You want a working definition of a zombie? Herman Cain.
Zombies are the walking dead, and Herman Cain qualifies as a classic example of someone who is dead but doesn’t know it or want to admit it. Today Herman Cain tried to lay off the allegations of his former mistress on (probably) some white guys who want him out of the race.
Now, it’s probably true, in Republican politics, that white guys want Herman Cain to be out of the race to the nomination. He has become an embarrassment, much like Newt, Mitt, Ron, Rick, Rick and Michele, but Cain has the unfortunate reputation, now of making moves at white women. Republicans will forgive a lot. They will, for instance, forgive a man who fooled around while his wife was being treated for cancer, and divorced her when she didn’t have the courtesy to die real soon.
They won’t forgive a black man for making moves on white women who are asking for a little help.
So Herman Cain is about as dead as Marley’s Ghost.
He’s as dead as the skunk that I ran over on the way to work today.
And the stench in Cain’s case is even deeper.
But he just doesn’t know it. Or maybe he does, but still hasn’t sold as many books as he wanted to.