Herman Cain, a little known businessman who became a frontrunner in the Republican presidential race, suspended his campaign Saturday following allegations of an extramarital affair and claims of sexual harassment.
You have to wonder if THIS didn’t have a little something to do with it.
On Thursday, Cain provided new details on his relationship with White, including the revelation that his wife had no knowledge of what he called a friendship dating back years and his financial help for the woman.
Gloria Cain “did not know that we were friends until she (White) came out with this story” on Monday, Cain said, later adding: “My wife did not know about it, and that was the revelation. My wife found out about it when she (White) went public with it.”
Herman Cain was never a serious candidate. Never. Anyone who thought he was was simply delusional. While we have had some non-serious candidates (and even presidents) in the past, people with a profound lack of knowledge on foreign policy, world events and even domestic policy. But, until this year, I can recall of no other candidates that were simply ignorant of these important areas.
Cain was not only ignorant, he seemed to embrace his ignorance as if it were a badge of honor, something to be admired and valued. His tea party admirers seemed to agree with him but, since they make up such a small and diminishing segment of the American voting populace, they are irrelevant.
Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann are in the same category. Their numbers will come up soon, as well, because of it. Herman Cain’s demise is only the beginning of the refutation of ignorance by Republicans.
And that, as they say, is a good thing.