By Tom Quiner
I like Herman Cain. But he’s not ready to be President of the United States.
I don’t base this opinion on the recent spate of sexual harassment allegations against him. I base it on his ongoing flip flops.
I base it on his handling of the crisis his campaign is in right now.
I base it on a lack of experience to be president.
I have been put off by the Cain campaign’s tendency to blame everyone for this story, Democrats and Republicans alike. They’re shooting from the hip without thinking. The most recent example is the false assertions of Mr. Cain’s top strategist, Mark Block, on Sean Hannity’s show last night:
“It’s become quite apparent that Mr. Cain’s candidacy and his rise in the poll is the — both the left and the right’s worst nightmare. You have all of these allegations coming out, you know, eight, nine days ago from Politico. You start connecting the dots and trying to figure out whether it’s coming from opponents on the left or opponents on the right. I mean, just at the press conference it was brought up that the — Karen Kraushaar come out as one of the women. So we’ve come to find out her son works at Politico, the organization that originally out the story out.”
Sean Hannity asked:
“Have you confirmed that? I’ve been hearing that all day. You’ve confirmed that now, right?”
Mr. Block responded:
“We confirmed it — that he does indeed work at Politico and that’s his mother, yes.”
It turns out the reporter to whom he referred, Josh Kraushaar, neither works for Politico nor is related to Ms. Kraushaar.
I don’t know if the allegations against Mr. Cain are true or not. Either way, he’s not prepared to be our President.