The rise and fall in the political arena is usually marked by fast, meteoric climbs to the top and even faster plunges into the abyss of no return. Herman Cain is finding that out first hand. He was the darling of the GOP for almost a month before the allegations of sexual impropriety began to surface. His responses to those charges was immediate and consistent, “I did not do it.” And he almost had most Americans believing him. But like John Edwards and Bill Clinton before him the other shoe was destined to finally drop. For Herman Cain that shoe is named “Ginger White” and that shoe dropped on ABC’s “Good Morning America” with a deafening “thud.”
According to Ms. White, it appears Herman Cain and her had been having an “on again/off again” affair for some 13 years. Cain’s response to these allegations,
“I do know Ms. White. I have helped her financially at times over the past few years, just as I have helped many friends and acquaintances throughout the years. I thought Ms. White was a friend in need of a supportive hand to better her life. Ms. White has made it apparent that she was abusing the friendship.”
Ms. White went on to say in that interview..
“I can’t imagine waking up one morning and deciding to come out with this if this was not true,” she told ABC. “This has been a very difficult situation for myself, for my family and it’s nothing that I am proud of. So far I have been absolutely humiliated, embarrassed.”
But evidently not so humiliated or embarrassed after all she did appear on “Good Morning America” and proceeded to tell America and the world about the alleged affair. She said it was not about the money but her actions say something different.
Are the allegations true? If I were a betting man I would tell u to bet the farm on it. Will this be the end of Herman Cain and his 9-9-9 plan? Well it depends who you talk to. The Cain camp has released a statement telling the media that Cain is reassessing the direction of his campaign. Most feel that as soon as the funding dries up the one time pizza CEO will drop out, possibly even before the Iowa Caucuses in January. I think he will pull out of the running within the next ten days.
So what appeared to be a breath of fresh air in the political arena has turned out to be nothing more than the same, stale, recycled air that we all have been breathing for decades. Maybe Diogenes needs to put his lamp out and end his quest, at least in the political world. Well that’s one down and six to go.