WASHINGTON, D.C.--In the court of public opinion, many Americans had been close to ruling that Herman Cain had a face that only a mother--and perhaps his wife--could love.
But Cain can now thank Ginger White for attempting to save his image. White alleges that Cain and she had carried on for some 13 years, but that Cain developed a conscience shortly before deciding to announce his run for the Republican presidential nomination.
A handful of woman had come forward in recent weeks to say that Herman Cain had made inappropriate advances to them over the years.
Many on the inside felt, however, that these advances may not have been viewed as inappropriate if Cain didn't have such an unsightly mug.
"Let's face it," said one insider. "Brad Pitt says, 'Come on, baby!' and Herman Cain says, 'Come on, baby!' I'm just saying that one's not the same as the other."