Nov 01 2011

Sullivan on Cain

This may be the best thing written yet on Herman Cain. From Andrew Sullivan:

I regard Cain’s dominance as just the latest sign of the degeneracy on the American right. He’s the ultimate candidate for a Palinized party: based on talk radio, uninterested in government, ruled by unreason, propelled by resentment, fixated on power.


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  1. 1
    Marcus Ranum

    He forgot “bloated with stupid”

  2. 2

    Also terminally inflexible.

    They are creating a gang not a political party. Absolute everything.

  3. 3
    Michael Heath

    I too continue to find similarities between Herman Cain and Sarah Palin, which I didn’t expect prior to getting to know Mr. Cain.

    I hadn’t previously thought about why he’s attractive to the conservative base and while Mr. Sullivan’s case is compelling, I’m not there yet. Cain could merely be the flavor of the month simply because the base continues to reject Gov. Romney while all the other candidates have imploded with a hint of scrutiny, as it appears is happening to Herman Cain. So I’m not ready to acknowledge the base is actually excited about him as a candidate for president rather than just exploiting his race in their ongoing propaganda efforts to falsely define the nature of American conservatism.

    I’m particularly bemused by Mr. Cain thinking it’s up to him to decide when we’re done scrutinizing him. His repeated, “end of story” like he used when caught promoting both choice and “life” is a popular reaction by those unable to effectively think or argue.

  4. 4

    I’m finding myself agreeing with Sullivan more and more often, certainly way more often than I ever expected (although I always thought he was a good writer).

  5. 5

    Marcus beat me to the punch right out of the gate …

  6. 6

    Well, even stopped clocks are right twice a day. Andrew may get there yet.

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