The GOPís relationship with Cain is more psychologically important than its relationship with any other candidate because Cain is that special thing: the partyís cool new Black friend. You ever see white people in the beginning stage of latching on to a new Black friend? Theyíre more excited because itís something new and cool,
a font of new thoughts and experiences. This isnít simply racial: its the thrill of making a connection with someone unlike you who opens you up to new things, like a woman with a new gay friend.