Why It's Important to be Critical of our Candidates
CDNews is admittedly biased – not towards a party or candidate, but towards a set of ideals. We may spend more time researching the activities of the Obama administration because his policies are against everything we believe in, but we also have to spend time vetting our own candidates.
This last week we happened to have a lot to look through on Herman Cain and Rick Perry. It killed me to have those things on the front page, but I also knew they needed to be there.
Rick Perry gave one of the oddest speeches I’ve seen from a Presidential Candidate and Herman Cain is dealing with a past sexual harassment claim.
Gov. Perry has had trouble coming across organized and strong in debates. Now his Cornerstone Church speech gives the public one more episode where he appears inarticulate. I wish it weren’t true, I want him to do well – but it was in the public eye and I think it a disservice should we ignore it.
Herman Cain’s issue isn’t so much that he got accused of sexual harassment – that accusation could easily have been made by someone out for money – especially since the claims were never proven. His responses on the matter should have been crisper. A lack of consistency led to a certain amount of doubt. He can’t deny knowing about the settlements then say he was told about them. Something is wrong with one or both of those statements.
Neither of these things may be all that important to voter, they may just be one more piece of information that goes into each primary voter’s vetting file.
If we don’t properly look into our candidates and we put someone into the general election that we shouldn’t have – we lose more than our favorite candidate – we jeopardize the future of this nation. Conservative media as a whole should have done more on McCain pre-primary.
CDN has had numerous positive posts on each candidate and negative ones when they were warranted. We want primary voters to have all of the information necessary to take into the voting booth so that we can get the best candidate possible.
You will see more negative things on every single candidate – including Obama.. ok especially Obama, but you will also see position posts, positive video, and kudos when those things happen.
Everything we post is to give you, the reader, the best information possible in making your primary voting choice. You are voting in the primary aren’t you?
While admittedly biased – we can’t ignore the negatives – that just wouldn’t be honest.