Former Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain share a laugh after running into each other backstage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 9, 2012, at the Marriott Wardman Park in D.C. The annual political conference draws thousands of supporters and prominent conservative figures. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Former Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain share a laugh after running into each other backstage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 9, 2012, at the Marriott Wardman Park in D.C. The annual political conference draws thousands of supporters and prominent conservative figures. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)