The Big Questions: Whither the Pizza Man

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In this week’s issue of TIME Magazine (available to subscribers here), Mark Halperin looks at the status of the political stock that is Herman Cain.

Quote: “Many of the Tea Party outsiders who are drawn to the political neophyte’s econocentric campaign don’t give a whit about old harassment charges and dismiss news coverage of the allegations as a left-wing conspiracy. There is ample precedent in presidential politics (see Clinton, Bill, 1992, and McCain, John, 2008) of campaigns overcoming personal scandals by discrediting the women in question and the news organizations that cover them. [But] much of the political press, including some conservative commentators, is convinced that Cain will soon be eliminated as a true contender.”

Related Topics: Herman Cain, Magazine, Mark Halperin, Rick Stengel, sexual harassment, TIME, TIME Magazine, 2012 Elections, Analysis, News, Republican Party, The Page, White House

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