• The 'Cain Train' Rests In Pieces.

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    Chances are that by tomorrow, Herman Cain may announce his departure from the 2012 GOP presidential nominee race. See, Herm? It didn't do you any good having all of those white women suddenly come out of the woodwork to remind the viewing public how you tried to slip your double toppings all up in their calzones. You should have stuck to black women. The media rarely gives a shit about them.

    The Piece de Resistance came in the form of Ginger White, a 46-year-old mother of three and sometime fitness instructor who spilled the beans about her 13-year relationship with the Herm:

    Ginger White says she met Herman Cain in the late 90s in Louisville, Kentucky, when as president of the National Restaurant Association, he made a presentation. She was impressed. She says they shared drinks afterwards and he invited her back to his hotel room.

    “’I'd like to see you again,’” White said Cain told her. “’You are beautiful to me, and I would love for us to continue this friendship.’”

    She says in his hotel room, he pulled out a calendar and invited her to meet him in Palm Springs. She accepted, and she says the affair began.

    “He made it very intriguing,” White told FOX 5. “It was fun. It was something that took me away from my humdrum life at the time. And it was exciting.”

    She says during the next 13 years, he would fly her to cities where he was speaking and he lavished her with gifts. She says they often stayed at the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead and dined at The Four Seasons restaurant. She says he never harassed her, never treated her poorly, and was the same man you see on the campaign trail...

    ..when asked if it was fair to say the relationship is going on even now, White said, “I think it is safe to say that after this interview, that will be the end of it. Yes, we have a friendship now.”

    Yes, friends:

    When his new book, CEO of SELF, came out in 2001, she says Cain once again autographed it for her writing, "'Friends are forever! Everything else is a bonus.'"
    Friends with Bonuses.

    Perhaps I'm being too hard on the man. After all, I figured if he didn't get his black ass off the campaign trail soon enough and allow Mitt Romney, the GOP Establishment's pre-chosen pick, to get his shine, they'd cook something up or drag something up from his past to sink his nomination chances, not that he wasn't doing that all by his lonesome.

    Which is why I don't expect for Newt Leroy Gingrich to get anywhere close to being the top pick for nominee. Oh, I expect him to fight and claw for it, but he won't get it. Given the man's litany of sordid past deeds that would normally make the man a "no-go" for the "family values" folks, you'd think it'd wouldn't be too hard to take ol' Leroy down the same way, but the man seems a rather feisty, crafty character who as a lot of fight in him. Trying to take him down with a scandal centered around his past infidelities and his failures as a husband will be akin to wrangling a bull.

    But back to Herm. You gotta feel for Gloria, who's probably doing everything in her power not to pour a scalding hot pot of grits on this knee-grow. Or perhaps she already knew about what was going on and decided to just ride out whatever was left of the marriage until she found a convenient way to part ways with Herm and possibly half of his money and assets.

    Half. I suppose that was never covered in the 9-9-9 plan.