Poor Herman, can’t cut a freakin’ break right now. A fifth woman has come forward with allegations of inappropriate advances.
After reading this, I thought back to a conversation I had with friend of mine regarding poor old Herman earlier today. I postulated that this whole scandal might just be being engineered not by the ‘evil left wing media’ but by the establishment Republican party apparatus. Herman scares the shit out of the establishment, that he might actually win the nomination. While they share the ultimate goals of the batshit-wingnut right, they would prefer to do it in a slower, less blatant manner. It’s the whole boiling a frog problem. The Walker’s and Kasich’s of the right have tried to throw us into boiling water, and we have jumped as evidenced by The support for Ohio’s Issue 2, Occupy Wall Street, and Bank Transfer Day. Herman baby wants to throw us into boiling water. This would make him very unlikely to win a general election given the current climate.
The establishment however would like someone who would boil the frog slowly so as not to jump, and hence they would prefer someone like, oh say, Mitt Romney. Someone who could actually get elected. Up until now the other crazies (Perry, Bachman) have had their meteoric rises and equally meteoric falls, but Herman has shown staying power. And I think it is possible, maybe, perhaps … that the establishment is getting jittery, and is looking to bring him down, and have found a route through his apparent horniness.
Just a thought