Why do we keep allowing our candidates to be trashed?
Once again, we are allowing David Axelrod and the Chicago machine, along with the RINOs and the lefty mainstream media (and I do not exempt Fox News), to determine who is eligible to be the Republican candidate.
The “lady” in question, Ginger White, “a divorced mother of two with a long history of financial troubles”, is out for whatever money she can get, never mind how she gets it. Somebody out there whose pockets are deeper than Mr. Cain’s evidently gave or promised her enough money to go over to the other side. We may eventually find out exactly who paid her to commit slander, but by then, it will most likely be too late.
I am acquainted with many people who try to help others who are (or claim to be) in need. Sometimes that involves money, a lot of phone conversations, and other forms of assistance. It’s just plain indecent for us to assume that a sexual quid pro quo is automatically involved. If we have this attitude, then nobody will ever want to help anybody with anything out of fear of compromising his or her reputation. The upshot? Anybody who is genuinely in need will have to rely on the all-powerful government. Is that what we want?
“Obviously, you’re all aware of this recent firestorm that hit the news yesterday,” Cain began, his voice somber. “First thing I want to do is say to you what I have said publicly: I deny those charges, unequivocally. Secondly, I have known this lady for a number of years. And thirdly, I have been attempting to help her financially because she was out of work and destitute, desperate. So, thinking that she was a friend — and I have helped many friends — I now know that she wasn’t the friend that I thought she was. But it was a just a friendship relationship.”
“That being said, obviously, this is cause for reassessment,” he continued. “As you know, during the summer we had to make some reassessments based upon our financial situation. We were able to hang in there; we reassessed the situation and kept on going. We also did a reassessment after the Iowa straw poll and we made another reassessment after the Florida straw poll. When the previous two accusations, false accusations, came about, we made another assessment. The way we handled those was, we continued on with our schedule. We made an assessment about what was going to happen to our support. But our supporters, and even some folks that we didn’t have as supporters, they stood with us, and they showed it not only in terms of their verbal support, they showed it in terms of their dollars.”
“Now, with this latest one, we have to do an assessment as to whether or not this is going to create too much of a cloud, in some people’s minds, as to whether or not they would be able to support us going forth,” Cain said.
“Over the next several days, we are going to continue with the schedule as usual,” he said. “I’ve got a major speech tonight at Hillsdale College on national security and foreign policy, and I will deliver it with vim, vigor, and enthusiasm. And then tomorrow we’ve got some media appearances scheduled. So we’re going to continue until we complete our assessment over the next several days.”
“But if a decision is made, different than to plow ahead, you all will be the first to know,” he said. “So until that time, I want to continue to thank you all for your support, thank you for your prayers. It’s taken an emotional toll, but the people in the audience tonight will never know it.”
“It’s also taken a toll on my wife and family, as you would imagine,” he concluded. “Any time you put another cloud of doubt, unfortunately, in the court of public opinion, for some people, you’re guilty until proven innocent. And so, the public will have to decide whether they believe her or whether they believe me. That’s why we’re going to give it time, to see what type of response we get from our supporters.”