Republican Party

The End of the Cain Campaign

There is another. This would be number five:

Donna Donella, 40, of Arlington, said the USAID paid Cain to deliver a speech to businessmen and women in Egypt in 2002, during which an Egyptian businesswoman in her 30s asked Cain a question.

"And after the seminar was over," Donella told The Washington Examiner, "Cain came over to me and a colleague and said, 'Could you put me in touch with that lovely young lady who asked the question, so I can give her a more thorough answer over dinner?'"

Donella, who no longer works for USAID, said they were suspicious of Cain's motives and declined to set up the date. Cain responded, "Then you and I can have dinner." That's when two female colleagues intervened and suggested they all go to dinner together, Donella said.

I seriously don't know why conservative media is rallying around this guy. He's clearly toxic. Then again, if they want to circle the wagons around a guy who has zero chance of winning the nomination or even being on the ticket -- hell, a guy whose campaign is utterly doomed -- that's fine with me.