The poor lost.
I have five minutes before I have to get to work. Thinking about how the NYT gave Katie Roiphe space to conflate Herman Cain’s sexual harassment trouble with harmless flirtation– and why can’t those office drones take a compliment?
I’ve also seen interviews with some of Cain’s past executives and business associates, and he seems to have been seen favorably by his peers.
But missing from the story are the invisible people– the low-wage workers who made the pizzas at Godfathers. Cain opposed the minimum wage and put a lot of them out of their jobs in cost-cutting. This may be good business, but politics is different. You can’t fire Alabama and give Utah a raise.
Will anyone bother to ask the workers what things were like when Herman Cain was boss?