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I’ll give Herman Cain one thing, he certainly understands that running for the highest office of our country is a total circus. And every circus needs a clown. This past week he has had all three rings filled with complete absurdity. 1) A cigarette-puffing chief of staff doing an endorsement. Wow! His chief of staff endorses him. He must be good! Who had thought that counted as an endorsement, anyway? Then the last second of him lighting up a Lucky. “Was It good for you?” 2) Then Cain sloughs off a sexual harassment charge with a few bars of a black gospel tune. Can I get an Amen? 3) And, of course, the best part is he is as clueless about foreign policy as a yard jockey. Yet he doesn’t see that as a deficit. High self-esteem will get you every time. Yup. This is the guy leading in the polls. Help me, Jesus! Of course, I am a progressive Obamacare-loving liberal. Let’s see what Rod Dreher of the American Conservative has to say about Black Walnut:

When Herman Cain sang at the National Press Club the other day, I thought it was absurd. There he goes again, the clown. Looking at the performance in greater context, I found it easier to smile at, and not in a hostile way. Still, if you think about it, it says something bad about America that here we are, facing the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression, and looking at a future of crippling indebtedness unless our leaders take drastic action … and the top candidate for the Republican nomination a year from election day is a charming businessman with no political experience, who knows nothing about the world (and makes jokes about his own ignorance), and who is given over to camping it up on the campaign trail. If times were great, there would be serious reason to doubt whether America could afford a man like Herman Cain in the Oval Office. But times are terrible, and could easily get far worse. It’s really quite an indictment on the unseriousness of our country, or at least the conservative electorate, that Cain is at the top of the polls now.

See, there are still some sane conservatives left in this country. Thank God.

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