The Cain Humiliation: Conservatives Aren’t Ready To Ascend
Having experienced the Reagan Revolution, I had high hopes going into 2012. They're all but gone now. Someone recently asked me if I was an "anybody but Romney" guy. The thought that I would reject a competent Romney for the current Cain Clown show in which parts of the Right are indulging itself was offensive.
The Conservative Movement I believe in has always been driven by competence, hope, idealism, patriotism and American exceptional-ism, among a host of other positives. What I see going on with this current Cain mutiny is about nothing more than anger, desperation, resentment and victimization.
Frankly put, it disgusts me.
It's been clear that Conservatism has lacked for strong political leadership for some years. Fortunately, there are several bright young stars coming up that offer hope for Conservatism's future. I'm by no means writing it off completely as a movement. But that so many conservatives, driven by nothing more than negative emotions, would allow themselves to be drawn in by a jive talking huckster with silly cobbled together at the last minute plans designed more for pizza box sloganeering, than governing a great nation, is embarrassing.
Furthermore, the notion that I, or others, are only down on Cain because we've settled on this or that other candidate is beneath some of the intellects proffering it. And how is it that Politico is to blame, when the most outrageous bit of pathetic pseudo-journalism I've seen this year bears the bylines of two new media personalities, yet no one seems the least bit interested in making them answer for that? Answer that, before telling me how much better than them we're supposed to be.
This isn't a serious political movement right now, it's a clown show, one with which I'm coming to resent being affiliated. As for candidates, I'm giving Newt Gingrich a closer look. I'm willing to give Perry more time to see if he can pull his act together, or perhaps a spark lights up under another serious conservative in the race. Barring that, I guess I'll be forced to hold my nose and back Mitt Romney.
As for the current parade seemingly marching off in lockstep behind the charade that's Herman Cain, I'd rather sit out 2012, than join in that humiliation that speaks to little more than the conservative movement's current bankruptcy when it comes to a serious and viable political leadership.