Why Did Perry Call Herman Cain 'Brother'?

Rick Perry hugs Herman Cain. (Getty Images)

Why did Perry call Herman Cain 'brother'? Nope, it wasn't a skit by a late-night comic; it really happened. Rick Perry, who has been dogged by allegations of racial insensitivity because of a hunting camp his family leased, called Herman Cain, the only black person on the Las Vegas debate stage Tuesday night, "brother." We have a feeling this represents one of many "sometimes you just have to laugh" moments between now and November 2012.

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