Vetting Herman Cain
Does it seem strange to anyone else that there is an intensity in the vetting of Herman Cain as a presidential candidate that was distinctly missing in 2008 of another black presidential candidate?
It is obvious that Herman Cain would be an existential threat to the Democrat party if elected President. He is also an existential threat to the Ivy League, crony capitalist Republican power structure. His 9-9-9 plan is an existential threat to the tax code and all of its power-sucking dependents of both parties.
I personally believe that candidates like Herman Cain need to be thoroughly vetted and made to answer for issues in their past that may jeopardize their ability to clearly serve as President without the potential for blackmail or other pressure that would affect their decisions as President.
Herman Cain will sink or swim in the coming days and prove worthy of the office or not.
The current occupant was never vetted and unfortunately proved unworthy of the office after attaining the office. The media was vetted by many of us in the American public and found unworthy. Their ratings and subscriptions show the results of that vetting.
The one thing to watch is when inuendo and character assasination like that used on Bork and Thomas in the guise of vetting is used to destroy a candidate before he can gain traction.
I personally hope Mr. Cain proves worthy of the office in the coming days so that a real contrast and choice can be offered in 2012.
Scott Irwin is an Illinois businesses owner and an expatriate Canadian who lived through the Reform Party (Canadian Tea Party) - Conservative Party civil war that saved Canada from financial ruin.