The Cain Mutiny

What does it mean that the GOP faithful are flocking to Herman Cain?

Chris Buck for TIME

Herman Cain

At this point in the republican presidential campaign, the official script calls for a head-to-head matchup between the two candidates with broad support among the party's elite thinkers and fundraisers: Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. But sometimes the voters throw out the script. And so, at an Oct. 11 debate in New Hampshire, the star was neither of the two Establishment favorites. It was a former pizza mogul who's never held elected office and who until recently was a punch line for political insiders.

And so now the joke is on the Establishment. Surging in the polls nationally and in key...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!