Another day, another Herman Cain booty call.
This chapter in The Never-Ending Story that is the Cain circus might be the one that breaks a finish to his phony candidacy. Even hard-core conservatives who were propping up Cain after the first charges of sexual harassment emerged and his Libya belly flop are beginning to abandon him like fleas jumping off a dead dog’s carcass.
In the ongoing search for the Not Mitt Romney, various candidates have taken their time as the driver in the Republican clown car. Michelle Bachmann was supplanted by Rick Perry who was undercut by Cain after he won the Florida straw poll, and as Cain sinks under the weight of the allegations of cheating and acting inappropriately, Newt Gingrich, rises in the polls.
I don’t know how much Ginger White weighs, but her calling out Cain on a 13 year affair should be too heavy a load for Cain’s inexperienced and poorly run campaign to carry and end it once and for all (and wouldn’t that be a crying shame for all the entertainment value it’s provided?).
Cain’s claims that the five women whom have called him out for not keeping his fly zipped are all “lyin’ ass b****’s, and that might have worked if weren’t faces to go with the allegations. Maybe Cain could shrug off one or two of these women, but he’s not a good enough politician to make anybody believe all five of them are making this up.
Cain’s first brush in the political spotlight came when he challenged then-President Clinton about the costs of health insurance, but Cain is no Clinton when it comes to surviving sex scandals. At least he hasn’t proven he can shake them off. Gloria Cain has not exactly rushed to the defense of her husband of 43 years. Even if she believes Herman’s denials (and I don’t know why she would), she has to be pissed all the women Cain is accused of messing around on her with are White like Ginger White.
The race of the women Cain fooled around should not matter, but to honest about it, it does matter. This is not post-racial America. When a Black man from the South goes chasin’ after White women, it really matters when it is taken into account how no Republican can win the White House without the South.
Cain says White is “just a friend” and he was “just trying to help her financially.” If you’re married how understanding do you think your spouse will be if the friendship goes on for 13 years, includes paying her rent, giving her gifts and swapping calls and text messages at 4:26 in the morning?
Maybe your wife would understand. Mine would tell me to pack my stuff and get the hell out.
He’s supposedly calling his supporters asking them should he pack it in. He’s run an unconventional campaign, but even Cain can’t ignore all the rules. The sex lives of politicians don’t interest me, but when you’ve made moral judgments about others the way Cain has about the poor, Muslims and gays, getting yanked off your high horse is deserved.
Cain is done. It was obvious to any student of politics he was never going to keep up his momentum, never going to get the nomination and never be the Republican presidential nominee. Cain’s campaign/book tour was always long on shadow, short of substance.
It’s no fun piling on Herm anymore. His horndog ways are weird and sad and get even more weird and sad if you have any sympathy for Gloria Cain at all. She is the Cain that deserves it, not Herman.
It feels like we’re reaching the end of the road for the Cain Train. He’s told so many lies to so many people he could never begin to explain or apologize for all the lies, but he should start with his wife and go from there. When any candidate says they are “reassessing” their campaign that means they’re just looking for a gracious exit strategy.
Gloria Cain says her husband “totally respects” women. Maybe he does, but he does respect her at all?
- Is This Herman Cain’s Final Straw? (maboulette.wordpress.com)
- Herman Cain “reassessing” candidacy following Ginger White affair allegations (100gf.wordpress.com)
- Let’s Meet Herman Cain’s Mistress! [Video] (jezebel.com)