The Washington Post

Herman Cain had the “Worst Week in Washington”. Again.

After acknowledging that he was “reassessing” his presidential campaign in the wake of the allegations of an extramarital affair with an Atlanta woman, businessman Herman Cain doesn’t look much like a winner.

Republican presidential candidate, Herman Cain leaves the Manchester Union Leader newspaper after meeting with the editorial board, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

The full writeup will be in Sunday’s Outlook section — check it out! — but here’s a taste:

If your boss tells you he is “reassessing” your role in the company, it’s time to get your résumé polished up.

If your wife tells you she is “reassessing” your marriage, it’s time to start looking for your own apartment.

And so, when Herman Cain announced on a conference call this past week that he was “reassessing” his presidential campaign, the writing appeared to be on the wall.

Don’t forget to nominate your pick for our “Worst Year in Washington” competition. You can do that here or tweet to #worstyear.

Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.


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