Anger, fear, aggression... The dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will... Quicker, easier, more seductive. To weakness it appeals. But yours must be the strength that does not flow from rage.
Welcome to the Big Stage, Herman
and to the Republican Party.
So far, Monday is shaping up to be a long day for Herman Cain amidst the sexual harassment claims against him that have surfaced, and his misfortune at having public events scheduled for today, writes Barbara Morrill.
Cain has already appeared at the American Enterprise Institute, where his hosts helpfully blocked any questions about the Politico report about Cain's alleged "sexually suggestive behavior" toward two women during his time as the head of the National Restaurant Association, but dodging the bullet may be more difficult at his next stop: the National Press Club.
Cain's campaign manager, Mark Block appeared on MSNBC earlier today and stated that Cain had "never sexually harassed anybody ever, period, end of story," but followed that up with a classic non-denial denial:
I am not personally aware of any cash settlement relating to sexual harassment charges to Mr. Cain.
Further entertainment is scheduled for later today, when Cain will appear on Fox News and, no-doubt, spout off further complaints about the "liberal media."
"And what better venue then Fox?" Morrill said.
Now there are reports that Aides’ Corporation May Have Illegally Gotten Cain Campaign Off The Ground.
All of this reeks of a classic insider Republican hit job.
That's why the sexual harrassment allegations appeared in Politico.
Rove and Crew are scareder than Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, that this crackpot might actually win the nomination.
If that happens, it's Goldwater 1964 all over again. They needed to intervene so Shazam: opposition research is dropped into Politico's lap.