Herman Cain, who is much discussed now was interviewed in a more than challenging way by Lawrence O’Donnell.
Cain was confronted first for his lack of participation in the Civil rights movement. This seems somewhat appropriate, but it also smacks of keeping Cain on the liberal plantation. Funny this is an issue on the 20 anniversary of the same issue arising about Clarence Thomas during his confirmation hearings in 1991.
Worse I think was his being faulted for lack of service in Vietnam. This seems odd to me since refusal to serve in that war has been called more than honorable by many on the left. President Clinton of course avoided service in that (needless) war. O’Donnell himself didn’t serve though of about the right to have done so.
I doubt I can vote for Cain. His Muslim baiting; his over the top criticism of Obama seem unacceptable to me. But I think he was treated badly in this case.