When it comes to sexual debauchery, harassment, and other inappropriate behavior by elected officials and those seeking elective office, Herman Cain is but a bumbling amateur when compared to prominent Democrats.
Consider please the sexual scandals and legal entanglements which have ensnared Bill Clinton, John Edwards, Anthony Weiner, and Barney Frank.
President Bill Clinton, it will be recalled, was involved in a sexual tryst which took place in the White House and was accused of other unwanted sexual advances made while in the Oval Office.
Perhaps President Clinton, known far and wide for his brilliant IQ, was unaware of the fact that the White House is owned by We the People who intend that it be used for managing official affairs of the United States---not for adulteress personal affairs and harassment?
Remember, too, that Clinton was accused of perjury and obstruction of justice, was disbarred from practicing law, and was banned from arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Based on the charges of perjury and obstruction of justice, President Clinton was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives in 1998, but was acquitted by the U.S. Senate in 1999.
To the best of my knowledge, Herman Cain has never been accused of criminal behavior, sexual or otherwise.
John Edwards ran to be Vice President in 2004 and the Presidency in 2008. He is currently defending himself against criminal charges which allege that he misused campaign funds to cover-up a sexual affair while married to a woman dying of cancer.
On June 3, 2011, a federal grand jury indicted Edwards on charges that he violated federal campaign finance laws by “secretly obtaining and using” contributions from wealthy benefactors to conceal his mistress and their baby while he was running for president in 2008. See reference 1.
If he is found guilty, Mr. Edwards faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and $1.5 million in fines.
With respect to Herman Cain, to the best of this reporter’s knowledge he has not been indicted and is not awaiting trial for any criminal act(s).
Herman Cain is not facing 30 years in prison!
Anthony Weiner was a rabid leftist who served in the U.S. House of Representatives for the 9th district of New York until June of 2011.
As reported at reference 2, in part:
On May 27, 2011, Weiner sent a link to a sexually suggestive photograph of himself via his public Twitter account to an adult woman who was following him on Twitter. After several days of denying he had posted the image, Weiner held a press conference at which he admitted he had, "exchanged messages and photos of an explicit nature with about six women over the last three years". He apologized for his earlier denials. After an explicit photo was leaked, Weiner announced on June 16, 2011, that he would resign from Congress, and he formally resigned on June 21.To the best of my knowledge, Herman Cain has never used Twitter or any other social network to promote his body parts.
Herman Cain’s history does not include, to the best of our current knowledge, vulgar and inappropriate behavior of the type that drove Anthony Weiner from office.
Barney Frank has been in the U.S. House since 1981, allegedly for the purpose of representing the state of Massachusetts. Just in time for the holidays, Frank announced that he will not seek reelection in 2012, thus ending his personal assault on the American Dream.
More than two decades ago, Frank was reprimanded by the US House for using his congressional status on behalf of a male prostitute whom he had employed as a personal aide, including seeking dismissal of 33 parking tickets.”
Again, we know of no misbehavior on the part of Herman Cain that compares to that committed by Barney Franks.
Herman Cain may be guilty of all of the bad behavior alleged by four women. In fact, it is damn near impossible to imagine that all of the accusations against him are fabricated lies.
Still, he does not appear to be involved in acts that would be considered criminal of the Clinton, Edwards, and Weiner variety, nor does Cain’s history include behavior that would cause an official reprimand as was the case with Rep. Frank.
It may prudent and in the best interests of the GOP for Cain to get out of the race—but not based on anything said or done by those who favor the Party of Bill Clinton, John Edwards, Anthony Weiner, and Barney Frank.
Ref 1: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/04/us/politics/04edwards.html?pagewanted=all