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11/14/2011 11:23 am ET | Updated Jan 14, 2012

In It to Spin It

To follow Herman Cain's campaign it seems that he's attempting to be the Muhammad Ali of politics: "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." Only in Herman's case his floating moth is heading for a flame while he denies the past of his stinger. Ali once said that boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up, and today the Godfather of pizza claimed that the way he will defeat Obama is to "Beat him with A Cain."

What Herman may not realize is he has about as much chance of getting into the ring with President Obama as Rick Perry has to become a contestant on Jeopardy. I would actually be amused by a Cain -- Perry ticket; given their current reputation their slogan could be "Forgive and Forget." Ali also said "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."

That was risk Herman, not risqué. I can't be sure if any of the women accusing you of sexual misconduct are telling the truth but I imagine that every time you vehemently deny the allegations even Bill Clinton and Anthony Weiner are thinking; yea right.

I have never seen Ali fight in person but I have met him on a couple of occasions and did watch him perform some magic tricks. This is where you may have something in common because it's going to take a David Copperfield illusion to erase the public image you have portrayed, and by this I don't mean that of a licentious nominee wannabe, but of a power-seeking candidate who is willing to heartlessly belittle your accusers just because "you're in it to win it." In a country that now more than ever needs leadership that understands the intricacies of global diplomacy I would like to share a slogan they would rather hear and that is "You are Cain and able" which from where I sit looks highly doubtful.