Group rescinds Cain endorsement

In light of recent facts (not allegations) that Herman Cain settled with a number of women over sexual harassment claims, the Republican’s campaign has been doing a lot of damage control. It’s been awful (except for late-night comedy fans), but I suppose they’ve been trying their little hearts out. Unfortunately for Cain, that hasn’t prevented him from losing a key endorsement:

In a devastating blow to businessman Herman Cain’s presidential ambitions, the American Mustache Institute–a group which had previously lavished rapturous praise on the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO–announced it was rescinding its official endorsement of the GOP field’s only mustachioed candidate…

“Amid a storm of allegations levied against Herman Cain, the American Mustache Institute today announced it had rescinded its endorsement for his presidential candidacy,” the organization, a nonprofit charity and “the world’s leading facial hair advocacy organization,” announced in a statement Wednesday. “[M]embers of the AMI administration said they could not in good conscience support his candidacy on behalf of the powerful Mustached American electorate.”

It isn’t normally the policy here at FTSOS to do independent journalistic research because it isn’t that sort of website, but I went ahead and started asking a few questions. According to an anonymous, high-ranking source within the AMI, the organization fears that if it continues to associate itself with Cain that “the term ‘molestache’ will become more and more popular – and we aren’t willing to just sit around while the dignity of the mustache faces such insults.”

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Thought of the day

We should do away with term limits for presidents. I would very much like to see intelligent people like Bill Clinton get elected again and again.