
Did Cain engage in such activities as five women are now accusing him of having done? At this point only seven people know: Cain, five women and the Almighty. In this country, an individual is to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. At this point, none of the allegations have been substantiated beyond what amounts to be a modern day lynching sponsored by the main stream media.
Until such time as these claims are substantiated, if that can ever legitimately be done, Mr. Cain is innocent and should continue in his efforts to seek the nomination for the 2012 Republican Presidential candidacy.
Given the opportunity, is Herman Cain the kind of guy one might like to eat a pizza with?