Who is Herman Cain’s Brain?

2012 GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain.<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/5485849315/">Gage Skidmore</a>/Flickr

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Answering a question about who he takes economic advice from, Herman Cain unveiled his secret weapon: A man named Rich Lowrie.

Last month, Comedy Central did the legwork on tracking down who, exactly, Lowrie is: a management adviser with Wells Fargo. The same Wells Fargo that received $25 billion in TARP money.

How exactly does that jive with Cain’s free market economic philosophy?

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