Ginger White claims she had a 13-year affair with Herman Cain, and that she’s got records of 61 calls or text messages from his private phone to prove it. Is this the end of the Hermanator’s presidential hopes?

Well, no and yes. No, in the sense that Ms. White’s allegations have yet to be proved, and Mr. Cain denies them. It’s possible there was no affair. Given the extent of the allegations, and the possibility of a paper/e-mail trail of evidence, we may well know the full story soon enough.

But yes, in the sense that Cain’s chances of sitting in the Oval Office as part of anything but a White House tour group are pretty much gone. That’s not due to the most recent charges, per se. His time as flavor of the month had expired prior to Ms. White’s going public.