I don’t think so. This is fratricide within the Republican Party with Karl Rove’s fingerprints all over it. Faux News even jumped on this one to bring Cain down a peg or two – and possibly destroy his campaign.
I think Mr. Lawn Jockey Cain got a bit too much traction, and was too full of himself… So he had to be reminded exactly what his value to the Republican Party is.