The 'Cain Scrutiny' Leads to a 'Reassessment'

So far, despite the pretense of the establishment press, that has not happened. As Ann Coulter wrote in her Wednesday column:

Only two women (accusing Cain of sexual harassment) were willing to give their names.

(Sharon Bielak) produced no evidence.

The second one, Karen Kraushaar, made unspecified allegations of a "hostile environment" when she was working for Cain, but refuses to say what those allegations were. This despite the fact that the National Restaurant Association waived her confidentiality agreement, thus allowing her to go public.

... Ginger White claims she had a 13-year affair with Cain -- and all she has are two books with inscriptions that could have been written to an auto mechanic who waited in line at a Cain book signing. Even her business partner during the alleged affair says White never mentioned Cain's name.

... But this is how liberals dirty you up when they've got nothing: They launch a series of false accusations, knowing that Americans with busy lives won't follow each story to the end and notice that they were all blind alleys.

Despite the past month's obvious stress, Cain's teleprompter-free, apparently mostly off-the-cuff public speaking performance and sense of his audience appear not to have suffered one iota since his informal appearance and after-dinner speech at Ohio's grassroots "We the People" convention in July. In his Wednesday speech, he made but one reference to the controversies: "I have been attacked not because I have bad ideas" -- read: my ideas are good -- "they’re attacking my character, my reputation and my name in order to try to bring me down. I don’t believe that America is going to let that happen."

Well, that remains to be seen, and it would really be important to find out. As I wrote at my home blog three weeks ago:

I’m only going on instincts here and no special knowledge, but those instincts are telling me that if Cain really is telling the truth, his decision concerning whether or not to tough it out until he either wins or loses the nomination — regardless of the outcome — may be one of the most important any presidential candidate will ever make.

I would be the last person to presume to tell Herman Cain's unfairly suffering wife and family what to say or do. I would only suggest that God is not in the habit of giving people more than they can handle, and that it would be really nice for the rest of us to see the Herminator take his candidacy to its rightful conclusion, in the process hopefully consigning the politics of personal destruction based on flat-out falsehoods to the dustbin of history.

Also read: Herman Cain: Things aren't always as they seem