Thursday, January 19, 2012
Readers of MOOCountyNews have probably noticed that I have been very silent about Republican presidential aspirants since the Herman Cain campaign imploded. It was a big disappointment as I felt he had brought some fresh perspectives to the race. But politics is nasty and sometimes that nastiness is a good thing. In today’s internet world there is almost no reasonable expectation by political figures that their extra-marital peccadilloes or unusual male-female relationships outside marriage will remain hidden or secret. Better revealed now than later.
While I wished Herman Cain no ill will, it was ultimately good that his unusual arrangement with his last accuser was revealed. Would any of us really want to risk a repeat of the serial sexual episodes that marked the Clinton years in the White House? Lets face it, most of us were more upset at Clinton’s behavior than his lying about it. And we were right to be mad. It wasn’t just a dress that was stained. It was our national honor that suffered. Could you imagine how bad it would be if a Republican president were to be accused of such activities? The mainstream media and their allies would make the uproar and the political disaster that Watergate occasioned look like child’s play. An administration led by such a Republican would never survive. It would be political chaos. Which brings me to Newt.