The Big Conversation:
Herman Cain's exit has left an opening for Rick Perry, but the governor may have already lost his chance.
Perry, hoping to recapture some of the conservative support he once claimed, made a play over the weekend for supporters of Cain, who suspended his campaign on Saturday amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
"Herman Cain’s appeal was that of a Washington Outsider — someone not beholden to the entrenched Beltway interests, and who hasn’t spent his life cutting deals at the expense of conservative principles," Perry writes in a letter posted on his campaign website. "As ...