A US president with wandering hands? It would never happen

President Clinton, not looking at all creepy
President Clinton, not looking at all creepy

 

The knives are out for Herman Cain, as of course they would be. He’s personable, he’s clever, he’s funny, he has a proven business track record, he’s small government, he has original ideas, he’s post-political, he’d make a way better US president than either Perry or Romney (let alone Obama). But most damningly of all, he’s black.

Sure I don’t doubt there’ll be the odd few Republicans for whom Cain’s skin colour is a deal-breaker. But the real loathing and resentment will come from the other side. Remember, it was the GOP which campaigned to end the slave trade, not the Democrats. For all their fine talk of equality and affirmative action, Democrats – indeed the liberal-Left generally – tend to…

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