Herman Cain Gets Secret Service Security Detail

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MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 16:  Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain greets people during a campaign visit to Versailles, a Cuban restaurant, in the Little Havana neighborhood on November 16, 2011 in Miami, Florida.  Cain was in South Florida on a campaign swing.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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After a spate of awkward media ambushes, Herman Cain has applied for and received a big security boost. Federal agents will now follow and protect the beleaguered candidate on the trail.

To be fair, though Cain may be going a bit too far, Bachmann does have a former Secret Service agent in her detail. As Ed Rollins, her former campaign manager, put it: “Michele is small, so I felt I needed to have someone there to protect her.”