Over the next few weeks, we’re going to hear a lot about Herman Cain’s history of inappropriate and awkward sexual advances, and none of it is going to be pleasant. I suggest that, as much as possible, we ignore it. I know, however, that I will not be able to, not with Season 5 of “Mad Men” months away.
I have only one question: does this have real mythological staying power? Will Luke Nocera and Meghan Halperin some day agree that all the unpleasantness of 2036 politics dates back to ACORN’s and Rahm Emmanuel’s dastardly attempts to destroy Herman Cain?
I think it may have more staying power than people think because Cain’s polls numbers have not been affected much yet, so we could have as much as a few months of blaming the lamestream media for this story, etc. before Cain — who never had a chance anyway — completely implodes. That’s plenty of time to cook up myths about how Journolist was responsible for the whole thing.