On Saturday, Republican presidential candidate and restaurant executive Herman Cain announced the suspension of his bid for the White House. As reported in Digital Journal
, Cain explained his decision as a culmination of "continued distraction," saying also that he was at peace with God and with his wife and family.
However, "Herman Cain" visited NBC's "Saturday Night Live" to provide more color on his decision. In a conversation with Seth Meyers on "Weekend Update," Cain, played by Kenan Thompson
, explained that it was now time for women across America to get on the "Cain train."
"You see, what the media does is it takes people's perceptions and it bends them," Cain told Meyers. "So, I'm asking all of you ladies out there, instead of bending for the media, why don't you bend for Herman Cain?"
Meyers suggested Cain rephrase his appeal to American women.
"I'm not rephrasing anything, Seth," Cain said. "Because I know in my heart that there are so many women out there who are still ready to get on the Cain train. I'm asking all the ladies tonight to line up and jump on my train!"
Cain's comments on "Saturday Night Live" appeared to contrast sharply with the position of the online national fellowship, Women for Herman Cain
"Mr. Cain has been a strong advocate for women throughout his lifetime, defending and promoting the issues of quality health care, family, education, equality in the workplace and many other concerns so important to American women," Women for Herman Cain stated on their website.
But with the suspension of his presidential campaign, Cain shared more advice for American women with Meyers.
"Seth, this politically correct culture is killing us," Cain said. And I'm the only one who's not afraid of it. Instead of vilifying me, all the ladies out there should get down on their knees and open their mouths wide and say thank God for what's in front of me. Herman Cain."