Concluding Remarks

Sullivan: Herman Cain Is the GOP

While everyone else is arguing about where Herman Cain's support will go now that he's out of the race, The Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan sizes up Cain's imprint on his party. "What legacy does this motivational speaker and former restaurant lobbyist leave in the GOP?" Sullivan sees Cain as emblematic of the modern Republican Party, which banks on politics as entertainment. "Whatever else can be said of Cain, he sure was entertaining. That's how he makes a living, and, increasingly, it's how most national Republicans make a living."