…But Is He Conservative?

By Jesse Taylor
Monday, October 31, 2011 3:10 EDT
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Politico's running a little story about Herman Cain – he allegedly sexually harassed two women while running the National Restaurant Association.

Will this hurt Cain?  Almost certainly not.  The reason?  The GOP base doesn't give a damn who they nominate as long as the person is as conservative as humanly possible.  If Cain had sexually harassed women while attempting to unionize them, then his campaign would be effectively over.  But at this point, any black conservative who faces allegations of personal impropriety is a victim of a high-tech lynching until he accidentally blurts out something about the minimum wage being worthwhile.

Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
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