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Raising Cain?

By on 10.3.11 | 11:20AM

Michael Barone argues that Herman Cain should be considered among the top tier of GOP contenders for the presidency. I agree. Fred Barnes also gives him a good write-up. But I also argue that he should now be subject to some serious vetting. Some of the vetting involves investigative journalism. Other parts, though, merely involve asking him to answer certain questions -- which, I feel certain, he can probably ace. I write about those questions at CFIF today. Among them:

4) How does your business experience translate into political life? (Some business experience does so; some doesn't.) Practical politics, unlike some businesses, isn't merely about commands carried out by underlings; it is largely about successful negotiations carried out in large part in the public eye. Did your business background give you negotiating skills? When and where and how? In what other ways have you developed a skill set specifically applicable to governing? Have you been involved in organizations where the structure isn't entirely vertical but at least largely horizontal, with competing realms of power?

Again, read all about it, here.

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