The news from Atlanta today was that Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was suspending his campaign.
Rep. Allen West (R-FL) had some advice for Cain when he announced he would be reassessing his run for the White House. West said, “Beyond reassessing his campaign, he probably needs to understand that he is a distracter for what’s going on right now and we should move on. That would be my advice to him.”
Cain attributed his decision to too many "distractions," as he called them, on the campaign trail which are now interfering in his personal life. So West was correct.
A president cannot afford to be the target of blackmail attempts and the number of bimbo eruptions made Cain ripe for the picking.
I hold with the opinion expressed by John Hinderaker at Powerline, “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. If Republican voters allow that to happen by nominating a candidate with baggage that permits the Democrats to turn him into the next Herman Cain, it is all too likely that President Obama will be re-elected, with consequences that can hardly be overestimated.” [Emphasis mine.]