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Herman Cain: Scandals just don't kill a candidacy like they used to
Herman Cain: Scandals just don't kill a candidacy like they used to

Once again, temporarily at least, scandal has mesmerized American politics. This time the target is Herman Cain, the up-from-nowhere restaurant executive who is battling back against the latest sexual harassment or misconduct allegations that have frequently intruded on presidential campaigns in recent memory. They often die hard, as in the case of another present (and past) presidential hopeful, Newt Gingrich, whose earlier infidelity with his current wife haunts his attempted political resurrection as she campaigns cheerfully at his side. Even former President Bill Clinton's efforts on behalf of his wife Hillary in 2008 almost always were accompanied by news-media references to...

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