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“…find a right winger’s [sic] and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live in a state of constant fear…”
Herman Cain did not just fall, he was pushed.
There's a lesson to be learned. Herman Cain went after the left with gusto. Remember this?
In New Hampshire on Thursday, Cain accused the [OWS] protesters of "trying to destroy the greatest nation in the world..."
Going back a bit further, remember this?
Herman Cain, who has already formed a presidential exploratory committee for the next election cycle, alleged "stupid people are ruining America" on Friday at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference. "It's sad," he said in a speech at the annual event before going on to take aim at the left side of the political spectrum. "The objective of the liberals is to destroy this country..."
If you keep talking like that, you're going to pay a price.
"What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left."
Herman Cain never stopped attacking the left. He paid the price for that. Too few on the right were willing to defend him. They knew they would have paid a price too.
What happened to Herman Cain is what the Democrats intend to do to whoever the Republican nominee turns out to be. They know they can’t win a debate on the economy or on President Obama’s record, so they will do everything they can to distract the voters’ attention from those matters, which should be decisive, and instead turn the focus to the GOP candidate and his or her alleged foibles.
More on that here and here.
I never expected Herman Cain to win the nomination. His biggest surge in the polls was much more than I ever anticipated.
Your favorite candidate might be next. Are you ready?