The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Couple Of Points On The Race Card

by Smitty Da Tech Guy wonders why the race card went unplayed in the case of Herman Cain. If you flip it over, the Race Card says “Property of the National Socialist Democrat Workers Party”. Conservatives, therefore, cannot play the card. If conservatives try to play the card, cast as, say, a ‘hi tech lynching‘, […]

Cain Still Loved in New Hampshire

HOLLIS, N.H. Herman Cain broke a lot of hearts when he quit the 2012 presidential race and, of course, he still has many admirers — but perhaps no more ardent admirer than Sue Belzil.

Dear Mr. Cain

Who cares, at this point, that Robert Costa got “the exit interview” instead of me? I’m over it, and too busy planning for my Iowa trip to worry much about it now. But this kind of bothered me: The media: When Cain launched his campaign, “I didn’t realize how vicious it was and I didn’t […]

They Don’t Pay Extra for Tears

My 12-year-old son Jefferson with Herman Cain, July 17, 2011. Journalism is a cynical racket and if you can’t dismiss tragedy and suffering with a sarcastic joke, you don’t belong in a newsroom. Famine and wars, airplane crashes, disease, murder — horrible stuff happens to people every day, and your job is to turn it […]

UPDATE: Therapeutic Vengeance

2:10 p.m. ET: My 12-year-old son Jefferson asked, ‘What does ‘suspending’ mean?” It means “quit.” Cain will still be on the ballot in several states. He could, if he chose, resume the campaign at some future point, but in general, “suspend = quit.” The good news? J.D. Gordon is now unemployed. More good news? My “sources […]

Politico Wrong Again? Cain Staffers Dispute Report He’ll End Campaign; UPDATE: ‘Full Speed Ahead’?

Been kind of busy this morning, as readers might imagine, working up an exclusive for The American Spectator: While some published reports indicate that Herman Cain plans to announce today that he will suspend his Republican presidential campaign, even top staff on the campaign still have no idea what Cain’s decision will be. “I don’t […]

E-Mail to a Cain Campaign Staffer

Shortly after midnight, I received an e-mail from an aide to the Herman Cain campaign, evidently alarmed by expressions of wrath in last night’s post. In the wee hours this morning, I replied to that e-mail with a simple question: “Has J.D. Gordon been fired?” So then I went to bed and, upon checking my […]

Excrement Impacts Air-Circulation Device UPDATE: Dear Mr. Cain … $7 Million?

This afternoon, I went to the bank and then went to Wal-Mart to get some ink cartridges for my printer ($41.28 — hit the freaking tip jar). As is my habit when I’m offline for more than a few minutes, I kept working the cell phone the whole time I was out, calling sources and so […]

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