Cainwreck: 5 Things No Presidential Candidate Should Ever Say

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From Herman Cain's Tuesday press conference on the harassment allegations, some lines you never want to hear coming out of a candidate's mouth


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1. "Of course I would be willing to do a lie detector test."

2. "I don't even know who this woman is."

3. "After watching that press conference yesterday, I called [my wife]. I said, 'Sweetheart, did you see it?' She said, 'Yes ... I have known you for 46 years ... that doesn't even sound like anything you would ever do to anyone."

4. "I cannot say that it is a conspiracy. We do not have definitive, factual proof. We can only look at some coincidences to suggest it, that maybe someone is deliberately behind it."

5. "There will probably be others."

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Molly Ball is a staff writer covering national politics at The Atlantic.

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