It seems that the top political story in the U.S. for the last week has been Herman Cain and accusations by several women that he made unwanted sexual advances on them back in the late 1990's.
I have mixed opinions on this story. It does seem kind of ridiculous that the media would spend so much time on this story when America has troops fighting all around the world, the national debt is $15 trillion, and the official unemployment rate is at 9% and showing little signs of improvement.
On the other hand, Herman Cain is now one of the supposed front-runners for the Republican nomination to become president. If these allegations are true (and my guess is that they are), then it does speak to his character. Of course, I already thought Cain was a jerk before these allegations came out. A lot of people seem to be suckered into his seemingly pleasant personality, but I can see right through him and I do not see much good about him.
Some polls are showing that Cain and Romney are each at about 25%. That means that half of Republicans are supporting a candidate who founded Obamacare (Romney) or a candidate who supported the bank bailouts (Cain and Romney both).
Herman Cain is a statist. He headed up the Federal Reserve of Kansas City. He is not an outsider. He is an outsider only in the fact that his campaign team is unorganized.
I think when it comes down to it, Cain will not get the nomination. The man is a moron, and I mean that sincerely. His views on foreign policy are horrendous. Read this article that was linked via LewRockwell.com today.
If you haven't seen this video of Cain talking to John Stossel about abortion, watch it. Like I said, the man is a complete moron. It is possible to be against abortion, but not think it should be illegal. The first time I saw the beginning of this clip, I thought maybe that was what he was saying. But no. The man is a moron. How could he possibly get the nomination? He actually makes George W. Bush sound somewhat coherent.
Cain is fooling a lot of people right now who are fed up with the status quo. He is offering them garbage. His 9-9-9 plan is terrible, as I have written about before. He offers no specific spending cuts. He is a demagogue. He is a liar. He is also a moron and he will be exposed sooner or later.
I would rather have Obama as president. At least there is a chance we won't have war with Iran with Obama in office. Obama's foreign policy has been horrible, but it could actually get worse with Cain.