Watching what's happened to him, my constant thought was “Is it any wonder that good, normal folks don't want to run for elected office?”
I have no desire to run for any elective office. I'm certain I'd make a terrible politician. But if I did want to run for office, the crap that candidates must endure (whether justified or not) is not something I would ever sign up for. I don't know about you, but I know about me: my life has been far from perfect, and there are a great many things I've been responsible for that I regret. They've also made me a better man. But there's no way I'd offer my life up for the kind of scrutiny (and potentially false accusations, as if the true ones weren't enough!) that a candidate like Herman Cain had to endure.
You have my deepest sympathy, Mr. Cain. I have no idea what kind of a president you would have made – and our corrupt, low-substance political process has unfortunately ensured that I never will...
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