The self-control displayed by Herman Cain's closest staff was Amazing. As the candidate approached the podium on Saturday afternoon half of the pundits were predicting he would drop out, while remainder said he was staying . As for me, I was hoping that with the media and all the political wonks watching, Cain (who has a very quick wit) would get up and say, "I just saved 15% on my car insurance...." It would have been the perfect addition to what has been a very weird primary season.
On Saturday however, the former head of Godfather's Pizza played it straight, Cain announced the suspension of his campaign and formation of a political action committee, Cain solutions.com. The now-former candidate blamed his exit on the mainstream media and the "bimbo eruption" which began with reports sexual harassment during his tenure at the National Restaurant Association. His rhetoric ignored that whether Herman Cain had the affair or harassed those women or whether he didn't, Cain has only himself to blame for the failure of his campaign.