Does anyone else think the only reason GOP Presidential contender Herman Cain is a front-runner and popular among likely Republican voters is because he's black? I do and credit this sudden open-mindedness, if you will, to the "Obama Effect."
Were it not for the election of President Barack Obama, the Republican Party would NEVER have given Mr. Cain the time of day, let alone considered him a viable choice. It's as if they said, "Oh my God! They (the Democrats) elected a black man! The only way we're gonna beat them now is if we put up a black man, too!" This move is so transparent, it's sickening and offensive.
Mr. Cain has been taking some hits as of late and I wonder how long his superstar status can protect him. As of today, the number of women accusing Mr. Cain of sexual harassment stands at four. Honestly, I didn't give any immediate credence to the allegations when they were first reported. I felt as if such things were par for the political course and simply reserved judgment for when evidence beyond he said/she said was brought forth.
However, now that we have four women making the same claim, I'm less inclined to give Mr. Cain the benefit of the doubt. Is it possible ALL four women are lying? Yes. Is it likely? I don't think so. Something tells me the truth lies somewhere in the middle of what each party says did or did not happen.
Apparently, the Cain camp is finally acknowledging the possible damage these allegations are having on his campaign. So much such that Mr. Cain's wife, Gloria, is stepping into the spotlight to defend her husband.
Check out Ms. Cain's interview with Fox News' Greta van Susteren Monday.
As if the sexual harassment allegations weren't enough, Mr. Cain's lack of foreign policy knowledge is painfully apparent and no longer excusable.
Will Mr. Cain's bid for President be derailed by these latest events?
Only time will tell.