Frankly, we were surprised with the result of the Alabama race, but Judge Moore is not the kind of guy who develops a passionate following. That he could go down on what Ann Coulter says was a complaint from one woman and not four as claimed by MSNBC is ridiculous as he has led an exemplary life for 40 years since he dated that teenager.
That a 30 year-old professional man would want to date a 14 year-old girl separates him from every man at that point in life in my experience to say nothing of the fact he was a lawyer knowing well the age of consent in Alabama is, and was then, 16 so he was playing Russian Roulette with a minor child. Nonetheless…
That we have slid down the hill of the Constitution and the law to the point were accusations alone can ruin a man’s career and life when our standard used to be “Innocent until proved guilty.” It is gone, hopefully not forever.
If a young woman tries a new makeup and at her workplace a man she knows pinches her butt so she complains and he is fired guess what happens? She goes back to that store and buys more of that makeup. Women live in a different world than men. They can choose the emotion they want any time. Ask a man who has been through a couple of divorces and got clipped for $1 million each time. In California Domestic Relations courts penis possession is a hanging crime and it now seems America has taken that turn.
The Democrats will take this seeming victory, and we say “seeming” as experts on Alabama politics say Moore was not that popular in Alabama and point to his previous elections that were all won by very thin margins.
It is very likely the Democrat national party leaders will take this gimmick into a full blown search for women Donald Trump has pinched or sexually abused, but Mr. Trump can quench that very quickly by offering a $1 million, in total, prize to any person, or persons, providing legally valid evidence, like sound or visual recordings, of Democrats offering money for such evidence. The Democrats will drop that scheme like a hot rock.
While the Democrats have won a seat in the Senate for two years, the Republicans have dodged a big internal squabble that could well have made that seat not worth it. Roy Moore is not an easy man to deal with. He is brittle, narrow-minded and inflexible, but a reliable conservative even if for the wrong reasons. He is a religious man, but not the kind who have thought about it and come to it by work. He swallowed it in one gulp and uses it as a weapon. That is only one of his several errors in life.