I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again (at least until his campaign figures out how to produce clear and logical messaging), Herman Cain cracks me up. As a former journalist and marketing copywriter, I’ve never seen a presidential campaign going in as many directions at one time as Mr. Cain’s has and continues to do. Then again, I’ve also never seen (at least not in recent memory) a presidential candidate with so many allegations of sexual misconduct against him saying he “didn’t do anything wrong” and telling reporters to mind their own beeswax. And then the “excuse me!” sound bite, just hitting home with such indignation that I can’t hear it without cracking up every time.
Well, Herman Cain said he would ask his wife Gloria what to do, after this most recent claim by Ginger White, that she had a 12-year affair with Mr. Cain. Cain has maintained that he did nothing wrong, but admitted that he a) did give her money on regular occurrences just to be a nice guy and help her pay all her bills, and then b) he never told his wife Gloria that he was giving Ms. White all this money. Maybe he forgot to tell her, just as he couldn’t remember ever meeting some of the women who accused him of sexual harassment. Or maybe I should just do as Mr. Cain said, and just mind my own business and stop asking pesky questions that get in the way of the Cain Train.
Anyway, enough of my caffeine-induced ramblings and digressions, the Cain Train is apparently derailed but still keeping a few wheels on the tracks in case New Gingrich or Mitt Romney don’t pan out: Cain has said Gloria told him to suspend his campaign, but also that he should at the same time, launch a new website and still somehow be a “voice.”
So, maybe we’ll luck out and Mr. Cain will resurface and provide some more unintentional laughs sooner than later.
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