Strike Four And You’re Out!by Carlos Galindo on Nov. 07, 2011, under 2012, Barack Obama, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, National Politics, New Hampshire, Newt Gingrich, President Obama, Radio, Republican Presidential Debate, Republicans, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Tea Party, Tea Party, Uncategorized, United States, White House
Herman Cain is political toast. In baseball it’s three strikes and you’re out. In politics you normally get one strike and it could potentially take you out of the political game, but four strikes? Come on? Herman Cain might as well hang up his mitt and allow the other Mitt to take the lead.
Now that a fourth woman has come out with some serious allegations and a description of Cain’s “unwanted advances,” you would think that Cain would slip into the political shadows. However, Cain’s arrogance and his financial backing from the Koch bros will drive him to try and survive the lethal wound delivered by Sharon Bialek a former employee of the National restaurant Association.
The words were real, from a real person, something that the public had not yet seen. Cain’s invisible accusers and victims according to settlements reached with The National Restaurant Association permitted Cain to dodge the bullet. As long as these women stayed silent and refused to place a face on the accusations, Cain was able to duck and run by refusing to openly address the accusations and the details.
Bialek an Anglo woman with a college degree and mother of a thirteen year old boy decided to be that face and that voice. Her words were harsh, descriptive and politically fatal.
“He reached over and he put his hand on my leg under my skirt and reached for my genitals,” Bialek said, her voice breaking with emotion. “He also grabbed my head and brought it towards his crotch. I was very, very surprised and very shocked. I said, ‘What are you doing? You know I have a boyfriend. This isn’t what I came here for.’”
To which Cain responded:
“You want a job, right?” Bialek said she asked him to stop, and Cain complied. She then asked to be driven back to her hotel, and she said Cain promptly complied with that request as well.
In my opinion, Herman Cain is an inept candidate. He’s proven that, time and time again. On foreign and national policy, he’s a 0-0-0.
When the Koch brothers hired him in 2005 to speak publicly for Americans For Prosperity, they cited his public speaking ability. I think what they were referring to is his ability to sell snake oil. Cain is nothing more than a polished, wealthy, snake oil salesman, and of course, a political token for the Koch brothers.
His political career was a short lived one and was failed from the start. Those who followed him and continue to be supportive of his misbehavior by justifying sexual harassment in the workplace and now possibly sexual assault, are those same American’s who are willing to abandon their ideals, values and principles in the name of politics, hate and the promotion of the wealthy in this country. These are the same people who claim to love America and claim to own patriotism, dismissing anyone who doesn’t fall in line as a traitor.
This brings to mind Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous quote,
“When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart.”
Maybe someone should let Cain know that his political career is dead. The coffin is waiting. He should save himself some embarrassment and lay down already!
Carlos E. Galindo is a radio talk show host & political analyst conducting radio shows in both English and Spanish on four radio stations in Arizona. Mr. Galindo is a weekly contributor to KPFK 98.7 FM Los Angeles and has appeared on CNN, Univision and Telemundo as a political analyst. Mr. Galindo is also an Op-Ed columnist on Prensa Hispana and the Tucson Citizen. Arizona. www.nospinonair.com/http://www.carlosgalindo.com
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