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Your morning jolt: CBS poll has Herman Cain on top, Newt Gingrich rising

On the day before a South Carolina debate that it will broadcast, CBS News is out with a GOP presidential poll that puts Herman Cain in the top spot, and Newt Gingrich tied with Mitt Romney:

[Sixty-one] percent of Republican primary voters say the sexual harassment accusations against Cain won’t make any difference in their vote, but 30 percent say the charges make them less likely to back him, and that rises to 38 percent among women. Cain has lost support among women since last month – from 28 percent in October to 15 percent now. He has lost ground with conservatives and Tea Party supporters as well.

Some crosstabs can be found here. The news outlet notes that Gingrich is the only candidate whose support has increased over the last month, albeit slowly.

Perhaps most important, Cain’s tea party support has drained significantly — while Gingrich’s support from that quarter has increased. The pair are virtually tied among tea-partyers — though Gingrich now has a slim numeric …

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The Herman Cain campaign spent $850 on pizza — from Domino’s

Now to be fair, Godfather’s Pizza has only three outlets in Georgia – two on the coast, and one in Villa Rica.

That said, many are pointing out that in its July spending report, the campaign of GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, former CEO of Godfathers’, sent out for $850 worth of pizza.

From Domino’s.

Someone nudge the boys and girls in marketing. There’s a TV commercial in that.

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Now that he’s on top of the polls, Cain now says the arrows he’s plucking out of his back don’t feel so bad. We’re presuming the welcome pain includes these shafts from David Letterman:

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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David Letterman and the illegality of blackmail

The David Letterman fracas has caused the New Yorker to pose this very Libertarian question: Why should blackmail be illegal? If information is a commodity, why should its sale be restricted or impeded?

Here’s a taste:

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