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November 9, 2011

Yes, We Cane? Some Take-Aways On Newsweek’s Herman Cain Cover

1. You know, I can’t tell if Newsweek, having offered this Herman Cain promo to the world a few weeks ago, would like to walk this back now, or there’s next-to-no downside because memories are so short and we’ve gotten lost in the hype-machine.

2. And though this confused me at the time, following the train wreck, this now seems perfectly in line with Tina Brown’s penchant for pro-women covers.

3. Like ‘08 all over again: Race wins out over gender.

4. Cain enabled.

5. Pretty disgusting lending this guy Obama’s coattails. …And that was before the scandals broke.  The anti-Obama? They haven’t invented a yardstick that long.

6. Corporate poster child in the age of Occupy.

7.  Next Week: Can Pizza Recover?

8. Parting snapshot: “It’s all good.”

  • Anonymous

    Little Herm Cain: 

    He put in his thumb 
    And pulled out a plum
    And said, “What a good {racially insensitive pejorative redacted} am I !”

    Or, for you fans of really dark interpretations: Dinah-Moe Humm.

  • bks

    No you cain’t.  One flag for each victim:

     http://i1.nyt.com/images/2011/11/09/us/09cain3_span/09cain3_span-hpMedium-v2.jpg

        –bks

  • http://twitter.com/Screaming_Head The Screaming Head

    He is not the anti-Obama. Obama is the freakin anti-Obama.

    The Political Blog of Pure Win

  • http://twitter.com/Screaming_Head The Screaming Head

    He is not the anti-Obama. Obama is the freakin anti-Obama.

    The Political Blog of Pure Win

  • BooksAlive

    Gee, no pearly whites.

  • http://whyobamalostmyvote.com Aunali
  • Marie

    The image is out of focus and posterized. ie the subject is unclear and presented unrealistically. 

    Also, the combination of Cain’s satisfied expression ( a little on the smirky side) plus the emphatic thumb strikes me as overly aggressive, less of an encouragement and more of the Arab interpretation of that gesture (roughly: up yours).  And who is he even looking at? That upward-looking smile does not give me any confidence in his intentions.  Actually, his eyes are looking two different directions  - perhaps someone was over-enthusiastic about neatening up the white of that right eye. 

    On another note, I’m curious why they positioned him as the anti-Obama.  Because they are both black? That’s pretty shallow and simplistic. 

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