Well, it’s official: Herman Cain has a problem.

Mitt Romney decided to weigh in on it.

Mitt Romney today for the first time characterized sexual harassment allegations facing fellow GOP candidate Herman Cain as “particularly disturbing.”

“These are serious allegations, George,” said Romney in an exclusive interview with George Stephanopoulos that aired on ABC News and Yahoo.  ”And they’re going to have to be addressed seriously. I don’t have any counsel for Herman Cain or for his campaign, they have to take their own counsel on this.”

I guess this means that going after Herman Cain now polls well.

See more at Hot Air: for my own part, while I agree with Ed here that Romney “missed a good opportunity to shut up,” I am reminded of a certain passage from Shakespeare’s Scottish play:

Porter: Knock, knock! Who’s there, in the other devil’s name? Faith, here’s an equivocator, that could swear in both the scales against either scale; who committed treason enough for God’s sake, yet could not equivocate to heaven: O, come in, equivocator.

Or maybe I’m reminded of something from CS Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters:

We have made men proud of most vices, but not of cowardice. Whenever we have almost succeeded in doing so, the Enemy permits a war or an earthquake or some other calamity, and at once courage becomes so obviously lovely and important even in human eyes that all our work is undone, and there is still at least one vice of which they feel genuine shame.

Either way: I am getting seriously tired of Mitt Romney’s shenanigans.

Moe Lane (crosspost)


  • Aruges says:

    And someone, please give Eric a bottle of Kentucky’s finest and talk him down off the ledge? Expressing frustration with the situation is one thing, but giving into despair and histrionics is another.

  • BigGator5 says:

    …missed a good opportunity to shut up.
    Yeah, I’ve already learnt that lesson. Now when people ask me where I stand on the issues of the day, I simply tell them “I’m a conservative Republican.” and then I let them know I am only running for a supervisory office. After that, I shut up.

  • DaveP. says:

    “I guess this means that going after Herman Cain now polls well”
    …Among Democrats.

  • “Scottish play.” I see what you did there . . .

  • NotRoseOrConnie says:

    Please, Mitt. Seriously?

    What do you want to do, put your name on this Axelrod-turd-as-political-stunt gifted to you by the DNC? Your polling telling you this is a good idea? Why not sit down with Huntsman and console yourselves as the only men the Democants really want to run against?

    Losing . . .

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