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Milbank on Herman Cain

Dana Milbank seconds my opinion, expressed yesterday, that Herman Cain is better at sloganeering than anything else. But, Milbank warns, given the fact that few people vote in primaries, and those are usually the most ideologically motivated, sloganeering may be enough.
The other day, someone said they thought that Cain was "pithy." But, pith is made of stronger stuff than Cain's vapidities. Churchill, when asked about his drinking habits, said, "I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me." Now, that's pithy.


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