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    The Herman Cain Sex Scandal Adds A New Component

    To put this in context, I’m going to lift this quote from Ben Domenech’s The Transom: I had conversations yesterday via email with journalists for the Washington Post, Roll Call, National Journal, and The Hill about their private thoughts on this. Every single one shared the same following views: First, they are all sure, to varying degrees, that Cain’s story originates from a National Restaurant | Read More »

    Why It Doesn’t Matter Who Leaked The Cain Sex Scandal

    Sure it’s fun trying to figure this out, but in the end it really doesn’t matter because Herman Cain has been accused of some variety of sexual harassment by at least three former employees. And unless we’re going to play the part of Lanny Davis and James Carville in 1996, Herman Cain owes everyone some answers. For the record, despite the pathetic mewling by Cain | Read More »

    Herman Cain’s Sex Scandal Just Became More Fun

    AP Exclusive: Third Worker Says Harassed By Cain WASHINGTON (AP) — A third former employee says she considered filing a workplace complaint over what she considered aggressive and unwanted behavior by Herman Cain when she worked for the presidential candidate in the 1990s. She says the behavior included a private invitation to his corporate apartment. She worked for the National Restaurant Association when he was | Read More »

    Interesting Twist On The Cain Sexual Harassment Allegations

    A few days ago, Ben Domenech made this statement in his indispensable Transom One more thing: The timing and nature of this story in interesting. Many staffers were struck throughout the 2008 campaign by how often leaks about certain candidates would come out right before previously scheduled media availabilities or TV appearances, forcing a candidate to immediately answer difficult questions to a horde of rabid | Read More »

    Herman Cain: China Is “Trying To Develop Nuclear Capability”

    File this one under “Shutting the Barn Door.” On Monday, Herman Cain gave an interview to PBS’s Judy Woodruff. JUDY WOODRUFF: Do you view China as a potential military threat to the United States? HERMAN CAIN: I do view China as a potential military threat to the United States. JUDY WOODRUFF: And what could you do as president to head that off? HERMAN CAIN: My | Read More »

    The Quickly Evolving 9-9-9

    This just in via AEI. I am not making this up. This is from an interview of The Wall Street Journal’s Steve Moore on Larry Kudlow’s radio show. I love the idea [of a 9 percent national sales tax]. As you know, Art Laffer and I helped design the plan. But I’ve come to the conclusion that the American people and the voters do not want a | Read More »

    The Reticulating Splines of Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 Plan

    Yesterday I braved thundering waves of  ignorance to examine Herman Cain’s own very well reasoned opposition to one-third of his 9-9-9 Plan on these pages less than a year ago. As far as I can tell the defense fell into three categories: 1) Herman Cain is our POINT GUARD!!1!1! and you’re a stinking RINO if you don’t know that, 2) Herman Cain speaks in parables and | Read More »

    Herman Cain Thinks 9-9-9 Is A Really Bad Idea

    or at least he did only eleven months ago. Last week I took a couple of looks at Herman Cain’s tax plan masquerading an economic plan called 9-9-9 (here | here) What struck me about the plan was the extremely non-conservative nature of the plan (for the past 30 years conservatives have opposed new taxes or increases in existing taxes), in this case the implementation | Read More »

    Herman Cain’s Unrealistic Economic Plan

    One of the first things you learn as a young infantry officer is that hope is not a method. You don’t hope the enemy behaves in a certain way. You don’t hope support shows up at the right time. You don’t lead an operation that is based on hope. As Herman Cain has shot to a surprising lead in the polls more attention has turned | Read More »

    In Support of the #OWS Protests

    I’m going to diverge a bit from our RedState Echo Chamber® and come out in support of the Occupy Wall Street protests. I’m struggling to find a downside to this bit of theater for conservatives or the GOP. I don’t really see an upside to it for the Administration and the Democrats. Personally, I can’t think of anything more amusing than several heavily blue cities | Read More »

    The Reverend Jeffress And Mormons

    Yesterday at the Value Voters Summit, Texas Governor Rick Perry was introduced by the Reverend Robert Jeffress. This, according to the Washington Post, is how the introduction went. 2:27 pm: Texas Gov. Rick Perry is introduced by Southern Baptist Convention leader Robert Jeffress, who endorsed the candidate recently. Jeffress called Perry “the most pro-life governor in the United States of America.” He also alluded to | Read More »

    Mitt Romney’s Troubling Appointments

    Mitt Romney’s supporters have been dogging Governor Perry on him acting as Texas campaign manager for Al Gore’s abortive 1988 presidential run as one of the Seven Dwarfs. The critique runs, dishonestly I might add, that Al Gore was an environmental kook then, ergo Perry is an environmental kook. Because something. This is just balderdash. In 1988, Al Gore was a moderate-conservative senator from Tennessee | Read More »

    Mitt Romney’s Foreign Policy

    (H/T to Mitt Romney’s indefatigable fluffer at NRO, Katrina Trinko, for the transcript.) Today Mitt Romney delivered his views on foreign policy in a speech to the Corps of Cadets at The Citadel. When dealing with Romney you’re never quite sure if he believes what he’s saying but if this is what he believes then it is an impressive statement on America’s place in the | Read More »

    Herman Cain: Maybe Obama Is Better Than Rick Perry

    He didn’t say that exactly but that is what it boils down to. Last week I posted a story titled Herman Cain: I Endorse Mitt Romney. I engendered some lively discussion mostly from Herman Cain fans who insisted that they could parse hidden meaning into his “Today, I could not support Rick Perry as the nominee for a host of reasons” statement. To me, only | Read More »

    A Nobel Prize For Settled Science

    Today Dan Shechtman, Philip Tobias Professor of Materials Science at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, an Associate of the US Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, and Professor of Materials Science at Iowa State University, received a telephone call that he didn’t expect. It was from the Nobel Committee which had taken valuable time out from awarding its Peace Prize to assorted crackpots, incompetents, | Read More »