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Daily Caller: Cain has most to gain, lose at Las Vegas debate, say GOP strategists

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — With his status as a GOP presidential front-runner so newly acquired, former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain has both the most to gain and the most to lose on Tuesday night during CNN’s Western Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, say GOP strategists.

“As a new member of the ‘top tier’ he will be taking a bunch of arrows from the other candidates who are angling for the ‘anybody but Romney’ vote,” said David Bossie, president of Citizens United.

But at the same time, Bossie added, if Cain handles himself well, he could solidify his precipitous rise as something more than transitory.

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“If Cain proves that he can weather the attacks then he will be on a good path for the long run,” he said.

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