cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Is this latest revelation sufficient to end the Herman Cain campaign? There have been other situations, may other situations in fact, where people running for office, or in office, have had affairs, or indiscretions if you prefer. Some have crashed and burned as the result, while others have essentially received a pass. JFK was notorious for his indiscretions but there was never any thought that he ought to step down.
In this case, there is a trail of telephone calls that are documented by telephone company billings. Those calls were made at all hours of the day and night. There is a frequency of calls that seems to suggest something more than a platonic relationship.
Cain has, through his attorney, suggested that this ought to be overlooked since we cannot police consensual affairs. Cain has personally said there is no fire where this smoke is coming from. He claims he was merely trying to assist her through her financial difficulties (and it appears there is a trail of financial problems that hound this lady). He preemptively tried to knock this down on CNN yesterday.
If these revelations have all been orchestrated by his opponents to get him out of the race, they have done a masterful job of setting him up.
Enough is enough. It is time for Mr. Cain to fold his tent and go home. He has had performance glitches all along the campaign trail. Those have been damaging enough for his campaign. His ‘numbers’ have dropped quickly as the result. He has no chance and only leaves himself and his family open to more such revelations by staying on the campaign trail.