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Why Is Herman Cain Trying to Cure Your Erectile Dysfunction?

When failed presidential candidates become spam kings

B-list Republican presidential candidates are now making money off internet spam. 

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It's time to recap the most memorable moments of the 2012 campaign.

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We're now being told that the Romney campaign was seriously hurt by a lack of funds. Should he have dipped into his own pocket?

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Romney says abortion isn't an important factor in the election. You got that, ladies?

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That Republican primary season you thought you witnessed? Just a figment of your imagination. That’s the message the Romney people hope to convey later this month at the GOP convention in Tampa, according to Jeremy Peters in the Aug. 9 New York Times. Almost none of the leading Republican contenders for the nomination will be offered an opportunity to speak. Newt Gingrich? They’ve got him sidelined running workshops. Rick Perry? Herman Cain? Michelle Bachmann? Ron Paul? They’ve been given no role at all.

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That Republican primary season you thought you witnessed? Just a figment of your imagination. That's the message the Romney people hope to convey later this month at the GOP convention in Tampa,according to Jeremy Peters in the Aug. 9 New York Times. Almost none of the leading Republican contenders for the nomination will be offered an opportunity to speak. Newt Gingrich? They've got him sidelined running workshops. Rick Perry? Herman Cain? Michelle Bachmann? Ron Paul? They've been given no role at all. The Donald's been stiffed as well (not that he was ever a particularly serious candidate).

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Strange and Small Super PACs regrettably skipped a week, so today’s roundup is a mere sampling of the latest super PACs to get in the game. An unusual number are mystery PACs—committees that, because of a quirk in FEC laws, can burn a lot of cash before we find out whose cash it was in the first place. And then there’s Herman Cain. We try to stay away from spending in the presidential race, but really, who can resist the return of 9-9-9? Cain Connections PAC Herman Cain may have long faded from your memory, but not from his supporters’.

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If Mitt Romney’s association with Bain Capital ends up sinking his presidential campaign, he’s unlikely to appreciate the irony. But, if he needs consolation, he might consider seeking solace in American history. The fact is that no successful businessman has ever been a successful president, and only a few have even been serious contenders for the job. This might seem odd, given Americans’ long romance with wealthy entrepreneurs and the enterprises they build.

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Now that Mitt Romney is officially the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and we have some distance from the primaries that decided it all, it’s time to consider the lessons. Otherwise, poor memories, shaky analysis and self-serving spin will combine to congeal a conventional “wisdom” that is anything but. As someone who obsessively chronicled every twist and turn of this very odd nomination contest for TNR, here are my five top takeaways: 1.      Mitt Romney is a very lucky man.

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When Jackie Kennedy led a television crew through the White House in February 1962, millions of Americans were riveted to the screen. This Wednesday, when Michelle Obama appears on The Colbert Report, it will be a much less exciting, and more commonplace event. It’s starting to seem like the First Lady has been everywhere on our televisions lately, celebrating her “Joining Forces” initiative to help military families or promoting her “Let’s Move!” campaign to combat childhood obesity.

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