Cain Upside Down
*Sources close to the campaign say Gloria Cain wants her husband to leave the race and has no desire to do additional interviews about their marriage or the constant accusations. They describe a woman angry that her life has been turned upside down by her husband’s need for attention and power by any means.
“She hated doing that interview defending him on Fox but felt pressured to do it by him and the campaign,’’ says a campaign worker. “She doesn’t want to be forced to do that again because she knows he’s had girlfriends for many years. She just looked the other way. But if he won’t get out of the race, she may have to.’’
*In October, Herman Cain was having the time of his life, according to those who know him well. At the front of the pack running for the 2012 Republican nomination for president, Cain had progressed much further and faster than he’d ever thought he could, given his weak political resume.
“Six weeks ago, Herman Cain was going home laughing his you know what off at how well he was doing,’’ says the Atlanta-based Rev. Joseph Lowery, friend of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and former president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. “He was even surprised people were buying what he was selling. He has no business being in the race in the first place and he knows that better than anyone.’’
Then, in just a few days, things began to fall apart in a hurry as a string of women emerged accusing Cain of years of sexual advances and at least one long-term affair. So far Cain has done what he could to keep the charges from derailing his presidential bid, although in an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, the former pizza-company executive said once again that he was reassessing his campaign bid in light of recent allegations of a 13-year affair with an Atlanta businesswoman. (Two excerpts taken from DailyBeast.com)
The latest political drama is yet another ‘love’ victim of Herman Cain. Whether or not this story proves to be true is almost beside the point now. The MSM has actually tried to turn this into, “Is having an affair really an issue in selecting a president?” That’s what I heard today on the “news.” Really!? That’s how low the bar is. Another argument was from a group of Neocons who objected to a liberal anchor who (btw is a Christian) suggested that should Herman Cain resign from the Presidential Race he ought to also resign from his position of leadership at his church. The comment section was filled with banter legitimizing Cain’s indiscretions and objecting to a fellow Christian’s assertion that Cain ought to leave the pulpit for adultery. Which by the way is exactly right! Cain should resign from leadership if he’s truly in an adulterous affair and if he doesn’t the “Church” he attends SHOULD rebuke him and ask him to leave a leadership position–that’s what the Bible tells us to do. Sheesh! The audacity of the times, and the church itself to not even know what and how to deal with an adulterous leader/elder. This is sheer madness.
Cain was never a ‘real’ candidate in the first place. I know it may seem outrageous to imagine that a group of insiders allows a few outsiders to appear as though they are true candidates with the whole intention of demonizing them in the future (Sarah Palin) like as if these campaign managers are not paid to know every dirty detail of a potential candidates life prior to a run, but it is possible. You may discount me as over conspiratorial but I think history proves that there are patsy’s throughout the history of presidential campaigns. The people who truly run the government know who and when to cast the ‘extras’ in their show. Cain doesn’t stand a chance to win at this point. Maybe he was sent to make Newt look like an altar boy.
“Throughout our travels, whether Callista and I were in Costa Rica or Africa, she was adamant about finding a local Mass on Sunday. Listening to “Amazing Grace” being sung in Chinese at Mass in Beijing was a beautiful experience, and worshiping with believers across the world opened my eyes to the diversity and richness of the Catholic Church.
Over the course of a decade, the depth of faith and history contained in the life of the Catholic Church were increasingly apparent to me, and the centrality of the Eucharist in the Catholic Mass became more and more clear.
Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the United States in April of 2008 was a turning point for me. The Holy Father presided over solemn vespers with the U.S. bishops in the Crypt Church at the basilica in Washington. Callista’s choir was asked to sing for Pope Benedict at vespers, and as a spouse, I had the unique opportunity to attend the papal visit and was deeply moved by the occasion.
Catching a glimpse of Pope Benedict that day, I was struck by the happiness and peacefulness he exuded. The joyful and radiating presence of the Holy Father was a moment of confirmation about the many things I had been thinking and experiencing for several years.
That evening I told Msgr. Rossi I wanted to be received into the Catholic Church, and he agreed to join Callista as my sponsor. Under his tutelage, I studied the Catechism of the Church over the next year and was received into the Church in March of 2009 in a beautiful Mass at St. Joseph’s on Capitol Hill. After a decade-long — perhaps lifelong — faith journey, I was finally home.” -Newt Gingrich.
Maybe Cain was sent to crowd out Bachmann, the original “Tea Party” candidate, who after making her look like a freak show on Newsweek it was easy to overshadow. The Obama 2012 Campaign already called their GOP nominee, Romney, and they may very well get their man given he’s more of the same of Obama and either one of them would continue to lay the groundwork of the coming one. It’s all upside down politics either way you look at it with no credible person to look toward. I say, “Don’t pick your leader looking for a messiah. There is only One Messiah and His Kingdom is not of this earth!”