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Should we care if Herman Cain had an affair?

Should we care if Herman Cain had an affair?

Herman Cain, the business executive who was recently the leading Republican candidate for president, has dropped out of the race after allegations that he carried on a 13-year extramarital affair. Even though Mr. Cain says the accusations are untrue, as he denied previous claims that he had sexually harassed several women more than a decade ago, he was pushed by prominent members of his party, including former supporters, to quit the campaign. The scenario is becoming all too familiar in this country. A politician is accused of infidelity. He denies the charges and faces pressure to leave. Sometimes he does, sometimes he doesn't, but inevitably, he is weakened. With a few notable...

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