Herman Cain’s Monty Python Moment

Polly Cain isn’t dead, he’s just suspended his campaign for life

Less than 48 hours after launching his new web site Women for Herman Cain,  with his wife of 43 years Gloria Cain listed as its national chairwoman, GOPer carny Herman Cain folded his tent, “suspending” his phony presidential campaign in the face of yet another bimbo eruption.

NY Times:

An unapologetic and defiant Herman Cain suspended his presidential campaign on Saturday, pledging that he “would not go away” even as he abandoned the Republican presidential race in the face of escalating accusations of sexual misconduct.

“As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign,” Mr. Cain said at a rally in Atlanta, surrounded by supporters chanting his name. “Because of the continued distractions, the continued hurt caused on me and my family, not because we are not fighters. Not because I’m not a fighter”…

Right. A fighter who doesn’t fight a purported injustice. Just the kind of leader the country needs. Reminds me of the time that Ross Perot suspended his presidential campaign because of a suspected plot by the Bushies to ruin his daughter’s wedding.

…In suspending his candidacy, as opposed to saying that he was ending his bid, Mr. Cain, according to campaign finance lawyers, maintains an ability to accept money to pay for his campaign so far…

Not to mention the potential green coming his way from the US taxpayer:

 PRIMARY MATCHING FUNDS  Partial public funding is available to Presidential primary candidates in the form of federal matching payments. Candidates seeking their party’s nomination to the Presidency can qualify to receive matching funds by raising at least $5,000 in each of 20 states.

…and potentially to finance the new venture that he called his Plan B: to travel the country promoting his tax and foreign policy plans….

AKA, selling more books and getting more bucks in speaking fees.

…Mr. Cain exited much the way he entered. The circuslike atmosphere — complete with numerous delays, barbecue, a blues band and supporters in colonial-era dress — was in keeping with the campaign’s irreverence and disarray since its inception.

George Will chimed in:

Appearing in a roundtable discussion on ABC’s ‘This Week’ with Christiane Amanpour, the conservative columnist called Cain an “entrepreneurial charlatan” and accused him of being an opportunist.

“Mr. Cain, who used this as a book tour, in a fundamentally disrespectful approach to the selection of presidents,” he said.

A month ago I said, stick a fork in Herman, he’s done. Actually, I’m a little surprised he lasted this long. But it seems that like Polly the Parrot, someone had nailed his proverbial feet to the perch so he wouldn’t fall over.  But once the rigor of the campaign took hold, the mortis part has finally set in.

RIP, Herman.  RIP.



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