Thursday, November 03, 2011

Simply unconventional

The internets do love a scandal. Everybody wants the drip drop on Herman Cain. The question of the moment being, "Who leaked the Cain harassment story?" Speculation abounds. I appear to be the only one thinking Cain did it himself.

Think about it. He may play an ignoramus to entertain the base, but you don't get as far as he has in life by being stupid. And you don't have to be book smart to be a master manipulator able to fleece the rubes out of donations. See: Palin, Sarah.

Cain knows the story is out there so he's watching for trouble. He gets wind the story is going to break. Why wouldn't he break it himself? Then he controls the message. He can blame his opponents for leaking it to hurt him because they fear his righteous rightness. His loyal base doesn't believe sex harassment even exists so he raises big grass roots money on "Herman being Herman." And. Who's been winning the newscycle for the three days and counting?

Meanwhile, you see anybody talking about Mr. Cain's campaign violations? It's a whisper, almost unheard in the cacophony of speculation over the sex story. His apparent cluelessness about China's nuclear warhead arsenal barely blipped across the media radar screen.

And today, his opponents are all furiously denying being the leakers, pointing fingers at each other, while the rubes are pouring money into Cain's campaign coffer. To paraphrase the old saw, unconventional like a fox.

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Blogger Mule Breath said...

Plausible thesis, but I'm suspicious that Karl Rove is the culprit. It has his Nixonian mentality stamped all over it.

11:14:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Could be anybody, but I wouldn't be at all surprised to find out it was Cain himself.

12:04:00 PM  
Blogger merlallen said...

It could also be that he is afraid he is actually get the nomination when all he really wants is to sell books or get a Fox show.

2:44:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

That may well be true, or could have true when he started out, but I have a feeling he actually wants the job now that it looks like he has any kind of shot at the nomination.

7:13:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Libby, I tried to put this theory out in the Official Herman Cain Facebook room, page....Oh my Lord you'd have thought I said Herman Cain is the anti-Christ....or the devil himself. I wonder if Mark Block leaked it knowing that someone was going to and then they used it to our advantage.. It was only a theory , I'm glad to see someone else thinking besides me, you, and Most of all Herman Cain and staff :)
Regardless he's still ahead in the polls today. God's speed to our Hermanator ! We Hermanator Cainiacs love him just the way he is.

7:03:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL. Kevin, is that you?

7:59:00 PM  
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